Why Us

About Bender’s

Bender’s Oil Service has been serving Lebanon and the surrounding communities for over 50 years. We’re a family-owned and operated business – big enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.

Here’s how it all got started: A man, an oil truck and a vision.

  • 2012
  • 1982
  • 1958
  • 1946

Charles, Ron, Kurt, and Carl Bender and Joe RussoCharles, Ron and Kurt Bender were thrilled when Joe Russo (Arnold Bender’s grandson), and Carl Bender (a Bender cousin), expressed an interest in continuing the family tradition. Both of these men are life long Lebanon residents who come to Bender’s Oil with the experience of running successful businesses (Russo Trucking and Bender’s Construction). They have officially joined the management team at Bender’s Oil Service as of September 2012.

To ensure a smooth transition for the company, and most importantly, for our customers, the five men will continue to work together as Joe and Carl learn and take over more and more of the business. Bender’s Oil Service is extremely proud to continue its tradition of offering honest, personalized business with excellent product and expert services. In fact, we’ll put our name on it.

Charles, Ron and Kurt BenderFor 30 years, Bender’s Oil was run by three of Art & Helen Bender’s sons, Charles, Ron and Kurt Bender. During this time, as the business has continued to grow, they have added more oil trucks/drivers and servicemen. But, even with this growth, the ideals of honest, personalized business, expert service and community commitment has been the ultimate goal.

Most recently, as these three men have gotten closer to retirement age, thoughts turned to who would run the oil business with the same Bender’s Oil Service ideals.

Roland Russo12 years later, with the business growing, Arnold asked his brother, Art Bender to join him. Art’s wife, Helen, went to work for Bender’s Oil as their bookkeeper and Arnold’s son-in-law, Roland Russo, joined as an oil truck driver. Bender’s Oil continued to grow and became well known for its honest, business practices and commitment to the community.

Arnold Bender66 years ago, Arnold Bender bought an oil truck with the intent of starting an oil business. He didn’t have any set customers, but he got a load of oil and drove around selling the oil. When that truckload was gone, Arnold got another load of oil and repeated the process. Bender’s Oil Service was born.