10 For the Next 10: Derrick Frazier - The Bend Magazine

10 For the Next 10: Derrick Frazier

We sat down with the Director of Frazier Companies

Photo by Dustin Ashcraft

Derrick Frazier is quite literally helping develop Corpus Christi. He is the director of Frazier Companies, which was established in 2019 and hit the ground running with a major project—that would also become the site of their headquarters.

Frazier Companies acquired the former H-E-B brheadquarters, which had sat vacant for 30 years, brand worked with Dykema Architects for interior restorations to develop and transform it into an brultramodern space, while still maintaining the brhistory and charm of its original architecture. The Chamberlain opened its doors in 2021 and is now brleasing for restaurant, retail and office spaces, as well as event rentals on the rooftop.

Walking into The Chamberlain, it’s clear that both quality and compassion powered the project. Frazier brought decades of both experience and empathy into it, which is in fact the philosophy that has always guided his work. “We really wanted to take that extra care and create the story,” said Frazier. “Every great product has a great story and great brand behind it.”

The impressive space is just the beginning. “I actually wrote that I wanted to develop five new projects over the next 15 years,” Frazier said. “I would love to have more projects in Corpus Christi, because there is so much development and growth, with $52 billion worth of economic activity going on here, and there’s so many fascinating people in this community.”

He’s already connected with the community in big ways. The Frazier Family Foundation is a 501c3 organization that has donated more than $535,000 in the last year. “Through the Frazier Family Foundation, we want to instill a creative confidence within the Coastal Bend, specifically the youth of the Coastal Bend,” said Frazier. “Our mission is that we focus on giving children a brighter future and make sure they have the necessary resources to pursue their dreams.” One major way they are achieving their mission is with the Frazier Innovation Center at the St. James Episcopal School. It is a state-of-the-art learning lab promoting science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics. It’s just one example of how his commitment to Corpus Christi will be felt for the next 10 years, and for future generations.