Back in the early 1930s, Benny Giallonardo started delivering ice to the townspeople of Franklin and Medway. He would break the heavy ice and load it into boxes for people to store their food. Later, Benny would add a kerosene truck and deliver the fuel to heat homes and run stoves. Benny ran his business from his home on Wachusett Street in Franklin. Benny worked at his business and competed in many sports as well. In 1946, he was a player-sponsor of the Mass. Semi-Pro Baseball championship team Benny’s Oilers. Through the years, the company has been fortunate enough to help many youth sports programs and Benny himself was one of the founders of Franklin’s Little league. The King Street baseball field in Franklin is named in his honor.
In 1960, Benny purchased some land and tanks on Cottage St. in Franklin and the company was named Benny’s Oil Service, Inc. With the population growing in Franklin, the oil business was thriving. In 1977, the company was run by Benny’s son Greg and his daughter Linda. The Company employed a full service staff and offered budget plans and installed many heating systems. After the oil crisis of the late 1970s, the heating oil business saw many changes. Many companies were bought and family owned companies were fading away. Fortunately, the company stayed together. What came after the crisis were many new efficient heating systems and the company responded well by installing them in many homes. In 2001, the company moved to our current site at 241 Cottage Street.
Today, Benny’s Energy provides many other energy sources such as propane, electricity and natural gas. We currently service the towns of Franklin, Wrentham, Norfolk, Bellingham, Medway, Milford, Blackstone, Hopedale, Mendon and Plainville. We offer many valuable programs such as Pre-buy and Cap Oil plans, budget plans, discounts, service plans, and oil tank protection. We have a 24 hour emergency service for all our customers and we have maintained our commitment to great customer service.
At Benny’s Energy, we understand how higher energy bills have affected you. To help stabilize your heating bills, we offer price protection plans that have saved our customers significantly over the past winters. Secondly, annual tune-ups by a qualified technician can increase your heating systems efficiency and therefore reduce costs. If the current heating system in your house is older than 20 years it might be time to replace it with a more modern system. If you are interested in becoming a valued customer and want someone who really cares about you and the area you live in please give us a call or complete our New Customer Form.
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