(Nov. 2, 2022) – Rye Brook, New York-based Paraco Gas has entered into a strategic partnership with New York-based Thuesen Mechanical to deliver heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services to customers in Westchester, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut. 

For more than 50 years, Paraco has provided propane to customers for home heating, indoor and outdoor cooking, pool heating, generators and more. Expanding into providing HVAC services is a natural extension to complete the entire home heating and cooling services for customers. 

The partnership means expanded service offerings for Paraco customers, who can look forward to accessing a broader range of options to heat and cool their homes. It will also bring value to both Paraco and customers, with more technicians available for installations, service and repairs to meet the needs of Paraco’s growing customer base.  


“Selecting the right company for this partnership was imperative,” said Kent Thuesen. “Paraco’s company values combined with their name recognition and reputation will help us bring HVAC services to thousands of new customers.”  

Paraco currently services 120,000 customers, primarily residential, throughout the Northeast. Residential customers transitioning from heating oil as a primary energy source for home heating represent a potential new customer base as Paraco expands its HVAC business.  

Joe Armentano, chief executive officer said, “Our business continues to evolve, as new transition to a full-service energy company. We are excited to enter this new chapter for Paraco with Thuesen Mechanical as our partner.” 

 “Our draw to Thuesen was its stellar reputation in the HVAC space and this partnership gives us the opportunity to expand our service offerings to our growing customer base,” said Christina Armentano, chief operating officer and third-generation family member, at Paraco.  

Paraco’s joint venture with Thuesen Mechanical—Paraco Energy and Home Services—will offer plumbing, heating system installations, water treatment systems, air conditioning and conservation to the counties of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess in New York, along with Fairfield County, Connecticut.