Sox and Freeman
“Sox and Freeman’s focus is on tree preservation. Once customers understand it is less expensive to maintain existing trees than remove them, preservation is a no-brainer.”
How did your business begin?
Sox and Freeman was started in 1948 by my father, Blake Freeman, and C.L. Sox. Both gentlemen had been employed by Davey Tree Company and felt there was a need in South Carolina for professional tree care.
What differentiates your business from other tree companies in the field?
While tree removal is a much-needed service, Sox and Freeman’s focus is on tree preservation and plant health care. Once customers understand that it is less expensive to maintain existing trees and plants than to remove them; preservation is always a no-brainer.
How do you keep up with the latest advances in your field?
We employ seven ISA Certified Arborists including myself. Every certified arborist must obtain 30 continuing education units (CEUs) every three years to re-certify. These CEUs are obtained by attending arboriculture related workshops, seminars and online studies.
What do you like best about your line of work?
People and trees. I thoroughly enjoy hearing and sharing life stories. It does not matter if we are sharing stories about grandchildren, WWII or their last doctor’s appointment, I am always interested. We value our relationship with the customer as much as the quality of the task they are hiring us to perform. I mentioned trees simply because of the value they afford everyone who takes a breath. God created trees for more reasons and benefits than most individuals could ever imagine.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about your business?
Most customers don’t know we have a Plant Health Care division. We help customers manage the health of all their trees and plants by scientific means and with a holistic approach. Manage the health and let the plant manage the pest.