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Welcome to Standard Oil

More than 100 years ago my father would welcome new neighbors to the community with a warm smile and firm hand shake as he delivered coal in his horse-drawn cart. I have made it a point to continue the tradition of welcoming our new neighbors, despite the fact that the days of the horse-drawn cart are behind us.

Today, our business has grown into the largest family-owned oil company in Connecticut. Our horse stables are now home to a fleet of modern service and delivery vehicles. Most important, we still make it a point to welcome our neighbors with a warm smile and handshake every chance we get.

Please consider taking a few minutes to speak with a member of the Standard family and get to know us a little better. You can reach a customer service representative 24 hours a day, every day of the year at 800.822.3835. I am confident that you will find our commitment to excellence and level of service to be unparalleled in the industry.

Sincerely,

Roy Friedman
President
The Standard Companies


Company History Timeline

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1913

Standard Coal and Charcoal Company is founded by Irving Friedman offering customers superior quality Jeddo-Highland coal that burns longer with less ash.

1913
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1920's

Standard becomes the leading supplier of high quality coal throughout Bridgeport and Stratford. The company moves to its current location on Bishop Avenue, Bridgeport.

1920's
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1940

With the development of clean-burning, oil-fired heating systems, Standard begins offering heating oil in addition to coal.

1940
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1945

Standard Coal and Charcoal Company changes its name to Standard Fuel.

1945
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1946

Irving Friedman’s son, Roy Friedman, returns from serving in the US Navy during World War II and joins the family business.

1946
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1950's

Standard becomes the leading local supplier of commercial fuel for companies such as Carpenter Steel and General Electric.

1950's
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1963

Standard celebrates its 50th anniversary.

1963
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1970's

Even as the nation experiences a major shortage during the oil embargo, Standard secures enough supply to keep their customers warm and comfortable.

1970's
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1980's

Standard Oil expands its service area throughout Fairfield County.

1980's
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1980

Standard Fuel changes its name to Standard Oil of Connecticut.

1980
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1982

Roy Friedman is named President of Standard Oil of Connecticut.

1982
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1984

The end of an era - Standard makes its last delivery of coal.

1984
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1987

Standard Petroleum is founded and begins distributing gasoline to service stations throughout Connecticut. Today Standard Petroleum is one of the leading distributors of gasoline in Connecticut selling most top major brands.

1987
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1988

Standard celebrates its 75th anniversary.

1988
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1990's

Standard Oil expands its service area throughout New Haven County.

1990's
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1991

David Cohen, Roy Friedman’s son-in-law, joins Standard Oil of Connecticut as Executive Vice President.

1991
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1992

Standard Security Systems, a division of Standard Oil, is founded providing Connecticut residents and business owners with state-of-the-art burglary, fire and environmental protection systems. Today Standard Security Systems is the largest independently-owned home security company in Connecticut providing the latest security technology including cameras and home automation.

1992
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2006

Standard Insurance Agency, a division of Standard Oil, is founded providing home and auto insurance to Connecticut residents. As an independent agency, Standard offers rates and coverage options from multiple insurance companies.

2006
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2008

Standard Oil becomes the first company to win 4 first-place Connecticut Better Business Bureau awards including the International BBB Award for Marketplace Excellence.

2008
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2013

Standard celebrates its 100th anniversary.

2013
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2014

Standard Oil enters the propane delivery and service business through the acquisition of Thurston Energy.

2014
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2017

Standard President Roy Friedman is named a “Legend of Oil Heat” honoree by New England Fuel Institute.

2017
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Today

Standard Oil is now the largest family-owned heating oil company in Connecticut. In recent years Standard has been named a Top Workplace 3 times and was voted the Best Oil Company in Connecticut by a residents’ poll. With a focus on continuously providing outstanding service 24 hours a day, Standard offers an array of home-related products and services to Connecticut residents.

Today

Serving Connecticut Homeowners Since 1913

  • Contact Us:
  • 299 Bishop Avenue
  • Bridgeport, CT 06610
  • Ph: 800.822.3835 (toll free)
  • Fax: 203.333.3358

For over 100 years, Standard Oil has provided exceptional service and value. Voted Best Oil Company in Connecticut, our commitment to customer satisfaction is unrivaled. If you are looking for heating oil and propane delivery as well as fast, 24-hour service from a family-owned company you can trust – call Standard Oil today.

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