First settled in 1682 by the Roberts family, Maple Shade began its days as a primarily agricultural settlement. By ruling of the Burlington County Supreme Court in 1688, the area that is now Maple Shade, Moorestown, Palmyra, Riverton, Delran, and Cinnaminson, was all called Chester Township. Many court records often referred to it as Cropwell, which was its official name, but only from 1690-1699.
Chester Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships in 1798, by community vote. Chester Township wasn’t officially renamed Maple Shade in 1945. However, many records show the town was called this by local people long before that.
There was a newspaper called “The Maple Shade Progress”, printed in 1916 by John Cutler from his home here. Today Maple Shade is home to over 19,000 residents. Many streets are named after the original settlers. Hutchinson’s has visited many of these streets when someone has an emergency in the middle of the night, or a routine maintenance visit, scheduled at the customer’s convenience. We win awards for our excellent services and being courteous and polite is a big part of that honor.
Developers before World War II divided up the farms in Maple Shade and sold them as one acre lots, separating them so that if there was an existing farm house, it sat on one side, and not in the middle. That would make it easy to partition and sell later. Today you can see old homes next to newer homes for this reason.
We at Hutchinson know the proper needs of old homes and new. Our local contractors are trained in the newest HVAC and plumbing techniques and undertake over one hundred hours of yearly training as a mandatory step in making our technicians, the best.
Maple Shade had a brick yard, or brick manufacturer, and the main house still stands today. The Graham Brick Yard operated until 1956. There was also the Maple Shade brickworks who made terra cotta sewer pipes and other products. Our plumbers sure do know a lot about those pipes at Hutchinson!
There remain some deep clay pits in the undeveloped spots of Maple Shade today. The Academy of science has found many fossils there over the years, including fossilized shark teeth and sea shells. Perhaps Maple Shade was under sea water at some point.
Our history doesn’t go back that far, but we have serviced this area since 1948. We provide the best plumbing, heating and ac services around. Our local contractors are the best. If you need HVAC services, call us today!
Throughout our own history, Hutchinson’s has believed in offering the highest level of service for all of your heating, and ac needs. We have the most highly skilled plumbers in the business. Whether you need routine maintenance, emergency repair, or system upgrades, Hutchinson is proud to serve the community of Maple Shade.
If you have an emergency, our staff is on hand ready to save the day! With Hutchinson, you are always in good hands!