The Road Ahead
So what's next for Frazer? We will continue to build enduring products and even more enduring relationships. Frazer is devoted to the philosophy of service and safety that has powered the company for almost 60 years. Our goal is to ensure that you won't find another company more committed to exceeding your expectations.
The Universal HealthCare Vehicle
Frazer builds a customized mobile clinic for Christus Foundation for HealthCare. Driven by the age-old concept of the house call, this unit goes beyond congested emergency rooms to deliver health services to remote locations. The highly configurable module features hot and cold running water, blood draw stations, and much more.
Safety State of Mind
Frazer enrolls in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Challenge Program, as part of its continued commitment to worksite safety. VPP certification signifies the highest level of safety possible in the workplace. It usually takes three years to meet the OSHA standards required to attain elite VPP status. Frazer is up for the challenge.
Hospital Corporation of America
Women’s Business Enterprise
The One Stop Truck Shop
Medical Transport Units
Frazer builds transport units for the UTMB Correctional Managed Care, customized with a metal cage and steel brackets. These units are used to transport ailing inmates to and from nearby medical facilities for treatment. The 12-foot module can comfortably fit 5-7 people, while the 14-foot unit can transport 7-9 people at the same time.
Cutting Edge Computing
With only a switch and a server to power the network, the first incarnation of Frazer's server room is limited but functional. As the company evolves, however, the server room expands in content and capacity. Today, it hosts several virtual and physical servers, as well as an open source system that fuels the collaborative process at Frazer.
After receiving a grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Houston Fire Department decides to invest in a fleet of emergency vehicles. HFD orders 21 Frazer generator-powered EMS modules. Frazer builds and delivers all 21 vehicles within 60 days, a company record at the time.
Frazer builds resilient, heavy-duty units for KBR. These bad boys are fully capable of operating in extreme heat temperatures and are loaded with 220V 50 Hz electrical outlets. The KBR modules also have the distinction of being the first emergency Frazer units built for overseas use. Some of them are flown to the Middle East on a chartered Antonov aircraft.
Striping & Lettering
Once upon a time, Frazer relied on independent contractors for its striping and lettering needs. Seeing an opportunity to expand in-house production, Frazer decides to create a striping and lettering department. It starts out with a single-color vinyl cutter and soon blossoms into a full-time service employing a staff of graphic artists.
A Whole New Product
Having already built two generator-powered EMS modules for the League City Emergency Medical Service, Frazer is approached by its director, John Accomando, to work on a new project. He wants to mount a multi-function body on an extended cab/chassis. The result: the first Frazer Urban Command Vehicle.
A piece of land becomes available, giving Frazer, Inc. a much needed chance for expansion. Noting a continuing increase in sales activity and interest both in-state and around the country, Frazer decides to build a new production facility. The building has an immediate impact across all phases of production.
An ad in an EMS publication piques the interest of Dale Stidham, a volunteer with the Big Stone Gap Rescue Squad. His inquiry leads to a road trip to Southwest Virginia for John Griffin, Jr. to demo the generator-powered module. Thoroughly impressed, the squad would later take delivery of the first two units to be found "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine." Frazer is now a national phenomenon.
Real Production Begins
Real Production Begins
The Kingwood Area EMS service, headed by Mike Legoudes, places an order for what would be Frazer job number EMS-001. Meanwhile, after two years of running the original prototype unit, the Houston Fire Department goes out for a bid on new emergency vehicles. Included in the bid is an option for purchase of a few generator-powered units.
What’s Good for the Goose
What’s Good for the Goose
The development of a regulated, switching power supply allows utilization of separate on-board generators to run AC-powered equipment. This technological breakthrough lays the foundation for major performance upgrades in data collection. Now trucks can be stocked with computer equipment, air conditioners, and pressurization units.
On the Move
Earlier in the 60s, the seismic industry adds marine exploration and Frazer, Inc. branches out. Outgrowing the capacity of the now 5,000 sq. ft. Alief building, Mr. Frazer purchases land in a developing industrial enclave in Southwest Houston. He finances construction of the original 7219 Rampart facility by selling a portion of the remaining land.
Frazer Opens For Business
On May 5, 1956 Charles Frazer, seeing opportunity in the booming postwar economy, decides to strike out on his own. After a few years moonlighting in his garage and in partnership with a neighbor, he opens a 2,500 sq. ft. facility in the Old Alief section of Southwest Houston. Frazer, Inc. is now in business.
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