About Us

About Bob’s Fuel Company, LLC

Bob’s Fuel was founded by Robert (Bob) Miner, Sr.  In the 1980’s, Linwood Patnode, Jr. joined Bob to build the Bob’s Fuel as we know it today, securing the trust of the Monadnock region. Delivering oil, as well as performing service work, in addition to handling the business and financial aspects of the Company, Bob took great pride in his business.

After over 30 years, Bob decided to retire, however remained a Member of Bob’s Fuel.  Caitlin Ward, Bob’s Granddaughter, began learning the business in November 2011 in preparation for Bob’s retirement. Caitlin, Hanna Ball, and Barbara Patnode now manage the business, day to day.  Sadly, Bob passed away in January of 2022.  Linwood continues to own the Company.  

**Many think that there has been a change in ownership or management since Bob’s passing.  Nothing has changed 🙂 **

For employment opportunities, see our Employment page.


Caitlin Ward, Manager:             

Caitlin Ward, Granddaughter of Bob and Daughter of Linwood, has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Management from Keene State College, as well as a Bookkeepers Certificate.  Caitlin focuses strongly on customer service, providing the best price possible for our products, and growth of the business.  Caitlin also handles all customer accounts, as well as promoting new business.

Hanna Ball, Office Assistant:                    

Hanna Ball, Granddaughter of Bob and Daughter of Linwood, joined the Bob’s Fuel family in February 2013.  Hanna handles all data entry for delivery tickets as well as payments received.  Hanna focuses strongly on customer service, assisting each customer with their individual needs.

Barbara Patnode, Office Assistant:       

Barbara Patnode, Wife of Linwood (and Mother of Caitlin and Hanna), joined the Bob’s Fuel Office in November of 2016.  Barbara retired from a long time career at Masiello Insurance Agency.  Barbara helps customers with their orders and payments, as well as works hands on with Burner Service.  Barbara focuses strongly on customer relations, and growth.

We do offer 24/7 Emergency Oil Delivery Service. During after hours, please ONLY call for an emergency delivery if you have run out, not because you are low.  To contact us after hours, call 603-239-6721, your call will be answered by our Answering Service, they will then get in touch with the driver on call.  

Stephin Howard – Oil Delivery Driver
Stephin came to our Company in 2019.  Starting as a seasonal oil delivery driver, Stephin has moved into a year round position delivering diesels over the summer months.  Stephin has a great work ethic and takes great pride in all that he does!

Justin Spraske – Oil Delivery Driver
Justin came to our Company in 2018.  Justin is a very down-to-Earth and kind individual — customers enjoy working with Justin very much.  Justin has stepped up, becoming one of our lead drivers, helping to train new hires.  Justin’s primary responsibility is heating oil/kerosene for residential customers.

Paul Wood – Oil Delivery Driver
Paul started with our Company in 2019.  Paul is a quick learner, and a go-getter.  Paul delivers heating oil/kerosene to residential customers.  He is a great asset to our team!

HIRING – 4th Oil Delivery Driver!! 

Please contact us if you’re interested – this position is seasonal (December through March/April).  Great pay!
Must have CDL-B, Haz Mat, Tanker Endorsement, Clean Driving Record, Valid Medical Card.  Must be clean in appearance and a team player!  Contact us today at 603-239-6721 to apply!

We offer 24/7 Emergency Burner Service.  If you have an emergency after hours, please call
603-239-6721 – your call will be answered by our Answering Service and directed to the Technician on call.  

Jim Parkin – In-House Burner Technician
Mass Burner License #BU-319957

Jim started with our Company in 2016.  Over the last few years, Jim has been the main face of our Burner Service Department.  Jim really cares for our customers, helping them regain heat/hot water, or doing a thorough job at the annual furnace cleaning.  We have many customers request Jim for their appointment.

Phil Dallas – In-House Burner Technician
Mass Burner License #BU-320751
NORA Silver Certified
EPA Certified for Mini Split/A/C installations

Phil started with our Company in 2020.  Phil came to us with years of plumbing and heating experience.  Phil is very easy going and clicks well with everyone.  His attention to detail provides quality work and happy customers.  

With more education, licensing, and training, our In-House Burner Service Department can tackle annual cleanings, diagnosing problem calls (no heat, no hot water, etc.), furnace and boiler installations, tank installations, tank inspections, and so on.