100 Years of Woolley: Celebrating a Century of Excellence

The team at Woolley Home Solutions is ecstatic to celebrate our 100th year in business! It means the world to us that four generations of Woolley family members have served just as many generations of customers in our Greater Maplewood community. Your continued patronage and trust allow us to do what we love every single day, and for that we cannot thank you enough—but we can try! Not part of the family yet? Become a customer now!


Take a Trip Through Our History


Two brothers, Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr., immigrated to New Jersey from New York. They wanted to start a coal company, like their father, Nephi Woolley. They found a spacious site on Burnett Avenue in Maplewood, where the Woolley Coal Company opened its doors to provide coal, ice, and wood to local homeowners.

The Great Depression

Herb and Norman extended credit to families who needed it and received unfailing consumer loyalty in return.

End of World War II

The company more than doubled in size, and the name was changed to the Woolley Fuel Company. It also became one of the first companies to fully computerize to ensure faster, more accurate delivery, service, and billing.


Norm’s son, Norman W. Woolley, Jr. Joined his dad and uncle in the family business.

The 1990s

Norman E. Woolley, the fourth generation, entered the family business.


Woolley Fuel Company installed a state-of-the-art propane refilling station to fill barbecue grill tanks and commercial propane tanks.


The company acquired A.D. Runyon, located in Millington, NJ, and expanded the business into Somerset and Hunterdon County.


Woolley Fuel Company became the first diesel station in New Jersey to carry biodiesel.


Woolley Fuel Company acquired C.T. Williams and Son Plumbing to further expand its offerings to include servicing and installing natural gas.


As the company continued to grow and expand its services, the name was changed again to Woolley Home Solutions.


Woolley Home Solutions pledges that our Bioheat® fuel will be carbon-neutral by 2050.

Present Day

Woolley Home Solutions is the oldest business in Maplewood and continues to offer personal service to its customers.