Freddie joined the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) in February 2022. He was hired as the regional facilities manager, a newly created position. Freddie brings with him more than 24 years of facilities and property maintenance experience in both the commercial and military sectors. His day-to-day duties consist of daily upkeep and maintenance of more than 45 self storage location across six states, as well as assisting the construction department with site assessments and special projects.
Freddie began his facility management career in the United States Navy in 1979, serving as the maintenance manager for Afloat Training Group Atlantic. During his time in the Navy he served on multiple frigates and destroyers deploying from Pearl Harbor and Mayport, to the North Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Caribbean. He had the opportunity to visit over 23 countries and sailed through the Suez and Panama Canals. During his 12 years of shore duty, Freddie served as a navy instructor teaching master-level courses for sonar journeymen, as well as conducting on-board anti-submarine warfare training and warfare exercises. While enlisted, Freddie was a surface warfare specialist, master-level acoustic analyst, nuclear weapons launch and destruct team member, and earned five Navy Commendation Medals.
After 23 years of service, Freddie retired in 2002 as a senior chief petty officer and sonar technician, and moved to the Philadelphia area. There he managed the maintenance and renovations at two large shopping centers, one in Philadelphia and the other in Lancaster. He then served as a regional facility manager for a retail store chain, managing their maintenance for more than 60 locations ranging from New Jersey to Florida.
Freddie was born in Ohio but relocated to South Carolina, which he calls home. He currently lives in Quarryville, PA with his wife Candy who operates two home-based businesses. Together they have four adult children and as of 2021, welcomed their first grandchild, Magnolia, into the family. They also share their home with two adorable mini American Pot Belly Pigs, Angel and Lulu. In his spare time, Freddie enjoys working on projects around the house, helping his wife operate her businesses and taking weekend trips.