AAMA -- American Amusement Machine Association
AMOA -- Amusement & Music Operators Association
AMOT -- Amusement & Music Operators of Texas
NAMA -- National Automatic Merchandising Association
TMVA -- Texas Merchandise Vending Association
Joe Franz -- President
James H. Franz --Vice President
Charles Franz -- Secretary & Treasurer
Stan Quiring -- Controller
Over more than 60 years H.A. Franz & Co. has become the leading distributor of coin operated-equipment in the States of Texas and Oklahoma, representing every leading manufacturer in the coin machine industry. The S.H. Lynch Co., the predecessor to H.A. Franz & Co., was founded shortly after World War II as a wholesale distributing company, which sold various types of coin-operated equipment in Houston and the Southeast Texas area. In January 1946 Hoddy Franz began his career with the S.H. Lynch Co. as assistant manager and by 1954 he was promoted to general manager. In 1957 Mr. Franz had the opportunity to buy the S.H. Lynch Co. and on June 5, 1957 Gulf Coast Music Systems, Inc. was chartered and incorporated. In July 1958 Gulf Coast Music Systems, Inc. was renamed to H.A. Franz & Co. and two years later the company moved to its present address at 606 Dennis, Houston, Texas. In 1986 H.A. Franz & Co. expanded its sales territory to include South Texas and in 1990 opened an office in San Antonio. In November 1999 H.A. Franz & Company was chosen by a number of manufacturers as their exclusive distributor for the states of Texas and Oklahoma. Also, in the same year the company opened it's third full service distribution office in Dallas.
Today H.A. Franz & Co. is recognized as one of the leading distributors of coin-operated equipment in the United States representing manufacturers such as Automatic Products, Rowe International, Dixie Narco, Valley, Incredible Technologies, Rockola, Mars Electronics and Coinco. Over the years, H.A. Franz & Co. has been the recipient of numerous factory sales and service awards.
Not only does Franz fill the equipment needs of it's customers, Franz also services the equipment it sells, providing a complete factory trained service staff as well as a well-stocked parts department. H.A. Franz & Co. is a family owned and operated company that keeps customer service and satisfaction it's goal.