Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


Tom Carey

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.  

The Garthwaite office moved just up the road effective June 1,2023. Our team outgrew the location at 1738 Post Rd and are now located at 1810 Post Rd in Wells.

Tom still resides in York County with his wife and four children.

Jennifer Brooks

Jennifer Brooks

Many of you are familiar with the friendly voice of Jennifer Brooks on the other end of the Garthwaite phones! Jennifer has managed our office at Garthwaite for just about a year now. Having graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in business management and a concentration in accounting. Jennifer came to us with 14 years of experience in our industry. She has experience managing customer inquiries, oil deliveries, and service calls, enabling her to understand just about every role in our office. It is this experience coupled with her strong organizational and communication skills that makes Jennifer such a great leader and asset to our team! 

“I truly believe that you should work hard and be as kind as possible. That is what creates the best working environment for both customers and colleagues” stated office manager Brooks.  “Growing up, I watched my grandparents be kind, generous, and always volunteer to help others in need. I try to emulate their generosity and always strive to support my community”, Brooks continued. “Working for a local company, like Garthwaite, makes me feel like I’m giving back and supporting the community I grew up in. Whether it is a customer with no heat, a local restaurant that needs their AC fixed promptly, I love being there to save the day and help our customers.”, she remarked. 

Jennifer was born and raised in southern Maine, has two brothers and a sister. In her free time, she is often with her dog, Riggs, paddle boarding, spending time by the ocean and at the beach. 

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 Shawn Burns, 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!

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