Squier & Company has been serving customers throughout the Western Massachusetts area since 1874. Though times have changed since our humble beginnings delivering coal to the premium fuels we offer today, one thing has remained the same – we provide professional and individualized service you can depend on year after year. We know our customers’ likes, dislikes, and, of course, their names! So long as we’re in business, that will never change.
We’re proud to be a part of this community; hiring locals as employees, doing business with local companies, and getting involved with community organizations whenever possible is at the core of our values. If you’re in our area, stop by, say hello, and experience the Squier difference yourself.SERVICE AREA
While our company has evolved over the years, our commitment to providing top-quality service for our customers’ home heating needs has and will remain the same. We’re devoted to the people of the Greater Monson area, and we’re proud to be a company that you can rely on to keep your home comfortable. A key part of our mission is to deliver personalized service to our friends and neighbors at an affordable price. We’ve been doing it for the last century and a half, and we’re determined to continue that tradition for years to come. Continue reading to learn more about the rich history of our company.
Founded by Arba Squier Jr., Squier & Company originally sold lumber, coal, and grain at its present location on Squier Ave in downtown Monson. The original building, which consisted of a post-and-beam with trees squared on only two sides acting as floor joists, still exists today and sits next to our present office. Years ago, a wooden shallow well pump was found over one of the large beams on the second floor. The pump still has its leather packing, blue paint, and stenciling and is displayed in our main office.
Arba constructed what is now our present office building. He bought and moved the vestry building of the Congregational Church on Fountain Street to the site of Squier & Company Grain Mill at its present location on Squier Ave. This vestry building on Fountain Street was erected by Elias Carter in 1831-1832 at a cost of about $1,500.
In the early 1900s, kerosene deliveries were added, and then #2 home heating oil became the majority of the company’s deliveries. Eventually, Arba passed the company down to his son Westly, and later, Westly turned ownership over to his son Robert.
Robert sold Squier & Company to Frank and Thomas Haley. Frank’s family has operated the business up to the present day.
Squier & Company was the first local heating oil company to convert to premium #2 fuel oil for delivery to all customers. An additive in the premium fuel oil was introduced to reduce unscheduled service calls caused by clogged filters, nozzles, and fuel strainers.
In addition to home heating services, the lumber division of Arba’s business has evolved as well, and is now Squier Lumber and Hardware.
FAQ: Is Our Name Spelled Squier & Company or Squire & Company?
While many of our current and future customers mistakenly spell our name as Squire & Company, we’re actually named Squier & Company after Arba Squier Jr. (details above). That being said, if you search the web for Squire & Company and come across us anyway (and are willing to give our company a chance to impress you!), we promise to exceed your expectations in terms of pricing and service!