In 1675 Salem County, NJ became the first permanent English speaking settlement near the Delaware River. Before that, it was “New Sweden” and they didn’t speak English, they spoke Dutch, Finnish and Swedish. Though well established, they were only able to downplay the first British settlements of 1640, but could not hold strong to the land when John Fenwick arrived.
That was when Salem was made an official United States Point of entry and was expected to be the central hub of the new world before Philadelphia surpassed it in growth. Fenwick made a treaty under the famed Salem Oak, and that continued the peaceful coexistence with the native Leni Lenape People, possibly cementing his claim to the area. The Salem Oak and Fenwick’s Salem Tenth were named for “Shalom” the Jewish word, meaning “Peace”. Fenwicks Quakers predated the Philadelphia colony by seven years. Salem Tenth was the remaining percentage of the land Fenwick still had of his original acquirement, and as small as that seemed it contained the current Salem County and the land that is now Cumberland County. Salem’s County seat was given the same name.
The county survived the passage of time, as well as the revolutionary war. It was occupied by British forces and even suffered a massacre at the hands of the Queens Rangers at Handcocks Bridge. The following Treason Trials created national precedents at the courthouse here in 1778.
Salem even taught people that tomatoes are indeed, safe to eat, helping one of our favorite foods be born. During the Civil War, it had important stops on the underground railroad and welcomed newly freed men and women. It has seen the beginnings of industry, inventions and became a leader in agriculture.
Today Salem County is a cultural melting pot with a hometown open feeling. It is one home plot shy of three hundred fifty square miles of land, containing over sixty-six thousand residents. Hutchinson’s Heating and Air conditioning is proud to provide services for all of the people here. We provide all of your plumbing needs, from complete HVAC installations to faucet installations.
Our heating and air conditioning repair experts have seventy years of experience. Our plumbers and HVAC technicians were doing air conditioning and heating installations around the Salem County area since 1948. We are expertly better at our maintenance and heating repair services because we are in our fourth generation of family plumbers and HVAC contractors.
Any of our expertly better staff can repair any heating or air conditioning issues you may have, or we can send a great plumber right out to perform a new boiler installation or do routine maintenance. Hutchinson’s expert heating and air conditioning contractors are trained with the added quality of seventy years of local family business experience.
Each technician also has an additional one hundred hours of required training for every year they worked with our company. You can rest assured knowing that our local plumbing contractors are highly qualified to get your home running with the best, and most economical services for your plumbing and other needs.
We also have terrific maintenance schedules that help ensure you have no middle of the night air conditioning or heating surprises. There is nothing worse than waking up freezing when your HVAC breaks down from something preventable. That can quickly cascade into bust pipes and more, with the increasingly long cold spells our area has been dealing with. Hutch has you covered, call us any time 24/7.