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.