Shotmeyer Bros: Serving North New Jersey for 90 Years
A little bit about our 90 year history
Back in 1926, Henry and his brother Albert had an opportunity to enter the petroleum industry as mechanics and gasoline attendants. Due to the young men's strong work ethic and natural ability to administer the finest customer service, they became known as "the two nice Dutch boys" at the filling station on Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne. Word spread quickly and business dramatically increased. They soon purchased the business and that became the beginning of a long legacy of success for the company. Armed with enthusiasm for customer service, they worked night and day to build their empire.
They soon purchased more and more gasoline filling stations and then began building their own. All the while they also grew their heating oil and diesel fuel company, intending to be the best in the marketplace. They hand-picked employees and led them by example to be part of their dream. In retrospect, throughout the long careers of "the two nice Dutch Boys" they amassed hundreds of service stations, and built a strong bond with their heating oil customers in northern New Jersey. Although Henry is no longer with us, he instilled the spirit of his dream in everyone at Shotmeyer Brothers. He was at the helm right up to the end, when he passed away at 100 years young. He came to work every day; it was his favorite pastime.
Long time President, Charles P. Shotmeyer, passed the torch to his son, Charles H. Shotmeyer as President, and Charles P., is now CEO. They each in turn inherited their father's work ethic, and run the company with same dream and passion. There is always family on board continuing the legacy of "excellence in service to our customers!"
We Care About Our Community
Shotmeyer Brothers firmly believes that businesses should support worthy organizations in the communities they serve. For our part, we support the Boy Scouts of America, the Valley Hospital Foundation, the Christian Health Care Center, the Hawthorne Boys & Girls Club, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Shotmeyer Brothers is happy to do our part, and we will continue to support groups that do good work in our area. We encourage our customers to learn more about the organizations we support.