In February, and all of 2024, Berico will be celebrating it’s 100-year anniversary in the triad community.  Evolving from what was originally “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.  Additionally, Berico’s wholesale fuel company, Gateco Oil Co., maintains a terminal position at Greensboro’s fuel terminals.

Berico upholds William N. Berry’s motto of “Always Dependable” as proven by it’s multiple Reader’s Choice Awards, BBB Torch Award for Ethics, and it’s generosity to the community.  Particularly 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 successfully transitioned into its 4th 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 and current CEO, Thomas A. Berry.  In 2011, current President, Will Berry joined as a 4th generation Berry leader. 

“We are extremely proud to enter our 100th year supporting customers in the triad. I give credit to our great staff over the years, previous leadership, and dedication to our community for helping us reach this great milestone!” – Will Berry, President

Submitted by: Will Berry, President and Thomas A. Berry, CEO