About Us

Serving North Fork’s heating, cooling, and plumbing needs for nearly 100 years!

Burt’s Reliable was founded in 1917 by Otis M. Burt, who served as mayor of Greenport, Long Island, in the 1950s. In the mid 1980s, Burt’s was taken over by the Romanelli family, who have been a Long Island mainstay in delivering energy products and services since 1925, with three generations of family members setting the standard for complete home comfort.

To accommodate the continued growth under the Romanelli’s management, Burt’s Reliable moved from Greenport to larger offices in Southold in 1992.

Today we continue to grow by focusing every day on how we can best improve services to our customers. From fuel delivery to heating and air conditioning equipment to plumbing, customers can rely on Burt’s Reliable to provide friendly, expert sales and service.

For example, we have by far the largest fuel storage facility in the North Fork: 50,000 gallons of heating oil, 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and 20,000 gallons of B100 biofuel. That means we prepared to deliver fuel to our customers at all times.

We are thankful for every customer whom we have helped along the way, many of whom have referred us to their friends and family — and we begin each day looking forward to welcoming new customers in need of Burt’s Reliable indoor comfort expertise.