Hutchinson has been serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for generations through the guiding principles of its founders. George H. Hutchinson, Sr., and sons William A. Hutchinson, Sr. and George H. Hutchinson, Jr. founded the Hutchinson family business in 1948. George and his sons started Hutchinson with their accumulated wealth – $35 in a cigar box. They succeeded, and by the mid-1960s, they were 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.
As the Haddonfield/Cherry Hill area of South Jersey changed from a rural community to a more populated suburban area, Hutchinson grew to meet the needs of their growing number of neighbors. The business was built on, and maintains, a strong philosophy that service matters. A simple, straight-shooting approach has served Hutchinson – and its customers – well.
In the 70s, the third generation of Hutchinson’s 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 a local and national level. By 1998, sales grew to $29 million dollars a year.
The five sons of founder Bill Sr. – Bill, Ed, Fred, Tom and Bob – and George III, George Jr.’s son, worked side-by-side for over 30 years. They each gained valuable experience in the family business at a young age, working in various roles including dispatcher, technician apprentice, material handler and more. Learning the business from the ground up enabled them to become knowledgeable about all aspects of the business, while helping each of them find their own place in the company based on individual interests and talents. In the mid 80′s they assumed leadership roles in the business.
Today, Hutchinson is one of the most experience plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractors in the region. Currently, Fred is CEO of Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling and heads the residential division, Ed is president and manages the commercial division, Bill Jr. is senior project manager, Bob is the manager of IT and Tom is president of Barth Plumbing Heating Cooling, which now trades under the Hutchinson name.