“I mentioned to my daughter that I had a few items from Woolley Home Solutions, and wondered if you were still in business. (I live in Springfiled, MO and she lives in Lakeside, Ca. – near San Diego). She promptly went to her computer, did her thing and sent me a lovely article all about your business. I was just delighted to learn that you are still there, still in business. We moved to 185 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, NJ in February 1949. A coal salesman showed up at my front door within two-three days of our move and told us that he had supplied coal to the former owners. We were naive at that time and allowed him to deliver coal. He was NOT a salesman from Woolley. We did not like his service, etc., and decided that we would call Woolley. One of the best decisions we ever made. Always had prompt deliveries, etc. After a few years we decided that shoveling coal into the furnace and carrying ashes out was not for us. So, once again we called Woolley and you converted our furnace to oil, installed a tank in the front yard, and we had automatic heat. And it was automatic. I never had to call to get a delivery of oil. It was service with a smile – always. One of the biggest smiles was from Johnnie who drove the big tanker down Burnett Avenue. He never failed to wave and smile. All the little children were so delighted when he tooted the horn at them. At the beginning of this letter, I mentioned “few items from Woolley”, things that I have kept all these years and brought with me to Mo. Among them are thermometers for fridge/freezer, tea-leaf strainer, egg separator, and a gadget to open stubborn lids from jars. I use these items quite often and they always make me smile. I also have a fridge magnet of the old, very old oil delivery truck. Looks to me like something from around the early thirties.
We moved to Springield, Mo at the end of September 1990. It was a bittersweet move, but it was something we needed to do. My husband, John, was retired and I was close to retiring. Our youngest child, Arthur, had moved out here with his new bride. Of course, we had to come out and visit. Well, we fell in love with the area – not to mention real estate prices. Knew at that moment that this would be our retirement place. Within a month of moving out here (and moving in with the newlyweds), we found our house. Have two acres (the smallest piece of property in this particular area), and moved into a nice ranch-style house. It is a semi-rural area – many fields where hay is the main crop to feed all the cattle that the farmers raise.
On a sad note, my husband passed away in June. He loved living here. I, too, am quiite happy here, but I still miss Maplewood and all the friends that I left behind.
My best wishes to everyone at Woolley Home Solutions. Please know that while there is a sizable distance between us, you will always be a part of my life and memories.”
"While a number of fleets in New Jersey, including the Department of Transportation, have used biodiesel blends for many years, this pump opening marks the first time biodiesel will be sold directly to consumers in the state. We commend Woolley...Joe Jobe CEO (National Biodiesel Board)