About Us

Welcome to Standard Oil

Nearly 100 years ago my father would welcome new neighbors to the community with a warm smile and firm hand shake as he delivered coal in his horse-drawn cart. I have made it a point to continue the tradition of welcoming our new neighbors, despite the fact that the days of the horse-drawn cart are behind us.

Today, our business has grown into the largest family-owned oil company in Connecticut. Our horse stables are now home to a fleet of modern service and delivery vehicles. Most important, we still make it a point to welcome our neighbors with a warm smile and handshake every chance we get.

Please consider taking a few minutes to speak with a member of the Standard family and get to know us a little better. You can reach a customer service representative 24 hours a day, every day of the year at 800.822.3835. I am confident that you will find our commitment to excellence and level of service to be unparalleled in the industry.

Sincerely,

Roy Friedman
President
The Standard Companies


Becoming the Best Oil Company in Connecticut Takes Some Time

1913

Irving Friedman, an enterprising 19-year-old immigrant, buys a horse and wagon and starts to sell coal in Stratford, Connecticut. He calls his new venture the Standard Coal and Charcoal Company.

1920's

Standard becomes the leading supplier of high-quality coal throughout Bridgeport and Stratford. The Company moves to its current location on Bishop Avenue, Bridgeport.

1940

With the development of clean-burning, oil-fired heating systems, Standard begins to offer heating oil in addition to coal.

1980

Standard Fuel becomes Standard Oil of Connecticut.

1984

The end of an era — Standard Oil of Connecticut makes its last delivery of coal.

1987

Standard Petroleum, a division of Standard Oil of Connecticut, begins distributing gasoline to service stations throughout Connecticut. Today, Standard Petroleum is one of the leading distributors of gasoline in Connecticut.

1992

Standard Oil forms Standard Security Systems, providing Connecticut residents with state-of-the-art burglary, fire and environmental protection systems. Standard Security is now the largest independent security company in Connecticut, providing alarm systems, home video monitoring services and the latest in automation technology to homes and businesses throughout the state.

Today

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, Standard Oil has become the largest family-owned heating oil company in Connecticut. In recent years Standard has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Better Business Bureau, named a Top Workplace in Connecticut, and voted the Best Oil Company in Connecticut by a residents' poll. With a focus on continually providing outstanding service 24 hours a day, Standard Oil now offers complete heating and air conditioning services for all makes and models of equipment through our newly formed division, Standard Comfort Systems.