WESTPORT, Conn. — Do you have a dinosaur in your basement?
Gault Family Companies, Westport’s oldest business, just announced its Oldest Boiler Contest is back for 2016.
The grand prize is a brand new home heating system — just in time for winter. Second prize is $750 off a new installation and third prize is $500 off a new installation.
The contest is “fuel neutral,” so oil, natural gas and propane users are all eligible.
Gault has been much in the news lately. Three years after celebrating its 150th anniversary, Gault Family Companies this summer unveiled a new logo and corporate rebranding it hopes will be more relevant and descriptive for modern customers.
The new company umbrella name — Gault Family Companies — includes three divisions, Energy & Home Solutions, Stone & Landscape Supplies and Properties & Development.
The company, the oldest family-owned and -operated energy company in Fairfield County, hired Westport-based The Visual Brand to help rebrand its image. Work on the new image took about a year, company President Sam Gault said.
Gault started as a hauling business with a single horse and wagon and has evolved to encompass energy, stone and real estate businesses. The varied company divisions provide full-service stone and masonry supply, bioheat and propane delivery, air-conditioning equipment installation and more.
Homeowners may also submit their oldest boiler photos and entry forms the old-fashioned way -- via U.S. mail -- at Gault, P.O. BOX 2030, Westport, Conn. 06880.
Winners will be announced the week of Oct. 10.
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