Since 1969, FRM has been a leader in the electrical industry, providing knowledge, experience, and service to the electrical industry. With locations in Tampa, FL, Norcross, GA and Charlotte, NC, FRM is strategically positioned to provide same or next day service to our electrical partners across the southeast U.S.
With over 120 Professionals, FRM offers the experience and strength to serve the electrical market in the southeast. FRM sells through a network of valued Electrical Distributors, and is focused on the engineer, contractor, and end-user. FRM represents our quality manufacturers with the utmost professionalism and expertise. FRM services the commercial, residential, and industrial marketplace as well as the Utility market. With knowledge of Low Voltage (24-volt) product through High Voltage (269kV), FRM is well-positioned to exceed your electrical needs.
Providing Electrical Services Since 1969
Wert Fox, Bob Rowden and Lamar Smith started their own electrical manufacturer’s representative business and founded Fox-Rowden-Smith, Inc. on June 30, 1969, opening their first office and warehouse in Norcross, GA. The first manufacturers FRS represented were Conalco Aluminum Conduit and Olin Conductors of Chattanooga, TN.
Ken McBrayer joined the company as a salesman, became a partner several years later and relocated to Charlotte, NC. to oversee the territories of North and South Carolina and southern Virginia. The company name was then changed to Fox-Rowden-McBrayer, Inc.
Fox-Rowden-McBrayer, Inc. had grown to 75 employees and represented a variety of top manufacturers producing electrical products for all sectors of the electrical industry. FRM had a total of 225,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space in Norcross, Ga, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and Charlotte, NC. servicing 7 states in the Southeast.
John Lindgren, Tom Pierce, Mark Fink, Andy Singleton and Greg Stuart became partners in FRM. Each of them had worked for the company for many years and had experience in both sales and management. Their involvement in the company insured a smooth transition to a new chapter in the history of FRM and represented the culmination of the long term plan that Bob Rowden and Ken McBrayer had envisioned.
Bob Rowden and Ken McBrayer retired from FRM and sold their remaining ownership interests to John, Tom, Mark, Andy and Greg. In April of 2015, John, Tom, Mark, Andy and Greg became the sole owners of FRM. Since that date, they have held firm to the core values of FRM, while simultaneously reinvesting in the infrastructure of the company to carry it forward for a new generation of employees, customers and manufacturers. Significant investments have been made in technology, training and personnel to position the company for growth and sustainability. FRM is committed to growth and change as necessary elements to survive and flourish.
AL/GA/TN and FL Panhandle