Founded over 110 years ago

Dead River Company is trusted by homes and businesses throughout Northern New England for reliable fuel deliveries and expert service. Each day our employees come to work focused on upholding the company’s core values of integrity, caring and excellence. No matter the time of day or day of the week, you can count on us to be there when you need us. This is how we deliver on a promise.

What we do

We keep homes and businesses fueled - helping to ensure your comfort, safety and above all else peace of mind.  Whether you use propane, heating oil, or kerosene, you can rely on us for timely deliveries, competitive pricing, skilled equipment servicing and truly caring about meeting your expectations. 

Our Guarantees

We promise to deliver exceptional customer service by respecting your time, having a kind, courteous, and well-trained staff, and being there when you need us.

  • We guarantee to strive to make our customers feel confident in doing business with us, cared for and treated with respect.
  • We guarantee to leave your home as good as or better than when we got there.
  • We guarantee to show our company pride in our personal appearance, in our fleet and in our facilities.
  • We guarantee to respect your time.
  • We guarantee to be thorough and follow through.

Delivering on a promise since 1909

We started in the forest products industry in 1909 and entered the petroleum business in the 1930s. Growth was rapid, and in the 1980s, we sold our timberland to focus on our core business—providing reliable fuel deliveries and expert service. Today, we have over 50 locally managed offices, serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. We look forward to serving you. 

Why the name
Dead River Company?

We often get asked about the origin of our name. So if you’re wondering, it’s a tribute to the Dead River. Founded in 1909 by Charles Hutchins, we got our start in the forest product industry, and the Dead River was a throughway for carrying timberland to remote areas of Western Maine.

Join our team, find your future

We’re looking for individuals who uphold our company values—those who have integrity, are caring, and strive for excellence. Is that you? Come join Dead River Company.

Dead River Company approaching home door for inspection

When you call on us, we’ll be there.

Dead River Company is here and ready when you need us. We’ve built our business on a promise to deliver unmatched service—and as our customer, that’s just what you’ll get.