Carolina Fuels Acquires Kallam Oil Company

Reidsville, NC

October 17, 2017

Carolina Fuels is merging with Kallam Oil Company, a leading provider of heating oil, propane, and commercial fuels in Madison, NC, marking yet another acquisition by Berico Fuels. Carolina Fuels, a division of Berico Fuels, supplies residential and commercial fuel, propane, and HVAC services to customers in Rockingham County, and the surrounding area. This merger with Kallam Oil marks the fifth acquisition for Berico Fuels since January 2016. With each transaction, Berico expands their customer base and service area, making it more convenient for residents and businesses to receive services.

A well-respected company, Carolina Fuels offers a full range of residential and commercial services including heating oil and propane delivery, as well as heating and air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance, fleet fueling, and other commercial fuel services. The Carolina Fuels executives have always admired Kallam Oil for its excellent reputation in the community and is proud to continue the stellar service that Kallam customers have come to expect.

The Carolina Fuels staff welcomes Kallam Oil customers with service specials such as $0.05 per gallon discount on the first residential oil or kerosene delivery and $35 off the first furnace or AC tune-up or HVAC repair service. Berico’s complete home comfort care services are now available to Kallam Oil customers as well as potential new customers in the area.

As the company grows, Berico Fuels continues to uphold their commitment to excellence in service and quality in the industry. Berico’s owner, Will Berry said, “Berico is actively looking for opportunities that will help us grow and provide customers with the best services possible.”

Affordable Services Available to New and Existing Customers

Berico is an all-in-one home comfort provider. They offer “Keep-Fill & E-Z Payment” programs to ease the burden for our fuel customers.  Going above and beyond heating fuel and propane delivery, with heating and cooling system installation, maintenance, and repair, Berico also combines home comfort into one complete package, called the Comfort and Protection Service Agreement. Berico’s services also include agricultural fuels, fleet fueling for commercial businesses that require diesel, gasoline, and kerosene delivery, as well as motor oil and lubricants. Home comfort services even extend to maintenance and installation of household equipment like gas logs and generators.

For complete information, please visit: Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
Media Contact:
Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
2200 E. Bessemer Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 273-8663

Lancaster Service Company Joins Berico Heating and Air Conditioning, the Latest Addition to the Greensboro HVAC Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lancaster Service Company Joins Berico Heating and Air Conditioning, the Latest Addition to the Greensboro HVAC Firm

As Lancaster Service Company merges with Berico, customers now can benefit from the full range of fuel delivery and heating and cooling services Berico provides, as well as the same reliable gas log fireplace service they are accustomed to from Lancaster.

Greensboro NC, September 20, 2016 – Berico Heating and Air Conditioning, a leading fuel & propane supplier and heating and cooling service provider in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Eden, and the surrounding area, has joined forces with Lancaster Service Company, a merger that will bring additional services to Berico and Lancaster customers. Lancaster Service Company brings 27 years of gas log fireplace service experience to the 90 years of service Berico has in the home comfort business.

Lancaster customers will receive the same gas log fireplace services they are used to, as well as heating and air conditioning service and maintenance, plus home heating fuels and propane options. Comfort and Protection Service Agreements and Gas Log Tune-up specials will be available to customers of the merger. Tom Lancaster, owner of Lancaster Service Company states, “After thorough discussion, I’m convinced Berico, a fourth generation company since 1924, will continue to uphold the standard of service [our customers] are used to.”
Berico will continue to honor all warranties and service agreements that are currently in place for Lancaster customers, and will offer new and upgraded service agreements for customers. “Berico has always admired Tom for his excellent reputation in our community,” said Will Berry, Berico’s VP of Operations. “We pledge to offer Lancaster’s customers the best possible service, and will continue the tradition of comfort they have received for years.”

Berico is extending a warm welcome to all Lancaster customers in the form of some current specials which include an $85 Gas Log Tune-up, a $99 Furnace Tune-up, the first 25 gallons of gas log propane for FREE for switching to Berico ($60+ Value), or the first 50 gallons of home heat propane for FREE for those who switch to Berico ($100+ Value). Lancaster customers will now be able to easily manage their accounts and request service through Berico’s website at www.berico.com. Current Lancaster customers can contact Berico for service by calling (336) 273-8663 or emailing inforequest@berico.com.

About Berico Fuels, Heating & Air Conditioning

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning and partner companies, Carolina Fuels Inc., and Alamance Oil Co., have provided residential heating and cooling, fuels, and service throughout Greensboro, High Point, Eden, and Burlington since 1924. Together, the companies offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricant products. Furthermore, Gateco Oil Co., Berico’s wholesale company, distributes heating oil, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel fuel for commercial customers throughout the Triad. In addition to fuels, Berico and its partnering companies provide service for all types of equipment, from oil & gas furnaces and boilers, to air conditioners and electric heat pumps, and more.
For complete information, please visit: Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
Media Contact:
Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
2200 E. Bessemer Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 273-8663

Berico Grows with another Merger, Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning Joins the Greensboro HVAC Division

Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning’s merger with Berico will provide Mitchell customers with “always dependable” services such as enhanced maintenance plans, additional lines of equipment, including York and Lennox, propane and fuel delivery.

GREENSBORO, NC, May 6, 2016 – Berico Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of heating & cooling services and heating fuels in Guilford, Alamance, and Rockingham counties, today announced they have entered into an agreement to merge with another Greensboro-based heating & cooling company, Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning. The merger with Mitchell, a trusted 33-year-old Greensboro company, marks the next step for Berico who was founded in 1924. Over the years, Berico has become one of the area’s most trusted and reliable full-service provider of heating, cooling, and fuel services. This merger creates enhanced value for both Berico and Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning customers. Furthermore, Mitchell customers can expect to see the same trusted faces coming out to their homes for service calls.

Berico will continue to provide Mitchell customers with the quality Greensboro HVAC services they have come to expect, along with new services such as enhanced maintenance plans, additional lines of equipment, propane and fuel delivery. “I’m convinced Berico will continue to uphold our standard of quality service,” said Doug Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning. “Also, they have invited our staff to join their team and keep the relationship strong with Mitchell Customers.”

Berico will honor all service agreements and warranties currently in place with Mitchell Heating & Air Conditioning. “Berico has always admired Mitchell Heating & Air for their excellent reputation in our community,” said Will Berry, Berico’s VP of Operations. “We pledge to offer Mitchell’s customers the best possible service, and will continue the tradition of comfort they have received over the years.”

To extend a warm Berico welcome to Mitchell customers ahead of the summer months, Berico is offering $20 off their first service call. Mitchell customers will now be able to easily manage their accounts and request service through Berico’s website at www.berico.com. Current Mitchell customers can contact Berico for service by calling (336) 273-8663 or emailing inforequest@berico.com.

On April 14, Berico announced a merger with Reidsville-based Willis & Willis Heating and Air, making this Berico’s second merger within a month.

About Berico Fuels, Heating & Air Conditioning

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning and partner companies, Carolina Fuels Inc., and Alamance Oil Co., have provided residential heating and cooling, fuels, and service throughout Greensboro, High Point, Eden, and Burlington since 1924. Together, the companies offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricant products. Furthermore, Gateco Oil Co., Berico’s wholesale company, distributes heating oil, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel fuel for their commercial customers throughout the Triad. In addition to fuels, Berico and its partnering companies provide service for all types of equipment, from oil furnaces and boilers, to air conditioners and electric heat pumps, and more.

For complete information, please visit: Berico Heating & Air Conditioning

Media Contact:

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning

2200 E. Bessemer Ave

Greensboro, NC 27405

(336)273-8663

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning of Greensboro Expands Services With Latest Merger

By merging with Reidsville-based heating and air company, Willis & Willis, Berico will extend its tradition of superior service to new base of customers.

GREENSBORO, NC, April 14, 2016 – Guilford, Alamance, and Rockingham counties’ most dependable provider of heating and cooling fuels and services, Berico Heating & Air Conditioning, today announced they have entered into an agreement to merge with Reidsville-based heating, cooling and plumbing company, Willis & Willis Heating and Air. The merger with the well-respected Reidsville company marks the next step for Berico as it has evolved, since having been founded in 1924, into the area’s most trusted and reliable full-service provider of heating and cooling services. This merger creates enhanced value for both Berico and Willis & Willis customers.

Berico will expand their service area to provide more customers with HVAC services and fuels; Willis & Willis customers will be able to continue the tradition of excellent service while gaining access to Berico’s extensive resources. Willis & Willis, whose customer base stems largely from word-of-mouth and the quality of its reputation, brings a successful track record of providing a high standard of service to its many customers. “We are happy to welcome the Willis & Willis family under our umbrella of services. This merger is in line with our long-standing strategy of being a leader in North Carolina by providing the best service and fuel to our customers,” said Will Berry, Director of Operations. “With Willis & Willis customers joining the Berico family, we are pleased to be able to offer our services to more North Carolina residents.”

Berico will honor all service agreements and warranties currently in place with Willis & Willis. “We pledge to continue the tradition of comfort to which Willis & Willis customers are accustomed,” said Berry. To extend a warm Berico welcome to Willis & Willis customers ahead of the summer months, Berico is offering them the opportunity to schedule an AC tune-up for the special rate of $59. Willis & Willis customers will now be able to enjoy easy management of their accounts and the ability to request service through Berico’s website at www.berico.com. Current Willis & Willis customers can contact Berico for service by calling (336) 273-8663 or emailing inforequest@berico.com.

About Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
Berico Heating & Air Conditioning and partner companies, Carolina Fuels Inc. and Alamance Oil Co., have provided residential heating and cooling, fuels, and service throughout Greensboro, High Point, Eden, and Burlington since 1924. Together, the companies offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricant products. Furthermore, Gateco Oil Co., Berico’s wholesale company, distributes heating oil, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel fuel for all of their commercial customers throughout the Triad. In addition to fuels, Berico and its partnering companies provide service for all types of equipment, from oil furnaces and boilers, to air conditioners and electric heat pumps through their HVAC Greensboro main office, and more.

For complete information, please visit: Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
Media Contact:
Berico Heating & Air Conditioning
Attn: Media Relations
2200 E Bessemer Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
(336)273-8663

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning Celebrates 92 Years

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning Celebrates 92 Years Providing Heating and Cooling Service and Fuel Delivery Throughout Guilford, Rockingham, and Alamance counties

Berico and partner companies, Carolina Fuels Inc. and Alamance Oil Co., together offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricant products.

GREENSBORO, NC, February 6, 2016 — Some companies thrive in both good and bad economic times. Berico Heating & Air Conditioning, of Greensboro, NC, has been the author of a phenomenal success story, serving customers in the region since 1924. That is an incredible 92 years. When W.N. Berry founded Berry Coal Co., soon to become Berico Fuels, Inc., he declared their motto: “Always Dependable”. Living up to this motto has been crucial to their consistent growth. Berico has always hired the most highly trained individuals for their service team and insist on the importance of top-rated customer service.

W.N. Berry would be proud of the progress at Berico Heating & Air Conditioning. What started as a coal delivery company has become a multi-type fuel delivery service, providing reliable, top quality heating and cooling installations and service to its customers. In 1960, Berico management expanded into the commercial field through the development of Gateco Oil Company. Today, Gateco Oil Company transports heating oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, and gasoline products to businesses within a 100 mile radius of Greensboro.

In 1981, Berico partnered with S.H. Knight Oil Company Inc., and ultimately Carolina Propane, to form what is Carolina Fuels Inc. today. Carolina Fuels not only serves residential customers, they are also a strong supplier of fuel products to the farming community. Berico partnered with Alamance Oil Company of Burlington, NC, in 1990, providing both commercial and residential clients with home heating oil, propane, and diesel fuel. All it takes is a look at a customer testimonial to illustrate why Berico is still going strong.

Here is what Nancy McCoy, a verified customer, has to say about Berico: “I first used Berico in August of 2009 and am now entering my sixth year. I have always believed that it is better to prevent a problem than to solve one, and your technicians have done a “bang up” job of keeping my unit in excellent working order. They have caught a couple of components going bad and replaced them quickly. Therefore, I have never had to call you and tell you that I have problems with my heat or air. Your technicians are most skilled at their jobs and don’t mind me asking questions.”

Media Contact:

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning

Attn: Media Relations

2200 E Bessemer Ave

Greensboro, NC 27405

(336)273-8663

Berico Launches Their Yearly “Gift of Warmth” Campaign

Berico Launches Their Yearly “Gift of Warmth” Campaign

To provide Heating Assistance for the less fortunate in Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham and Caswell Counties.

GREENSBORO, NC, December 2, 2015 — As the temperatures drop, and cold weather sets in, many area residents could use some help obtaining heat for their homes. Every year, Berico Heating & Air Conditioning, Carolina Fuels, and Alamance Oil step up to give something back to the community. They have rolled-out their yearly Gift of Warmth Campaign to the delight of many local folks. The Salvation Army is forced to turn away far too many requests for help with heating expenses each Winter. Berico Heating & Air Conditioning along with Alamance Oil and Carolina Fuels, BB&T Bank, WFMY Channel 2, and other thoughtful sponsors have teamed up to raise $50,000.00 to provide heating aid to those less fortunate. Assistance is made through The Salvation Army at several locations.

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning is requesting the public’s support for this very worthy cause. This is the Holiday Season, what a great gift to give, “The Gift of Warmth”. Berico will match all donations up to $20,000. The funds will be used for any qualifying home, regardless of the type of heat whether it’s electric, gas, LP or heating oil. This is a tax deductible contribution that can be made at the nearest BB&T Bank or even through Paypal. All proceeds are managed by the Salvation Army and distributed to those in need.

Since 1924, Berico Heating & Air Conditioning, along with their partner companies Carolina Fuels, Inc., and Alamance Oil Co. have provided residential heating and cooling fuels and service throughout Greensboro, Eden, and Burlington. This consortium of companies offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricant products. Commercial customers throughout the triad receive heating oil, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel fuel services through Gateco Oil Co., Berico is also a major player in the HVAC service sector, serving all four partnering companies with all types of equipment; from oil furnaces to air conditioners and electric heat pumps, and more. The team at Berico are also experts in evaluating a home’s heating & cooling efficiencies, and making recommendations for proper heating and AC repairs, service plans and/or new unit installs.

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning has become the dominant force in the heating and cooling sector in this area. Customer Testimonials show why. This is what Nancy McCoy, a Verified Customer, had to say: “I first used Berico in August of 2009 and I am now entering my 6th year. I have always believed that it is better to prevent a problem than to solve one and your technicians have done a “bang-up” job of keeping my unit in excellent working order. They have caught a couple of components going bad and replaced them quickly. Your technicians are most skilled at their jobs and don’t mind me asking questions.”

For complete information, please visit: Berico Heating and Air Conditioning

Media Contact:

Berico Heating and Air Conditioning

Attn: Media Relations

2200 E Bessemer Ave

Greensboro, NC 27405

336-273-8663

info@GiftOfWarmth.com

Two Well-Known Companies with Historic Roots to Partner

Berico Heating & Air Conditioning acquires McBane-Brown Heating & Air Conditioning

Greensboro, North Carolina, June 11, 2013:  After 89 years and four generations, two locally owned heating and cooling companies are joining together.

McBane-Brown Heating and Air Conditioning is becoming a part of Berico Heating and Air Conditioning after 72 years of serving the Triad and Greensboro area.

Edgar McBane, who founded McBane-Brown Heating and Cooling Services in 1941, worked for W.N. Berry, founder of Berico, selling coal before starting his own company. Since then, his son Joe, and grandson Bryan, have overseen the operation and growth of McBane-Brown. “I’m very excited to see this relationship come full circle, what an honor to be involved”, says Tom Berry – President of Berico.

Since 1924, Berico has served the Greensboro and surrounding communities with home heating oil, propane and heating and cooling service. Berico Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in residential and light commercial climate conditioning, service and new installations.

“We are very excited to have McBane-Brown joining our family of customers and look forward to continuing the excellent tradition established by McBane-Brown; furthermore, striving to provide the best in Customer Service,” said fourth generation Will Berry, Vice President of Operations for Berico Heating and Air Conditioning Service.

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Berico and partner companies, Carolina Fuels Inc. and Alamance Oil Co., have provided residential heating and cooling, fuels and service throughout Greensboro, Eden and Burlington since 1924. The companies together offer propane, home heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline and lubricant products. Furthermore, Gateco Oil Co., Berico’s wholesale company, distributes heating oil, kerosene, gasoline and diesel fuel for all of their commercial customers throughout the triad. In addition to fuels, partnering companies for all types of equipment, from oil furnaces & boilers, to air conditioners and electric heat pumps and more.

For Immediate Release

Berico announces predictions of lower oil prices in the upcoming months

GREENSBORO, NC October 22, 2013 – Despite the uncertainty floating around the energy crisis, the oil market is doing surprisingly well. According to The U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil prices are expected to follow a downward pattern well into 2014. In fact, sources believe that prices will fall by at least $20 per barrel this coming winter. When looking at the price, the EIA looks into projected winter temperatures and demand. The information they’ve found shows that winter temperatures are to be steady with last year’s (2012) temperatures. They’ve also found that the demand for oil should remain the same, if not lower. This is great news for homeowners who rely on oil during the harsh winter months.

Although oil prices were stable for many years, from 1986 to 2001, prices began to rise as soon as the recession hit. A barrel of oil went from an affordable $20 per barrel to an astounding $134 per barrel in just a few short years. Fortunately, the last two years provided a stable price hovering around $80 per barrel. However, thanks to U.S. drilling, the price for oil is expected to be the lowest it’s been in years.

Today, the U.S. has a moderate amount of drilling activity. The job boom that has lasted for several years in North Dakota is just a small light at the end of the tunnel. The oil drilling boom in the U.S. isn’t just good for the economy, it’s also good for homeowners. Although mild drilling is expected into the future, the oil production will remain quite strong here on U.S. soil.

Over the next few months – and even into the coming years – experts predict that oil prices will continue to fall down. In fact, oil prices should realistically fall below $80 per barrel in the coming months. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this predicted change will happen gradually and continue downwards for years to come.

About Berico
Founded by W.N. Berry in 1924, Berico has a history of providing reliable, top quality heating and cooling service to Greensboro, Burlington and Eden areas for both residential and commercial customers.

Contact:
Will Berry, Director of Operations
Berico
Phone: 336-273-8663
inforequest@berico.com
www.berico.com

Berico awarded York Outstanding Dealer Sales Award

GREENSBORO, NC August 20, 2013 – Berico announced recently that they have been awarded the prestigious York Outstanding Dealer Sales Award for the 2012 year. This award is a testimonial of Berico’s continuing trend to provide extraordinary service to heating and air conditioning customers throughout the triad.

York provides heating and air systems for commercial and residential uses. York is regarded by many as the number one in manufacturing of heating and air conditioning systems in the United States.

Berico Fuels is known for the exceptional service to their customers, staying true to their motto, “Always Dependable.” Berico offers propane, home heating oil, HVAC services, heating and air conditioning services and repair.

Mary Farmer from Greensboro is very happy with the service she receives from Berico: “Service to my home has always been excellent, delivery man is friendly and courteous. The same for the service men that check my A/C and furnace, they clean everything up when they are done.”
About Berico

Founded by W.N. Berry in 1924, Berico Fuels has a history of providing reliable, top quality heating and cooling service to Greensboro, Burlington and Eden areas for both commercial and residential customers.

Contact:
Will Berry, Director of Operations
Berico
Phone: 336-273-8663
inforequest@berico.com
www.berico.com

Berico awarded The Angie’s List Super Service Award

GREENSBORO, NC August 20, 2013 – Berico Fuels, a prominent name in the heating and air conditioning service industry, has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award recognized Berico’s ongoing efforts to provide the best service possible to their customers.

Founded in 1995, Angie’s List is the trusted site where more than 2 million households go to get ratings and reviews on everything from home repair to health care. Angie’s List Super Service Award is awarded to companies that excel among service and health providers who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. The award is determined by Angie’s List members who nominate and select the winner every year.

Berico Fuels is known for the exceptional service to their customers, staying true to their motto, “Always Dependable.” Berico offers propane, home heating oil, HVAC services, heating and air conditioning service and repair.

Jerry Cunningham, new Berico customer, gave this review: “Coming over from McBane Brown – first service call was great – prompt and repair was done quickly. A thorough explanation was given for the problem and I was given material about the service plans available. Could not be happier ~ great job!!”

About Berico

Founded by W.N. Berry in 1924, Berico Fuels has a history of providing reliable, top quality heating and cooling service to Greensboro, Burlington and Eden areas for both residential and commercial customers.

Contact:
Will Berry, Director of Operations
Berico
Phone: 336-273-8663
inforequest@berico.com
www.berico.com