Corporate History

Our journey began in September of 1984 when Ed Walker founded East River Oil in a little office on State Street in Guilford, CT. The following year, current President and CEO Don Herzog joined East River Oil, bringing a wealth of sales experience with commercial, governmental, and municipal entities to guide the company to the next level. East River Oil was then renamed East River Energy to more accurately represent our vast array of capabilities and products, including heating oil, diesel fuel, gasoline, propane and natural gas. Herzog was integral in East River’s expansion and formidable presence across the State of Connecticut and throughout the Northeast.

Over the years, we added employees, drivers and trucks to handle our rapid growth. Further, East River incorporated two other local area brands: Soundview Transportation (full service transportation arm) and F&N Elpat pool water (one of the largest pool water dealers in the area). After outgrowing three different offices, East River Energy now resides at 401 Soundview Road in Guilford, CT on 4.5 acres of land and occupies a 17,000 square-foot warehouse space accompanied by a 9,400 square-foot brick office building.

East River Energy has become a diversified and reliable energy supplier to homes and businesses throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, now licensed to operate in 13 states. The company owns and operates a proprietary fleet of approximately 50 vehicles and employs over 75 people. In 2013, we built 75,000 gallons of propane storage to support and foster our presence in the thriving propane industry.