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Pearson Construction Coverage & Projects

Christian Scott Hair Studio Update

Our work is complete on Christian Scott – A Hair Studio, LLC in St. Joseph, Michigan. Check out what Pearson Interiors was able to do to make this project shine. (After Photos Courtesy: Blue Door Visuals LLC)

Pearson Testimonials: Scott Dawson – Ground Zero Archery (St. Joseph, Michigan)

We can quickly renovate leased space so your business can start making money, sooner. When it comes to relationships – Pearson Construction has a very good report with local jurisdictions, and our team members know the ins and outs of the industry, so inspections go smoothly. No matter the logistical obstacle – Pearson Interiors can build out your space to suit your needs, on your budget. Here’s one more satisfied customer.

Pearson Testimonials: Matt Nilson – Nabit/Stone Soup Lab (Hartford, Michigan)

We offer the same dedication and personalized attention to every commercial, industrial and institutional construction project we are chosen to complete. So, it is humbling when our clients offer to share about their positive experience with our general contracting company. Here’s one local business owner who had a vision for two ideas to serve his community, and how we helped bring that idea to life.

Historic Renovation: Harbor Town for Whirlpool (Benton Harbor, MI)

Renovating historic buildings comes with a unique set of challenges. We have taken on many of these kinds of projects, including this one for Whirlpool Corporation. This 22,000 sq. ft. building required detailed masonry work and ADA compliant updates. Take a look at what vision and experience can mean for the transformation of an existing structure.

We Build. Churches

We’ve had a hand in designing, building and renovating numerous places of worship across Southwest Michigan – from Buchanan to Benton Harbor, Stevensville to St. Joseph, and beyond. Here’s a look at some of our most recent Church construction projects.

Pearson Construction: 4 Benefits of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Fast Construction that saves time and money. As one of the oldest Star pre-engineered metal building dealer in the country, we know a lot about which businesses should consider going that route. Learn more about 4 of the main benefits of choosing a pre-engineered metal building in this video.

New Pearson Interiors Design Build Project: Christian Scott Hair Studio (St. Joseph, MI)

Our crews are hard at work transforming a St. Joseph, Michigan hair studio from the inside out. Here’s an inside First Look at our latest Pearson Interiors Design Build project.

Pearson Construction: Pre-Construction Services

An important part of every project is design and planning. Pearson’s pre-construction services offer the necessary pre-project planning, cost and schedule development, constructability reviews, and value engineering prior to the start of a construction project. These services can be provided individually or bundled in a group. Proper pre-construction services can mean fewer changes during the construction phase – which keeps your project on schedule and budget. Sit down with our industry experts and let us take the guess work out of the scope, pricing, and timeline for your construction project.

Pearson Construction: WE BUILD. Libraries

Our local public libraries are a treasure to so many. Which one is your favorite? We can’t choose one, because we have had a hand in building or renovating so many across Southwest Michigan. See if your library made the list. Pearson. WE BUILD. Libraries to meet the needs of the Community.
Contact our team to learn how we can put our 100 years of construction experience to work for your business, medical, or government institution.

Pearson Construction: Congratulations LMC on 75 Years!

We’d like to commend Lake Michigan College on reaching a major milestone – 75 Years Educating the Southwest Michigan community! To this day, crews from Pearson have worked on almost 200 separate projects at LMC, both big and small, and look forward to building on that partnership for many years to come. Congratulations LMC!

Pearson Construction: Automotive

Automotive dealerships require a special blend of design focused on stunning showrooms that get people in the door, and efficient service departments that help keep their customers happy. We’ve been delivering that kind of peak performance for our local automotive clients for years. From the car lot to the break room there is no detail too small for our construction crews. Take a look and see some of our well-known projects.

Pearson Construction: REMAX by the Lake

We can help you bid out a project, or design and build it from scratch. Wondering about our quality? Just ask our clients. Here’s one testimonial from Real Estate Broker and Owner, Lars Petzke.

Pearson Construction: Mono Ceramics

Our crews have started work on a new project at a well known Manufacturer in Berrien County, Michigan. Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect to see in the coming months at Mono Ceramics.

Pearson Construction: Boys and Girls Club

The third Saturday in September is recognized as “Boys & Girls Club Day” across the country, and we feel very fortunate to have an amazing local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Pearson Construction served as General Contractor on the facility, that was constructed in 2013, and consists of a 28,000 square foot Youth Clubhouse and 19,000 square foot Teen Center. Come inside both facilities with us to see how this amazing complex is serving the youth of our area.

Pearson Construction: 9/11 Resiliency Plaza

At 201 E. Wall Street, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, there stands an important symbol of southwest Michigan’s commitment to “Never Forget.” Now, 20 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, resiliency plaza serves as a permanent reminder for generations, both new and old, of the day that changed our lives forever.
Members of the Pearson Construction team were honored to serve on “Project Resiliency.” Here’s a closer look at the journey to display this important piece of our nation’s history.
Special thanks to the following people who lent their time and talents to the project:
Peter Colovos – Prairie Real Estate Group
Laurie Schmidt – Taglia, Dumke, White and Schmidt, P.C.
Cynthia A. Brown Colovos – Prairie Real Estate
Josh Andres – Joshua Andres Sculpture
Kathy Burczak – Abonmarche Engineering
Jerry Catania – Water Street Glassworks
Tiana Davidson – American RedCross (Berrien County Chapter)
Gene de la Foret – Nature’s Way Landscaping
Tim Drews – Abonmarche Engineering
Sean Ebbert – Pearson Construction
David Knight – David Knight Photography
Clay McCausland – American Red Cross (Berrien County Chapter)
Burt Pearson – Pearson Construction
Trace Volpe – Pearson Construction
Christine Wilke – Prairie Real Estate Group
Michael Wychers – Cornerstone Architects, Inc.
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Pearson Construction: School Building Projects (2000-2021)

As schools head back in-session, we are reminded of all the projects we have had the pleasure of working on involving everything from constructing centers for early childhood education, to well known institutions of higher learning. Our work spans the century and region, and we are proud to have had a hand in helping spark curiosity in the leaders of tomorrow. Take a look at some of our institutional construction projects.

Pearson Construction: Berrien Springs Public Schools Sylvester Stadium Grand Opening Event

People gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening Event of Berrien Springs Public Schools New Sylvester Stadium. Pearson Construction was honored to be chosen as the construction company tasked with building this amazing facility from the ground up. We had the pleasure of working with CARMI Design Group on this project, and we were excited to join them, and the school district, in cutting the ribbon.

Pearson Construction: Sarett Nature Center (Benton Harbor, MI)

Nature is such a calming force. And we have had the pleasure of constructing and renovating buildings, a tree top walkway, bridges, and much more, at one of our area’s most cherished outdoor attractions – the Sarett Nature Center. Come along with us on this video tour by clicking the link below, and then lace up your walking shoes and enjoy all the beauty this southwest Michigan community favorite has to offer.

Pearson Construction In Focus: Ground Zero Archery (St. Joseph, MI)

At Pearson Construction we always aim high in order to hit the mark when it comes to completing projects exactly to our client’s specifications. So it comes as no surprise that we truly enjoyed this next Pearson Interiors design/build in St. Joseph, Michigan. Check out how well the owner of Ground Zero Archery thinks we scored in terms of his vision.

Pearson Construction: In Focus Preview, Ground Zero Archery (St. Joseph, MI)

Our Next Pearson Construction: In Focus is unlike any other we’ve shown you. We just wrapped on shooting video of the finished product at the new Ground Zero Archery location in Royalton Township. Here’s just a glimpse at what the design build team Pearson Interiors can do for your business. Stay tuned to our Facebook page  or LinkedIn for the complete inside look from the business owner himself.

Pearson Construction: Metro Business Interiors (Benton Harbor, MI)

Sometimes a business owner has a great existing structure and needs new ideas to renovate the inside of their building. Our team with Pearson Interiors can come up with design/build solutions that work best for your individual needs. Take a look at what we were able to do for Metro Business Interiors in Benton Harbor. Our team designed and built a brand new showroom to showcase their office products.

Pearson Construction: Elements of Smart Design

In business as in life, the more you know the better the outcome. That’s why Pearson Construction founded TERA Architects in 1956. We knew pairing the experience of our contractors with the design knowledge of trained architects could save our clients time and money. This Design Build approach creates a kind of “team harmony” that has lead to some of the most amazing projects we believe this area has seen. Listen in to hear more about how the Elements of Smart Design come together for our team.

Pearson Construction In Focus: YMCA of Greater Michiana

As the saying goes, it takes a village – and that is especially true for our next featured project. Pearson Construction was honored to be chosen to design and build a 14,000 square foot addition to the YMCA of Greater Michiana’s current facility in Niles. It was a dream that required the entire community to pitch in to help fund the plan that included new offices, a wellness room, teen and youth rooms, and a gymnasium. Come inside to see the finished product.

Pearson Construction: Pitfalls of Historic Construction

Learn the 5 pitfalls every real estate investor or business owner should know about before purchasing a historical building. #2 is a great way to save money on your project.

Pearson Construction: Our Services

You may know that Pearson Construction is a full-service general contracting, design build and construction management firm. But you might not know the full-scope of our services. We always use a consultative approach for all of our client’s requirements and recommendations so we can better understand and meet each customer’s specific needs before constructing their project. Watch this video to see how we can put our experience to work for you.

Pearson Construction: United Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters (St. Joseph, Michigan)

Anticipation and excitement is building over the Official Grand Opening of United Federal Credit Union’s new Headquarters on Hilltop Road in St. Joseph, Michigan. Pearson Construction worked with UFCU to construct the center that meets all the wants and needs of the financial institution’s employees – while defraying costs – and keeping all involved safe during a pandemic. As you can imagine, it was no easy task. Here’s a detailed look at the finished product.

Pearson Construction: Krasl Art Center (St. Joseph, Michigan)

The elements of design and construction often come together to form great works of art. One such local landmark that can boast of that beauty is the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Pearson Construction was fortunate enough to be chosen to help transform the grounds outside the center as part of a major renovation project. If you haven’t yet seen the finished product, here’s your chance to take a look.

Pearson Construction: Vail Rubber (St. Joseph, Michigan)

At Pearson Construction, we know angles, and how important it is to look at a project from all angles when tasked with both the design and build elements of new industrial construction. Our in-house architectural firm, TERA Architects, teamed up with our Pearson contracting crews to construct this manufacturing facility for Vail Rubber in 2020. Take a look at how we paired a pre-engineered metal building with exterior metal wall panels and interior metal liner panels to provide this southwest Michigan manufacturer with a facility fit for their specialized products.

Pearson Construction: First Presbyterian Church Project (Benton Harbor, Michigan)

Energy Cost Savings – ADA compliant accessibility – Overflow Space, and a Beautifully Inviting Curved Glass Entryway. These were just a few of the Design/Build elements our team at TERA Architects came up with for this Addition/ Renovation project at First Presbyterian Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The goal was to provide both internal and external gathering space solutions for the congregation. Here’s a look at how it turned out.

Pearson In Focus with CARMI Design Group: Berrien Springs Outdoor Sports Complex

7 acres and 14,800 square feet is no small feat to work with when it comes to construction. We are extremely proud of the finished project we had the honor of constructing at Berrien Springs Public Schools. Listen in as the principle architect for the project takes us on a tour of the outdoor sports complex, and talks about what is instrumental in carrying out a plan of this size.

Pearson Construction: JA Food Service Update (Stevensville, Michigan)

Work on the expansion at JA Food Service in Stevensville is moving right along. Over the past few weeks, Pearson Construction crews have quickly completed the structure of the pre-engineered metal building. Now it’s on to the next phase in the project. Take a look at some of our work in action in this video.

We welcome a conversation on how our pre-engineered metal buildings could add value to your business. Visit our Contact Page and get started on your project, today.

Pearson Construction: JA Food Service (Stevensville, Michigan)

The concrete is poured on our latest project at JA Food Service in Stevensville. Pearson Construction crews are assembling a pre-engineered building as part of an expansion project at the catering service company. As you’ll see, they were burning the midnight oil to make sure the foundation was properly prepared and ready to go.

In Focus: RBA Capital (Hartford, Michigan) Pearson Design/Build

We always appreciate when we can help make a business owner’s dream become reality. Pearson Construction crews recently wrapped work in Hartford, Michigan transforming an old garage into a business development center and podcast studio. Take a look at how our design build team helped this local entrepreneur do his part to revitalize the local community.

Pearson Construction Online Reviews – Thank You to Our Clients

At Pearson, we treat every project with the same level of excellence our clients have come to know over the past 100 years. We are humbled and honored when they take the time to share positive reviews about the work we perform on their construction projects. Here’s a look at some of the feedback we have recently received online.

Project Types & Market Sectors

Whatever the nature of your project and its intended use, Pearson Construction Company has the experience to design and build it. Pearson’s experienced staff of senior management, project managers, superintendents, foremen and skilled trade forces has the capability to work on small projects, and major projects ranging in price from $10 to $15 million dollars.

The types of projects span many different market sectors, including: Education, Churches & Religious Facilities, Banks & Financial Institutions, Corporate Office, Retail & Restaurant, Public Safety, Municipal Office, Courthouse, & Jail, Municipal Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Hospitality, Hotels, & Motels, Healthcare, Industrial & Warehouse, Multifamily Residential.

Burt Pearson, Jr. Featured in Fall Edition of Krasl Art Center’s Fall 2020 Edition

He helped lay the building’s original footings in 1979, and today, Pearson Construction Company President, Burt Pearson Jr., is still helping shape the look of the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Read more about Pearson’s work on the Krasl’s outdoor expansion project in the museum’s printed fall edition. It’s not online yet, but all editions can be found here.



Pearson Interiors:

Pearson Interiors is dedicated to helping business owners redesign and construct their existing building space quickly and effectively, so owners and tenants are able to put that space to work, sooner. We utilize a dedicated team of in-house project managers, architects, field superintendents, and trade craftsmen for our construction projects. By streamlining that process – we keep costs in check and projects on time. From raw space to renovations, we understand the unique challenges of every type of construction.

Pearson Construction Design/Build Services:

  • Faster Project Delivery
  • Single Point of Responsibility for Design & Construction
  • Cost Savings

Just some of the many advantages our clients benefit from by choosing Pearson’s Design/Build Services over the Traditional Approach. Our experienced design and construction team work seamlessly, so you know your costs up front while still providing a competitive bid for your high-quality project. A Design/Build/Lease option is also available.

Burt Pearson, Sr. – 2019 Michigan Construction Hall of Fame Inductee

Burton H. Pearson Sr. was inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame in 2019. The Distinguished Constructor Award was established to formally recognize the significant achievements made by individuals to the Michigan construction industry. The selection committee identifies nominees who have provided major contributions to the industry and to their community based on the nominee’s involvement as a constructor with consistent service and professional achievement. We are proud of Burt’s many accomplishments, and appreciate the recognition, posthumously.


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