Celebrating 70 years of service

The year was 1951. Harry S. Truman was President, I Love Lucy made its television debut on CBS, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was published, Patti Page’s Tennessee Waltz became a hit record–and Bottini Fuel was born.

We asked our Dad to take some time out of his retirement to shed light on how everything got started 70 years ago. Read some of his memories below or go here.

There are very few companies in the Hudson Valley who have been around for this long. That only happens when you’ve had the fortitude and commitment to get through tough times. We’ve had our share—including oil embargoes and old-fashioned winters with enough snow and ice to give Santa pause.

In just the last 15 years, we’ve dealt with the Great Recession, bomb cyclones, wild price swings, and now COVID-19.

Through it all, we’ve tried to keep customers the center of our universe, and serving them well has been our true North Star.

We like to think that is the biggest secret to our longevity, and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate the opportunity to take care of you—now and in the years ahead.

Throughout the year, we’re going to be celebrating by doing things for our customers and the community. See more below.