Boulden Brothers History

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 • Acquires Mar Del Fuels in Elkton, MD

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

1975 • Acquires McCarthy & Sons Sanitation

1982 • Acquires 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 • Acquires 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 • Acquires 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