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Doug Ezzell

CEO
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With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Doug launched Freedom Industries in 2004 with a small handful of teammates. Within the first three years, Doug won the Rookie Business Leader of the Year for the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the NEER Entrepreneur of the Year! With more licenses than the DMV, Doug brings brilliance to every bid package and estimate. Doug enjoys time with his wife of 42 years, two daughters and three grandchildren. One of his greatest passions is sharing the love of Jesus, both overseas and as a deacon in his local church.

Industry
MEP

Thad Harris

VP of Business Development
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Thad Harris has been a member of the Freedom Industries team since 2011. For the last several years he's served in Business Development, in which he leads our Marketing Strategy, pursues bid opportunities and establishes and sustains collaborative relationships with our customers. When he's not developing business, you'll most likely find him shooting guns, fishing, watching movies, raiding dollar-store candy aisles, or hiking a trail with a few of his six kids. One of his greatest loves is to date his wife Lori, of 19 years.

Industry
MEP

Gary Johnston

Electrical Division Manager
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AS A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM TEAM GARY IS BRINGING HIS
LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTISE HE HAS LEARNED OVER 24 YEARS. HAVING
BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WORK FOR SOME OF THE TOP EC&M
FIRMS OVER THE YEARS GARY HAS A DIVERSE BACKGROUND IN THE INDUSTRY
AND WILL HELP PROVIDE KEY STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE. COUPLING THIS WITH
FREEDOM'S CULTURE AND ATTENTION TO THE CUSTOMER GARY HOPES TO
GROW WITH HIS TEAM AND CLIENTS.
IN HIS SPARE TIME GARY ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HIS WIFE JENNIFER AND
THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS. HIS HOBBIES INCLUDE CAMPING, GOLFING, TRAVELLING,
AND SHOOTING GUNS.

Industry
Electrical