Our Story

James “Jimmy” Freeman began roofing for his eventual father-in-law in the early 1970s. His desire to learn and “do the job right with no shortcuts” allowed him to master the trade. Knowing the importance and investment in a sound roof, Jimmy Freeman had the desire to provide a fair-priced, quality roof to everyone. This has become the company’s goal and mission statement. Consequently, Freeman Roofing was formed in 1976 by Jimmy Freeman and Bernie Freeman. Since 1976, Freeman Roofing has provided honest, quality workmanship to countless clients all along the Gulf Coast.


In 1980, Jimmy Freeman was hired at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida as a roofing supervisor. A staunch determination coupled with a strong work ethic allowed him to continue to grow his roofing business while working full time at NAS. During Jimmy’s time at NAS, he gained extensive knowledge of commercial roofing. He used this knowledge to expand his roofing business in the commercial arena and was recognized on numerous occasions for his superior performance and immense knowledge of the roofing industry. After the loss of his father in 1994, Jimmy decided to retire from Naval Air Station and focus on growing Freeman Roofing.

Service Areas

Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Orlando, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port, Arcadia

Community Ties

Being a long-time local business, Freeman Roofing is quick to act when disaster hits home. In 2004 when Hurricane Ivan pummeled the Gulf Coast, Jimmy, along with the help of his family, provided emergency clean up and roof assistance to devastated local families. He generously purchased several thousand-gallon gas tanks, chain saws, tarps and more supplies. These resources proved invaluable to our community during such difficult times. Jimmy’s altruistic nature was recognized and Freeman Roofing was asked to assist with installing blue roofs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. Again, Jimmy and his crews packed up and set out to aid those affected by the storms.

Freeman Roofing makes generous donations of time, services and sponsorships in our community. They were a key contributor in renovating the home of an area Purple Heart Veteran (1)(2). Freeman Roofing is also a sponsor/participant in the Chumuckla Redneck Christmas Parade and is a proud supporter of local sports including the Bellview Athletic Association and the Blue Wahoos minor league team.

All in the Family

Freeman Roofing is truly a family business. As the company grows, family involvement follows suit. Jimmy’s daughter, Melissa Freeman, obtained her contractor’s license in Alabama and Mississippi in 2006. The participation of additional skilled family members and dedicated workers have allowed Freeman Roofing to branch out into commercial endeavors in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Always in mind, the Freeman Roofing motto remains “providing a fair priced quality roof to everyone.” Jimmy and his family have developed Freeman Roofing into a trusted, locally-owned company known for its efforts to give back to the community to a greater extent than he ever imagined. Freeman Roofing has always been a family business and it will continue to grow with sons, daughters, nephews and grandchildren offering honest, quality workmanship for generations to come.

Freeman Roofing understands the importance of having a sound roof overhead. We are licensed and insured (License #CCC1334173) and dedicated to making sure we deliver quality work with quality products and manufacturers. Maintaining our family company’s stellar reputation is a top priority. Freeman Roofing offers a variety of services from small repairs to total reroofs on residential and commercial structures of all sizes. Do not trust such a critical investment to just any company. Contact the dependable experts at Freeman Roofing at 850.994.1078 to handle your residential and commercial roofing needs today.