In 1997, Chris graduated Pope John High School, in Sparta NJ. After studying briefly at the University of Rhode Island he ventured into the trucking business. He owned and operated Christopher Colson Trucking for the next 10 years. During those 10 years, Chris also performed oil tank removal and installation, contaminated site remediation, oil burner service, and heavy equipment operation & mobilization. In 2005, Nick also graduated Pope John High School, and proceeded to study at Muhlenberg College. Nick graduated in 2009, with a degree in Business Management, and a double concentration in Marketing and Management Science.
In 2010 Chris and Nick purchased the Warren County division of Starz Oil, Randy Colson's current business in Netcong, forming what is now Hackettstown Oil Corporation. In 2011, Hackettstown Oil expanded their quickly growing business to include the sale of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel, for both on-road and off-road equipment. All of Hackettstown Oil's premium heating oil and diesel is purchased directly from pipe line suppliers in Newark, NJ and Fullerton, PA.
As of fall 2012, Hackettstown Oil had tripled in volume in two short years. It was time for the next level of expansion. In March 2013, Hackettstown Oil Corp proudly launched an E-Commerce division of sales, at HackettstownOil.net. Through online sales Hackettstown Oil is now capable of offering unbeatable pricing to NWNJ and NEPA, while keeping consistent with the prompt and reliable delivery of premium oil. In December of 2013, after 8 months of spec and production, Hackettstown Oil introduced their 2014 Peterbilt tri-axle to the fleet. A truck with an unique capacity of 6500 gallons, more than twice the size of the industry standard 2800 gallon trucks. This was another of Hackettstown Oil cost reducing twists allowing for more deliveries and less load time, ultimately bringing the cost to the consumer down. Although this truck cannot be used in driveways, with over 3000 customers, Hackettstown Oil had no problem routing a full day's work to homes, that can be delivered to from the Street.
During March of 2014 Hackettstown Oil began offering oil delivery to some new territories in Sussex County. These include Andover, Byram, Fredon, Frelinghuysen, Green, Hampton Township, Johnsonburg, Newton, Sparta, Stanhope, Stillwater and Tranquility. Additionally, as of April 1st 2014, Hackettstown Oil purchased the existing accounts for the majority of these new areas previously handled by Starz Oil.
Chris and Nick would like to take this opportunity to thank all existing customers for their patronage, making such rapid expansion possible. Hackettstown Oil looks forward to continuing to serve you, while welcoming aboard many new customers. Please feel free to contact us anytime, via phone or email, with any feedback to help us serve you.