France Plumbing Company was founded as a small plumbing company in 1956 by Elmer France. Soon it developed into France Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning Company. In 1980 under the leadership of Marvin Hill, the company became France Mechanical Corporation and soon became one of the leading mechanical contractors in Southern Illinois specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sheet Metal work.