Our Fearless Founder, with over 40 years of experience in the industry, 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.
Thad HarrisVP of Business Development
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.
Jay CollinsMechanical Division Manager
During his time as a United States Marine Jay developed the discipline and leadership skills that have aided his climb up the corporate ladder. Beginning his career 20 years ago as a semi-skilled helper Jay has prided himself with hard work in several rolls in the mechanical industry. He currently serves the role of Mechanical Division Manager for Freedom Industries. This veteran has acquired the skills and experience necessary to lead his team in delivering quality products on time. One of Jay’s greatest joys is “seeing people reach the potential they didn’t know they had.” In his down time Jay enjoys traveling, DIY projects, and spending time with his wife and children.