Millers Energy Acquires Johns Brothers


Millers Energy, formerly Miller Oil Co., purchased Johns Brothers Oil, Heating and Air Conditioning headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Millers Energy and Johns Brothers have been the major heating oil suppliers in the region for generations. With the acquisition of Johns Brothers Oil, Heating and Air Conditioning, Millers Energy will increase its market share and continue to grow, the company said in a statement.

Millers Energy provides residential heating oil, heating and air conditioning systems, service, installation and plumbing from Virginia Beach to the Peninsula. With the acquisition, Millers Energy becomes one of the largest residential heating and air conditioning companies in the region. The established client base and geographic reach with the combined companies guarantee purchasing power, Millers said.

“We’ve admired the Johns Brothers leadership for years,” Jeff Miller, president of Millers Energy, said in the Oct. 9 statement. “Everyone agreed that the best way to serve our residential oil and heating and air conditioning customers would be to combine our efforts. HVAC sales, installation and service have become a significant part of our business with high growth—more than triple—over the last five years. While we continue to be oil heat experts, we have successfully expanded into providing all forms of residential heating and air conditioning, and we are uniquely positioned to provide Johns Brothers’ customers with the personalized service they have known for years.”

Johns Brothers Security will continue to operate as a separate company under the Johns Brothers leadership. Millers Energy was founded as Miller Oil Company, Inc. in 1977 when Augustus ‘Gus’ Miller purchased Exxon Company USA’s home heating oil business in Norfolk, Va. Millers’ greatest growth took place during the 1980s, and it was included in Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies three times. Also, during this time, the company expanded into the convenience store and gasoline retailing business. Today, Millers Energy is the leading heating oil, HVAC and commercial fuels provider of Hampton Roads. The company also has 22 Millers convenience stores from Virginia Beach to Manassas. The family-operated business, with more than 400 employees, established the Miller Oil Foundation in 2004 to give back to the community. For more information, visit


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