Propane is fueling Power Fuels' growth

Published on Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:29


BRISTOL - Power Fuels President Katie Childs says customers can expect quick service, fair prices and a knowledgeable staff eager to help serve their needs.

Power Fuels opened at 17 Brook St. in Bristol as an expansion of Meriden-based sister company Tuxis Ohr’s in 2015. Since then, Childs said, business has been “great.”

“My father, the proprietor of Tuxis Ohr’s, brought propane back into our umbrella of services and I’ve taken ownership of that aspect of the company,” said Childs. “There is a lot of growth in propane right now; it was definitely the right diversification for us and it offers us a lot more opportunities. Our propane manager, Steve Fitzgerald, and office manager, Crystal Yurchick, and the rest of our staff do a great job and work hard every day to service our customers the best that they can. We have our own storage for oil and propane so we don’t rely on anyone else to hold our fuel. This allows us to have quick turnaround.”

Power Fuels is a full-service oil and propane company. Their services include installation, maintenance and delivery.

Childs said that her father worked for Andy Ohr and then purchased the company from him in 1979. Two years later, she purchased Tuxis in Meriden.

“We started small, but we’ve been slowly growing and building up over the past 40 years,” said Childs.

The following are customer testimonials submitted to

“I was quite fond of the knowledge and quality service when installing my new propane system at my home,” wrote Donald D’Amico, a Plainville homeowner. “Also, I would like to make note of the timeliness and dedication to my family in times of no heat emergencies. Power Fuels Propane was and is a life saver.”

Allan Pepin of Pepin Steel & Iron Works in Bristol said that Power Fuels has provided his company with “outstanding service and prompt delivery of quality oil.”

“When you call you get a person that gives you personalized service, with competitive prices. Power Fuels Propane is our only choice.”

For more information, visit or call 860-589-4328.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, , General Business on Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:29. Updated: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:31.