Gary Hurst, Owner
Gary Hurst is the co-owner of Freedom Flooring. He currently lives in Reinholds with his wife and four children. He began his career in the flooring industry when he was 17 years old. He started assisting the warehouse manager at a local flooring store as a summer job. He never left the flooring industry. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the industry including installation of all types of products, sales, customer service, and business management. What he enjoys the most is taking an old floor that needs extensive repairs and using his experience to give the customer a structurally sound, and beautiful floor.
In his free time Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and four children or playing basketball and golf. Gary also enjoys serving as a deacon at Bethesda Christian Fellowship in Ephrata, Pa.
Darwin Hurst, Owner
Darwin Hurst is the co-owner of Freedom Flooring. He started working with Gary in the flooring industry 14 years ago. He was in college at Millersville University pursuing a degree in secondary education and helped Gary over the summers to pay his way through college. Gary taught him all the details of how to successfully install various types of flooring. He continued to work with Gary over the summers while he went on to start his teaching career. While he enjoyed working at Hamburg Area High School as a Technology Education teacher he had a dream of being a business owner that would never leave him.
After five years of teaching he left his job to pursue his dream of starting a business. Over the next few years he worked at area flooring stores and operated as an independent installer which assisted him in gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of the industry.
In the spring of 2018 Gary and Darwin decided to combine their experience and dream of being business owners to start Freedom Flooring. They are excited to operate Freedom Flooring as a business that focuses on relationships. The most valuable part of our business is the relationship they build with their customers and the opportunity they have to improve their home and their life.
He enjoys spending time with his wife of ten years, Krista, as well as his two young sons, Emerson and Sullivan. They attend Ephrata Community Church and enjoy being connected to and serving their community.