Our company has deep roots in the community, and we like to think that we have a special relationship with our customers. That’s why we’d like to tell you about a unique architectural project that clearly demonstrates how much we care about the people who live here.
Our company was established in 1847 by Joseph Willett to deliver coal to our customers. In 1918 we partnered with another company, C.A. Chadwick, and continued to deliver reliable heating products to the area. When Ralph Woodcock bought the business in 1941, he added fuel oil and ice to our wood and coal deliveries. We’re still owned and operated by the Woodcock family today.
When a bakery was being constructed in 1991 near a wall by an alleyway, decades of paint were removed to restore the wall’s brick exterior, and incredibly, workers found our original sign there, “Willett & Chadwick Coal Company.” A restoration expert was brought in, and using newspaper ads from the 1920s, the mural was painted to its former glory, showcasing a piece of our history right in the community we’ve always served.
As we begin another heating season, we thank you for your faith in us. We’ve been a part of this area for a long time, and we’re proud of our roots here. Even though we may get another colder-than-normal winter in New England, together we can get through it once more. Here are a few tips to help you.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
To see a video of the mural wall project, visit our community involvement page.