Family Owned Since the Beginning
We are proud to be a small business success story out of the archives of American tradition – locally owned and operated.
After 22 years of working for the Pennsylvania Railroad on steam generators that burned 25 gallons of oil per hour, Jim Alter became interested in home heating. He found most systems only burn approximately three quarts per hour. Thus, an idea and a business entrepreneur were forged as part of the American dream.
In 1956, Jim opened his business on Quarry Road and after 2 years moved into a larger facility. In 1958, 10 Cameron Avenue became the home to Hummelstown Fuel Oil Service. Since that time, we have become a full service heating, air conditioning, natural gas, propane and fuel supplier. We offer in-house service with their own duct shop and provide round-the-clock emergency service.
As Hummelstown’s Oldest Continuing Business, Hummelstown Fuel Oil Service is the area’s trusted provider. Because of our personal service, concern for our customers and quality products we are always a first choice for Fuel Services in the communities we serve – that’s how we started and remains a lasting focus of our business.