Chip Pearson is a founding partner of Pendleton Consulting Group.
Prior to Pendleton, Chip and his brother John ran a family real estate development, site work and utility company with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte for nearly 25 years. In that time they built and or developed over 50,000 residential lots in subdivision projects in Georgia, and both North Carolina and South Carolina for the nation’s biggest builders including Ashton Woods, Centex Homes, MDC, Pulte Homes, Ryland Homes, Toll Brothers and other large national and regional builders. Chip is still a partner with his brother in Cold River Land Management, a specialist in management and workouts of residential and distressed properties in the southeast.
In his nearly 25 years as a developer/contractor, Chip managed up to 400 employees in multiple states and work sites. Overall business strategy along with planning of growth and markets was his primary role as president. He also oversaw fleet management and acquisition and disposal of equipment. During this time the company also acquired two quarry services companies, and grew that division to 8 crews servicing large national construction aggregate producers in the southeast including Hanson, Martin Marietta, and Vulcan Materials. The company also started an in-house residential engineering and site design company.
Chip has a long history of political involvement. He is former State Senator District 51, where he represented the 51st Senate District of Georgia which consist of all of Dawson, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Union and Lumpkin Counties, plus most of White and a portion of Forsyth. He served for three terms and also served as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, and Vice-Chairman of Transportation. Prior to being a State Senator, Chip was a Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and was 2 term Chairman of the Dawson County Republican Party.
A former member of the Board of Industry Trade and Tourism (now Georgia Department of Economic Development,) Pearson is a founding board member of the First Citizens Bank of Georgia, Dawsonville Georgia. An Eagle Scout, he also serves on the board of the Northeast Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently or formerly a member of the Associated General Contractors, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Nation Federation of Independent Business, Georgia Cattleman’s Association, and Rotary International.
A licensed pilot, Chip graduated from Shorter College with a BS in Business Management.
Chip and Jill have been married for 21 years and are the proud parents of Madeleine, Mary Anna and Edward. They reside in beautiful west Dawson County and are members of Amicalola Baptist Church.