About Us

Company History

American Water Services, Inc. was originally formed in 1994 under the name of Water Management Consultants to own and operate water systems. Larry Freeman, the founder, identified the need for managing public water systems, at the urging of Mr. J. W. Northcutt. Mr. Northcutt had been managing the community water system in his subdivision for many years. He recognized the potential problems that could arise in everyday water treatment and the importance of proper testing procedures. He also knew first-hand the importance of having the equipment and manpower to make any needed repair even in the middle of the night or holidays. He saw that Freeman Electrical & Pump Service, Inc. (American Water’s sister company, also founded by Larry Freeman) had exactly what was needed to get the job done quickly and effectively. After servicing his subdivision and many like his, it was obvious that there was a real need for this type of water service company, hence Mr. Freeman established Water Management Consultants. The name was changed to American Water Services, Inc. in 1999.

Today American Water Services owns over 125 waters systems throughout North Georgia.  We are currently covering Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Union, and White Counties servicing well pump, well tanks, water filtration, water line excavation and. more.  In addition we operate over 40 water systems for various subdivisions, campgrounds, and restaurants.  We also have a state certified microbiology water lab that provides water testing for anything from private homes to county and city water departments.  Freeman Electrical and Pump Service which is now operating under the name American Water Specialties is still handling all the repairs and maintenance.  In February 2020 both companies moved into a new 24,000 square foot facility which allowed us to streamline operations, maintain more parts and equipment, and provide better customer service.  American Water has all the resources needed to take a water system from the conceptual design phase, to installation and then operation and maintenance.  As we continue to grow our focus will always be to maintain water systems that provide reliable quality water.

Larry Freeman-Founder and Owner
Lauren Freeman-CEO
Kim Freeman-CFO and Lab Manager
Kathy Smith-Office Administrator
Terry Turner-Operator
Taylor Haygood-Operator

Steven St Clair-backup operators employed by American Water Specialties