Contact:  Gene Guilford gene@ctcema.com
For Immediate Release February 7, 2013

 

CEMA CONGRATULATES GAULT ENERGY OF WESTPORT, CT

FOR 150 YEARS IN BUSINESS

[Cromwell, CT] The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association is proud to congratulate Gault Energy for kicking off their 150th Anniversary celebration today, "150 Years of Community," in ceremonies at the Gault Barn on Campo Road South in Westport. Gault companies have served Westport and surrounding communities with freight hauling, agricultural products, coal, oil, propane, heating and conservation services, building materials and stone works since its founding by Robert Gault in 1863.

The picture above shows the three generations of the Gault family, with William Gault kneeling in the center. Surrounding Bill are two other generations of the Gault family that includes present Gault Energy President Sam Gault with wife Nancy, Jim and Ginger Donaher, Lee and Jim Saveliff, Judy Sterling, Kelly and Grant Polland and Karen Jacobs as well as Bill's grandchildren. Robert Gault came to America from Ireland in 1850, and founded the Gault business in Westport in 1863. Four generations later, Gault President Sam Gault heads a company diversified in energy products and services as well as building materials and stone works that employes 105 people.

CEMA President Gene Guilford was honored to add his thanks for the inumerable contributions made by the Gault family and their employees and Gault Energy over the generations to Westport, the energy industry and the State of Connecticut. Gene's remarks were preceded by congratulations given by Gordon Joseloff, Westport's First Selectman, Edward Musante, President of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Dorothy Curran of the Westport Historical Society, Charlotte Hancock of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and Megan Smith-Gill, Director of Marketing for Gault.

Gault is one of the oldest energy companies in business in Connecticut today, and the oldest family owned business in Fairfield County. Gault's exemplary leadership in pioneering energy conservation services for its customers marks but one of its outstanding contributions in the service to the consumers and communities it serves.

Charlotte Hancock of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation announced that the Gault Barn had been designated as a State Historic landmark on this date.

Gault will celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a variety of special events for the community and consumers throughout 2013 and will be presented soon through a new website at http://gault150.com/

For more information about Gault and the Gault150 celebratory events please contact Megan Smith-Gill at 202-222-3228 or by email at

msmith-gill@gaultenergy.com

 

CEMA represents more than 585 Connecticut based independent businesses. These businesses serve more than 650,000 heating fuels consumers, employ 13,000 Connecticut citizens at the majority of our state's 1,400 motor fuels outlets and 600 heating fuels retailers. CEMA's offices are at 10 Alcap Ridge, Cromwell, CT  06416. 

For more information about today's Press Release, contact Gene Guilford.