Over 100 Years of Our Devine History
Posted on November 6th, 2020 by Devine Bros
For over 100 years, our history has been a staple part of our community. Each family member worked hard to get us to where we are today! Our deep history starts in Norwalk, Connecticut and it continues here even now. Curious about the whole story? We’ve got a lot to share with you then!
Where We Started
The Devine family came to the U.S. around the 1840’s and settled in Norwalk, Connecticut, where they established a dairy farm. In the early 1900’s John Devine’s 5 sons and 2 daughters created a feed and building supply business. And in 1935, Bishop and Lynes, Inc. came to the Devine’s and asked them to buy its concrete business. Agreeing, the brothers bought the company and eventually relocated the whole business to 38 Commerce Street. The business quickly developed into a coal, ready-mix concrete and building supply company. As demand for coal waned and demand for heating oil increased, the Devine family launched a heating oil division and in the early 1970’s a full-service heating and air-conditioning division was started to serve their customer base.
Our Family Tree
The original 5 brothers are:
William J: 1880-1940.
John F: 1881 – 1950.
Eugene J: 1884-1967.
Charles E: 1887-1940.
Maurice J: 1893 – 1946.
Today, Devine Brothers is managed by grandchildren; Sonia, Steve, Sean and Tom. Goals for your future are being set with this family of grandchildren, with the hope that someday their children will witness the type of honor bestowed on Devine Bros. Inc. by the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals.
Why We’re Still Going Strong
Devine Brothers continues with a strong ready-mix, building supply, home heating fuel, diesel, propane and a 24/7 heating/cooling service department. Our heating division is considered to be a pioneer in the oil industry as we are among the first companies in New England to blend biodiesel, a renewable fuel made on American soil from soybean waste or yellow grease. This low sulfur heating oil makes a clean-burning product called “Bioheat.”
Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives at home is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook!