Dead River Company
Founded in 1909 by Charles Hutchins, Dead River Company had its roots in the forest products industry. The company was named for the Dead River, which flowed through much of its timberland in remote areas of Western Maine. In the 1930s, Curtis Hutchins took over management of the company from his father. The purchase of a small petroleum bulk storage plant, four gasoline stations and an Esso franchise, in 1936, marked Dead River Company's entrance into the petroleum business. Still a family-owned company, Dead River Company now has over 70 years of experience in the fuel oil and propane business. While our size ensures a reliable supply of petroleum products for our customers, it's how we deliver our services and support our communities that matters most. By operating locally managed offices throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and now Massachusetts, we still maintain the values of a family-owned company.