We Are Reliable Propane
Reliable Propane currently spans the six counties of Western New York: Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. Our team is highly skilled and dedicated to serving the needs of our customers and their families in the Greater Buffalo Area.
Sid Albrecht returned to Harrison Radiator in Lockport, New York after serving in the Navy during WWII. After a friend recommended the propane business, he started with five customers in 1945 and worked nights delivering 100# cylinders from the trunk of his car. He quickly found it difficult to work both jobs and made the decision to leave Harrison’s and put all his efforts into the new business.
He and his wife operated the company out of their home in Clarence Center for many years. When his son, Ken, purchased the company in 1978, he converted from a cylinder exchange operation to focus primarily on residential and commercial bulk delivery. In 1995, we purchased Mel-Bro Heating which allowed us to expand the number of propane customers in southern Erie and Genesee County.
Because we could not expand at our old location, we purchased property on County Road in Clarence Center and built a new office and storage facility in 2006. Today we serve the six counties of Western New York.
We are always working to use technology and training to meet and exceed today’s strict environmental and safety standards for our customers and employees.