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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

HDM 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.

Hilton Head Island Recreation Center - Renovation and Expansion

Jay Fraser - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Renovation and Expansion August 7 from Island Rec on Vimeo.

Fraser Construction proud to have been the general contractor for The Bayshore

HDM Admin - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fraser Construction is proud to have been the general contractor for The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island. “The Bayshore”, an independent and assisted living facility will open on June 26, 2017.  A public open house will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Construction began in January 2016 and a topping out ceremony was held in July 2016 for this new 126 unit, 153,000 sq.ft., five story senior living facility. “The Bayshore” will offer its residents who initially choose to live independently the ability to receive assisted living services while remaining in their own unit and not having to relocate to another unit.

Four levels of assisted living are also available, with services including medicine management, assistance with daily tasks, or more hands-on care.

“The Bayshore” will offer its residents facilities and amenities that will serve them today and in the future as their requirements change.

Amenities available to its residents will include:

  • Full kitchens with washers and dryers
  • A swimming pool
  • Water views along Skull Creek
  • A Day Spa with stations for manicures, pedicures, hair care and a massage area
  • A golf simulator
  • A movie theater
  • Sunset cruises
  • Gorgeous dining room overlooking the resort-style pool
  • Outdoor bocce ball court
  • Outdoor resident garden
  • Library
  • Café
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Courtyards with fountains and lush landscaping

There is no buy-in fee, and the one-bedroom and two-bedroom units are monthly rentals.

Fraser Construction to build Sprenger Health Care’s senior living healthcare campus

HDM Admin - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Conficare, a senior living development and investment company has selected Fraser Construction to build Sprenger Health Care’s new 105 unit senior living healthcare campus located in Bluffton, South Carolina, neighboring Sun City Hilton Head. This state of the art facility will contain 60 private skilled nursing units and 45 assisted living units. Construction is expected to take 12 to 14 months and the new campus is scheduled to open in 2nd quarter of 2018. For more information about Sprenger Health Care Systems, please visit www.sprengerhealthcare.com. For more information about Conficare, please visit www.conficare.com.

Fraser Family supports "Open Your Heart" Family for the American Heart Association

Jim Rowan - Friday, February 24, 2017

During the 2016 Southern Coast Heart Ball, the local chapter of the American Heart Association honored Jay, Laura, and Virginia Fraser as our Open Your Heart family and they graciously shared their story to the guests of the Heart Ball that year.

At the 2017 Southern Coast Heart Ball, Jay and Laura were our Open Your Heart Chairs and helped us with the campaign to raise money for our mission.

USCB Hospitality Management Facility Ground Breaking Ceremony

Jim Rowan - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

USCB officials broke ground on its planned new campus Friday, February 10 at 11 a.m. at 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island, SC.

The planned facility will house USCB’s hospitality management program, including undergraduate education, a center for the hospitality industry and executive education, a teaching and learning facility for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and a civic gathering place. The facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, a demonstration kitchen, beverage laboratory, fabrication laboratory and classroom for distance education.

“The University of South Carolina Beaufort is continuing a 30-year partnership with Hilton Head Island, with the groundbreaking marking a significant milestone in our history, and we can’t be more pleased,” Chancellor Al Panu said.

“I am delighted that we have so many of our wonderful partners at the groundbreaking today that helped make this dream a reality. We know that this partnership with the Island will be impactful and transformative for our region.”

Bluffton Township Fire District’s Maintenance and Fire Training Facility Grand Opening

Jim Rowan - Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Grand Opening was held on Wednesday, 2/15/2017. Fire Chief John Thompson provided welcoming comments followed by Deputy Chief Paul Boulware, Battalion Chief Steve McKinley and Joe Fraser, President of Fraser Construction.

It was a well attended event and elected officials from the Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County were acknowledged.

The new facility was dedicated to Robert (Bob) Rogers, Bluffton Township Fire District Board of Director, 1998 – 2015. Mr. Rogers began his service to the Bluffton Community on May 1, 1995 as a volunteer firefighter. On December 14, 1998 he was appointed to the Bluffton Township Fire Board where he served until his untimely death on November 20, 2015. His wife Vera and son Robert were presented a plague in honor of his dedicated life of service to the District.

The ceremony concluded with a ribbon cutting by Mrs. Vera Rogers.

This project was implemented using the design-build method of project delivery. Key members of the project delivery team were staff of the BTFD (Owner), Fraser Construction (Design-Builder/General Contractor), Court Atkins Group (Architect) and Ward Edwards (Civil Engineer).

Bluffton Township Fire District’s New Fire Station No. 30 Featured in Butler Manufacturing Quarterly Magazine

Jim Rowan - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Fraser Construction Company, LLC, a Bluffton, SC based commercial general contractor is a designated Butler Builder® for the counties of Beaufort and Jasper.

Butler Manufacturing™ is a building-solutions company providing the design, manufacture and marketing of metal building systems for commercial construction. Their systems play a part in buildings within the commercial, community, industrial, and agricultural markets. Butler issues a periodic publication titled “Building Profit” that features the use and application of its products and solutions.

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of “Building Profit” featured several projects highlighting their innovative and flexible design advantages. One of the projects featured was Bluffton Township Fire District’s new Fire Station No. 30.

“Timeless” building meets multiple needs.

Imagine a community that is fast growing, yet has a rich history and a commitment to historic preservation. Put it in the potential hurricane. Add in humidity, subtropical weather and corrosive salt air.

Now, design and build a new fire station for this community that makes a statement, serves firefighters’ needs and keeps taxpayer concerns in mind.

The Bluffton Township Fire District met these challenges and more with its new Fire Station No. 30 in downtown Bluffton, South Carolina. Working with Butler Builder® Fraser Construction Company, LLC, the fire district constructed a new station that delights fire fighters and townspeople alike.

“We wanted a building that was timeless – that could stand for 50 years and still fit with the historic look of our downtown area. Thanks to Fraser Construction and Butler Manufacturing, we definitely achieved that goal,” said John Thompson, Fire Chief of the Bluffton Township Fire District. “We’re received a lot of positive comments from the community.”

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