In 1967 Roger and
Gertrude Hinkley purchased the assets of the American
Oil Company (AMOCO) in Claremont NH and the surrounding
area. This was the birth of R.E. Hinkley Company.
Starting out with a one man operation delivering
gasoline, heating oil, motor oil and lubricants, Roger
or known by many as “Tink”, delivered the products while
Gertrude held down the office duties.
the early 70’s the sons of Tink and Gert joined the work
force. Steven started shortly after coming home from
serving in the Navy and Scott started right out of High
School. The company grew to include a full fledged
service department, gas stations and a couple of
convenience stores. In 1986 Gert and Tink retired and
sold the family business to their sons, Scott and Steve.
Lissa, Scotts wife, took over the management of the
office and this was the second generations beginning. In
2000, Scott bought out Steve and decided to concentrate
on the heating oil and Diesel fuel end of the business.
Luke, Scott and Lissa's son, started work for the
Company while in High School learning the art of
delivering oil and serving the customers. Shortly after
Carla, Scott and Lissa's daughter, joined her mother in
the office providing customer service. With this, the
third generation is now on the job.
2005 Scott and Lissa purchased land in Claremont on Lane
Ridge Road for a new facility to house R.E. Hinkley Co.
After selling their home, Scott and Lissa moved to Lane
Ridge with the business and reside in an apartment at
the facility. Nearby also sits the homes of Luke, and
Carla. This places Carla’s children at the office and we
proudly say that this is the fourth generation in
saw the birth of a propane division enabling a wider
more complete line of comfort products for the customers
of R.E. Hinkley Co.
R.E. Hinkley Company continues to be run by “family” and
strives to treat their customers as part of it.