Local residents will have the opportunity to save on their energy bill with the expansion of Galway Co-op into Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.
The co-op was founded by Michael Casadei and a group of neighbors in Galway in 2006 who sought to boost their buying power.
“Galway Co-op was formed in 2006 as a means to reduce our membership’s fuel cost,” Ben Neri, managing member of Galway Co-op, said. “Today we have over 5,000 members.”
The organization recently expanded into the local region.
“Our new contracts allow us to go all the way up to Lake Placid-Saranac Lake area with both propane and fuel oil,” Neri said.
Getting involved with the co-op would save local residents money, Neri said.
“Essex County home owners should join our group because we can save them substantially on their propane and fuel oil cost,” Neri said. “In the near future we will be offering discount trash removal. There are other discounts also offered to our members that are listed on our web site.”
The discounted prices can add up to big savings.
“Fuel savings range from 20 cents a gallon to over $1 per gallon depending on the type of fuel you use and what your yearly usage is,” Neri said.
As more people join the co-op, the savings increase.
“The concept is simple,” Neri said. “The more members we get on board, the less we pay for products and services, and the more money charities receive.”
Not only do residents save themselves money, they’re also doing a good deed, Neri said.
“The Galway Co-op typically donates 10 percent of the proceeds generated to the local food pantries,” Neri said. “Our largest donations go to Breast Cancer Awareness and the Fight Against Autism.”
Galway Co-op members are offered a variety of other discounts for services, and details are on the co- op's website at: fuels4less.com.