Testimonials

You Are Not Alone in Your Journey

The decisions you face about your future are very important, but not unique. Listen to what other heating oil and propane company owners have to say about their personal decisions and the role that Cetane Associates played in helping them create the best possible outcomes.

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Cetane did a great job in marketing my business. The communication flow was excellent. Steve, Josh and Fred always made themselves available for discussion and to provide guidance. The sale process generated several excellent candidates from which to choose. Importantly, Cetane was able to keep the transaction process confidential from start to finish. I’m really glad I made the decision to work with the team at Cetane.

—Michael Manzelli, Munhall Fuel Co, Inc., Watertown, MA

My brothers and I desired to see a smooth transition for our customers and our employees. Doug Woosnam and Fred Lord at Cetane Associates really went the extra mile in making this deal happen. We are all very happy with its outcome.

—Dave McCorry, Mack Oil Company, Inc., Malvern, PA

We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

—Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT

I wanted to say how much I appreciate what you and your team at Cetane Associates have done for us. You have been great, and without you our sale would never have happened. I will recommend you for your expertise and professionalism. I will never forget your display of confidence and your guidance. You were always there and still are.

—Tom Biondi, Oxford Oil Company, LLC, Oxford, CT

Cetane Associates helped us evaluate and negotiate our Imperial Fuel acquisition and provided support right through the transition process. Access to Steve Abbate’s knowledge and experience really made a difference for us.

—Lisa Carangelo, President of Booma Oil and Energy, Lynn, MA

We are so pleased with the sale process. Josh and Steve at Cetane Associates delivered a successful outcome in a most professional manner. They both really know their market.

—Ernest Behrens Jr, Dowling Fuel Co., Ridgefield Park, NJ

We wanted to find the right company that would honor our company’s long history and reputation in the community. With guidance from Steve and Josh at Cetane Associates, we were able to identify a purchaser who we thought would best achieve this goal. We did not fully appreciate how complex the sale process could be and working with an experienced team really made all the difference for us.

—Mark Halle, M.L. Halle Oil Service, Inc., Manchester, NH

Steve, congratulations, we did it! Great job on completing the transaction, I really appreciate all the hard work and long hours. You were always available day and night. You did a terrific job managing the project and showing the buyers why the company was worth a premium. I’m looking forward to our celebration dinner and popping open a few bottles of wine.

—Mike Besche, Besche Home Energy, Waldorf, MD

Steve, thanks for the great work on the business valuation. Some of the benchmarking work you did was eye opening and not only have you succeeded in letting us know a true value of the business, the valuation pointed out areas where our business can improve.

—Craig Snyder, Wesson Energy, Waterbury, CT

I am very thankful for all of the time you took to get an understanding of our business. Your professional standards are a joy to behold in these times of uncertain economic recovery. A lot of guys would just boilerplate a report and take the money and run…I know, I hired one of them before Rich steered me in your direction.

—Jeff Peters, A.W. Peters, Peterborough, NH

Steve, it was a pleasure working with you in the past on both an acquisition and a disposition. Your knowledge of the industry and your ability to identify key issues make you a great resource on both sides of a transaction. Thanks for your help and professionalism in bringing these transactions to a successful close!

—Norm Guerette-Dead River Company

Wow, I thought you did a great job on the oil company book, but the gas station offering memorandum looks even better. The pictures look great and I like the way you organized the station data. Great job, thank you!


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We wanted to find the right company that would honor our company’s long history and reputation in the community. With guidance from Steve and Josh at Cetane Associates, we were able to identify a purchaser who we thought would best achieve this goal. We did not fully appreciate how complex the sale process could be and working with an experienced team really made all the difference for us.

— Mark Halle, M.L. Halle Oil Service, Inc., Manchester, NH