Rohan A. Freeman, PE, LS is President and CEO of Freeman Companies, LLC, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary site development, engineering design, and environmental services enterprise. Freeman, an accomplished mountaineer, founded the company in 2009 shortly after summiting Mount Everest with a promise to clients to “Elevate Your Expectations.” This promise and Freeman’s career-long inquiry of economic development and urban design have led to the firm’s involvement in several large-scale, transformative public projects. 7 Summits Construction, LLC, a construction management firm providing comprehensive development services to corporations and public clients, was launched by Freeman in 2014.
Some of Freeman Companies’ major projects have included the South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel for the Metropolitan District Commission, Reconstruction of the Charter Oak Bridge for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the TIGER-grant-funded Intermodal Triangle in Hartford, and several other public facilities and infrastructure improvements across the state.
Freeman, who grew up in Jamaica, is the first African-American to climb the Seven Summits. Freeman is a popular motivational speaker, and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council, Construction Institute, Greater New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council and board member of several regional and children’s charities including Camp Courant, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, The New Children’s Museum, Connecticut Landmarks and The Mark Twain House & Museum. He has received several awards from organizations such as 100 Men of Color, the National Society of Black Engineers, West Indian Social Club and Small Business Night Out.
In 2014 Rohan Freeman established the University of Connecticut School of Engineering “Freeman Companies BRIDGE Endowed Engineering Scholarship” to support minority students with an interest in civil engineering who have overcome obstacles, such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage. He is included among a select group of alumni to be nominated to the UCONN School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
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