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November 28, 2012
Rich’s Oil Turkey Drive Results in 135 Turkeys and $500.00
Donated to the Enfield Food Shelf

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Rich at the Enfield Food Shelf. The 5th Annual Turkey Drive resulted in 135 Turkeys and a $500 cash donation for fixings from Rich’s Oil.

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Rich’s Oil staff collecting turkeys at November 17 Turkey Drive

Rich’s Oil, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning hosted their 5th Annual Turkey Drive to help ensure families in north central Connecticut enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving.  The Turkey Drive resulted in 135 turkeys and a $500.00 cash donation for fixings from Rich’s Oil.  
    Owner, Rich Tkacz and his staff served hot dogs, popcorn and a variety of snacks to over 75 people who came out to show their support. Rich stated, “I am grateful to everyone who opened their hearts and wallets to donate a turkey. It was great to see so many new faces and I am appreciative to those who support the Turkey Drive every year.”
    Rich’s Oil has been building relationships in north central Connecticut since 1986. They are a community-minded organization, giving back to the community and making sure their customer’s needs are met are important to Rich and his staff.

March 23, 2012

Rich’s Oil Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Free Gas Boiler Contest

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Rich and Carolyn Tkacz shown at their North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Home & Product Show booth.

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary Rich’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is giving away a Free Gas Boiler to the homeowner with the ugliest boiler.
   For twenty-five years Rich’s, located at 12 Moody Road in Enfield, has been providing customers with superior service and reliable products. The Rich’s staff keeps current with the many new technologies on the market today offering full service oil and gas heating, cooling and plumbing services.
  Rich’s is a family owned, community-oriented business with strong community ties. Rich Tkacz, owner of Rich’s Oil takes pride in building life-long customers rather than a one-time customer. Rich stated, “We provide good service, a quality product, we’re fair and have established good relationships with our customers.”
  If you think, your boiler might qualify to be the ugliest gas boiler, call 860-763-2015 or visit to request an entry form. All entries must be received by April 30, 2012. The gas boiler is a $3,000 value with an 85% AFUE. Installation is not included. All boilers entered will be inspected before a winner is chosen.

April 21, 2011

Rich’s Oil Promotes CT Energy Efficiency Fund Low Interest Financing; Home Energy Solutions and Wins Most Popular Booth at Chamber Home Show

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Sarah Marrella and Rich Tkacz accepting the award.

Rich’s Oil won most popular booth at the North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce 42nd Annual Home Show. The theme for this year’s booth featured safety, efficiency and a children’s corner. Members of the Rich’s team were on hand to greet attendees, answer questions and schedule appointments.
  NCCCC Executive Director Kim Wiezbicki-Trudeau stated “I think what made Rich’s Oil’s booth so popular was the friendliness of his staff. They looked sharp. They made sure to say hello to every attendee at the show. And they had great popcorn.”
   Information was available about the Home Energy Audit Program designed to help Connecticut households that heat by oil or propane to identify energy efficiency opportunities. The purpose of the program is to educate consumers about their energy consumption behavior.
   Rich’s also provided details and assistance about Home Energy Solutions an in-home analysis that reviews efficiency levels of appliances, assesses heating and cooling systems and tax credit information for home improvements.
   In addition, members of the Rich’s team provided information about high efficiency natural gas hot water equipment rebates available through the CT Water Heater Program.
Please call Rich’s at (860) 763-2015 to find out more about the HES Program, water heater rebates and the CT Energy Efficiency Fund’s low interest financing.

March 9, 2011
Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Serves as Approved Contractor for CT Energy Efficiency Fund; Low-Interest Financing Available for Qualifying Improvements

As an approved contractor of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Enfield can help local homeowners save money while improving the efficiency of their homes.
  Connecticut residents who are customers of either The Connecticut Light and Power Company or The United Illuminating Company can enjoy 0.00% or 2.99% financing on qualifying improvements recommended through a Home Energy Solutions Assessment. Improvements include installation of qualifying heating and/or cooling (HVAC) systems, installation or replacement of Central A/C systems, air or duct sealing, installation of ENERGY STAR® water heating, and more. All work must be completed by an approved contractor such as Rich’s.
     Loans ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 are available. Homeowners may finance 100% of the work being done on single family, duplex or vacations homes, with up to a ten-year term. There is no closing cost, no penalty for pre-payment, and no mortgage filed on the home. Payment by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund will be made to the contractor upon completion of the work, and the homeowner’s first payment will be due within 30 days.
     To take advantage of this offer, homeowners must get a professional energy assessment through Home Energy Solutions, obtain an estimate from an approved contractor such as Rich’s, and apply for financing. Approval is fast and easy and can be done online or by telephone.
     Rich’s is a full service heating and cooling company that provides a complete spectrum of gas and oil heating systems, central air conditioning and plumbing services. If you would like more information about low-interest financing available through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, please call Rich’s at (860) 763-2015. More information is also available online at

November 10, 2009
Over 100 Turkeys Collected and Donated to the Enfield Food Shelf and
Five Corner Cupboard

In an effort to help ensure that families and individuals throughout Enfield enjoy a festive Thanksgiving meal this year, Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, located at 12 Moody Road, hosted their 2nd Annual Turkey Drive. The Turkey Drive, held this year on Halloween, resulted in over 100 turkeys donated to both organizations.
   Community members who donated a turkey enjoyed lunch and met the Rich’s team. Children had the opportunity to paint pumpkins and receive Halloween treats.
    Rich Tkacz, owner of Rich’s stated, “I am pleased members of my staff are so committed to giving back to the community. It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm they had to make this event such a success.” Rich also commented on how grateful he is to have members of the community, customers, friends and family come out to support the Turkey Drive.

Members of Rich’s staff, family and friends shown with Mike Tippo, Enfield Food Shelf Board Member and Dee Strathers from Five Corner Cupboard (both center holding sign).

August 10, 2009
Rich’s Oil Food Drive Netted Over 600 Pounds of Food and Over $600

In an effort to help ensure that families and individuals throughout north central Connecticut have food on their tables this summer, Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, during the month of July, hosted a month long food drive to benefit the Enfield Food Shelf and Five Corner Cupboard in East Windsor.
   Rich’s staff delivered over 600 pounds of food, along with monetary donations totaling over $600, to these organizations. According to Linda Bridge, Executive Director of the Enfield Food Shelf, “summer is a tough time, donations are down but the need is great”. Community members who donated food enjoyed a summer barbecue with the Rich’s staff.
   Plans are underway to coordinate the Second Annual Turkey Drive in November. If you would like more information about the turkey drive, please call Rich’s at (860) 763-2015.

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(l to r): Rich Tkacz, Owner, Carolyn Tkacz, Aimee Ziter, Stacy Carabelli, Rhonda Stock, Joe Levesque

July 2, 2009
Rich’s Oil Answers, “Things You Need” Call for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

When Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced they were building a home in the Connecticut River Valley, Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning owner, Rich
  Tkacz, enthusiastically became involved. Tkacz was on hand beginning with the Hand’s Across the Border Pep Rally on June 12 right through “Move That Bus” on June 28. Rich gathered family and staff members to join in the rally and he and his wife, Carolyn volunteered at the build site throughout the week. Late one evening oil was needed for construction equipment, Rich and employee Mark Wright, jumped in the oil truck and delivered to the site.  
   Daily, Rich and his staff would check the website to see how they can help. Patio furniture was on the “things we need” list. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Design Team was contacted, and $1,000 in gift cards were hand delivered to the build site to be used for patio furniture.
   Tkacz stated, “This has been a heartwarming experience from beginning to end watching the community come together to make this happen. All of us at Rich’s were happy to play a small part in the process of completing this beautiful new home for the Hill family.”
  Rich and his staff are committed to giving back to the community. Currently they are conducting a month-long food drive. Their goal is to fill an entire service van with non-perishable food that Rich’s staff members will deliver to area food shelves. In exchange for community members’ generosity, those who donate to the drive are invited to enjoy a summer barbecue with the Rich’s staff on Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
   If you would like more information about the Food Drive, please call Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at (860) 763-2015.

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Rich Tkacz, owner, Rich’s Oil, Gas, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning with Pecoy Senior Vice President, Neil Geary.