About

Snow's Fuel Company: Serving the Lower Cape

Over a Century of Service

When searching for heating oil, propane, and HVAC companies in the Cape Cod area, Snow’s is your trusted provider. As a local heating fuel company, we’re there for you when you need us! Snow’s has been owned and operated by members of the Snow family for five generations. The family business consists of Snow’s Fuel Company, your trusted heating fuel company in Cape Cod, MA, and Snow’s Home & Garden, a retail store and garden center, both located on Main Street in Orleans, MA. Our team of expert technicians and office staff are knowledgeable about all of our products and services, and we will happily work within your preferences and budget when it comes to your energy options. Learn about what some of our current customers have to say about Snow’s, or contact us to learn more about our company.

The Snow Generations

H.H. Snow & Sons, Inc.
dba Snow’s Fuel Company | Orleans
dba Snow’s Home & Garden | Orleans
6th Generation
Harrison Snow
Victoria Snow DelPonte
5th Generation
President: Sidney Snow
Vice President: James Snow
Secretary: Susan Snow
4th Generation
William C. Snow
Robert Snow
Stanley Snow
3rd Generation Harry H. Snow
2nd Generation William H. Snow
1st Generation Captain Aaron Snow

Our History

1870s

Captain Aaron Snow transports coal, grain, and other items along the eastern coast on the Nettie M. Rogers.

1870s

First Snow’s store established by Captain Aaron’s son and daughter-in-law, William and Annie Snow. They dedicated part of their home (which stood in front of the current store) to the business and sold coal, wood, nails, hand tools, household items, gardening tools, and other supplies.

1914

William and Annie’s son, Harry, enlists in the Army Signal Corps and then transfers to the Army Air Corps. Despite the distance, his thoughts remain on the business. He wrote on November 11, 1918:

“Came through part of Alabama and am in my 24th state. Have seen half of the states of the Union. (like Virginia)–Train late as usual. Cancel Addie Crosby’s order for wood.” – Harry

1922

Store expands in size to offer just about everything one might need to build, maintain, or decorate a house and care for the property around it.

1930

Upon William’s death, Annie and Harry run the store in partnership.

1940

The store celebrates its 54th anniversary with summer sales and opening of a new Basement Store.

1951

Harry and wife Adeline’s son Bill graduates from Boston University and returns to work full-time in the store.

1957

Harry and Adeline’s son Stan returns from the Air Force to work in the store. Bill, Stan, and their brother Bob united to conduct business in the small community. They worked together with their wives to continue the store’s success.

1970

Construction of a new, modernized store behind the existing one begins.

1971

In April, the old store closes and the new store opens on the same day.

1970s

Snow’s fuel and service departments continue to grow.

1977

Harry Snow, who was living quietly in retirement, dies a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

1987

The store celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Like their fathers, Sidney H. Snow, Susan Snow (Bill’s children) and James M. Snow (Stan’s son) literally grew up in the store. While their siblings Penny, Julie and Alan also worked at the store, Sid, James and Susan chose to carry on the family business with the same commitment and dedication as the previous generations.

2000

Snow’s opens the doors to a 12,000 square foot addition and a 3,000 square foot greenhouse—the largest expansion to date.

2011

In March 2011, Snow's opened a second retail location in Harwich.

2012

Snow’s celebrates its 125th anniversary.

2019

The Store Today
Sid currently serves as the president of the store; Jim has assumed the position of vice president; Susan is the store manager. The 6th generation has now joined the family business, with Victoria Snow DelPonte working as assistant manager at the store and Harrison Snow working in the fuel company division.