About our Company
PARAGON OIL ...an American Oil Company
Was founded in the early twentieth century in New York City by five brothers: Henry, Irving, Robert, Benjamin, and Arnold Schwartz. The brothers, and their sister Bess, were first-generation Americans; their parents were Jewish immigrants from the town of Belaya Tserkov , near kiev , today located in the Ukraine . Their father Sam was a blacksmith, and relatives back in Ukraine were involved in the whale oil business. The combination of these factors led to the brothers experimenting with building the first oil heaters designed for residential buildings.
Paragon Oil was primarily a fuel oil distribution business, operating a fleet of trucks around the Northeastern United States . It continued in operation until the 1950s, when it was modernized. Today Paragon Oil leads the industry with a fleet of 57 fuel oil trucks delivering to homes and businesses.