Samuel Freedman began in the paper trade in 1907. Then on March 7th, 1908, Issac Porton of the City of Washington, District of Columbia, sold to Samuel Freedman, for the cash sum of Eight Hundred and 50/100 ($800.50) Dollars, and Four (4) promissory notes aggregating the sum of Two Hundred and Forty ($240.00) Dollars, . . . goodwill, stock and fixtures of my paper, tray and twine route in the city and District aforesaid including among other things, a stock of Paper; paper bags, paper-boxes, trays and twine, etc., and also one bay horse, one set of harness, one spring covered wagon, one platform scale estimated at Three Hundred ($300.00) Dollars, all of said stock being located at premises # 1300 Florida Avenue, Northeast, hereby sold and bargained, released and confirmed unto the said Samuel Freedman, is(sic) heirs, executors, administrators or assigns to their proper use and behoof forever." click here to view the original bill of sale
Thus started our company, S Freedman & Sons, Inc. Three of Samuel's 5 sons worked for their father and continued in the business all their working lives. The president of S. Freedman, the grandson of the founder, has 2 sons who are actively involved in the company
In the early years, the company moved to the 600 block of K Street, Northwest , Washington DC. It remained there until 1968 when it was moved to Landover Maryland. In 1989 our warehouse was expanded to almost twice its capacity.
Over the years S Freedman & Sons has invested in its Associates, its systems, and its physical plant, to keep our company at the cutting edge of product and services for our customers. Our Company Vision Statement is as important to us today as it was when it was first published:
S Freedman & Sons, Inc. is committed to continually providing superior service and products that meet and exceed customer expectations.
We are dedicated to creating value for our customers through efficiency, teamwork and continuous improvement within our organization.
Our Associates will seek out and capitalize on new opportunities to ensure the long-term viability and growth of the Company.
We will provide our Associates with the work environment and the tools to ensure the accomplishment of these
objectives and the success of our customers, our suppliers and ourselves.
It is our name on the company and what the company does and how it treats its Associates and Customers reflects on us.
We pledge to do what it takes to keep your confidence in our company and our name.