History

After 75 years of history, Cernak Fuel is proven and established as one of the foremost
fuel oil dealers in Western Massachusetts delivering low priced heating oil from Chicopee to Charlemont, Westfield to Northfield!

Cernak Fuel has been continuously owned and operated by the Cernak family since it began in 1935 with John Cernak making local deliveries of petroleum products as a one truck operation.  In 1957, John sold the business to his brother, Michael Cernak.  "Mike" or "Mickey" made some additions as the business grew.  He built a shop adjacent to the truck garage in 1967 and installed a bulk fuel storage facility in the 1970s and 1980s. He felt that it was important for customers to have service in the event of an emergency, and started an in-house service department.

In 1987, Mike sold the business to two of his five children.  Today, five oil trucks deliver heating oil and diesel fuel to customers throughout much of Western Massachusetts.  The use of devices such as cell phones, two way radios, computers, service testing equipment, (among others), has provided Cernak Fuel with the means to better serve its customers with greater accuracy and efficiency.  Technology has also lent itself to expansion.

In 2008, Cernak Fuel launched an initiative to deliver oil to the upper Pioneer Valley; oil heat customers warmly embraced the opportunity to purchase heating oil and diesel fuel at a comparatively lower price from Cernak Fuel, an established dealer with a reputation for being friendly, personable, and efficient.  In 2010, Cernak Fuel expanded its fuel delivery area in the lower Pioneer Valley to include Chicopee and South Hadley.

Cernak Fuel also installs new, state-of-the-art, heating equipment in Hampshire and Hampden Counties.  Five service vans are equipped with a large inventory of burner parts.  Each burner technician is licensed in the state of Massachusetts.  Emergency burner service is available for Cernak Fuel heating oil customers in Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  For our customers in Franklin County, we have networked with independent service companies to provide 24 Hour Emergency Service with cost effective, local, service technicians.

When it comes to oil companies, size matters and experience counts!  Cernak Fuel is small enough to treat customers individually-not as a number in a computer.  Customers can contact Rick or Leslie, and most days will find them working at the office.  Cernak Fuel is large enough to meet customer's needs with fuel storage, burner service, and a well seasoned, professional staff.