Dead River Company remains family owned, operated

9 years ago

Founded by Charles Hutchins in 1909, Dead River Company started out in the timber harvesting industry along a remote branch of the Dead River in scenic western Maine.

Still a family-owned company 100 years later, Dead River Company has become one of the largest retailers of home heating oil and propane in northern New England. With over 70 years of experience in the oil and propane business, Dead River Company promises to be there when our customers need us.

We have the resources to meet our customers’ heating needs — even through the most difficult of winter weather. Dead River Company offers a wide range of products and services for homes and businesses including heating oil, propane, gasoline and diesel, as well as home heating system evaluation, design and equipment installation including the new air conditioning/heat pump technology.

Dead River Company also offers energy-saving solutions like oil-to-propane conversions, programmable thermostats, energy-saving controls and energy-efficient water heaters to help customers reduce their overall heating expenses.

Since its beginnings, Dead River Company has maintained the values of a small town, family company by operating local offices that employ local people. The number-one priority at Dead River Oil Company is quality customer service.

Dead River Company is locally located at 29 Bangor St., Houlton and can be reached by dialing 532-2283 (Houlton) or 528-2354 (Patten). The Houlton office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the company please visit