Haffner’s Service Stations Inc. was founded in 1925 by John (aka Jack) and Emma Haffner. They began with one small “filling station” at 69 Parker Street in Lawrence
It was in the early 1930s that Jack and Emma’s only child, Louise, began to take a more active role in the business. At such time they added oil and kerosene home delivery to the business. Louise took it upon herself to obtain both a burner- service technician license and her Class-1 tractor-trailer license, the first woman in the state to do so at the time. Louise also received her degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a focus on petroleum distilling. (We have a photo) This, combined with her master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, prepared her for the task of operating and growing her family business first starting in the Lawrence and Lowell areas of the Merrimack Valley.
Jack, Emma, Louise and Emile Fournier (Louise’s husband) continued to grow the fuel oil end of the business up until Jack’s passing in 1955. It was at this time that Louise s oldest son E. Haffner Fournier, “Haff,” entered the business full time. Haff had worked for many years prior on a part-time basis for the company and had serious plans for growing the business.
As the plan took shape, stations and car washes were added in such communities as North Andover, Tewksbury, Methuen, Haverhill, Salem NH, Plaistow NH and finally Hudson NH in 1995 under Haff’s care.
In 2006 the fuel delivery side of the business expanded into Propane home delivery and in 2010 a secondary office in Greenville NH was born. From Greenville Haffner’s could now reach the Manadnock Region.
In 2009, after Haff’s passing, his wife Joanne Fournier took over along with their son David to continue the family legacy.
In 2014, Haffner’s was sold to The Black Family owners/operators of Energy North Group, another family run business, at which time HEG, Inc. (Haffner’s Energy Group) was born.
In 2016 HEG, Inc. expanded its ever growing footprint into Southern NH and the Seacoast by acquiring Victory Fuel located in Newton, NH. Also at this time Haffner’s second convenience store and first branded store KICKSMART was opened in Methuen, MA
Currently Haffner’s Energy Group (HEG, Inc.) operates 13 Service Stations, 2 Convenience Stores, 12 Car Washes, and Full service oil and propane delivery and maintenance.