Pioneer Oil and Propane, in Central Massachusetts, is the result of combining three successful businesses – Pioneer Oil Company, Marr Oil and T&T Oil. Sail made a significant investment with the introduction of propane as a product offering in 2016.
Pioneer Oil Company was our initial investment in the Massachusetts marketplace, made in 2015. Founded in 1956, Pioneer is a third-generation energy retailer with an office in Worcester, MA and an office and a state-of-the-art bulk storage location in Sturbridge, MA. Pioneer was previously owned by the Brunell family and provides heating oil delivery and service to over 5,000 residential customers across 32 cities and towns throughout central Massachusetts.
In 1942, Andy Germain established Marr-Oil Heat Company in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the now familiar “word of mouth” manner, Andy and his family grew their business by forming long lasting relationships with their customers. Marr was run by Andy’s grandson, Joe and his wife Karen. They took pride in knowing almost all their 900 customers, who they consider part of their extended family. Joe and Karen merged Marr Oil with Pioneer in 2017.
T and T Oil was a local company with strong ties to the community. Mary and Bobo Caloiaro owned and operated T and T Oil serving the greater Rutland, MA area for many years prior to Sail Energy. In 2018, we acquired T and T Oil and merged operations with Pioneer Oil and Propane.