Starting in February, 2024, Berico will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary in the North Carolina triad community. Evolving from what was originally the Berry Coal company in 1924, today Berico has expanded in the fuel, propane, lubricant, and HVAC industries. Over the years Berico has grown their portfolio through organic growth as well as multiple acquisitions. Today, Berico’s 113 employees help serve the triad from three locations in Greensboro, Burlington, and Eden, North Carolina. Additionally, Berico’s wholesale fuel company, Gateco Oil Co., maintains a terminal position at Greensboro’s fuel terminals.
Berico has received multiple Reader’s Choice Awards and the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Berico’s “Gift of Warmth” program helps raise — and match — donations to help support those in need of heat each winter.
Founded by William N. Berry, the company has transitioned into its fourth generation of family ownership. After William N. Berry, the company was owned and operated by Joseph L. Berry, who was succeeded by the late John F. Fuquay followed by the current CEO, Thomas A. Berry. In 2011, current President Will Berry joined as a fourth generation Berry leader.
“We are extremely proud to enter our 100th year supporting customers in the triad," said President Will Berry. "I give credit to our great staff over the years, previous leadership, and dedication to our community for helping us reach this great milestone!”