Woodruff Energy: Aging Like a Fine Fuel Company

2019 is a big year for us here at Woodruff Energy. Thanks to our customers, our loyal employees, and a family history of hard work and sacrifice, Woodruff Energy is celebrating 150 year of business this year. Woodruff Energy has made many changes throughout the years to grow into the company that we are today. What has remained the same after all of the years is our gratitude for our customers, our care for our local community, and our willingness to do whatever it takes to offer the best customer service available.

We didn’t grow into the leading heating contractors in Gloucester County, NJ, without an entire community of families and businesses helping to steer the incredible journey. Woodruff Energy marks a century and a half of success with both excitement and gratitude.

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane, tracing our path to this point:


  • In 1869, John S. Woodruff started a coal company that served local farmers.
  • In 1931, Woodruff Oil Company started selling fuel oil, the first company of its kind in the area to do so. Soon after, we began offering heating installation and related services.
  • In the late 1950s, the company leased a two-million gallon storage plant that enabled it to expand its catalog of products to gasoline, diesel fuels and motor oils.
  • In late 1969, the company mourned the loss of George J. Woodruff, whose 42 years at the helm yielded immense progress.
  • The 1980s saw significant expansion with the acquisition of several energy companies and thousands of new customers. Woodruff also inked contracts with major oil companies Exxon, Getty, Coastal, and BP.
  • In 1993, Robert A Woodruff, Jr., joined his father, Robert Sr., as a company leader, and the company began offering natural gas.
  • In 1997, Woodruff Oil Company became known as Woodruff Energy.
  • In 2013, Woodruff Energy began providing propane, an important addition to an already extensive list of services.
  • In 2017, Woodruff Energy updated their website to offer online bill pay, online ordering, and online service requests for the first time.
  • In 2018, Woodruff Energy added Plumbing to the company’s tool belt

It’s easy to see why Woodruff Energy remains a trusted source for fuel oils and heating contractors in Cumberland County, NJ, in the year 2019. We’ve changed with the times but always held on to our family values and impeccable customer service.  

Join in our 150th birthday celebration. Contact us today to fill any and all energy fuel needs.


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