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75+ Years In Business

Couch Oil Company began in the fall of 1949, when Carlton Couch began delivering heating oil in Durham out of an Esso station that his father, Oscar Couch, operated. Every day, Carlton loaded his truck at the nearby Pure Oil Company and served his customers in Durham and Orange counties. The Pure Oil Company asked Carlton to operate its plant on Hillsborough Road, which ultimately led to the founding of Couch Oil Company.

Your Local Fireplace & Hearth Specialists

The Couch & Co. Fireplace and Patio store is not just a retail store, it is an experience. Visitors are welcomed warmly and introduced to professional, knowledgeable consultants who are there to guide customers to the most comfortable choice for their fuel-fired solution needs. 

Making a Difference in the Community

The Couch family has been a part of the fabric of Durham for nearly a century. They built Couch Oil company in the heart of Durham to provide quality products with personal customer service, and have since expanded to the surrounding region. The Couch family cares about the communities it serves and established Couch Oil Cares to invest in causes that are making a positive impact on the community, with a special interest in education, employment, homelessness and helping those seeking to overcome addiction.

The Brief Story of the Long History of Couch Oil Company

Couch Oil Company began in the fall of 1949, when Carlton Couch began delivering heating oil in Durham out of an Esso station that his father, Oscar Couch, operated. Every day, Carlton loaded his truck at the nearby Pure Oil Company and served his customers in Durham and Orange counties. The Pure Oil Company asked Carlton to operate its plant on Hillsborough Road, which ultimately led to the founding of Couch Oil Company.


Carlton built the company on a commitment to superior customer service, family and community. That commitment enabled the company to expand its service area beyond Durham and into the Triangle. More than 70 years later, that tradition continues with Carlton’s son and current company president, Stephen Couch, as he leads not only Couch Oil Company, but also the 2021 launch of the family’s first retail operation – Couch & Co. Fireplace and Patio.


For more than 70 years, the Couch family has deepened its roots into the Durham area, striving each day to make it’s brands the Comfortable Choice for fuel and fuel-fired products. 


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Durham Office

2907 Hillsborough Rd.

Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919-286-5408

Apex Office

1009 Schieffelin Rd.

Apex, NC 27502

Phone: 919-552-8393

Propane Office

4630 Hillsborough Rd.

Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919-375-2912

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Durham Main Office

2907 Hillsborough Road Durham, NC 27705

919-286-5408

Apex Office

1009 Schieffelin Road

Apex, NC 27702

919-552-8393

Propane Office

4630 Hillsborough Rd

Durham, NC 27705

919-375-2912

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