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3rd annual Hugh Cota Technical Scholarship

We are proud to announce that we will be offering this scholarship to 2 graduating seniors in the class of 2024. This annual scholarship was established by company employees in honor of Hugh Cota, second generation owner of Cota & Cota, for his commitment to technical education, HVAC careers and the high ideals of leadership through service to others. This scholarship will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a technical/vocational training program of any kind.  The awarded amount is $1000.00 per scholarship. The two students will be chosen from a handful of schools in our service area. The deadline for return of all applications is April 1, 2024.
Please forward the information to scholarship@cotaoil.com. We are looking for students to write a two paragraph essay on what lead them down the path to a technical career choice.

Gift of Warmth

In 2016 we celebrated 75 years in business! Every year we enjoy being involved in our community, helping our neighbors in need & helping others “Pay It Forward” with our annual Ken Cota – Gift of Warmth during the holidays. This year though, was very special to us and as a thank you to our many loyal customers and caring communities we gave away a new high efficiency heating system, three gifts of warmth, and partnered up with Oil Heat Cares to help a family in need.

Lucky winners from Brattleboro, Saxtons River, and Manchester mixers were all provided with a chance to “Pay It Forward” to an individual or organization in need in their community.  One gift of warmth decision really represents the kind of Vermont roots that fuels our family business.

Longtime Bellows Falls business owner, Ray Massuco, won the Saxtons River gift of warmth and within seconds knew a deserving organization only a few blocks from our office in Bellows Falls that he would be thrilled to see 100 gallons of heating oil donated to. The Bellows Falls Community Bike Projects’ mission is to provide community access to reclaimed bicycles and bike repair skills, encouraging safe bicycling as a means of affordable transportation, self sufficiency and overall wellness. With only two paid employees and the rest dedicated volunteers Ray said they could certainly use a little help in the new year with heating their building.


Every Vermont winter brings different challenges and obstacles for families and businesses.  This year we made a service call to a local elderly couples’ home to look at their boiler. Unfortunately it was cracked, they had no way to afford a new one and admitted to already going over a month without hot water. We then talked to Oil Heat Cares and developed a solution to help provide this family with a new heater to last them the next 30-40 years.

They covered half of the cost and we took care of the remaining. While we were there our techs and plumbers noticed the stairs to the basement needed to be replaced, so they worked together and built a new, safer staircase for this family. We are very thankful to have been a part of this group effort and proud of our caring employees that go the extra step for our customers. This generosity has helped us reach the 75 year milestone.



Our 75 year heating system giveaway was gifted to a very deserving family in the Upper Valley.

Phil & Liz Edson own a New & Used Furniture store in the Upper Valley. Facing the need to replace their old heating system soon or replace the aging roof on their home/business, they were relieved to receive our call and excited that they’d be receiving a high efficiency Energy Kinetics System 2000.

Tradition & Commitment

We’re honored to be mentioned in an article from Highland Tank TECHNews. They were involved in our renovations at the Jamaica office.

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“Vermont-based Cota & Cota Heating Fuel was founded in 1941. The business was run out of one of the first 24-hour gas stations in the state. Years of hard work and perseverance have paid off, and today Cota & Cota is at the forefront of the heating industry, serving thousands of customers throughout Vermont & New Hampshire.


Cota & Cota has remained a leader by offering great service and continuing to expand their product offerings. Cota & Cota recently completed a state-of-the-art underground petroleum and propane bulk facility in Jamaica, VT. They called on the years of experience of the team of professionals at Highland Tank to provide the highest quality tanks on the market and service from the time of the project quotation until everything was installed and running.

The new facility will help Cota & Cota stay ahead of their competition. In addition to providing a new distribution facility for home and business deliveries, the well-known heating fuel supplier is now offering gasoline and diesel 24 hours a day with this newest Key Club fueling station.”

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“Cota & Cota and Highland Tank are both companies that are rich in tradition and history. They are leaders in their respective industries because of a commitment to providing unmatched quality, service and delivery.”

75 bottle 1We will be celebrating 75 years with customer appreciation days at each office in May. Visit our facebook to keep up with events, community news, and more!

There’s a Chill in the Air – Prepare Your Home

As you prepare your home for winter consider the tips below to make sure all aspects of your house is protected.

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We can help you:

Protect your home with 24/7 Remote Home Comfort Monitoring with the Guardian Alarm System.

Upgrade your heating system to SAVE on your heating bill this winter.

Install a generator to keep you running through power outages.

Prepare your car for winter travels.

Pay it Forward – send a friend or neighbor a gift certificate to keep them safe & warm this winter.

Visit or call your local office for more information.

Voted #1 in Brattleboro

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Cota & Cota has been voted 2015 Best of Brattleboro Home Fuel Company and we could not be more thrilled!  Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

Cota & Cota has been providing folks in Vermont and New Hampshire with a full line of quality petroleum products, unmatched service, and dependability since 1941.

Soon we will be entering our 75th anniversary year as energy providers for Windham County. We enjoy being a part of the Brattleboro community and supporting local organizations, events and youth activities.

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August 8Brattleboro on Wheels @ Brattleboro Union High School


September 12 – Touch A Truck @ Brattleboro Memorial Hospital


Brattleboro_0279Our office is located at 584 Putney Rd, just south of the Top of the Hill Grill. Members of the Cota & Cota team in Brattleboro always have a smile on their face and will go the extra mile to help you take the worry out of heating your home.

Spring Into Health with Grace Cottage Hospital


GraceCottage5k 2015 DaveM On May 9th Cota & Cota employees took part in the 6th Annual Grace Cottage Hospital “Spring Into Health” 5k walk/run. We have enjoyed being a part of and watching this event grow since 2013.

Despite the cold temperatures there was a great turnout for both the main 5k run and the children fun run on the green afterwards. Dave Moore from the Jamaica office took part in the race while Shari Yates from the Bellows Falls office cheered on runners at the finish line and provided cold water with Cota & Cota beverage cups for refreshment.

We are always thrilled to support organizations like Grace Cottage Hospital that make such a difference for families in our community.

Grace Cottage Hospital has many annual events that focus on community and well-being. Their next event is a Golf Benefit, “Tee It Up for Health on Saturday, June 13th in Wilmington VT. Check out their calendar for more community events: http://gracecottage.org/events/

000 Photos: Dave Moore at the Cota & Cota event booth & runners beginning the race.

Cota & Cota employees are active and engaged members in their communities. Visit our Facebook page to see more events and organizations we support.

State of the Art Drinking Fountain for Kurn Hattin

Over the Christmas Break, the plumbing elves at Cota & Cota were busy inside the Kurn Hattin Homes gymnasium. The Cota plumbing team donated and installed a state of the art drinking fountain and bottle filling station for the children to use during gym class and athletic events. This station delivers a quick, clean water bottle fill and enhances sustainability by minimizing dependency on disposable plastic bottles.

Casey Cota, President of Cota & Cota, inc. has coached some of the Kurn Hattin children in basketball and saw that the old water fountain was outdated. He felt that this would be a great benefit to the students and staff at Kurn Hattin Homes as well as helping reduce waste on campus.

Connie Sanderson, Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes said that they are very appreciative of the Cota contribution to Kurn Hattin. This new drinking fountain not only is very useful but the Cota team also placed it in a location that is more accessible than the old fountain.

Kurn Hattin provides a safe home and nurturing environment where boys and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds or adverse family circumstances can live, learn, grow and thrive while their families get the support and help they need. Our aim is to work with the whole family with a view to reunite children with their parents.

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