The area was originally settled by Welsh Quakers in the late 17th century who were granted land from Pennsylvania founder, William Penn. The area became popular with the creation of the Pennsylvania railroad’s “Main Line”. Every stop became a fabulous town.
The crown jewel of this community is Villanova University, from which the town gets its name. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university’s roots can be traced back to Old Saint Augustine’s Church in Philadelphia in 1796. The stunning university now sits on 254 acres and features the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, a Gothic Revival style church built in 1943. The university was an all-male campus until 1918 when it began educating nuns to teach in parochial schools. The first laywoman to receive her degree was in 1938, but it was not until 1953 that women began attending the school permanently.
Villanova University ranks as the 46th best university in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report in 2018. The university also ranks highly for their MBA programs and law school. Even though Villanova is renowned for their academic achievements, most may know them by their athletic program.
The Villanova Wildcats are a member of the NCAA Division I level, competing in the Big East Conference. Their men’s basketball program has won three national titles, the most recent being in 2018. The entire Philadelphia area routes for Nova when the game is on!
Hutchinson’s contractors and plumbers are also big fans. Our heating and air conditioning experts love to catch a game after a long day of repairing and installing HVAC systems. Hutchinson’s maintenance services also make local homeowners big winners. When your heating and air conditioning runs more efficiently, you not only save money and reduce your carbon footprint, you keep your family more comfortable. That is an important part of a happy home.
We are proud to be certified with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Auditing Program. We can perform an audit to your home that inspects each appliance, wire, duct, insulation system, and all of your HVAC equipment, We make recommendations to cut your home’s energy use up to thirty percent. We create a plan that ensures you an Energy Star rating for energy efficiency. That plan can also earn you state incentives and certainly reduce your bills.
Hutchinson’s expertly better contractors are proud to offer our local services and to be a part of keeping your home comfortable. With every shower or tub our plumbers install, every water heater we upgrade, and every HVAC system we maintain, we ensure your family’s comfort and also their safety on occasion. While we work on your home, we are always on the lookout for potential hazards. We will let you know immediately if there is a ventilation issue, a potential gas leak, mold or asbestos risk in a material. You’re in good hands with Hutchinson.