Reisdorf Oil and Propane started back in 1953. In a small town called North Java, Dave Reisdorf started a small oil company. With one truck, a building, and determination to make a respectable company, Dave with some help from his brother Charles, made the dream happen.
Word got around, and they picked up more and more customers. Personal contact, excellent service, and high quality fuels, made the business boom.
In 1960, Dave bought what is now our Batavia office from Gulf Oil Company. This location became the main headquarters for Dave Reisdorf Inc.. This was a major move for Dave, but the business just kept growing. He hired his nephew Thomas Reisdorf as a driver and a service tech. Tom was a devoted employee and took a special interest in the company. In 1968 he bought 50 percent of the company becoming a co owner. With the business still growing, in 1978 Tom bought the remaining percent of the business from Dave to become sole owner, keeping the name Dave Reisdorf Inc.. In 1983, Tom acquired the Citgo franchise, and the business kept growing.
Tom bought 50 percent of Gerrard Oil Company in Warsaw in 1984. Jim Gerrard ran the company independently until 2003, when Reisdorf Oil bought the remaining percent of the company. Tom now had three locations to serve the public.
In 2003, Tom passed the leadership of the company to his son Kirk. Kirk is the present owner and president of the company. Kirk has recently taken on propane as another service for his customers. The business is now named Reisdorf Oil and Propane.
Since taking on propane, Reisdorf Oil and Propane has acquired over a thousand new customers and continues to grow. We appreciate all of our customers, and will continue to offer high quality fuels and dependable service. Thank you to all our customers for making us what we are today!