F.J. Murphy & Son


Serving Springfield IL Since 1947

Industrial Piping Systems

Professional Piping in Springfield IL

F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. provides a wide range of pipe installation and maintenance services for commercial and industrial buildings throughout the Central Illinois area. Whether it’s water, gas, oil, chemical or other types of piping, we have installed and serviced them all for many, many years. Our team is made up of experts in all areas of piping logistics and design as well, working side by side with many contractors throughout Illinois and adjacent states. If you have a new project, F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. will promptly meet to determine your exact needs, provide value engineering and construction consultation, order materials and equipment, and perform the installation. Have an existing operation? We perform maintenance and repairs on all types of piping configurations. We take extra care in repairing and maintaining all types of piping systems to assure safety, performance and dependability. Without adequate water, your operation suffers. Or, if you can’t get your steam, your product, or your fuel or gases etc., piped to where they’re needed, you shut down. We help prevent such issues from ever happening.

Contact us today for a free consultation and let our expert team handle all your piping needs with precision and efficiency.

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If this is an emergency, please call 217.528.4081 for immediate assistance. We are available 24/7 through this number.

We Install
Piping Systems that cater to Various Industrial Needs

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Types of Lines

At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our expertise lies in the installation and maintenance of various piping lines, each serving specific functions. We understand the significance of these lines, and we guarantee seamless and safe operation. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each line, utilizing our specialized knowledge to ensure optimal function and longevity.

Gas Lines

Gas lines are responsible for delivering natural gas to power various household appliances like stoves, water heaters, and furnaces. The proper installation and maintenance of these lines are essential to ensure their safety and functionality. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we emphasize the importance of professional handling to prevent potential leaks that could result in hazardous situations, including gas buildup. For homeowners, it’s imperative to stay well-informed about gas line safety measures; for continued safety, consulting with experts is the wisest approach to guarantee the efficient operation of these vital systems.

Steam Lines

Steam lines consist of a network of pipes and related components that facilitate the transfer of steam from one location to another. These systems are engineered to withstand the elevated temperature and pressure levels associated with steam, playing a pivotal role in the secure and effective transportation of this versatile and potent fluid. Ensuring the proper upkeep of steam lines is crucial for both safety and efficiency. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we place great emphasis on meticulous maintenance, considering factors such as thermal expansion and stress to prevent potential damage to the lines.

Process Lines

Process lines are used to transport fluids, gases, or materials from one point to another during various production processes. These lines are designed to meet specific operational requirements such as mixing, heating, cooling, or chemical reactions, making them highly versatile. The maintenance of process lines demands careful planning to ensure safe and efficient operations. That is why our experts at F.J. Murphy & Sons, Inc. work carefully and diligently to follow industry standards. Valves, pumps, filters, and other components are carefully integrated into the system to control the flow and facilitate the desired process.

Above Ground Lines

Above-ground lines are highly accessible for maintenance and inspection as they are visible pipelines supported by surface-mounted or elevated structures. However, these lines are susceptible to potential damage from adverse weather conditions and extreme temperatures. This emphasizes the importance of relying on experts like F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. to assist with your above-ground lines, ensuring the efficient and secure transportation of liquids and gases. Trusting in our expertise ensures the continued reliability and safety of your above-ground pipes.

Underground Lines

An underground line offers a significant advantage in its discreet visibility, effectively reducing visual clutter and vulnerability to external factors such as weather and accidents. This inherent protection from environmental elements and physical harm results in decreased maintenance requirements and heightened resilience to disruptions. When it comes to the planning, installation, and maintenance of underground lines, it’s essential to engage the expertise of professionals like F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. Our experts follow strict safety standards, ensuring the long-term functionality of your underground line.

Piping Materials We Use

Choosing the right materials for piping is crucial for optimal performance and prolonged use. F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. takes this decision seriously, offering various options to meet different requirements. Each material has its advantages, and we specialize in assisting you in selecting the most suitable one for your project, as it affects efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

Welded Steel

Welded steel pipes are manufactured by fusing two steel pieces through a welding process, creating a seamless and robust pipeline. They are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and specifications, making them exceptionally adaptable for diverse applications. Welded steel pipes find extensive use in sectors like construction, transportation, oil and gas, and water distribution due to their corrosion resistance and dependability. When you turn to F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. for assistance with these pipes, you can be confident in the creation of a durable infrastructure that facilitates the efficient transportation of various materials.

Non-Welded Steel

Non-welded steel pipes are fashioned from a single piece of solid steel, ensuring an uninterrupted, seamless structure without any welded seams or joints. This unique design provides several benefits, including exceptional strength, unwavering reliability, and the elimination of weak points that might be prone to leakage. Seamless steel pipes are known for their remarkable pressure-bearing capabilities and resistance to corrosion, making them a preferred choice in many industries. When you turn to F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., you gain access to the reliability and durability that these systems are known for.


Copper pipes are well-known for their versatility, making them highly effective for transporting both hot and cold fluids. Their wide usage and unique properties make them an excellent choice. The outstanding corrosion resistance of copper is a key advantage, guaranteeing their longevity, even in challenging environments. Copper pipes are available in various types, including both rigid and flexible options, allowing for adaptable installation solutions. When you partner with F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., you can benefit from the reliability, durability, and overall efficiency of copper pipes are known for.


PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a versatile and widely used material in both the plumbing and construction sectors. PVC pipes are celebrated for their combination of durability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of installation. When it comes to maintaining PVC pipes, F.J. Murphy & Son Inc. is ready to provide expert assistance. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the efficient functioning of these pipes, whether for irrigation, drainage, or venting systems. Count on us to maintain the reliability and longevity that PVC pipes are known for in various applications.


CPVC, short for Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride pipes, represents a specialized thermoplastic piping solution. What sets CPVC apart from standard PVC pipes is the inclusion of chlorine, fortifying it against elevated temperatures and corrosive substances. CPVC’s exceptional durability, minimal maintenance demands, and resistance to scale accumulation have led to its popularity. At F.J. Murphy & Son Inc., we’ve observed the growing embrace of CPVC as a top choice. This choice is driven by the material’s ability to meet the demands of diverse industries, ensuring reliability even in challenging conditions.

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Piping Parts

F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. recognizes the important role of mechanical joints, valves, and fittings in creating a functional pipeline system. These components offer various benefits, such as simplified installation, precise control, and adaptability, which contribute to the reliability and longevity of our piping projects.

Mechanical Joints

Mechanical joint pipes play a crucial role in plumbing and water supply systems. Engineered with specialized joints, they allow effortless assembly without the requirement of welding or soldering. These joints establish secure and leak-resistant connections, rendering mechanical joint pipes a favored option for water distribution, wastewater management, and more. The quality of the material makes for a practical choice for the maintenance and repair processes, especially when partnering with F.J. Murphy & Son Inc., where we prioritize the efficiency and longevity of your piping systems.

Valves & Fittings

Valves and fittings are essential components in piping systems, playing a pivotal role in regulating the flow of fluids, gases, and materials. Valves serve as control mechanisms, allowing for the start, stop, or redirection of flow within the pipeline. Fittings, on the other hand, facilitate the connection and direction of pipes. They allow pipelines to navigate around obstacles or join various components. Together, valves and fittings ensure the precise management of fluids within pipelines, contributing to reliable operation. Proper maintenance from F.J. Murphy & Son Inc. is vital in maintaining the piping systems.

Maintenance & Repairs

As a reliable service provider, we understand the necessary role that piping systems play in ensuring the smooth operation of facilities. That’s why we take an extra step in our repair and maintenance services to ensure that every type of piping system is well taken care of. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality solutions that guarantee safety, performance, and dependability. As you undoubtedly know, water is an essential resource that is necessary for the majority of processes in your facility. Without it, operations can suffer, resulting in reduced productivity and potential losses. Additionally, a disruption to the flow of steam, fuel, gases, or any other resource can have similarly devastating consequences. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we are committed to preventing such issues from occurring by providing robust and reliable solutions that keep your piping systems running smoothly.

Don’t let your piping system deteriorate and cause costly damage. Regular maintenance and repairs are necessary to ensure the efficient functioning of your industrial piping system. Contact our team of professional plumbers today to schedule a maintenance check and any needed repairs.

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As a vigilant facility manager, it’s essential to understand the importance of regular inspections when it comes to maintaining the quality performance of your establishment. Not only do these inspections help prevent unexpected and costly repairs, but they also ensure that potential problems are detected and addressed before they have the chance to escalate into major issues that can disrupt your operations and compromise the safety of your staff and customers. With that in mind, our highly trained team of experts is here to provide you with scheduled inspections tailored to meet the unique needs of your facility. By conducting these inspections, we can help you keep your facility operating smoothly, minimize risks, and ensure that your business remains productive and successful.

If you need an inspection, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. for support. We’re always here to help.

The Benefits of Hiring An
Expert Piping Company

If you require assistance with your commercial or industrial piping needs, it’s a wise decision to hire an expert piping company such as F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. Seeking professional assistance is vital, regardless of the task’s size. 

Expertise & Experience

Piping companies handle industrial piping projects with expertise, ensuring proper installation, maintenance, and repair.

Regulation Compliance

Expert piping companies understand industry regulations and can help ensure compliance while avoiding legal issues.

Custom Solutions

Professionals can design customized piping solutions tailored to your specific industrial needs, ensuring efficiency and reliability.

Cost Savings

It’s important to have experts install and maintain your equipment to minimize costly repairs and downtime in the future.

Timely Project Completion

Professional piping companies often have the resources to complete projects efficiently, minimizing disruptions to your operations.

Quality Materials

We guarantee top-notch materials that meet high industry standards to minimize failure and corrosion for smooth operations.

Safety First

Professionals prioritize safety, which is crucial in industrial settings, where even small errors can lead to accidents or damage.

Long-Term Reliability

Industrial piping done by experts is more likely to have a longer lifespan, offering consistent performance for years to come.

Hiring a professional piping company like F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. will guarantee precise and careful handling of your piping needs. We prioritize protecting your business and investment by offering top-quality service whenever you need it. 

New Construction & Retrofits

At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our team is dedicated to installing top-quality piping systems that are crucial for the generation of electricity, transportation of fresh water, steam, processed and food products, refrigerants, gases, oil, and much more. We possess vast experience in executing hundreds of new construction projects and retrofit and remodel initiatives, which has comprehensively equipped us with technical know-how and practical skills in carrying out piping installations seamlessly. At our core, we are passionate about partnership, which is why we often partner with major owners, contractors, and engineers from the Midwest to complete complex projects. Our track record of excellence in delivering high-quality piping installations that meet the needs of our clients has earned us the title of the “best choice” local subcontractor for various esteemed projects. Trust us to exceed your expectations.

We offer affordable pricing and the best service in the industry. Our focus is on providing high value, measured by the ratio of price to quality, which we believe is crucial to smart buyers. Whether you need an inspection, repair, maintenance or design and construction, we are ready to go to work. Don’t hesitate to contact us and make your life easy.

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Your Questions Answered

Our General Information FAQ

After exploring our services, you might have some questions that need answers. That’s why we’ve put together a list of questions we are frequently asked to help provide you with information about our services at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. that may have gone unanswered. It is important to us that our clients have a clear understanding of what we offer. We’re dedicated to addressing your concerns because we believe that a clear understanding helps you make informed decisions when you require our services. Feel free to browse through the information, and if you happen to have any specific questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to provide you with the proper information you need.

Where are you located, and where do you work?

F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. is located in West-Central Illinois at 1800 Factory Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2820. Springfield is about 190 miles southwest of Chicago, and 98 miles northeast of St. Louis along I-55. We are also located approximately 180 miles west of Indianapolis. While we’re focused on Springfield and Central Illinois, we provide some of our services throughout the rest of the state, and in portions of Missouri, Iowa and Indiana.

What are your business hours?

Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Emergency services are available for customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling our main phone number at 217.528.4081. If your call occurs after our regular hours, a call center representative will answer and relay your needs. 

What sort of guarantee do you give on your work?

It depends on the type of job performed. Our minimum guarantee on new construction is for one year. This applies to all materials and workmanship on the product(s) we install. We outline our guarantees in initial discussions, so you know from the outset what you are getting. Additionally, at the completion of the project, a formal, written guarantee is provided. Our repair service has a conditional guarantee on the workmanship, and various manufacturer guarantees on most repair parts.  

Are you legally licensed and if so, by whom?

We are licensed as follows:

  • Corporate Registration # F 2084-268-7 – IL Secretary of State, Corporations Div.
  • Plumbing Contractor License # 055-014-054 – IL Dept. of Public Health
  • Fire Sprinkler Contractor License # 26 – IL State Fire Marshall
  • Mechanical Contractor License – City of Springfield
  • IDHR Registration  # 99657-00 – Illinois Dept. of Human Resources
  • Numerous other licenses and registrations in states of IA, IL, IN, and MO counties, cities, and municipalities, as required.  
F.J. Murphy & Son

If this is an emergency, please call 217.528.4081 for immediate assistance. We are available 24/7 through this number.