The Freeman Family Business

(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)
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Most family traditions are centered around an occasion or event, not a family business that has been around for many generations.  Freeman Landscape was founded in 1925 and the family doesn’t plan on letting that tradition die anytime soon.

The family business, Freeman Landscape, began in 1925 by Claude Marshall Freeman.  Since then, 4 generations have passed and the business has expanded immensely.  Currently, 7 Freeman family members hold the fort down and keep the heritage alive and well.  

(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today) Marshall with his father, Brent.

Claude’s son, Curtis Claude Freeman and his wife, Marie, joined him in 1955. In 1980, Mark Freeman, Brent Freeman, and Scott Freeman joined the business.  Now, Brent’s wife, Lissa, his daughter, Megan and her husband, Tim Lewis, and Bren’ts son, Marshall and wife, Summer Freeman joined as well, along with Jason Freeman, son of Brent.  Over the last 7 years, as the team has grown in size and capability, they’ve also outgrown their old location off University Ave. in Texarkana, Texas.

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The Freeman Landscape business still holds the same values and principles, with only a change in location and services.  They are now located in Nash, Texas, just outside Texarkana off of New Boston Rd. and Kings HWY.

Brent still does the landscape design and owns the business with his wife, Lissa.  Their daughter, Megan Freeman-Lewis runs the office, ensuring everything works like a well oiled machine.  Megan’s husband, Tim, works as a general manager.  Tim also specializes in turf management and is a concrete overlay technician.  Brent’s son, Marshall is a landscape supervisor,  licensed irrigation installer and licensed pesticide applicator, and his wife, Summer, coordinates the marketing for the business. Jason Freeman is also a landscape/construction supervisor , licensed pesticide applicator, and licensed irrigation installer.

(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

It’s a group effort to keep the family business running smoothly.  Ironically, the idea of 7 family members under one roof might give the rest of us some discomfort, but they find strength in their faith and their heritage to keep the business a success and everyone in agreement.

“ If we have problems, we pray and ask the Lord for guidance.”

Family meeting
(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

New this year, Tim is overseeing concrete overlay services through Freeman Landscape.  

“It is a process where we can install a thin concrete layer over existing concrete to make a very durable floor. We can create brick, tile, wood or flagstone looks. “

Freeman Landscape also offers services like irrigation, hardscape, drainage solutions, lawn fertilization and weed control, pond/water features, seasonal color installations, and even holiday lights.  There truly is no limit to what the family can do.

The Freeman family emphasizes how important Texarkana is to the success of their business.

“It’s important for the business to remain in the family and Texarkana because it is our heritage. It’s a family tradition that has been handed down to us for four generations. We are proud and honored to be working together as a family.”

They love their customers and their hometown, all 4 generations having been from Bowie County.  

“We’ve worked all over the South, but our customers in Texarkana are the best, hands down.”

You can find Freeman Landscape at their now location at 235 E New Boston Rd, Nash, TX 75569.

 

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