The Temple Companies

Tradition, Innovation, Value Meet at Summerfields Friendly Village

Long before smart phones, tablets, and computers became such an integral part of daily life, insightful developers like The Temple Companies—creator of the Summerfields Friendly Villiage community in Williamstown, NJ—were already looking toward the future and the demands that an unprecedented Baby Boom Generation would spawn. Over 50 years, in fact, have passed since company Founder, Hugh Temple Sr., would begin to forge a legacy marked by superb quality home construction, stylish design and attentive customer service resulting in the ultimate value for active adults seeking the utmost quality of life. Today, that legacy proudly lives on at Summerfields Friendly Village, one of the most popular all-ages manufactured homes community in South Jersey.

Temple Companies over 50 years

Hugh Temple, founder of The Temple Companies Lifestyle Communities


Constantly incorporating new ideas and thus, always changing and improving as the times dictated, remains at the heart of The Temple Companies’ principles and continues to evolve with the requirements of the market, as current President, Brian Temple, explained. “Just as my father realized so early on that innovation would be crucial to customer satisfaction, he incorporated such innovative features in the kitchens as deluxe range hoods and inside/outside char-broiler grills keeping abreast of consumer preferences. Today we continue to incorporate the latest construction techniques, materials and design elements to exceed the expectations of an enormous adult market that is extremely well-versed on the essentials of purchasing a home, such as location, construction quality, and pricing. As so many of our homeowners will attest, Summerfields Friendly Village embodies all of those essentials and then some.”

Brian and Hugh Temple

Temple cited the company’s decision to adopt manufactured housing as a decidedly more innovative and beneficial approach to providing the best product and value for homebuyers at Summerfields Friendly Village. “By transitioning from traditional ‘stick-built’ construction to more efficient manufactured housing, our customers enjoy a better quality product at much more competitive pricing,” he said. “Manufactured homes are constructed indoors, at tightly monitored temperature levels, eliminating the possibility of inclement weather conditions that can negatively affect building material performance, assembly procedures and product endurance. Pre-fabricated homes also greatly reduce construction time, labor costs, materials transportation and job site debris removal expenses, which in turn will greatly reduce the final price of the home. The manufactured homes at Summerfields Friendly Village are built better, faster, stronger and more economically, ensuring an undeniably better value for our customers that they will appreciate now and well down the road.”

The Temple Companies takes innovation a step further, with the capability of customizing the manufactured homes so that purchasers may more precisely personalize the floor plans to best serve their individual needs. “Since the base prices of our manufactured homes are so reasonable to begin with, many of our customers choose one or more of the customization options to enhance their lifestyles and receive even more home for their money,” he said.

Summerfields Friendly Village offers four single-level home designs. Quiet, tree-lined streets, walking paths, accessibility to Philadelphia and Atlantic City, and convenience to everything else are hallmarks of the community’s assets.

“Many years ago, my father understood that as a family owned and operated business, we should put the advantages of being a smaller, nimble company to work in our customers’ favor by providing them with more of what they really want at the most affordable price,” he said. “We believe we are doing just that, each and every day at Summerfields Friendly Village. From our Sales Office to our Property Maintenance team to our Activities Director at the Recreation Center, homebuyers should expect nothing less than the best at Summerfields Friendly Village.”

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