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About us

Buckeye Energy Brokers was incorporated in 2000 to help customer through the deregulation of electricity throughout the country.  Soon after, the natural gas industry deregulated as well and has continued to do so leaving customers with lots of questions on how to manage their energy needs.  We are prepared to answer those questions and chart a course to lower energy rates. 
 - First PUCO certified electric broker in Ohio, 2000.
 - First PUCO certified natural gas broker in Ohio, 2002.
 - First to implement electric municipal aggregation, 2000.
 - First to implement natural gas municipal aggregation, 2002.
Thomas M. Bellish, President


Tom has worked with more than 200 aggregation buying groups, most notably the Federal Government’s General Service Administration which included the Statue of Liberty.  He has over 20 years experience at a local utility, third party supplier and customer providing a 360 degree view of the energy business.  Thomas earned his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at Cleveland State University and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at Youngstown State University.


Phone: 330-730-4338

Fax: 330-730-4338



Art Deininger, Senior Energy Consultant


Arthur J. Deininger, is experienced in reducing the utility costs for Fortune 500 accounts in construction, retail, and healthcare. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University with advanced studies from Case Western Reserve University.    

Phone: 216-548-7936
Fax: 216-916-4371

For a 2013 start date, we have the state record lowest price in any natural gas program at $4.31/Mcf for the City of Ravenna.  In 2010 our programs were $1.68/Mcf less on average than other community programs. We also have a state record of $5.83/Mcf for the McDonald senior rate.  In January 2010, several of our programs were at $3.72/Mcf!

Ohio Consumers Counsel


For information on the latest energy news affecting residential consumers—

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

For information on rates and case docketing—



Our Philosophy on Getting the Best Price

​We are Ohio's original energy broker and not your common consultant. We do not lock in high prices for our customers. 

We understand the real market trends and predicted the recent drop in energy prices. 


We are not defined by what we obtain.  We are defined by what we give.



April 2010:  Buckeye Energy Brokers selects Citizens for Trumbull County Seniors  a Corporate Charity


                     November 2007: Buckeye Energy Brokers selects Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a Corporate Charity.

  April 2007:  Buckeye Energy Brokers selects Portage County Sheriff’s Association as a Corporate Charity

Press Releases

February 2014

Marietta Times:  “I'm a pretty typical user, I believe, and I consume about 1,000 kwh a month so this will save me about $8.70 a month. That's over $100 a year. With the way prices for just about everything are going up, I'm not going to complain about an extra $100 in my pocket. Thanks to Mr. Bellish and the community for their efforts!" -Ryan014, City of Marietta Resident

December 2009

City of Hudson gets Kudos

February 2009 

Buckeye Energy Brokers Interviewed by Toledo Blade about Impacted of Rockies Express Pipeline

October 2008

Buckeye Energy Brokers mentioned in Cleveland Plain Dealer as “Lowest of all” and Akron Beacon Journal as “Stellar”

November 2007

Buckeye Energy Brokers selects Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a Corporate Charity

April 2006

Buckeye Energy Brokers selects Miracle for Madison as a Corporate Charity

October 2005

Cleveland Crain's Business Interviews Thomas Bellish, President

August 2002

Buckeye Energy Brokers becomes certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for natural gas

October 2000

Buckeye Energy Brokers becomes certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for electric

October 2010

Customer feedback:  “We are saving a ton!” - Local Service Director, commenting  on recent utility bills.

April 2010

Columbia Gas sets rates by auction.

June 2009

FirstEnergy announces new electric rates.

November 2008

Columbia Gas of Ohio announces distribution rate increase.

November 2008

Dominion East Ohio announces distribution rate increase.


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