The Hillside Oil Heating & Cooling Team. Our People. Our Family.
Nothing makes us prouder than being able to provide our team with jobs and in a good work environment.
Chances are you’ve talked to some of our folks, well here they are, this is our family. This is what makes us tick. Providing our customers with the best quality service would be impossible without them. Together we make every effort to keeping our customers happy which in turn makes us happy. Take a read, get to know us, and next time you call let’s have a chat. We’re here to help!
Charlie the Dog
Charlie the Dog moved up here from Virginia in April 2009. His big sister Sandy taught him how to bark and walk up and down stairs. He went immediately to work in order to help pay for all the food he consumes. Charlie spent years as an active member of PAWS for People. He enjoyed visiting as a therapy dog and providing smiles. He enjoys relaxing, protecting his home from squirrels, and spending time on the road visiting Hillside customers.
My grandfather and grandmother Bill & Maxine Sellers started Hillside in 1952 to service the fuel needs of farmers in Fair Hill, Maryland and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. My mother and father Jim & Barbara took over Hillside in 1970. They moved the company to Newark immediately after, and by 1978 Hillside was in our location on Brookhill Drive where we still are today. I was born in 1974 and have known not much more than the workings of Hillside. I was raised in our family business and am happy and proud to continue my family’s name, and provide the best possible customer service and relationships possible.
In my free time I like to make fun of the people I am lucky enough to work with, the outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, and spend time with my wife and dogs. I also like to race toy cars, something I can’t seem to outgrow.
Emmy Lou & Nelson
Emmy Lou the Puppy was born Monday April 10th, 2017 in Oxford, PA. We first visited her the end of May, and she came home to live with us on Sunday June 4th. As per the precedent set by Charlie the Dog, Emmy Lou was at work in the Hillside office that Monday, the very next day. In her free time, Emmy Lou enjoys emptying her box of toys, playing with a squeaky worm, and making friends with the evening toads. She is an adorable and welcome addition to the Hillside family, and the Sellers family as well. So far she has received many visitors, and been lucky enough to meet and play with many of our friends and customers. We look forward to a long reign of Emmy Lou the Puppy as the best friend of the entire Hillside family.
Nelson is her younger brother.
Jerry started out with Hillside as a helper eighteen years ago. Along the way he took several courses and earned his Journeyman certification. Jerry is the true American Dream and the full package. He started at Hillside coming from a job as a line cook. He was an extra set of hands. Now after hard work and experience he is one of the most knowledgeable and creative people in our industry.
When he is not working he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking and listening to music. He has been spending some time working on his 1986 VW Vanagon in hopes of traveling with it.
Mark has spent the past nineteen years as Hillside’s dispatcher and being the "Go to Guy".
Harry spent four years in the United States Marine Corp (thank you Harry) before getting his CDL license twenty-six years ago. He has been married for thirty-six years and is a grandfather of three girls. Each year he plans a family vacation and looks forward to the time making memories with his family.
Jason has twenty-three years’ of experience and has a journeyman certificate. If you have had an install done by Hillside, Jason is responsible most likely. The pride he takes in his workmanship and final product is unparalleled. Jason truly exemplifies the phrase, “treat each house like it is your own.” He continuously goes above and beyond to make customers happy with both the mechanical and aesthetic final product.
In his spare time he likes to do landscaping, build hot rod cars, and is hoping to race one at Cecil County Dragway.
Mike is diverse with his duties at Hillside. He started as an oil/tanker driver then switched over to HVAC.
He is a collector of unique items. Some of his prized possessions are old arcade games and beer signs that he displays in his game room. Mike also enjoys taking time to ride his Harley Davidson.
George has 20 years experience and has earned his Masters Certificate.
In his spare time he restores old cars and has traveled to several different states entering them into car shows. He has also spent time volunteering for the MOT football league.
Charlie started at Hillside as a home fuel delivery driver twenty-three years ago and now drives a tanker delivering bulk fuel throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Charlie is responsible for keeping Hillside’s quarter-million gallon tank farm stocked for our trucks, and other companies to purchase on-site from Hillside.
When he is not in the tanker and the nice weather hits he chooses two wheels and rides his motorcycle every chance he gets. He spends his free time with his family going fishing and going to truck races. He is also one of the many company pranksters...The primary prankster to be exact.
Ryan started working for Hillside and found his way to another division of the company Newark Supply, our wholesale parts and equipment division. Ryan has now made his way into the position of full time HVAC installer and technician, learning on the job and picking up the trade quickly.
Ryan enjoys skateboarding and has been to many skate parks throughout the area. He also spends time building computers for himself and friends.
Ron has twenty-three years’ experience as a CDL driver.
In his off time Ron enjoys cooking for friends and family, especially barbeque. He also spends time riding some of the trails in Delaware on his mountain bike. He goes on an annual cruise with his wife and family each year, his favorite being cruises to the Caribbean.
Justin is a resident of Rising Sun and went to Cecil County School of Technology to get his certification for HVAC. He plans to continue his education to become a Journeyman.
Justin enjoys going mudding with his friends and also going to the shooting range.
At 19 years old and 6ft 4 in. Justin is no doubt our tallest technician.
Ellis lives in Cecil County Maryland with his wife of 40 years. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
He has been a technician for the last 10 years.
Ellis says he treats every job he goes to the way he would want it done at his own home
Joey likes working with his hands and always has. This is a big part of why he got into our industry. Including his electrical and HVAC background, work, and education, Joey has been involved for 6 years now. When he is not making sure our customers are comfortable on those hot and cold nights, Joey loves to go fishing and spend time at the beach.
Billy has been with Hillside since 2001. He comes from his entire life’s history (and generations of his family) working in both small family business, and customer service. This is obvious when you hear his demeanor and attitude toward customers both on the phone and in person. Very few people can deal with the public the way Billy does. He has solidified himself as an essential cog in the Hillside Wheel.
In his free time, Billy and his family like to “fall off the grid” for about 2 years. They sell everything they own, pack up an RV and go hightailing it across the country looking for fun and adventure. They really did live the American Dream.
With forty years experience, he has seen many changes occur in the HVAC business.
Tom spends as much time as he can with his seven grandsons, building sheds, raising rabbits, and doing upkeep on his property. Once a year he goes to Virginia to relax and enjoy time with family at their cabin.
Joe has over a decade of experience as an oil delivery driver and takes great pride in his work. He also enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking on the trail, camping in the woods and is a classic car enthusiast. Much lesser-known facts about Joe are that he is a 2-time All-County Ping Pong Champion, and in his free time, he loves to train goldfish for what he says will be the ultimate Olympic event of the future.
Tom O’Dell, Service Technician has 15 yrs experience in residential heating and air conditioning. I began my HVAC career in 2005 with another local company. After hoping to find a company that had more in common with my personality and goals, I was fortunate enough to join Hillside this past spring. The office staff and my new co-workers have been unbelievably welcoming.
The integrity, honesty, and flexibility I wanted in a work atmosphere were evident immediately. I am finally able to balance work life with home life and do the things I enjoy like watching our son’s hockey games, weekend BBQs and spending time with family at the beach or in the mountains where we take ATV expeditions and learn the ins and outs of camping.
Frank - Fleet Maintenance/Diesel Mechanic
Frank has been with Hillside for thirty years or as he likes to put it since Jimmy Sellers was a little fellow. He has kept the oil delivery trucks and fleet of service vehicles in the best working order and ready at all times.
He enjoys woodworking and has made many intricate scroll workpieces including a clock. He spends his free weekends at Rehoboth beach with his wife going out on a boat to fish and relax.
Rick - Fleet Maintenance/Diesel Mechanic
With thirty-seven years experience as a truck mechanic, Rick keeps the Hillside fleet of vehicles in top shape.
He spends most of his spare time at home with his wife of 39 years and his family taking care of their many animals. He has been raising Koi fish, chickens, pheasants, goats and parrots for many years. When he is not taking care of the animals he likes to take rides in the country on his motorcycle.
KC came to us in 2016 with 8 years’ experience in oil/HVAC business.
She enjoys reading, kayaking, going to the beach and camping with her Husband in their VW Bus.
Shari - Customer Service Representative
A lifelong Delaware resident, Shari came to us with twenty-six years’ experience in the oil/HVAC business.
She enjoys reading, spending time with her grandkids, and traveling. One of her favorite things to do is take day trips with her husband and a group of her friends to new and unusual places.
Sharon - Accounts Receivable/Customer Service
Sharon came to us in 2009 and handles all of our accounting needs.
When not working in her garden she likes to go camping with family and friends. She is a big movie buff and enjoys watching T.V. series and reading as well. She is a Walt Disney fan and has been to Walt Disney World numerous times.
The Hillside Maintenance Plans
Keeping Your Paws Comfy All Year Round
The Hillside Maintenance Plans are designed to prevent minor problems from turning into major issues! Extend the life of your equipment, reduce the need for costly repairs, and increase the performance of your heating and cooling systems while lowering your utility bills.