About Sox & Freeman
Founded in 1948, Sox & Freeman has been locally owned and operated for 75 years.
A Legacy of Caring For South Carolina’s Trees
It all began in 1948, Blake Freeman partnered with C.L. Sox to open Sox and Freeman Tree Expert Co. Both men grew up during the Great Depression and knew what hard work was like and developed a conservative attitude. Having worked together for several years and separated by Blake’s military service for four years during WWII, both gentlemen had a goal to build a company based on customer satisfaction and integrity. It was no easy task, long days, hard work, traveling from town to town giving up time with family, but their dream came true. Sox and Freeman became a household name and highly respected company.
Chris Freeman, CEO, the son of Blake Freeman started with the company in 1976 and today leads the company with its President, Blake Roddy. No relation to Blake Freeman, but a man of great work ethics and integrity. The company’s premise is to build a strong workforce with like attributes of the company and continue to invest in the employees’ skills and knowledge.
While the techniques, equipment and many faces have changed, the quality of work remains the same and will continue as a small local, family company. Today ,75 years later, the company stands as the leader in tree care in the midlands of South Carolina with the same business model of customer satisfaction and integrity.
A Simple Recipe For Longevity
At Sox & Freeman there is no secret for why we’re still in business over 7 decades after we opened. We recognize, first and foremost, the importance of cultivating relationships with our customers.
Some of our current clients include the children and even grandchildren of our first generation customers! Trees last a long time, and we’re proud to be able to say that our relationships with our customers do too.
On top of a customer-first approach to business, we also truly care about our work. We believe that God created trees for more reasons and benefits than most individuals could ever imagine, and so we don’t simply provide tree removal services – we provide tree care.
It is our goal to preserve trees – we’re professional tree doctors who would always rather see healthy trees left standing.
Today’s Arborists Training Tomorrow’s Arborists
Every one of our tree service teams is led by an ISA-certified arborist, which allows us to diagnose and correct problems instead of simply taking down each tree that we’re called out to inspect. The International Society of Arboriculture has rigorous standards, and requires extensive training, testing, and continuing education to receive and maintain certification.
We recognize that without our expert crews Sox & Freeman couldn’t be what it is today and so we go the extra mile to protect and nurture our team. We carry industry leading insurance policies and workers compensation plans, and all team members at Sox & Freeman are given the opportunity to become certified arborists via our Arborist Development Plan.
This is how we have been able to literally raise the next generation of arborists, ensuring that tomorrow’s trees will be cared for just as skillfully as today’s.
Trusted By The Midlands for 75 years!
They removed several trees for us a few years ago and recently came to grind the stumps of a few small ones that we cut down ourselves. Both times we’ve had professional and friendly people come out. They are quick and efficient and will leave your yard cleaner than it was before they came. Would recommend them for any job, big or small.
I had a couple of broken tree limbs that were still partially attached to two trees in my yard but they were too high for me to remove safely. I noticed a crew from Sox & Freeman working at my neighbor’s house this morning so I walked over and asked if they would take a look at the limbs at my house and give me a price. As soon as they finished at my neighbor’s, Caleb and the crew came by and took care of the limbs in question in literally less than five minutes at a more than reasonable price. Fast, friendly and fair service – what more could you ask for?
This company it was an absolute pleasure to work with they removed eight trees ground the stumps cleaned up the whole yard where they worked and now my yard looks like it never had these trees. Their crews were friendly obviously knowledgeable of what they were doing and I just enjoyed watching the work they were so professional.
Award Winning and Highly Certified
The Sox and Freeman team, winners of the “Best of Columbia Metro” title for over five years, are your local tree care experts. As certified tree care safety professionals and proud members of the International Society of Arboriculture, they’ve dedicated their careers to maintaining the health and beauty of your trees. Don’t wait, get to know them better – meet your team today!