Three Generations of Quality & Service
In 1948 in Haddonfield, NJ, George H. Hutchinson, Sr., and sons William A. Hutchinson, Sr. and George H. Hutchinson, Jr founded the Hutchinson family business – Hutchinson Engineering – with their accumulated wealth… $35 in a cigar box.
In 1954, they changed their name to Hutchinson Plumbing and by the mid-1960s, the business was Haddonfield’s largest and most successful plumbing contractor. When founder George Sr. passed away in 1966, his sons and co-founders Bill Sr. and George Jr. retained their co-ownership and leadership roles, continuing to build the business.
In the 70s, the third generation of Hutchinson joined the business and continued to grow the company, adding air conditioning, large mechanical construction and general construction to its business lines. Hutchinson also entered into the government contracting business on both the local and national level. By 1998, sales had grown to $29 million dollars a year.
In the mid 80′s, the third generation of Hutchinsons assumed leadership roles in the business. Today, Ed is President of the commercial business – Hutchinson Mechanical Services, Fred is CEO of Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling and heads the Residential Division, Bill Jr. is Senior Project Manager, Bob is the Manager of Information Technology and Tom is President of Barth Plumbing Heating Cooling. George III owns a minority interest in the business, having left to form his own consulting business.
In September 2000, The Heritage Group, LLC was formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the assets of the, “East Division” of Conectiv Services Inc (formerly Delmarva Power/ Atlantic City Electric). Conectiv Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Conectiv, the utility company, was the largest full service HVAC Company in the mid-Atlantic region with approximately 1,150 employees serving more than 100,000 customers. It had 20 offices throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Maryland. The Company provided a full array of plumbing, HVAC and commercial refrigeration and energy services to both commercial and residential customers. The principals and owners of Hutchinson were managers with Conectiv prior to the acquisition.
Since that time, and prior to the sale to Conectiv, Hutchinson grew to include, not only a major share of the Tri-State/South Jersey commercial and residential mechanical business, but a significant nationwide presence doing full scale construction management and design build construction for the Federal Government and a select group of other clients.
Today’s Hutchinson, now a $40+ million enterprise, operates in the Philadelphia tri-state area and concentrates solely on serving the mechanical/electrical and energy needs of its commercial, industrial and residential customers. The business employees over 215 staff and trades people and operate under the names, Hutchinson Mechanical Services, Hutchinson Energy Services, Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC, and Barth Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC. Throughout New Jersey and the Delaware Valley, over 50,000 customers, from large industrial to small commercial, and residential, are using Hutchinson’s energy approach to build and maintain their facilities.