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!

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Take a Trip Through Our History

1924

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.

1954

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.

2000

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

2005

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

2008

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

2011

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

2015

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

2019

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.


*Must enter by midnight on 2/29/24. No purchase necessary. Your information will not be shared with any third parties. Entrants must live within the Woolley Home Solutions service area to qualify to win: view our service area here. Two winners will receive a Woolley Yeti mug. Limit one unique entry per person only by completing the form on this page. Additional entries beyond this limit will not be counted. Prize cannot be exchanged for monetary value or any other product or service from Woolley Home Solutions. Two winners will be selected at random and the winners will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to claim prize. Woolley Home Solutions employees and family members of employees are not eligible to win. By entering the giveaway, you grant Woolley Home Solutions permission to use your name, likeness, or image for promotional and marketing purposes without the requirement for any payment to you and expressly waive any claims against Woolley Home Solutions in this regard.