October 1953, Bill Eaton, a retired Gulf
Oil executive and Dartmouth College graduate,
decided to move to Hanover, New Hampshire
and form a heating oil dealership. He hired
Bob Evans as the General Manager, and W.C.
Eaton, Inc. began servicing the heating
oil needs of customers in the Upper Connecticut
River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.
In the 1960’s, Bob purchased
the company. He continued to grow the heating
oil and service business for the next two
decades, while adding retail and wholesale
gasoline to the company’s product
offering. In the early 1980’s, he sold the heating oil business
to a competitor and the company focused
on growing its wholesale and retail motor
Today, Evans Group operates
convenience stores in New Hampshire and
Vermont while providing wholesale gasoline
and diesel fuel to gasoline station operators,
wholesale fleet customers, and farm accounts.