Our Story

How We Got Started

For more than 70 years the Couch family and Couch Oil Co. has served Durham and the Triangle as a trusted, reliable partner to thousands of residential and commercial fuel customers.

The Couch family and its employees live in the communities they serve and invest in local charities like Durham Rescue Mission, Jobs for Life, Couch Oil Cares Scholarship in partnership with the Durham Bulls, the Apex High School Cougar Club Scholarship, and the Masonic Children's Home in Butner.

The Couch family is honored to expand its presence in the Triangle with Couch & Co. Fireplace and Patio, a new retail location that specializes in premium hearth and outdoor living solutions.

They will continue to strive to earn your trust and be the comfortable choice for your fuel and fuel-fired living products that bring family and friends closer together.

Built By Couch Oil Company

Couch & Co is a member of the Couch Oil Co. family of brands. It is owned and operated by the same Couch family who have built Couch Oil Co. into one of the most trusted fuel providers in the region. 

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. 


Visit the Couch Oil Company website to learn more about it's propane and other fuel services. 

Come Visit Us At Our Showroom in Durham!

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. 

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