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Ground Breaking Bluffton Township Fire District’s newest Fire Station

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County broke ground with Fraser Construction on the Bluffton Township Fire District’s newest Fire Station yesterday. Station 38 will be located just off the intersection of Bluffton Parkway and Hampton Parkway. Thank you to @island_packet for the coverage. Read the details here.

Career and Advanced Technology Education (CATE) Center at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School breaks ground today in Ridgeland, SC.

Lauren Marcinkoski - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Jasper County School District is one step closer to opening its new Career and Advanced Technology Education (CATE) Center at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School after their ground breaking today in Ridgeland, SC.

The $9.85 million project will allow the school district to offer a number of programs, potentially including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), health science, information technology, and transportation, distribution and logistics.

“The Jasper CATE Center is a vital resource for our community, teaching technical skills and giving students options for good-paying jobs right out of high school,” said Jay Fraser, Vice President of Operations for Fraser Construction, which is handling construction for the project. It’s not the first such project for Fraser Construction, which also worked to renovate the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) in 2011.

To learn more and watch the full WTOC news story Click Here.

Fraser Construction to Build New Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Saturday, July 06, 2019

Fraser Construction will be building a new fire station and emergency operations center for the Bluffton Township Fire District. Beaufort County Council has approved the project to go in along Hampton Lake Road about an eight of a mile from the intersection of Bluffton Parkway and Hampton Parkway. The fire station portion will be known as Station 38. 

The property is located adjacent to River Ridge Academy. Once built, Station 38 will serve neighborhoods and businesses including Sun City, Lawton Station, Hampton Lake, Buckwalter Place, Sandy Pointe, Shell Hall, Hampton Hall, The Farm, Pine Ridge and Pine Crest.

Station 38 also will be the primary responding unit for the Buckwalter school complex in addition to River Ridge Academy.

Be on the look out for an announcement of this groundbreaking! And to see Fraser Construction in the news please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/crime/article230895459.html

Made by Blue Sky Hemp CBD Processing Plant Grand Opening

Jay Fraser - Friday, May 24, 2019

Made by Blue Sky – Built by Fraser Construction to bring innovative new technology, jobs, and prosperity to Beaufort County, SC

Blue Sky Processing held its grand opening Thursday, May 16. About 200 residents as well as local and state dignitaries gathered to celebrate the Palmetto State’s newest hemp CBD processing plant. After a ribbon-cutting and champagne toast, guests toured the 15,000 square-foot facility built by Fraser Construction near Gardens Corner in the Sheldon community. The operation will create 16 jobs and help establish South Carolina as a leader in the space. 

Dignitaries and members of Made By Blue Sky pose just before the ribbon is cut -
From left to right - Front Row: Gerald Dawson(Beaufort County Councilman, District 1) Tom Davis (SC Senator, District 46) Pamela Evette (SC Lt. Governor) Michael Hartsel (Chief Engineer, Made By Blue Sky) Jennifer Pfuhl (President, Made by Blue Sky) Josh Hartsel (CEO, Made by Blue Sky) Blakely Williams ( President and CEO, Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce), Hugh Weathers (Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture), Margie Bright-Mathews (SC Senator, District 45) John O’Toole (Executive Director, Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation)
Back Row: Employees of Blue Sky

Blue Sky is the first hemp refinery to be built in the Southern portion of the state and is unique thanks to its proprietary Delta-9 Technologies extraction equipment — the only automated hydrocarbon extraction system on the market. Fraser Construction, the leading commercial construction firm in Beaufort County built the facility and is looking forward to Phase 2 of Project Sky, the commerce park that will be the hub of the Hemp Industry in South Carolina. Blue Sky “is at the forefront of a vastly expanding market, the CBD oil extraction industry,” explains Matt Haire, Pre-Construction manager at Fraser Construction. “This building is the first of its kind in the state and we are here at Fraser are delighted to be part of bringing the hemp industry to South Carolina.”

Members of Fraser Construction and Architecture 101 pose with local dignitaries outside the new 15,000 square foot building – Fraser Construction is the leading commercial builder in Beaufort County, SC and an active advocate for the Agricultural Hemp Industry From Left to Right - Gerald Dawson(Beaufort County Councilman, District 1), Matt Haire (Pre-Construction Manager, Fraser Construction) Hugh Weathers (Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture), Grayson Angel (Project Manager, Fraser Construction) Steven Stowers (Architecture 101) Adam Drummond (Architecture 101), Margie Bright-Mathews (SC Senator, District 45), Jay Fraser (Vice President, Fraser Construction) Joe Fraser (President, Fraser Construction)

Senator Tom Davis celebrates after dumping bio mass into the extraction machine – Davis has been a strong advocate for the Agricultural Hemp and Medical Cannabis industries in South Carolina

Another advantage Blue Sky has is its short path distillation machine, which produces a purer form of oil. Many processors don’t have that option, so Blue Sky may find ample opportunity to take the handoff from other processors and further distill their crude product.

Made By Blue Sky CEO Josh Hartsel explains the refining process as he gives tours of the new facility

“One of the things that makes hydrocarbons unique is the diversity and quality of products we can make compared to CO2 and ethanol extraction methods,” Hartsel explained to the first group to tour the facility. “They’re really limited to isolate and distillate, whereas we can make a lot of the high-value products that you would associate with the cannabis industry, that are now being sold in CBD markets around the country.”

Made By Blue Sky President Jennifer Pfuhl hands out CBD infused chap stick during tours of the new facility as an example of their white label products

For more on the Blue Sky opening go to the following news stories:

Island News


Sprenger Health Care celebrates the grand opening of Bluffton facility built by Fraser Construction

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Monday, April 22, 2019

Sprenger Health Care celebrated the grand opening of their new Bluffton Branch on Thursday March 21, 2019 with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The facility built by Fraser Construction includes 60 private rooms and 45 private assisted apartments as well as a 3,000 square foot therapy gym. The Bluffton branch is the second South Carolina location for Sprenger Health Care which hosts an on-site chapel, multiple eateries as well as a built-in outdoor fire place with patio seating.

As a national leader in Assisted Living, several Sprenger Health Care locations have previously been recognized by the National Health Care Association for their commitment to quality and improving the lives of residents through excellent care.

The Bluffton Branch located in Okatie Village boasts 9 different floor plans to choose from featuring private bathrooms and private skilled nursing. By incorporating coastal design influences that reflect the special characteristics of the low country, Fraser Construction has created comfortable social spaces that bring residents together for events such as the nightly social hour in the pub-lounge space and gourmet chef designed cuisine in the many available eateries.

The 3,000 square foot therapy gym is the highlight of the facility featuring orthopedic and short-term rehabilitation capabilities. Specialized amenities such as aquatic therapy allow the center to provide both physical and occupational therapy to residents and patients.

Ohoopee Match Clubhouse

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Friday, November 30, 2018

Taste of the Season

Jay Fraser - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Fraser Construction is proud to be the bar sponsor at the taste of the season event Friday November 16th at our most recently completed job site, the University of South Carolina Hospitality Campus on office park rd, Hilton Head. Come check out the grand heavy timber atrium, teaching kitchen, and teaching bar – where students will learn mixology 101!

New USCB Student Housing for the Beaufort Campus

Jim Rowan - Monday, March 12, 2018

The University of South Carolina Beaufort will be offering a number of new Honors Programs at its Beaufort Campus for the Fall 2018 semester. In conjunction with these new Honors Programs, the University will be offering its students two new apartment-style residence halls known as the Honors A & B Residence Hall Community. The two buildings housing 92 students will welcome students in August 2018. Each apartment features a common living area with full sized kitchen that includes a refrigerator, microwave, stove and dishwasher. All apartments are also equipped with a washer dryer and Wi-Fi access.

The Beaufort Jasper Higher Education Commission on behalf of the University of South Carolina Beaufort issued a Request for Proposal to provide off campus student housing in Beaufort, SC. In response to that request, 303 Associates was selected to be the developer for these new residence halls.

303 Associates, LLC is a real estate development and management company based in Beaufort, South Carolina. 303 Associates builds, owns and manages retail, commercial and residential properties. Richard R. “Dick” Stewart, Managing Member of 303 Associates said “these residence halls continue our investments in Beaufort’s future and in higher education”.

Fraser Construction Company, LLC was selected by 303 Associates to build the new residence halls. Fraser Construction, based in Bluffton, SC has built seven residence halls and the Indoor Athletic Facility at USCB’s New River Campus in Bluffton and is currently building USCB’s new Hospitality Management Facility on its planned Hilton Head Island campus.

Fraser Construction and the USCB Hospitality Campus

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Monday, December 04, 2017

Fraser Construction and the USCB Hospitality Campus were featured in Construction Today Magazine. The USCB Hospitatliy Campus is a 40,000 SF, 2 story new college campus for the USCB system on Hilton Head for the Hospitaltiy Program. It features a teaching kitchen and Bar Lab, Classrooms, Offices, and an impressive high atrium will curtainwall and glulam wood beams.

November 25 Cross Schools Construction Update

Jay Fraser - Monday, December 04, 2017

See Father Chuck Owens latest video pondering on the progress of Cross Schools.

November 25 Cross Schools Construction Update from The Present For The Future on Vimeo.

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