Ives Bros Inc
Ives Brothers Ice & Oil history goes back to 1917. Back then ice was harvested from nearby lakes and most of the oil deliveries were “range oil” used for kerosene cooking stoves which were delivered in 5 gallon containers. During the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s, If you bought a bag of ice at a convenience store, gas station, package store, Campground or smaller supermarket in Eastern Connecticut, that bag of ice probably was one of ours made here at 1244 Main Street in Willimantic.
Ice is now a part of our history which allows us to focus solely on our Heating oil customer to ensure their comfort at home. Ives Brothers has delivered uninterrupted service through two World Wars, Prohibition, several recessions, one Great Depression and putting a man on the moon. We’ve delivered a reputation of honesty and integrity that has lasted for 95 years and three generations from the same address!
Ives Brothers delivered home heating oil up to two towns away in each direction. Then, in 2004 Ives Bros. purchased a Woodstock based company and included Putnam, Danielson and Pomfret into the area we service. In 2008, after many phone calls through the years asking for our services from the people of Colchester, East Hampton and East Haddam areas, we now offer our services there as well. In 2012 we celebrate our 95th anniversary. We welcome the opportunity to work for you now and into the future.