North Central Emergency Vehicles was one of Braun’s first dealer partners. They provide Braun sales and service to customers in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. They have facilities in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Plainfield, Illinois.
Family-owned and operated, North Central Emergency Vehicles was started by Jerry Pawelk in 1964 as Jerry’s Transmission Service. Jerry was a fire chief and grew his service business to focus on fleet management of fire trucks and ambulances. As he made a name for himself by providing exceptional service, Braun approached Jerry about becoming a dealer in 1987; he accepted. His son and current owner, Fred Pawelk, was hired as the first full-time ambulance salesman in 1992. In 1993, the company changed its name to North Central Ambulance Sales and Service.
Today, they sell and service more than ambulances. They also work on fire trucks, brush trucks, and other specialty vehicles. Now under the name North Central Emergency Vehicles, they are the premier emergency vehicle dealer in the Midwest.