Pearson Construction Co.

Benton Harbor, Michigan 49023
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Our Story

Pearson Construction Company, Inc., headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, began providing construction services in 1918 and since that time has evolved into a full servicegeneral contracting, design build and construction management firm. The founder of the company, Joel Pearson, emigrated from Sweden in 1914 and became the first of three generations to lead the company. Incorporated in 1931, the company grew into a nationally known firm handling many governmental, institutional, commer­cial and industrial projects.


During the 1940’s, Pearson established additional offices in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. To keep pace with the ever-changing face of the construction industry and continue to provide the highest quality with personal service, Pearson has become a regional company focusing on the needs and demands of Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana.


The creation of Pearson Engineering, Inc. in 1956, dba TERA Architects, Inc., has allowed Pearson to remain on the forefront of innovation and construction deliverables. Staffed with highly trained and experienced architects, engineers, and designers, TERA provides efficient, economical project design through both traditional and design build methods of project delivery.


Burton H. Pearson took leadership of Pearson in 1962, noted for his drive for success, grew the company and diversified the services offered to its customers. 1972, Pearson Equipment and Services Corporation was formed to provide construction equipment for the region’s building industry. It also provides the necessary skilled labor trades specializing in concrete, carpentry, masonry, and steel erection for the company’s projects. Pearson’s field operations are maintained and supervised by Pearson Equipment and Services Corporation, demonstrating Pearson’scommitment to schedule and budget control by using its own labor forces whenever feasible.


Long noted for their leadership in commercial, industrial, and institutional construction, Pearson continues to broaden their professional services to serve the industry needs of today and tomorrow. The company has been run by Burton H. Pearson II, since 1995 who has led the company into the 21st century, focusing on technology in every aspect of the company. In the ever changing construction industry,Pearson still operates on the solid foundation of principals that Joel Pearson adhered to in 1918: 

Integrity - Quality - Fair Treatment.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
01 35 16 - Alteration Project Procedures
09 06 00.13 - Room Finish Schedule
13 34 19 - Metal Building Systems
34 73 23 - Manufactured Airfield Control Towers

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Apartments & Condominiums
Church / Synagogue
Design Build
Education (K-12)
Industrial Maintenance
Jail / Prison
Medical Office
Non-Building Construction
Non-Residential Building
Office Building
Retail Store
Sewage / Water Treatment Plant

Company Information

Year Established:
Labor Affiliation:
Union Non-Union
Annual Volume:
Company Size:
Not Provided Request
Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
From $2,000,001 to $2,000,000,000
Project Types:
Not Provided Request

Associations & Memberships

DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America)

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