Brothers Oil Company is a Connecticut-based oil company, founded in 1978. The business began when two brothers recognized the need for a more affordable, full-service alternative to the fuel oil providers of the day. At the time, the average price per gallon for heating oil was well below $1.00 and would be for some years to come. This allowed many retailers to charge excessively higher prices per gallon. Consumers had little incentive to take notice of whether they were paying too much for diesel fuel or heating oil delivery.
Seeing that the long-term price trend for heating oil was rising, and that excessive rates per gallon were not a true representation of the costs of doing business, Brothers Oil Company began offering full service at discount prices. Year after year, as heating oil prices rose and consumers became more and more aware, Brothers steadily grew.