Since 1981, P.L. Freeman has been recognized as a leader in the trades. A focused dedication to delivering the highest quality of service has driven the company for the last 32 years, and it continues today.
Our history began in 1981 when Prentice L. Freeman Sr. started a roofing company out of his home. In 1983, Prentice Senior, moved into his first shop. Prentice’s two sons, Prentice L. Freeman Jr and Jason R Freeman, have played a key role in the expanding the foundation built by their father.
In 1986 to 1990, Prentice L. Freeman Jr. attended Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School. During that time Prentice L. Freeman Jr. graduated with a 4 Plumbing Shop Certificate. Prentice gained a vast knowledge of the plumbing industry in the areas of Plumbing Design, Drafting, Plumbing Code Research and Plumbing Systems Installation. This knowledge would prove to be of great value in Prentice’s future business ventures.
In the summer of 1990, Prentice L Freeman Sr’s two sons, Prentice L. Freeman Jr. and Jason R. Freeman officially joined the roofing company. Prentice L Freeman Jr. worked for the company part-time during High School and for several years after High School. In his father’s roofing company, he attended various roofing classes and developed journeyman level experience in roofing applications.
Prentice L. Freeman Jr. envisioned a family legacy that reached beyond roofing.
Prentice L. Freeman Jr. had dreams of opening a Full Service MEP company.
To fulfill his dream of opening a Full Service Mechanical Contracting company, he decided to learn and gain more experience within the HVAC industry.
In 1993, Prentice Jr. enrolled in the Steamfitters Local 601 apprenticeship program.
During this 6-Year period of being a Pre- Apprentice, Apprentice and Subsequent Journeyman, Prentice studied HVAC Electrical, HVAC Design, Theory, and Installation. He attended 2 years of HVAC Day School at MATC South Campus, where he also took Electrical Courses for 2 Years.