Cox Crew: Meet Ernest Freeman, sales manager at Cox Roofing

For years, Ernest Freeman has been a core component of Cox Roofing’s production team. He began as a member of Cox’s production team in 2007. Since then, he’s gained a career, not just a job, working his way up from most junior estimator to Senior Estimator within the company. And In February 2020, he was promoted to Sales Manager.

Learn more about the roofing expert, husband and marital artist (really) below.

Q: “What are three words to describe Cox Roofing?”

A: “Integrity, craftsmanship and longevity.”

Q: “What do you like most and least about your job at Cox Roofing?”

A: “I love the sense of family and being a part of a team. My least favorite part of my job is telling a customer that a roof they just had installed by another contractor was done incorrectly and needs to be replaced again.”

Q: “Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you in your work?”

A: “ Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others.”

Q: “You worked for other companies before joining the Cox family. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?”

A: “When I first graduated from high school, I got a job with Waste Connections, a garbage company, as a container repair person. I delivered new trash containers and repaired the ones that were broken.”

Q: “Best vacation you’ve ever been on?”

A: “Mexico — my wife and I got married on the beach in Mexico and stayed for seven days. Best vacation ever!”

Q: “Outside of work, what do you do for fun?”

A: “ I have been a martial arts instructor for the last 25 years. Teaching and training has been a huge passion in my life.”

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