A company that has developed

HEXAOM

A company that has developed

Created in 1919 and family run for 5 generations, HEXAOM, historically the Maisons France Confort Group, is the oldest home building company and leader on the French market (isolated sectors)

The group celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, here are the landmarks of our company history, trades and managers.

  • 1874
  • 1919
  • 1943
  • 1945
  • 1953
  • 1956
  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1961
  • 1974
  • 1977
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1997
  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

1874

Sawmill

Sawmill created by Hippolyte Prout in Alençon, great-grandfather of Patrick and Philippe Vandromme.

1919

The arrival of the Prout brothers

Raphaël et Émilien, his sons, take over the business and incorporate the company: sawmill, wood flooring, carpentry, construction frames.

1943

First serial production

The “Armenian” armchair and the deck chair produced in large numbers during many years.

1945

First wood frame house

One of the first wood frame chalets designed and built in Alençon.

1953

The arrival of Jean Vandromme

Jean Vandromme son-in-law of Raphaël, takes over the company and develops of network of supply merchandising (wood and wood derivatives) and caravan manufacturing.

1956

The caravan

From 1956 to 1973 the caravan is the new Maisons France Confort product. Another marking event of the year 1956, Jean Vandromme starts the wood frame house building business.

1957

1st logo

During that year, France Confort launches its first logo. It will then be reviewed and adapted to group activities.

1958

The house as we know it

In 1958, France Confort builds its first sturdy houses.

1961

1,000 houses

The year of the thousandth house.

1974

The traditional house

France Confort starts building what are considered “traditional” houses.

1977

3,000 houses

In 1977, almost 3,000 houses have been built.

1984

The arrival of Patrick Vandromme

He takes over the chairmanship of the company after 10 years alongside his father as deputy chairman. His brother Philippe joins him at the head of the company.

1985

4,000 houses

In 1985, over 4,000 houses have been built by France Confort.

1997

10,000 houses

That year, France Confort crosses the threshold of 10,000 houses built.

2000

The Paris stock exchange

Important landmark for the company: May 30th, 2000, France Confort is listed on the Paris stock exchange.

2002

21,000 houses

In 2002, over 21,000 houses have been built by the company.

2005

The new generation

The fifth generation of the Vandromme family joins the company (Loïc, Antoine and Eric).

2007

43,000 houses

5 years later it is 43,000 houses that have been built.

2009

90 years

On May 1st, 2009, the company celebrates its ninetieth anniversary and publishes its book “The Maisons France Confort Group 90 years of history”.

2010

The leader in home building

In 2010, the group logo changes shape. The Group becomes the leader in home building in France. We create the BtoC renovation activity for home owners with the acquisition of Renovert.

2011

65,000 houses

Now leader of the French home building market, we build our 65,000th house.

2012

MFC 2020 Concept

In 2012, the Group builds its 70,000th house and inaugurates the MFC 2020 Concept in Lyon (69). The first positive energy house including an electric car.

2013

2012 energy efficiency regulations

From now on, all houses that are built must meet the 2012 energy efficiency regulations.

2014

80,000 houses

At a rate of 5,000 houses a year, in 2014, the Group builds its 80,000th house.

2015

Leader in home renovation

We continue to develop our renovation activity with the acquisition of CAMIF HABITAT and illiCO travaux. With this acquisition, the Group becomes the leader in home renovation in France.

2016

90,000 houses

In 2016, we are proud to say that 90,000 families have trusted us to build their homes. As of 2016, the Group goes digital and develops many digital tools (web site, software and mobile apps…) for customers and teams in order to improve the customer experience and increase the conversion rate of web visitors into sales leads. The Group also increases its visibility on social networks.

2017

Renovation for professionals

The Group builds up its offer by creating a renovation activity for professionals and local authorities by entering the capital of L’Atelier des Compagnons. The Group also launches a new concept house called YRYS.

2018

Creation of HIBANA

The Group continues to diversify and becomes a partner in the creation of HIBANA, a real estate property development company. In September the YRYS Concept house is inaugurated, the house of the future is built at the heart of the company headquarters in Alençon (61) during the site renovation.

2019

100 years

What a wonderful occasion to redefine ourselves, to renew our commitments to our brands and their customers, to enter a new centenary!

The Group Maisons France Confort becomes HEXAOM.

Known as the leader in home building, our Group now aims to be recognised for its global action in favour of housing in France : new properties and renovation, private and business, single and multi-dwelling.

HEXAOM is both a token of quality and of reliability.

2020

New acquisitions

In 2020, the Group strengthens its geographical coverage and pursues the development of its growth drivers with the acquisition of 4 new brands:

  • Maisons ACCO, home builder, Lotisseurs de l’Ouest, land developer, Les Promoteurs de l’Ouest, real estate developer, 3 brands based in La Rochelle and working in Poitou-Charentes.
  • Les Toits de France a home builder based in Nîmes.