State Automatic Heating & Cooling was started in 1929 by Les Frantz. After working for Sinclair Oil Refining Co. for 2 years, Les developed a large customer base and decided to start ‘State Oil Burner Co.’ with Ken Swinford. The pair serviced Coal Stokers and Oil Lamps. In 1937 State Oil Burner Co. became ‘State Automatic Heating & Cooling Corp.’ and in 1944 Les bought out his partner and was on his own. He has four sons, all of which worked for him at one time or another.