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ABOUT PFO

Trusted Fuel Delivery and Experienced Home Comfort Solutions.

Company Snap Shot

PFO Heating & Air Conditioning started out as a family owned and operated business in 1942 named Princeton Fuel Oil. The company started as a coal and heating oil provider. During this time Princeton Fuel expanded its service area from Princeton to include the surrounding counties.

In the early 1960’s when Central Air Conditioning first became available, Princeton Fuel Oil was the first to offer this new technology for Residential homes. During the early 1970’s the company added additional services of delivering gasoline and diesel fuel to the local area farms and commercial businesses.

Princeton Fuel Oil is now known as PFO Heating & Air Conditioning largely due to the expansion of the business into providing indoor home comfort solutions to our customers.

With advancements in technology, PFO was able to add heat pumps and super high efficiency systems with variable speed technology.  As the world became more environmentally friendly we were the first in the area to introduce environmentally safe refrigerants to our customers. With the energy challenges the country was facing in the beginning of the new millennium, PFO Heating & Air Conditioning was leading the pack with high efficiency solutions.

PFO Heating & Air Conditioning has not forgotten its community roots and is proud of the friendships we have built with our customers over the years.

PFO Employees from 1985

Picture of Princeton Fuel Oil employees from 1985; Ed Griffin – General Manager, Russ Blauth – HVAC sales, Charlie Corbett – Commercial Fuels Coordinator, Chuck Gainey – HVAC sales

PFO Oil Delivery Team

Over the past 20 years:

55000000
Gallons of Heating Oil Delivered
20000000
Gallons of Diesel Fuel Delivered
2435
Heating Systems Installed
1594
Air Conditioning Systems Installed

Our Team

Chuck Gainey

Charles J. Gainey III

General Manager

Team member since: 1984

I am Chuck Gainey, General Manager at Princeton Fuel Oil. I started my career 33 years ago in Princeton Fuel’s oil department. I have managed HVAC sales, operations, and now General Manager. I have always enjoyed my friendships with our customers and the family atmosphere surrounding our customers and staff. When not in the office, I can be found bouncing around on the ocean chasing my favorite finned friends.

Ashley Farber

Ashley Farber

Office Manager

Team member since: 2004

I began working at PFO back in 2004 when I moved to New Jersey from Philadelphia. In my free time I enjoy laughing and spending time with my family and friends. I love to read and often read three to four books at one time. I like to see the glass half full and try not to take everything so seriously. Much to the horror of my coworkers, you can often hear me singing throughout the office to any and all types of music.

John Hemmingway

Dispatcher / Operations

Team member since: 1994

Hi my name is John Hemmingway I have been with PFO for 22 years and I work as the Dispatcher in operations. When I`m not here I enjoy working in my yard, in our garden, and taking vacations with my family. We enjoy the Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World and have been there 6 times now. I have a daughter in college and my son has just finished high school. I Feel like I have reached a milestone in my life getting my children through the public schools. I look forward to working with our customers and the other employees here at PFO.

Sharon Hertzman

Sharon Hertzman

Oil Dispatcher / Operations

Team member since: 2004

My name is Sharon and I have worked in the heating oil business for over 39 years. I have been working for Princeton Fuel Oil for the past 12 years. I love putting my years of background and experience in assisting my customers daily with all of their fuel oil needs. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and traveling.

Barb Page

Barbara C. Page

Service Dispacher

Team member since: 1997

When I am not at P.F.O. performing a job I really enjoy, you will find me spending time with either of my two sons, my grand-daughter or at a good poker game with my Dad. I am an avid reader and will always have a book close by. I try to travel every chance I get to spend time with close friends who are very special to me. It may be the Poconos, New York City, the Jersey Shore or New Mexico. And I never met a cat I didn’t like.

Robert Clinton

Robert Clinton

Service Dispacher

Team member since: 2004

I enjoy coming to work to help fellow employees take care of our customer base and enjoy their personalities. I love spending time with my family, enjoy reading and the Philadelphia sports scene.

Casey Gainey

Casey Gainey

Comfort Advisor

Team member since: 2014

I am here to help you with all of your equipment decisions. My experience includes 10 years as a Service Technician and 10 years as a Service Manger as well as a Equipment Estimator. I am always available to help you explore your Home Comfort options. When I am not at PFO, I am cruising the back roads on my motorcycle.

Gina Marino

Gina Marino

Credit/Collections

Team member since: 2016

I recently started at Princeton Fuel Oil in May 2016. My career has been 13 years in the Banking industry. I love interacting with people and enjoy servicing my customer’s. My personal interest are my kids, going to the beach, kick boxing, and fishing.

Gary Morris

Gary Morris

Field Service Supervisor

Team member since: 1988

I am up for the challenge on any Service related jobs. When I am not assisting our customers, you can find me with my family or my four-legged friends training.

Marty Manion

Marty Manion

Fuel Delivery Driver

Team member since: 2010

I deliver high quality PFO heating oil as well as our On/Off Road Diesel. I cover our entire Service Area and can’t wait to associate more customer faces with names.

Marek Lachmanowicz

Marek Lachmanowicz

Senior Service Technician

Team member since: 1999

My work environment changes day to day and that is what I love about replacing old systems with new ones. When I am not installing new systems for our customers, I spend time with my children. I enjoy playing hockey and watching my New Jersey Devils.

Ron Teixeira

Ron Teixeira

Senior Service Technician

Team member since: 1986

I enjoy spending time in the field installing HVAC equipment and solving Service problems. I am our Generator service and installation tech as well. In my free time I soak up as much family time with my wife and daughters. Go Rangers!!!

Lou Scatina

Lou Scatina

Fuel Delivery Driver

Team member since: 2002

I enjoy the freedom of being on the road all week! When I am not delivering fuel to our PFO customers you can find me cruising on my motorcycle.

Chris Gerhart

Chris Gerhart

Senior Service Technician

Team member since: 2004

When I leave a job site, I want to see customers happy and pleased with PFO. When I am not on the job servicing our customers, you can find me outdoors participating all the fun activities I have enjoyed since I was kid.

Wes Black

Wes Black

Senior Service Technician

Team member since: 2006

My happiness here at PFO comes from customer satisfaction and the personal knowledge of knowing the JOB WAS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! When I am not wrenching at work, you can find me in my garage working on my Mustang 5.0.

Ken Blauth

Kenneth C. Blauth

Service Technician

Team member since: 1982

I am a second generation HAVC tech with 34 years of experience under my belt. When not at work my wife & I enjoy our time at the beach.

Larry Burroughs

Larry Borroughs

Fuel Delivery Driver

Team member since: 2002

I have been the primary Oil Delivery Driver in the Lambertville area since I started at PFO. I enjoy seeing all of my regular customers and catching up with all of my neighborhood friends.

Mark Kopec

Mark Kopec

Fleet Mechanic

Team member since: 2002

I am the guy at PFO who keeps the Fleet of trucks and Service vehicles running smooth so our customers don’t ever have to wait for Service. My free time consists of helping family and friends with their nautical needs and cruising in my speed boat.

Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris

Service Apprentice

Team member since: 2015

I am enjoying my training and absorbing all of the knowledge of the other Service Techs. I feel so fortunate to have the amount of experience all of the guys have surrounding me everyday. When I am not working I spend time with my dad training our dogs.

Hear from happy our customers

We used PFO to upgrade our furnace to a high-efficiency model in 2009 and were so happy with them (and the fuel savings!) that we had them bid on an air-conditioning upgrade this year. We had three bidders but chose PFO again not just because they are very pleasant to work with but because their suggested solution to our problem was creative and attractive. We needed to create a multi-zone system from what was designed to be single-zone. We had an HVAC company who recommend a solution that could not have worked! Instead we went with the PFO suggestion to install a multi-head high-efficiency mini-split system for the high-use areas of the house only. Their prices were competitive too.

 

By the way, we have used  PFO for AC and furnace service for years and have always been happy with them. They came out at 4am on the hottest night of last summer when my AC failed because of a problem with my power panel – nothing PFO installed! You can’t go wrong with PFO. (No, they didn’t pay me to say this!)

Rich L.
Wanted to express how impressed we were with the service we received from Princeton Fuel , from the first call to the installation of the furnace .  Extremely professional , and thorough staff .  Arrived in a timely manner and job was completed prior to initial estimate.  I would highly recommend the Princeton Fuel Company , great service and great people !!  Very satisfied customer.

K. BloomBordentown, NJ
I want to thank PFO for a recent emergency replacement central air system. The installers were on time and kept a clean organized work area. I really appreciated the next day installation due to health concerns.  PFO is really a class act.

Jeff G.Bordentown, NJ
I have been a satisfied PFO customer for over 10 years. I like the convenience of automatic oil deliveries and annual maintenance service for my heating and air conditioning systems. A qualified technician is always available and appointments are always kept.
Dave B.Lambertville, NJ
I switched to Princeton Fuel a few years ago when I felt my current service providers were falling short. I was extremely pleased with the service plan and eventually my time came for a new furnace.

Casey Gainey, my sales rep and the service tech went above and beyond to ensure that everything was ordered and installed properly. Additionally both Casey and the tech even made separate follow up visits to my home the following week to check that everything was running smoothly.

I was extremely impressed by the dedication, professionalism and personal service that I received. I also signed up for the budget plan for my fuel and have been very pleased with that as well. I would also like to compliment Ashley in the office for assisting me recently with a billing issue. At her suggestion, we made my situation much better!

I have referred many friends to PFO and will continue to do so without reservation. In a world where customer service has taken a beating, I applaud PFO for keep it small and keeping it real.

Jennifer R.Chesterfield, NJ
The team at Princeton Fuel Oil is very good to work with, from planning to completing the work. They are very accommodating and go above and beyond to provide the best service possible. I would highly recommend them
Benjamin G.Hamilton, NJ
We have been satisfied customers with PFO now for over 20 years.

Your prices have been very fair over the years. TheService Department are friendly and efficient employees. The Delivery Service is prompt and your drivers knowledgeable and friendly also. If we ever experienced a problem with the oil furnace or burner, we received immediate attention and prompt service the same day or the following day. The Service Mechanics are superior with their knowledge and abilities. We like to request the same mechanic, which is always acknowledged and fulfilled, as we appreciate his understanding and he is familiar with our furnace, burner, and the parts required for our home and capacity.

We have remained with PFO all these years because of your well qualified mechanics, polite and friendly employees on the phone in the office. Your prompt and immediate attention to our needs, and your quality of friendly and close family like relationship.

We are very comfortable and satisfied with PFO and hope to continue our service for many, many more years to come!

Thank you for your past, current and future services!

James C.Princeton, NJ
We are extremely pleased with our new central air system.  Casey was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and provided honest information. The team arrived on the scheduled dates and installed the ductwork, air mover and condenser in a professional manner. The crew was very meticulous and cleaned up the work area. We received a follow up visit from the company to go over the new system and to make sure we were satisfied.  We would highly recommend PFO for a hassle free quality job.
Stacy K.Frenchtown, NJ
I have been a customer of Princeton Fuel Oil for over 20 years.  They have installed an entire HVAC system in a home we remodeled, and they have serviced the system over the years.  They provide, friendly, expert advice and are extremely reliable.  In emergencies, they take good care of their customers.  For that reason, I have always been pleased with their work.
BonnieLongtime Princeton Resident
We appreciate having PFO as the service provider for our Carrier air conditioning unit.  Your technical personnel are very knowledgeable, thorough, and attentive to all details associated with servicing the unit.  It is a pleasure dealing with such a reputable organization.  Thank you for your help and support in maintaining our unit in excellent operating condition.
Alma and Cecelia L.North Brunswick, NJ