About us

Around 1920, R.K. Miles joined with Bert Vaughn of Arlington, Vermont and purchased an old mill on the Battenkill River at the foot of what is now known as West Mountain Inn. A few years later, the co-owners purchased a coal business on Chittenden Drive and moved their building materials and lumber business to its present location, close to the railroad siding for easy delivery of coal, lumber and other goods. In 1927, the company was established as the Miles Lumber Company. Later, a Manchester lumber and building materials company was added. Today, that company, known as “R.K. Miles,” is owned and led by grandson Joe Miles.

During the 1940’s, as coal was being phased out as a home heating fuel, Miles began offering heating oil and kerosene to its customers. Over the years, the company added a service division, invested in nearly 100,000 gallons of on-site storage capacity and expanded its service area to include all of Bennington County in Vermont and the eastern portion of Rensselaer County in New York State.

Now nearing our 100th birthday and under the ownership of the fourth generation of the Miles family, we strive to warm our customers’ homes and businesses with the same “quick, friendly old-fashioned service” that has been our hallmark for nearly a century.

178 Chittenden Drive
Arlington, VT 05250



Hours of Operation
M-F: 7:00 am – 4:30pm
Sat: 7:30am – 12:00pm
After-hours: 24/7 Emergency Response Service


We are locally operated and love the communities that we serve. We’re proud to offer support to the following local organizations.

Arlington Rescue Squad
Provides advanced life support emergency medical services to the towns of Arlington, Sandgate, Sunderland and North Shaftsbury.

Arlington Community House
Located in the center of Arlington, this facility serves as a meeting space for local organizations, as well as the Martha Canfield Library.

Arlington Fire Department
Volunteer fire department serving Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland.
Arlington Food Shelf
Food pantry supporting local families in need.
Arlington Helping Hands
Clothing donation program.

Arlington Youth and High School Soccer
Soccer programs for local youths and high school athletes.

Bennington County Coalition for Homeless
Provides shelter, food and support services for homeless families and individuals in Bennington County.
Burdett Commons
Provides activities and events for the youth and seniors of the Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate area.
Catholic Daughters of Vermont
Promotes justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

Dorset Playhouse
Community theater.

Eagle Scouts of Arlington & Bennington
Miles donated building materials required for an Eagle Scout community service project.

Manchester Eagles and Ladies Auxiliary
Manchester meeting house raising money for local causes.

Fisher Elementary School
Elementary school in Arlington.
Happy Days Playschool
Early care and education center serving Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland.
Manchester Music Festival
Offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber.
Marble House Project
A multi-disciplinary artist residency program in Dorset.
Martha Canfield Library
Public library in Arlington.

Richard K. Miles Scholarship
Awarded to two seniors who have excelled at Arlington Memorial High School in academics, extracurriculars and community service.

Rupert Fire Company
Volunteer fire department serving Rupert and surrounding towns.

Second Chance Animal Shelter
Serves the needs of homeless animals as well as the needs of pet owners in Bennington County (VT), Washington and Rensselaer Counties (NY), and Berkshire County (MA).

St. Jude Childrens Hospital
Leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Arlington Youth Club
Bennington Police Youth Program

Contact us to inquire about becoming a Miles Fuels customer today.