Why Shurtleff?

Shurtleff Stormwater Solutions is the environmental and civil engineered products sales arm of the W.H. Shurtleff Company. We aim to assist Contractors, Engineers, Municipalities, Property Owners and Individuals with products and systems to control and improve Stormwater run off, prevent erosion, arrest sediments and reduce pollution.

Stormwater Solutions brings products from North America’s leading manufacturers to New England on a low overhead, high knowledge and high technology use platform. We believe that the customer’s primary need is the lowest total cost with the most support and service.

Stormwater Solutions will be responsive in recommending and quoting; we will assure timely delivery and open communications; and we will strive to provide you with the best value delivered to your job site.

Home Office:

One Runway Road
Suite 8
South Portland, Maine
Fax: 1-207-885-1240

Directions: From Maine Turnpike Exit 45 or I-295 proceed to US Route 1 South, Take the next left, Wallace Avenue, proceed to the end, turn right on Commercial Street (name changes to Runway Road) and follow to our gate. Our offices are on the left side of the red building as you enter.

A Brief History

Shurtleff Stormwater Solutions is the present day environmental sales arm of the W.H. Shurtleff Company.

The Company was founded in 1890 by William Harry Shurtleff as a distributor of canned goods, smoked fish and molasses on Portland’s Union Wharf. By the turn of the century the Company was importing salt from the Caribbean for the growing fishing industry. With its own fleet of schooners to deliver salt and a new location in Bangor the Company grew and expanded its salt business.

After World War II, William Harry’s son in-law Parker Poole, assisted by his sons William and Parker, diversified into industrial chemicals and added highway de-icing to the Company’s lines. Culverts and related construction products and retail ice melters were added in the 1960’s to round out the Municipal, Wholesale and Industrial offerings.

The 1980’s provided exceptional growth in Northern New England followed by technological innovations and distributive consolidations. A new plant in South Portland replaced six smaller branches and was the beginning of major changes in the Chemical Industry.

In 1990 Malcolm Poole became president and represents the fourth generation of family management. Regulations, market changes and logistics encouraged the sale of the Industrial Chemical Division to Monson Companies in 1996 and the Salt Division to Monson Companies in 2004.

As W.H. Shurtleff turns 115 years old, Shurtleff Stormwater Solutions is poised to address the environmental and civil engineering needs of New England. We are a company of great people who are committed to caring for and serving our customers. Please contact us as we will be happy to discuss your project and offer our assistance.

Our Suppliers, a partial listing

  • Abtech Inc.
  • Abtech Industries
  • ACF Environmental
  • Aer-Flo inc.
  • Alamco Wood Products
  • ArmorTech
  • Contech Construction Products
  • Dandy Products
  • DGI Industries
  • East Coast Erosion Blankets
  • East Jordan Iron Works
  • Etheridge Foundry
  • Hartman Products
  • Hild Associates
  • Indian Valley Industries
  • JM Eagle
  • Mega Secur
  • Monson Companies
  • Natural Site Solutions
  • Nilex Inc.
  • Plastic Solutions
  • Sonic Solutions
  • Tensar Earth Technologies