Whether you are looking to service your home, equipment, or business, you can rely on Garthwaite to get the job done! Founded by Peter Garthwaite, Garthwaite Energy, Inc. has been servicing York County for over 30 years. Peter led the company for over 20 years, incorporating his key values: integrity, honor, intelligence, dedication, and competence. These principles remain a part of the company’s foundation as we strive to provide our community with excellence.
Our current President and Owner, Tom Carey, purchased Garthwaite in the fall of 2013. With Tom’s 35+ years of heating oil and propane experience, he quadrupled the size of the company incorporating his vast industry knowledge, enabling reliable supply at competitive prices. Our team, at Garthwaite, quickly adapted Tom’s coined phrase, “FDR”. The acronym not to be confused with the 34th President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, instead portrays the three most important things we do as a company. We want to be Fair, Decent, and Reasonable with our customers, employees, and business partners one hundred percent of the time. Tom is often overheard instructing staff to treat customers the way they would like their own mother to be treated. Since Garthwaite Energy, Inc. has been established, our winning formula has not changed: hard work, fair prices, outstanding quality, and satisfaction guaranteed has put us where we are today.
“We understand that we DO NOT live in a perfect world. We understand that sometimes our customers pay two days late for an oil delivery and miss our prompt payment discount. We know that homeowners’ heating systems always seem to fail at the worst possible time, requiring an expensive repair, just when the real estate taxes are due or the day after the college tuition was paid. Our goal is to be responsive to our customers’ needs. This is the case especially for good clients who have been with us for years. As a locally owned company, we can assist our clients when they ask us for help.”
-Tom Carey (Owner & President)
The Dream Team
Meet the Dream Team! If you are a current customer of Garthwaite, you are likely familiar with some of these smiling faces. With years of experience, our highly skilled technicians are ready and willing to meet our customers’ every need. Their knowledge and capability range from professional service and installation in heating oil/propane, hvac services; included but not limited to boilers, hot water tanks, furnaces, air handlers, mini splits, oil tanks, gas piping, and propane tanks. This team, led by Service Manager Mike Levesque, is not afraid of a late-night call, holiday emergency, or whatever might come their way. They are dependable, efficient, and know how to get the job done. We have the best and most experienced service technicians of any company operating in our area. It is no wonder many of the Hotels and Restaurants in our area rely on this team!
Meet Our Staff
In the fall of 2013, Peter Garthwaite decided to invest more time in his recycling business and sold Garthwaite Oil to our new President, Tom Carey. Tom has been a resident of York County for over 30 years and has been in the heating oil business for 37 years.
Since Tom took over, the company has grown dramatically. We got into the propane business and since then, the company quadrupled in size. We built a garage in Wells to house the fuel delivery trucks, store service parts, and to accommodate our growing number of service technicians. A state of the art 30,000 gallon propane storage facility was installed at the garage for better efficiency.
Garthwaite also outgrew our original office space on Post Road, so we bought a newer and larger office building three miles down Route 1.
Tom still resides in York County with his wife and four children.
Customer Service Manager
Christin comes into Garthwaite as the newest member of our office staff. She brings with her 20+ years of customer service experience and truly enjoys working with people. Christin leaves behind 12 years of restaurant management and is very excited to learn the ins and outs of the oil and propane industries.
Christin will be responsible for all of our service billing and scheduling. She will be working closely with our service department to be sure we keep your heat and hot water running when it gets cold.
Born and raised in Southern Maine, Christin has planted her roots right here in Wells. She enjoys spending time with her family, trivia challenges with friends, movies, crossword puzzles and traveling the world. Her love for puzzles makes problem solving and multi-tasking a couple of her specialties.
Founder, Master Oil Burner Technician, Master Electrician
Following the motto of the Merchant Marines “Acta Non Verba” – Deeds not words. Peter Garthwaite is a leader that exemplifies the concept of service above self. Pete graduated from Southern Maine Technical College with his degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and Maine Maritime Academy, acquiring his degree in Marine Engineering. Pete retired from the Merchant Marines after 21 years of service as Chief Engineer.
With over 30 years of experience as a Master Oil Burner Technician, in addition to Master Electrician, his shipboard experience still carries over into his career today. He has exceptional problem solving skills, and easily adapts to the technical aspects of residential settings. Pete was drawn to the industry due to his love of the heating business.
That love is evident whether he’s interacting with customers, installing a new boiler or changing out an oil tank. Pete is the true meaning of hard work, and coupled with his keen business sense, he symbolizes leadership with his integrity, honor, intelligence, dedication and competence. He is genuine and truly cares about people, never wanting anyone to go without, and it is apparent throughout his daily interactions. In his spare time, he can be found “relaxing”, taking care of our environment by recycling scrap metal of any kind! When the day draws to a close he heads for home with his fiancé and family here in Wells, Maine.
Below are the areas that we serve in southern Maine.