Working out of a file box on their dining room table in 1986, a young paramedic and his wife started a transportation company that would eventually become one of Louisiana's most well-known and respected ambulance service providers, MedExpress Ambulance Service, Inc.
The couple, Mark and Ginger Majors, would struggle over the years to break into new markets, working tirelessly to convince elected officials to give their small company an opportunity to provide quality emergency medical service to their residents. Time and again, their efforts paid off, as MedExpress continued an aggressive expansion in Louisiana and Mississippi.
In 2001 MedExpress was awarded a major contract by the U.S. government to provide emergency and non-emergency services to military personnel and their families at Louisiana's FortPolk military base. Today MedExpress operates an ambulance service in five Louisiana parishes-Rapides, Sabine, Grant, St. Landry, Vernon,-but has diversified from its core ambulance business.
In 2006 MedExpress was awarded another U. S. government contract in Utah at Dugway Proving Grounds.
Now known as MedExpress Companies, the entity generates business from multiple revenue streams from a state-of-the-art headquarters in Alexandria, La.The 12,600-square-foot facility has four miles of cable running through the building; a 50KW generator that provides continuous, uninterrupted power; a new weather satellite from the National Weather Service; and computer aided dispatch from Zoll Data Systems (directly integrated with the billing system).
All administrative functions of MedExpress Companies are directed from this location, which was completed in 2003. This facility also houses MedComm, a call taking communications and dispatch center, and the Central Louisiana American Red Cross Dispatch Operations.