Our story

REO & Sons Fuel was founded in 2007 by Bob Osipower. Bob had been a certified tennis teaching professional for 30 years before his employer decided to restructure the fitness club where he worked, eliminating the tennis portion. When an opportunity to purchase that tennis club fell through, he began to focus on his side excavation business.

One day while looking for excavation equipment, he met an oil company owner who was selling commercial trucks. They developed a relationship based on their common Christian background, and eventually developed a mentor/mentee relationship as the owner helped Bob start his own home heating oil delivery business.

Bob started as a one-man-show, driving, delivering, and taking orders on his cell phone throughout the day. He took pride in his care of his customers and his low-price guarantee. These two traits continue to be the hallmark of REO & Sons today.

Within 3 years, Bob could not keep up with the amount of orders he had. He hired a local fire-fighter to drive a second truck. For the next 3 years, they worked together as the business continued to grow. In 2012, the driver left to start his own business in his hometown, with Bob helping him along the way.

By 2013, business had grown so dramatically that office support was needed. Nearing the end of a long career of teaching Catholic elementary school, Bob's wife Sharon "retired" to meet the growing needs of REO & Sons. Together they have teamed to serve an ever-growing customer base, focusing on their Christian values.

While the company continues to grow today, a sincere focus is being placed on maintaining the values that set us apart: God, family, safety, dependability, and financial-stability.

As for the "Sons", they are both using their mechanical engineering degrees as managers at large US manufacturing companies. They help when they can from afar, with things such as website design, IT support, and strategic planning.

REO & Sons Fuel : Come for the price, stay for the service