About Us

Higgins Energy Building, 140 Worcester Road, Barre, MA

Our History

Higgins Energy Alternatives is one of the oldest and largest fireplace shops in the United States. A family owned and operated business started in 1975 by Ron & Sue Higgins, we originally opened as an antique store which diversified into wood stoves during the energy crisis of 1979. Over the years, we have grown along with our product line, expanding several times from our original barn on Summer Street to our present location at 140 Worcester Road (Rte 122) in Barre, Massachusetts.

From sales to service, our staff has literally decades of experience in every aspect of self-reliant home heating, whether your choice is wood, coal, gas or wood pellets. Several of our employees have been with us for over 20 years. Although we have grown and expanded in order to better service our customers, we remain located in a small town with a friendly country atmosphere, where our top priority is customer goodwill and satisfaction. At Higgins Energy, you can rely upon our experience and reputation, along with our commitment to professional associations and the long history of industry awards and accolades which we have earned over the years. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to earn your trust.


Higgins Energy Alternatives, Inc.
140 Worcester Road
Barre, MA 01005


Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Phone: 978-355-6343
Text Us! 978-355-6343
Toll Free: 800-424-6343
Fax: 978-355-4582