Our History

New Castle County Cecil CountyA 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