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Company History

  • 1919: After emigrating to the United States from Russia, Irving Sippin moves to Monroe Connecticut, and begins to sell coal to surrounding homes and farms.
  • 1929: Customers continue to come on board, kerosene and gasoline are added as additional products.
  • 1939: Eldest son Maxwell and second eldest sonVictor begin work in the coal and fuel business.
  • 1940: Maxwell is drafted into the Army, Victor joins the Navy and serves on a PT boat squadron
  • 1944: Victor Sippin is killed in action in southern France after his PT boat was struck by a German mine shortly after the D-day invasion.
  • 1945: Youngest son Bernard joins the company and assists in delivering fuel and coal.
  • 1953: Maxwell and Bernard open up first location on Main Street selling gasoline, automotive services and heating fuel.
  • 1953: Sippin Bros. Oil Company Inc. corporation was formed
  • 1958: Sippin Brothers Oil Company erects building on its current location site at 234 Main St., Monroe
  • 1960: First bulk plant facility is erected consisting of several 30,000 gallon saddle tanks
  • 1964: Second bulkplant storage tank is erected, consisting of a new vertical 250,000 gallon tank in a modern loading rack facility.
  • 1966: Second establishes Stepney Motors, a full-service automotive company that provides repairs, bodywork, auto towing.
  • 1967: Sippin expands its tire business, erecting a large tire warehouse
  • 1968: Founder Irving Sippin passes away
  • 1971: Sippin Tire business sold
  • 1972: Sippin family enters into the motorcycle business, acquiring a Suzuki franchise, followed by Honda, BMW, Yamaha and Kawasaki. Sippin continues in the motorcycle business growing to be one of the largest motorcycle companies in the state of Connecticut.
  • 1974: Bernard buys out brother Maxwell and assumes 100% ownership of company.
  • 1975: Third-generation members David, Mark, and Gary begin to work at the company
  • 1978: Sippin family begins to aggressively invest in real estate in a local community, establishing Sippin commercial properties. Investments include retail shopping centers, commercial and industrial facilities, and office buildings.
  • 1981: Sidco distributing is established which is a regional distribution company founded by Gary Sippin which provided a variety of products including space heaters and humidifiers. Customers were served throughout New England with these products
  • 1985: Gary Sippin joins oil business, Sippin Brothers Oil Company is renamed Sippin Energy Products
  • 1986: Dave Sippin takes over responsibilities over Sippin Commercial real estate and continues to build and invest in commercial properties.
  • 1987: Mark Sippin joins Sippin Commercial Properties providing office and tenant management.
  • 2002: The Sippin family are awarded 1st place for the Nosco family business award by the University of Connecticut
  • 2002: Gary Sippin receives the CEMA (Connecticut Energy marketers Association), marketer of the year award.
  • 2009: Gary Sippin co-founds Destwin Energy Systems, a software development company established to provide e-commerce and risk management solutions for energy marketers throughout the United States.
  • 2010: Gary Sippin receives CEMA associate energy marketer of the year award for work in energy risk management software.
  • 2011: Sippin Energy Products receives the Better Business Bureau’s National torch award for business ethics.
  • 2013: Bernard Sippin receives Monroe citizen of the year award.
  • 2015: Sippin Energy Products receives the Monroe business of the year award.
  • 2016: Sippin Energy enters into the propane business.
  • 2019: Sippin Energy Products and the Sippin family celebrate 100 years of business.