About Us

George W. Van Varick started Van Varick in 1930 by delivering kerosene for lighting, heating, and cooking. George also delivered coal for a short period of time. Our first coal-hauling truck would drive to Scranton PA to pick up loads of coal, to deliver coal to customers in NJ.

Prior to starting the business, George was a wood pattern maker and his wife had a brother who was a brilliant chemist, working for Exxon. Through this connection, George worked for Exxon for 364 days. This experience is what led to the idea of delivering fuel to customers.

George had three sons, Irving, Warren, and Elmer. Warren and Elmer went into the Army and Navy in WWII. Irving stayed home to run the business.

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Historical Story

After World War II, all three sons worked in the business and Van Varick & Sons underwent a phenomenal period of expansion. During this time, we shifted to heating oil delivery as heating oil became more prevalent in Patterson, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas.

In 1948 the brothers bought the current property and built our company headquarters. This location used to be a brickyard that was used to make brocks from a lake across the street. These bricks were transported by the Morris Canal, which used to be right behind the building.

We also expanded by installing and servicing heating systems in customer’s homes as well as installing an on-site bulk heating oil storage tanks in 1953.

Irving, Warren, and Elmer had sons as well; Roy, Warren, and Rob.

Today, Rob continues to run the business along with his sons, Heath and Josh, making Van Varick & Sons a 4th generation family business, going strong and upholding our core company values.

Our Mission Statement: Continue to provide reliable honest service to our customers with our family values front and center. We were given a good name and we will make sure we make our family proud through our customer service.

Our Staff

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Rob Van Varick

Heath Van Varick

Heath Van Varick
Managing Partner

Josh Van Varick

Josh Van Varick
Vice President

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Lorri Van Saun
Office Manager

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Dominic Rabet
Sales Manager

Larry Pietra

Larry Pietra
Service Manger & Senior Service Technician


Peter Kuipers
Customer Service


Christy Van Varick
Customer Service


Ellen Saldutti
Customer Service