Frank TrammellA born and raised Gamecock from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Frank graduated with his BSBA from the University of South Carolina in 1974.  Interestingly enough his career plan never included HME.  For 29 years he worked in corporate America as an executive in a Fortune 100 company in the chemical and textile industry.  About a decade ago his career derailed when the entire industry moved to Asia.  At the same time, his father suffered from a series of strokes resulting in numerous hospital and rehab stays. This was his first introduction to the HME industry.  Prior to that, he didn’t even know the DME industry existed.  His family had a very difficult time dealing with the fact that their once very strong patriarch was no longer independent, but quite the contrary.  He was never formally introduced to this great industry and had he been, things would have been far better for his family. In November 2003 he and his wife Martha bet the ranch and opened Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, a full-line HME company that only excludes high-end rehab.  The couple made a decision early on to never deviate from their core values.   “We handpicked our staff very carefully, being sure that our values were properly aligned. Quality products, extreme service, diversity of thought and highly ethical standards continue to be the basis of our business” said Frank.   13 years later Carolina’s HME was named to Inc. magazines fastest-growing private companies list for the 5th consecutive year in a row.  Frank has served on the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association for many years.  In his free time, Frank enjoys spending time fishing, playing golf and shooting sporting clays.