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Serving Your Community Since 1922

About Us / Our Story

1920s – 1940s

  1. Kerivan-Lane was founded in 1922, by John J. Kerivan as a plumbing and heating contracting company.
  2. At this time, Kerivan-Lane provided service to local homeowners and area industries such as Carters, Gamewell and Sherman Paper.
  3. Sadly, John Kerivan passed away in 1943, leaving his wife, Sarah, to run the business.

1950’s

  1. In 1954, John Kerivan’s nephew, John R. Lane, bought the company. It was then where Kerivan-Lane was founded.
  2. In the same year, Kerivan-Land purchased its first oil truck, as the business expanded into heating oil delivery.
  3. The transition was a smooth one, since John Lane was trained by his uncle for many years. In addition to his experience, John also had a degree in Economics from Harvard College and a Master Plumber License.
  4. John Lane got married in 1951, and thereafter John and Grace Lane were blessed with five children, all of whom have been actively involved in the business at one time or another.

1960s – 1980s

  1. The industry’s first computerized punch card system was installed in 1966.
  2. Computerized delivery system was established online in 1968.
  3. John and Grace’s five children join the family business – John K. Lane, Christopher M. Lane, Suzanne Lane Bandanza, Deborah Lane Lesbirel and Katherine Lane Wunder within the 1980s.

1990s – 2000s

  1. In 1994, the Customer Satisfaction Guarantee was established.
  2. In 1995, the Tank Protection Plan was created.
  3. In 1999, Kerivan-Lane lost an invaluable person when John passed away, after being President of Kerivan-Lane for nearly 45 years.
  4. In 2004, the Kerivan-Lane headquarters was moved to 30 Charles Street in Needham, MA.
  5. All of Christopher Lane’s children, Meghan, Briana and Genevieve, have joined the team working in Customer Service, Dispatching and Marketing.
Full List of KL's Service Areas
  • Ashland 01721
  • Arlington 02474, 02476
  • Belmont 02478, 02479
  • Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467
  • Canton 02021
  • Concord 01742
  • Dedham 02026
  • Dover 02030
  • Easton 02356
  • Foxboro 02035
  • Framingham 01701, 01702
  • Holliston 01746
  • Hopkinton 01748
  • Hyde Park 02136
  • Jamaica Plain 02130
  • Lincoln 01773
  • Medfield  02052
  • Medway  02053
  • Millis  02054
  • Milton 02186, 02187
  • Natick 01760
  • Needham 02492, 02494
  • Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468
  • Norfolk 02056
  • Norwood 02062
  • Quincy 02169
  • Roslindale 02131
  • Sharon 02067
  • Sherborn 01770
  • Sudbury 01776
  • Watertown 02472
  • Walpole 02081
  • Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454
  • Wayland 01778
  • Wellesley 02481, 02482
  • West Roxbury 02132
  • Weston 02493
  • Westwood 02090
  • Wrentham 02093

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Location

30 Charles Street, Needham, MA 02492

Phone

(781) 444-0279

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