Dead River Company

395 Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947


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.

What sets Dead River Company apart from the competition is our commitment to delivering on a promise of exceptional customer service. Dead River Company takes pride in the way we care for our customers and keep their needs at the forefront of all that we do. Some of our “value added” programs and services include price protection and payment plans to meet our customer’s needs; service contracts; fully licensed and trained service technicians; 24 hour on-call drivers and technicians; quality products; and a long history of  “being there”  for our customers.

We thank all our customers for their loyalty and our employees for their hard work and commitment. We look forward to continuing our legacy as a strong, stable and dependable company that our customers can call on anytime, day or night.