Company History

Family-owned and operated energy product provider

Since 1927, Mirabito has been family owned and operated. Mirabito provides energy products for families and businesses throughout upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Mirabito Energy Products offers a variety of products including heating oil, propane, natural gas, coal, gasoline, diesel fuels, and kerosene.

In addition to being an energy provider, Mirabito owns and operates 108 convenience stores throughout Central New York, making Mirabito a convenient stop for customers and one of the largest convenience store chains in Central New York.

At Mirabito, we are proud of our history and of all our Mirabito family of companies. Our customers are the most important element to our success and we strive to understand and meet their needs. If we can be of service to you, whether it’s for energy products or gas and groceries on the way home, we’re there to help.

We also offer a complete line of home heating equipment, installation, and service.

History of Mirabito Energy Products

1926

1926

1926

James Mirabito, an Italian immigrant, starts a coal business known as James Mirabito Coal Dealer in Norwich, N.Y.

1927

1927

The following year, 1927, the business was incorporated and this date is traditionally observed by the firm as the founding.

1940

1940

James’ eldest son, Thomas, opens the second branch of the business in Sidney, N.Y., by purchasing H.M. Bloxham Coal and Feed Company on Clinton Street.

1943

1943

1943

James Mirabito signs a Distributor Agreement with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) to sell home heating oil in the City of Norwich, Sidney, and the surrounding area.

1948

1948

The company purchased a bulk oil terminal on Cartwright Avenue in Sidney, greatly increasing storage capacity. The company also became a Mobil Oil home heating oil distributor.

1952

1952

1952

Ownership of the company passed from James Mirabito to his four sons, Thomas, Rosario, Angelo, and Anthony. The company was incorporated as James Mirabito & Sons, Inc. The company headquarters was located in Sidney, NY.

1956

1956

The company acquires F&S (Fuel & Supply) in Greene, NY.

1958

1958

1958

On March 13, 1958, James Mirabito passed away, having seen the successful transition of the company he had founded to the next generation.

1958

That same year, the four brothers start an asphalt business, Chenango Asphalt Products.

1959

1959

The company acquires Fred Crawer Fuel in Unadilla, NY.

1960

1960

The company acquires Hutchinson Fuel Company in Bainbridge, NY.

1963

1963

The company acquires Unadilla Oil and Fuel in Unadilla, NY.
1966

1966

The company acquires Franklin Milling Company.

1968

1968

The company purchases a 500 acre farm in Unadilla, NY and begins construction of the Golden Valley Sports Camp. The camp offered intensive training sports seminars, led by college coaches and well-known athletes for to up to 2,000 campers each summer.

1969

1969

The company acquires Benedict Fuel Company in Unadilla, NY.

1971

1971

The company sells the feed business it acquired in 1966

1972

1972

The company acquires Pickwick Oil Company in Bainbridge, NY.

1982

1982

Mirabito purchases their first convenience store in Oxford, N.Y., and selects the name Quickway Food Stores to be their retail moniker.

1983

1983

A major acquisition for the company came in 1983 with the purchase of Savory Oil in Vestal, NY. Savory Oil included a Chevron Oil Company terminal with direct access by pipeline to the Chevron Refinery in New Jersey and a storage capacity of six million gallons. With this purchase, Mirabito’s wholesale growth and convenience store expansion are accelerated.

1984

1984

Fire destroys the bulk oil plant on Cartwright Avenue in Sidney. Mirabito’s lost not only the storage facility, which was completely destroyed, but also a transport truck and four tank wagons. Ultimately, though, the fact that no lives were lost was cause for somber thankfulness.

1985

1985

Mirabito builds a new bulk oil plant in the Sidney Industrial Park, a new office complex on Grand Street in Sidney, and purchases Norwich Oil Company.

1986

1986

In 1986, the second generation sold the company to six members of the third generation, dubbed the “Pepsi Generation”: Thomas Mirabito, Sr.’s sons Thomas, Jr. and Joseph; Rosario Mirabito’s sons Vincent and Ross; Angelo Mirabito’s son, Michael.

1986

The company purchases Mountain Oil in Oneonta, N.Y.

1988

1988

Mirabito purchases Oneonta Oil & Fuel and Jiffy Stop convenience stores. The acquisition doubles the number of convenience stores owned by the company.

1990

1990

Mirabito holds the first annual Mirabito golf tournament at the Genegantslet Golf Club in Greene, NY. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

1991

1991

The company sells Golden Valley Sports Camp and the Chenango Asphalt plant.

1992

1992

Mirabito establishes the Propane Division of Mirabito Fuel Group.

1992

Mirabito purchases Onondaga Oil & Fuel in Syracuse, N.Y.

1994

1994

The company sells the Vestal, N.Y., terminal to CITGO Petroleum.

1996

1996

Mirabito establishes Miragas, Inc., to sell natural gas and electricity.

1996

The company also acquires Corse’s Oil in Susquehanna, PA.

1998

1998

The company acquires Palmer Oil in Walton, N.Y.

1999

1999

Mirabito merges with Mang Insurance and establishes Granite Capital Holdings, Inc. (The names “Mirabito” and “Mang” are retained for marketing purposes.)

1999

Also, the company acquires Bullis Oil in Roscoe, N.Y.

2000

2000

Mirabito changes the company name Miragas, Inc. to Mirabito Gas & Electric, Inc.

2000

Granite Capital Holdings acquires Riddell Brothers Milk Hauling Company and Old Road Truck Repair in Oneonta, N.Y., as well as Fletcher Oil in Delhi, N.Y.

2001

2001

Mirabito establishes a partnership with Angus Energy Partners, LLC, to provide customized supply and hedging services to petroleum marketers throughout the U.S.

2001

Also, Mirabito enters into a marketing alliance with ValueCentric Marketing Group (VCMG) to develop a loyalty and rewards program for its customers.

2002

2002

The year 2002 also marks the companies 75th Anniversary in the energy business.

2002

The company opens its first Subway franchise inside its Oxford, NY convenience store.

2003

2003

On May 12th the company launches the Mirabito – Quickway REWARDS PLUS program. Employees get new uniforms and name tags, and loyal customers get many great rewards from Quickway, Mirabito, and their Merchant Partners.

2003

The company acquires Bray Energy in Utica, NY.

2006

2006

June of 2006 saw massive flooding throughout many portions of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River in Sidney flooded much of the town, including Main Street. As the area faced months of cleanup and repair, the company faced another effect of the flood: its own offices had been flooded and the computer systems destroyed. In part because of this disaster, the company made the decision to relocate its main offices to the Metrocenter in Binghamton, NY.

2006

Also in 2006, the company acquires Oneida Lake Energy Products, Inc. and Convenience Express Stores in areas North of Syracuse.
The company also acquires Rounds Fuel in Greene, NY.

2007

2007

The company acquires Wagner Century Oil in Youngsville, NY.

2007

The company acquires Mountain View Oil in Voorheesville, NY.

2008

2008

In November the parent company changes its name from Granite Capital Holdings, Inc. to Mirabito Holding, Inc.

2009

2009

The company acquires Westcott Oil Company in Schenectady, NY.

2010

2010

The company sponsors first-ever AHL Outdoor Hockey Game “The Mirabito Outdoor Classic” held at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY.

2010

The company also begins re-branding its Quickway Food Stores and Convenience Express Stores to Mirabito Convenience Stores.

2011

2011

The company acquires Egelston Propane in Amsterdam, NY.

2011

Mirabito Convenience Stores Partners with Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop.

2011

Mirabito erects propane storage facility in Sherburne, NY.

2011

Mirabito acquires Ottman & Enders of Schoharie, NY.

2011

Mirabito opens Tim Hortons and Coldstone Creamery franchise in Ithaca, NY.

2011

Mirabito hauls its first load of propane in November.

2011

Central New York faced another massive flood disaster in September 2011. Mirabito locations were fortunate to be, in large part, unaffected this time.

2011

Mirabito acquires Andree Petroleum of Ithaca, NY.

2012

2012

In February the company acquires Abbott & Mills Energy of Newburgh, NY.

2012

In May, Mirabito Natural Gas, LLC (an energy service company, or ESCO) began supplying gas to its first customer, Otsego County NYARC.

2012

In July the company acquires Borst Oil of Schenectady, NY.

2012

In October the company acquires DJ Oil Express of Lenox Dale, MA.

2012

Mirabito partners with Corning Natural Gas to form Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC and Leatherstocking Pipeline Company, LLC.

2013

2013

In January the company acquires Gilbert Fuel Co. of Gilbertsville, NY.

2013

On April 5th the Pennsylvania PUC granted Mirabito Natural Gas, LLC a natural gas supplier license to serve all customer classes at UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc., UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc., and Valley Energy, Inc.

2014

2014

In January Mirabito acquires Agar Fuel Oil in Great Barrington, MA.

2014

In April Mirabito acquires Manley’s Mighty Marts 17 convenience stores located in the Southern Tier of New York.

2014

In June Mirabito acquires Hastings-Fisher Oil Company in Yorkville, NY.

2014

In June Mirabito acquires Peterson Oil in Portland, CT.

2015

2015

In August Mirabito acquires Crown Oil Company, Inc. in Bristol, CT.

2016

2016

In August, Mirabito acquires 27 convenience stores in New York and 4 convenience stores in Pennsylvania along with certain real estate from Drake Petroleum, Inc., a subsidiary of Global Partners L.P., resulting in Mirabito surpassing the 100 store mark with 106 convenience store operations.

2017

2017

In October, Mirabito purchases the operations of W. L. Taylor & Son, Inc. in Cooperstown, NY. This purchase includes 7 “Taylor Mini-Mart” convenience stores and the addition of Taylor Home Heating, a home energy branch in Cooperstown.

2017

In November, Mirabito acquires the operations of Kelly Fuels in Bennington, VT.

2018

2018

In March, Mirabito acquires the operations of Polsinello Fuels in Rensselaer, NY.