New Egypt, NJ is an unincorporated rural community located within Plumsted Township. Known as the central point of New Jersey, the beautiful rural area is still committed to its agricultural heritage. The area in which New Egypt is now located was founded in 1699 by Quaker farmer, Clement Plumsted, of London. He was granted two thousand seven hundred acres and this place was referred to as “Plumstead’s” at the time.
While there is no record as to when or how the town landed on the name New Egypt, there are records dating by to the late 1700s under that name. On December 28, 1869, a vote changed the name temporarily to Oakford but was changed back in March of the following year. One of the more unique historical aspects to the town is its connection to the cranberry industry.
In the early 1900s, local cranberry farm owner, Elizabeth Lee, decided she would boil down the damaged cranberries instead of throwing them away. The result was a sweet jam that she liked so much that she started selling it as “Bog Sweet Cranberry Sauce.” This business would eventually become the Ocean Spray company, which is still heavily operated in NJ today with the Lee family still involved.
Rural New Egypt is also home to the beautiful Laurita Winery. The first vineyard was planted in 1998 and it opened to the public ten years later. Their forty-four acres of grapes and rustic tasting facilities are a popular tourist destination and offer a stunning backdrop to the numerous weddings and other private events that are hosted there.
Whether you are celebrating the holidays with cranberry sauce from your hometown here or coming home after touring a vineyard, you want to be comfortable. Hutchinson’s local contractors can be there in case our heating breaks down or you have a plumbing issue. Our services are here to get you back to being comfortable and running efficiently.
Our contractors are ready to get your HVAC repaired or maintained for all four seasons. With temperatures reaching record highs and lows in the last fifteen years, these New Egypt residents are staying prepared with our heating maintenance services. Hutchinson also offers a wide variety of air conditioning services too, both residential and commercial, to fit the specific needs of homeowners and business entities alike. Whether you are looking to install a whole new air conditioning system, or simply repair your current HVAC unit, you can trust our reliable team to get the job done.
At Hutchinson, we know emergency plumbing situations can turn bad, quickly, that is why we are on call all hours of the day for out of control leaks, clogs, or any other potentially dangerous problems. Our plumbing work also comes with a unique Service Repair Guide, like our heating and air conditioning services, so you know exactly what is being done, along with how much it will cost. Hutchinson’s won’t give you any surprises, so call today. Remember we are here for you 24/7.