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A Family Business for Nearly 70 Years

The year was 1946, a time of optimism, promise and a demand for better ways of living. New technologies were about to revolutionize lifestyles around the globe.

Television, commercial jet travel, stylish automobiles with brighter colors and better house hold appliances were the order of the day. It was the beginning of the “Baby Boom” generation and housing demand soared. Also, the embers of coal-heated homes were slowly burning out and giving way to modern oil heating systems.

The war in Europe had ended and Roger Niccoli and Joseph Niccoli were honorably discharged from military service. Having no formal education, Roger decided to exploit his mechanical acumen and knowledge of the plumbing and heating trade and together with brother Joseph began a company called Modern Oil Heating Co. The advent of coal to oil conversions began in the mid 1940’s and sustained the success of their new company into the mid 1950’s. They developed their own customer base while subcontracting for other companies as well. In those early years, they saw the evolving transition from coal to oil as an opportunity to grow their business in a new direction by selling home heating oil.

In 1949, they purchased a 600 gallon oil truck, changed the company name to Niccoli Bros. Oil and here we are 68 years later as one of the major retail heating oil and service companies in our market area. In fact, some of our original customers are still among our loyal customers today. Our 68 year journey as a family-owned business included many challenges and triumphs. One of the major challenges was finding a permanent office location and base of operations to grow our company.

Niccoli Bros. outgrew several different locations within the City of Brockton before settling at our present location in 1964. We finally had space for our fleet, a new bulk storage facility, and spacious, newly-renovated offices. The new facility was a turning point for our company, a move that significantly improved purchasing power, visibility, and accessibility to our customers. Exposure on the heavily-traveled Montello Street in Brockton gave us a presence and we were becoming a household name.

The years to come would bring many successes. In 1968 we purchased Campbell’s Oil Service from the late Herbert “Soup” Campbell, a businessman and well-known Brockton native. Since then, we have acquired four oil companies, one of which was a primary supplier to Niccoli Bros. Oil Inc. before having our own storage facility on-site.

Our growth and development has surpassed even our own high expectations. Today we provide a full spectrum of heating services to over 10,000 customers in the Greater Brockton Area and surrounding towns. With the third generation well-versed in computer technology and the latest in fuel efficient equipment for commercial and residential application, we continue to grow, diversify and expand our services and delivery area.

With the company’s recent name change to Niccoli Oil & Energy, a nod to the future, Michael Niccoli – President, Joseph Niccoli Jr. – Asst. Service Manager, Nicholas Niccoli – Asst. Manager-Oil, and Roger Niccoli are carrying the torch into the 21st century.  They will continue to maintain Niccoli Oil  & Energy’s legacy of excellence in all facets of the retail heating oil business.

The entire Niccoli family wishes to thank all of you who have supported us and contributed to our success.

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Fred Niccoli
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Joseph Niccoli
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Jim Niccoli

 


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Joey Niccoli
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Nick Niccoli