History of Mirabito Energy Products
The following year, 1927, the business was incorporated and this date is traditionally observed by the firm as the founding.
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.
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.
The company acquires F&S (Fuel & Supply) in Greene, NY.
That same year, the four brothers start an asphalt business, Chenango Asphalt Products.
The company acquires Fred Crawer Fuel in Unadilla, NY.
The company acquires Hutchinson Fuel Company in Bainbridge, NY.
The company acquires Franklin Milling Company.
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.
The company acquires Benedict Fuel Company in Unadilla, NY.
The company sells the feed business it acquired in 1966
The company acquires Pickwick Oil Company in Bainbridge, NY.
Mirabito purchases their first convenience store in Oxford, N.Y., and selects the name Quickway Food Stores to be their retail moniker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The company purchases Mountain Oil in Oneonta, N.Y.
Mirabito purchases Oneonta Oil & Fuel and Jiffy Stop convenience stores. The acquisition doubles the number of convenience stores owned by the company.
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).
The company sells Golden Valley Sports Camp and the Chenango Asphalt plant.
Mirabito establishes the Propane Division of Mirabito Fuel Group.
Mirabito purchases Onondaga Oil & Fuel in Syracuse, N.Y.
The company sells the Vestal, N.Y., terminal to CITGO Petroleum.
Mirabito establishes Miragas, Inc., to sell natural gas and electricity.
The company also acquires Corse’s Oil in Susquehanna, PA.
The company acquires Palmer Oil in Walton, N.Y.
Mirabito merges with Mang Insurance and establishes Granite Capital Holdings, Inc. (The names “Mirabito” and “Mang” are retained for marketing purposes.)
Also, the company acquires Bullis Oil in Roscoe, N.Y.
Mirabito changes the company name Miragas, Inc. to Mirabito Gas & Electric, Inc.
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.
Mirabito establishes a partnership with Angus Energy Partners, LLC, to provide customized supply and hedging services to petroleum marketers throughout the U.S.
Also, Mirabito enters into a marketing alliance with ValueCentric Marketing Group (VCMG) to develop a loyalty and rewards program for its customers.
The year 2002 also marks the companies 75th Anniversary in the energy business.
The company opens its first Subway franchise inside its Oxford, NY convenience store.
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.
The company acquires Bray Energy in Utica, NY.
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.
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.
The company acquires Wagner Century Oil in Youngsville, NY.
The company acquires Mountain View Oil in Voorheesville, NY.
In November the parent company changes its name from Granite Capital Holdings, Inc. to Mirabito Holding, Inc.
The company acquires Westcott Oil Company in Schenectady, NY.
The company sponsors first-ever AHL Outdoor Hockey Game “The Mirabito Outdoor Classic” held at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY.
The company also begins re-branding its Quickway Food Stores and Convenience Express Stores to Mirabito Convenience Stores.
The company acquires Egelston Propane in Amsterdam, NY.
Mirabito Convenience Stores Partners with Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop.
Mirabito erects propane storage facility in Sherburne, NY.
Mirabito acquires Ottman & Enders of Schoharie, NY.
Mirabito opens Tim Hortons and Coldstone Creamery franchise in Ithaca, NY.
Mirabito hauls its first load of propane in November.
Central New York faced another massive flood disaster in September 2011. Mirabito locations were fortunate to be, in large part, unaffected this time.
Mirabito acquires Andree Petroleum of Ithaca, NY.
In February the company acquires Abbott & Mills Energy of Newburgh, NY.
In May, Mirabito Natural Gas, LLC (an energy service company, or ESCO) began supplying gas to its first customer, Otsego County NYARC.
In July the company acquires Borst Oil of Schenectady, NY.
In October the company acquires DJ Oil Express of Lenox Dale, MA.
Mirabito partners with Corning Natural Gas to form Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC and Leatherstocking Pipeline Company, LLC.
In January the company acquires Gilbert Fuel Co. of Gilbertsville, NY.
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.
In January Mirabito acquires Agar Fuel Oil in Great Barrington, MA.
In April Mirabito acquires Manley’s Mighty Marts 17 convenience stores located in the Southern Tier of New York.
In June Mirabito acquires Hastings-Fisher Oil Company in Yorkville, NY.
In June Mirabito acquires Peterson Oil in Portland, CT.
In August Mirabito acquires Crown Oil Company, Inc. in Bristol, CT.
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.
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.
In November, Mirabito acquires the operations of Kelly Fuels in Bennington, VT.
In March, Mirabito acquires the operations of Polsinello Fuels in Rensselaer, NY.
Mirabito acquires the Vermont business of Trackside Terminal Oil Company, LLC in Burlington, VT in February.
In April, Mirabito acquires the operations of North Shore Oil Company in West Monroe, NY.
In November, Mirabito acquires the fuel distribution operations of Cazenovia Lumber and Oil Company in Cazenovia, NY.
Mirabito adds 2 convenience stores in Watertown and Adams, NY in December.
In July, Mirabito sells its interest in Leatherstocking Natural Gas Company and Leatherstocking Pipeline Company.
Mirabito acquires the assets of Shepard Oil Company in Johnstown, NY in September.