The Rochester District Golf Association is pleased to announce Samson Fuel as our official Fuel Partner.
Samson Fuel - one of the biggest On-Site fuel providers in the Rochester area - provides 24/7 service and competitive pricing.
SAMSON's STORY: In 1980, single mom Linda Fedele decided to buy a small kerosene heater for the back room of her home in Greece, NY. After doing so she soon realized that every company in the area required a minimum delivery of 100 gallons for kerosene. That is when the idea struck her that there was an untapped market for people just like herself with kerosene heaters heating their homes. She then decided to place a small ad in the Greece Penny Saver for $7.50. She went to the car dealership and traded in her brown Ford Cordoba for a used red Ford Flatbed Truck. She then had a 300-gallon skid tank welded onto the back of the Ford Flatbed. In the days following the request for deliveries of 50 gallons and under for kerosene came rolling in. This was the beginning of Samson Fuel.
For the next three years Linda would work her desk job during the day, come home, switch out of her heels into her work boots and make deliveries. This was not an easy task. Being the first woman in the area to enter the industry she would often get denied at the local terminals forcing her to ask other delivery companies to fuel her truck outside of the terminal gates. Many people in the industry did not take her seriously and believed that Samson Fuel was destined for failure but a single mom she was a force to be reckoned with. Linda forged ahead, and all doubts were removed when she landed the Monroe Country Pure Waters Project. This was the largest contract ever awarded to a female owned business in New York State.
In 2009, Traci had her first daughter. Wanting to provide the best for her child she decided to step up as Vice President of Samson Fuel with this focus on growth of the company. In Fall of 2014 Linda was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Her health quickly deteriorated, and Linda passed on November 1st, 2014. With the passing of Linda many people wondered as to the future of Samson Fuel. With the legacy of her Mother on the line and the future of Samson Fuel in her hands, Traci knew what she had to do.
In the days following, Traci immediately took over as President of Samson Fuel. During the first few months Traci not only embraced her role at President, but was able to thrive. Although she knew she had big shoes to fill she knew she was lucky enough to have had the best teacher. By the spring of 2015 this single mother of two was running a well-oiled machine. Come summer of 2015 Traci began negotiations for her first major acquisition. In November of 2015 the merger was finalized. Samson was now in its new home at 160 Ling Road and had purchased Bisig Oil to head up their Heating Oil Division. Traci's main focus now is the growth and success of Samson Fuel and Bisig Oil. She is also lucky enough to have Ron & Jim Bisig working beside her. In her first year as President, Traci was recognized as a finalist for the 2016 Athena Young Professional Award by Rochester's Women's Business Council, and a finalist for the 2016 Small Business Person of the Year by Rochester's Small Business Council. The future for the company is bright and the sky is the limit.
Samson Fuel is one of the biggest On-Site fuel providers in the Rochester area. We can design and tailor an On-Site Direct Fueling Program to directly fit your needs. Samson Fuel has set the standard for on-site fueling to construction equipment. No job is too big or too small. Our On-Site Fueling Services are available 24/7 so that when you arrive your equipment is fueled and ready to work. Samson Fuel is committed to providing you with the best of service and competitive price. Call us today to discuss your fueling needs!
- Elimination of Non-Productive, Labor-Related Costs for Fueling Vehicles & Equipment
- Elimination of Hazards & Hassles of Maintaining & Monitoring Storage Tanks
- Increased Productivity & Profitability
- Decreased Labor Costs & Administration Costs
- Highly Trained HAZMAT Certified Drivers
- Meter Recorded Delivery of All Fuel Pumped to each Vehicle
- Fuel Management Reports on Demand
We will be glad to put together
a custom fueling program to fit your needs!
- All ROBEX members save 10% on their Fuel
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