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A Brief History of Boulden Brothers

1946  •  Omar & Urie Boulden, Sr. start Boulden Brothers Coal in Newark, DE

1947  •  Seeing a decreased demand for coal, Omar & Urie, Sr. add heating oil to the business

1959  •  Urie Boulden, Jr. starts Boulden Oil Co. in Earleville, MD

1963  •  Urie, Jr. purchases Boulden Brothers and changes name to Boulden Oil Co.

1964  •  Boulden Oil purchases B & J Burner Service to better serve their customers

1965  •  Begins offering septic tank pumping service

1968  •  Adds propane to the growing list of services

1971  •  Adds portable toilet rentals

1972  •  Aquires Mar Del Fuels in Elkton, MD

1973  •  Boulden Oil Co. incorporates as Boulden, Inc.

1975  •  Aquires McCarthy & Sons Sanitation

1982  •  Aquires Wilco Supply adding motor oil to the product family

1988  •  Tim Boulden begins working in the motor oil division

1991  •  Buys C.R. Brown Oil Co. in Elkton, MD

1991  •  Expands service business to include air conditioning & heat pumps

1991  •  Sells motor oil division to Sico, Inc.

1992  •  Mike Boulden begins working in the oil & propane division

1993  •  Buys heating oil division of Newark Lumber

1994  •  Purchases A.J. Price Oil Co. in Newark, DE

1995  •  Adds water conditioning to the list of  services

1996  •  Aquires Premier Oil in Wilmington, DE

1996  •  Purchases West End Fuels in Wilmington, DE

1996  •  Buys Modern Fuels in Wilmington, DE

1996  •  Plumbing service is added

1997  •  Aquires Skold Services in Newark, expanding the HVAC and plumbing business

1997  •  Adds bottled water

1999  •  Buys Hammond & Taylor Oil in New Castle, DE

1999  •  Sold bottled water division to Aquarius Bottled Water

2000  •  Purchases the heating oil division of Schlosser & Associates in Newark, DE

2001  •  Seeing a decreased demand for heating oil, the decision is made to sell the heating oil division to Burns & McBride

2004  •  Boulden HVAC joins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning national franchise

2005  •  Looking to focus on the core businesses of propane, HVAC & plumbing, the septic division is sold to A-1 Sanitation

2007  •  Starts Mister Sparky Electrical Service

2007  •  Urie Boulden, Jr. sells business to Tim & Michael Boulden

2008  •  Sold portable toilet division to A-1 Sanitation

2013  •  67 years later, the name changes back to Boulden Brothers

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