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Paraco Gas Corporation is one of the largest privately-held marketers of propane gas in the state of New York and one of the top regional marketers in the Northeast. The company, which ranked 14th in retail gallons nationally (LP Gas Magazine Survey 2012), services residential, commercial and wholesale markets in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Rhode Island, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Colorado and North Carolina. 

Providing top-notch service to over 97,000 customers is our number-one priority at Paraco Gas. That's why we hire only the most talented, dedicated professionals. They are the heart and soul of Paraco. Over the years, our family has handpicked professionals who add depth and expertise to Paraco's managerial staff. These professionals lend their knowledge to everything from perpetuating the safe practices that are Paraco's hallmark to expanding our product line with the latest technologies.

Moreover, Paraco's team of industry consultants keeps a finger on the pulse of the industry through ongoing education programs. Our propane consultants are members of the National Propane Gas Association and regularly complete courses in subjects like proper delivery and equipment installation practices, and appliance servicing. This provides customers with safe, quality service delivered correctly the first time.

Our highly skilled Paraco technicians can:

  • Assess your energy requirements
  • Install the necessary tanks and piping
  • Obtain required permits
  • Replenish fuel supplies
  • Provide comprehensive, year-round, 24-hour-a-day service

 

Additionally, Paraco offers these affiliated services:

 

  • Research and development: We maintain a keen focus on enhancing the quality of our leading-edge products and services.
  • Wholesale: We provide propane to large industrial users and distributors throughout the Northeast, ensuring our customers a continuous flow of propane at competitive prices, regardless of market and weather conditions.


Our History

Paraco is a family owned and operated business started by Pat Armentano in 1968.
The company began as a distributor of welding supplies and industrial gas in the metropolitan New York region and sold under the name Patsems, Inc.

Over the next few decades, the business transitioned into a propane energy company through acquisitions, internal growth and the divestiture of its industrial gas business.

Today, the company services over 80,000 customers from 17 distribution locations in three states: New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Our corporate offices are located in Rye Brook, NY; our Paraco South offices are located in Charlotte, NC.  

Founder Pat Armentano passed away in February 2010. The company is proud to have been under the leadership of this true and visionary entrepreneur. At the helm currently is his son Joseph Armentano, who serves as the company president. We remain committed to the values that were initially brought to the business when Pat founded it in 1968.


For more information:


Meet Our Executive Management Team


Our History - Expanded


Timeline of Significant Events and Acquisitions





 



 

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