Frazier and Son was founded in 1948 by Richard and Pearl Frazier. They started out making turnings for large chair factories then gradually evolved into manufacturing dining room and occasional furniture out of pine. When their children were old enough, Jay, Terry, Jeanne, and Raette Frazier worked with them in the factory. In 1974 Pearl opened up a retail section within the factory to sell the seconds that resulted from manufacturing. When the popularity of pine started fading, they started manufacturing oak furniture to try to keep up with changing furniture trends. Soon after, it became apparent that their manufacturing business could not compete with underpriced imported goods. A local upholstery company in Gardner, MA approached Pearl about becoming a dealer for their upholstered furniture and expanding the retail business. As the manufacturing side of the business declined, the retail portion of the store grew. Over the years Frazier and Son has developed partnerships with some of the most well known names in the home furnishings industry.
Today we are known for our excellent customer service during and after your purchase, and our everyday low prices mean you don’t have to wait for a sale. Customers are invited to come in and browse our 27,000 square foot showroom, where you’ll be greeted by salespeople that are helpful, but not pushy. We hear from our customers all the time that they shopped all the stores in Nashua and Manchester and they should have just saved their time and shopped with us. Customers are always telling us that our prices are just as competitive and that they prefer to shop at a family owned business that will stand behind the product they sell. We look forward to helping you make your house a home!
Raette Trombly grew up in the furniture business, from playing in a sectioned off area of the Frazier and Son factory as a child to working in the factory with her parents and siblings once she was old enough. Eventually Raette was involved in growing the retail business before and after the manufacturing was discontinued. In 1995, Raette became owner of Frazier and Son and has made strides to convert the store from a warehouse style presentation to a beautiful modern showroom. Raette is now enjoying semi-retirement, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling as much as possible with her husband Arthur.
Jacquelyn Trombly joined Frazier & Son full time in 2002 but has grown up in the furniture business. She is the granddaughter of founders Richard and Pearl Frazier and the daughter of owner, Raette Trombly. When she was a baby, Raette would bring Jacquelyn to work with her and she was often mistaken for a baby doll when customers saw her sleeping in her crib. Jacquelyn is the store manager and devotes a great deal of time to her position as such. She personally selects each piece on the showroom floor and takes pride in providing outstanding customer service. She enjoys spending her free time with daughter, Abella Pearl. In addition, she has a flair for cooking and can often be found hosting dinner gatherings for several friends. Jacquelyn’s other hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, biking and just about any activity that gets her outside enjoying the fresh air.
Sandy Creamer has been employed as a part time salesperson at Frazier& Son since 2004. She also works fulltime as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Monadnock Regional High School. After graduating high school she served in the US Army, and was stationed in Germany and finished out her tour at the pentagon. Sandy’s is a committee member for her son Zack’s troop. Her hobbies include oil painting and creating recycled art by using various materials from fabric to metal, and designing and constructing unusual baskets. She also enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time tending to her beautiful flower gardens.
Amity Howard is the newest addition to the staff at Frazier & Son. She is the great niece of founders Richard and Pearl Frazier and 2nd cousin to Raette and Kathy. Amity has many years of previous experience in the furniture world and possesses a genuine passion for color and design. A people person by nature, she enjoys helping customers and is always available to assist with fabric choices and style selection. With a true love of the outdoors and a spirit for adventure, she is proud to be a dedicated mountain climber; religiously climbing Mt. Monadnock several times weekly, year round, for the past several years. However, she is temporarily on hiatus from running up and down the mountain, as she is expecting a new baby in March. Currently she is enjoying some of her less challenging hobbies such as spending time with her 23 year-old daughter (yes, you read that right), bike riding, long strolling walks with her Golden Retriever, hiking with friends and simply relaxing at home with a good book.