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

Hazel Digital Media 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.”

USCB Hilton Head Island Campus Groundbreaking

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sent on behalf of Dr. Al Panu, Chancellor, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Hilton Head Island Recreation Center renovation and expansion

Jim Rowan - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fraser Construction awarded contract to renovate and expand the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center.

Construction of the long-planned expansion of the Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head's north end began with a ground breaking ceremony on January 5, 2017. The Discovery Club Preschool dug up sand from the playground after Board of Directors President Alan Perry, Mayor Pro-Tem Kim Likins and Mayor David Bennet spoke at the event.

The renovation and expansion will completely redesign the center and triple the facility's size to about 46,000 square feet.

The new facility will include a full-size gymnasium with retractable bleachers, a second-floor running track and exercise areas, expanded office space, a climbing wall, new basketball and tennis courts, and new field lighting.

The changes will now expand the parking lot behind Hilton Head High School, relocate the tennis courts that are there now and shift plans for a playground to behind the existing recreation center building, according to the plans.

Bluffton Fire Department Breaks Ground on New Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Jay Fraser - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Fraser Construction has broken ground on the Bluffton Township Fire Department’s new vehicle maintenance facility. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 21st with Chief John Thompson dedicating the building to the late Fire commissioner Robert Rogers.
 
The facility will be 12,000 SF with 3 large apparatus maintenance bays, 2 small truck maintenance bays, offices and storage. The site will also have training facility and a fire tower. The design-build team of Fraser Construction, Court Atkins, Cranston Engineering and Optim Engineering came up with a 1 story pre-engineered metal building structure matching the nearby station 30. The project was design over the summer of 2015 while the district secured bond funding, and the pre-engineered steel is on site ready to go while the pad and slab finish up.
 
Vera Rogers attended the groundbreaking ceremony on behalf of her husband, who died in November. Rogers’ love for being a firefighter began at a young age and followed him throughout his life, from living in Maryland and working in a segregated department to moving to Bluffton and joining the fire district. As he watched Bluffton grow, he pushed for the town to support growth within the district. “If he was here today, he would be very happy because his love became a true thing,” Rogers said. “I am very pleased because he spent so much time in Bluffton and he pushed for so much.”

Fraser Construction has broken ground on a 126 unit assisted living facility

Jay Fraser - Thursday, January 14, 2016

Check out our project camera on the bayshore assisted living project! Fraser Construction has broken ground on a 126 unit assisted living facility on squire pope rd, Hilton head island. The project is a five story structure with independent and assisted living units, a fin dining area, a casual bar, independent and assisted living fitness areas, a movie theater, pool, fountains, gardens and a dock. The project will is expected to take 16 months.

See the time lapse camera shots here.

New Beaufort fire station on schedule, on budget

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Friday, August 07, 2015

Photo above: New Ribaut Road fire station making steady progress.

Jul 30, 2015 Posted By Island News In Community.

Beaufort’s new Ribaut Road fire station is on schedule for completion by December and is within budget at the halfway point, city leaders said. As of mid-July, the heavy steel framing is complete, the electrical and plumbing rough-in installations are underway, site drainage and the site sewer system are about 90 percent done and the water system connections are about 75 percent complete.

 “Even with our almost daily thunderstorms and occasional heavy rain, the crews have done a great job to keep this project moving forward,” Beaufort City Manager Bill Prokop said. “It’s a much-needed project and we are looking forward to making it operational.”

 In coming weeks, roof sheeting will be installed and brickwork will begin. An access road will be rough-graded. The site is geographically positioned between Port Royal’s main station and Beaufort’s current Fire Headquarters near the intersection of Ribaut and Boundary Street.The total cost of the project, including land, furnishings and technology, is $3,299,837. Costs include storm water improvements for the immediate area.The new facility will replace the outdated one beside Beaufort Middle School and across from Mossy Oaks Elementary on residential Mossy Oaks Road. City Council hasn’t decided what to do with that property after the new facility opens.

 “The location of this new fire station will provide seamless coverage between the main Beaufort station and our main fire station in Port Royal,” Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis said. “It’s good to see the project rising up so fast.”

 When the new station is completed, firefighting equipment will be moved from the Mossy Oaks Road facility. Fraser Construction is leading the work on the new firehouse.

 “Fire protection is such an important service for the residents of Beaufort and Port Royal, and building this new station is essential to the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department. So far we are very pleased with the progress,” said David Coleman, senior projects manager for Beaufort.

 Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron said the new Ribaut Road location offers: direct access to the main artery between Beaufort and Port Royal, easy and efficient travel times to the entire coverage area for this fire station, excellent geographical positioning to reinforce and enhance the ISO 2 rating that helps reduce commercial fire insurance premiums, limited impact on neighborhoods, greater distance from large schools than the current Mossy Oaks station, and smooth traffic flow for fire vehicles, including direct access to the rear of the facility (eliminating fire trucks having to back into the bays).


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