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Fred V. Fowler Company, Inc.

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Phone: (617) 332-7004 Fax: (617) 332-4137 66 Rowe St, Auburndale, MA 02466

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Fred V. Fowler Co. Inc. is a distributor of measuring instruments and precision tools. They have a nation-wide network of sales personnel to service their local industrial stocking distributors and their customers. They provide precision mechanical, digital electronic and optical instruments. Tools are sold only through industrial distributors. The business provides repair service to extend the usable life of the instruments. The business was established and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1946. They employ 36 people in Massachusetts, and 12 people outside of Massachusetts. Mr. Fred V. Fowler, Jr. is the President of the business. Mr. Bill Ozolins is the Vice-President. Mr. Jeff Peterson is the Sales Manager. Any questions or problems should be directed to the attention of Mr. Ozolins. The business states they warranty every tool for one year against defective workmanship or materials. All tolls conform to the strict tolerance of the NBS, MIL, SBS, DIN and NPL. The Midwest Sales Office is located at: 2200 South Busse Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, (708) 364-4330; fax: (708) 364-4364.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Fred V. Fowler Company, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Fred V. Fowler Company, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 10, 1993 Business started: 01/01/1946 in MA Business incorporated 01/01/1946 in MA
Business Management
Mr. Bill Ozolins, Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Bill Ozolins, Vice President
Number of Employees


Business Category

TOOLS Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS: 423830)

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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
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2 stars 2.00-2.49
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1 star 0-1.49

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