In 1938 Ernest Pierson began building houses in Eureka, California under the name of Ernest Pierson Company. Over the next twenty years he constructed over 2000 homes in the greater Eureka area.
In 1957 Mr. Pierson expanded his construction business and built the McKinleyville Shopping Center. He went on to construct Pierson Building Center in 1960—to this day the largest home improvement center in Humboldt County—followed by the Eureka Mall, Eureka’s first enclosed shopping center, in 1966. For the next thirty years the Pierson family business focused primarily on commercial and residential property management and real estate investment.
In December, 1999 Ernest Pierson’s grandson, Greg purchased the business and renamed it Pierson Company. He reemphasized real estate development while expanding property management services and adding commercial real estate brokerage services. The most significant change the new owner made was the added offering of construction services to non-family business owners.
Greg has evolved the company’s vision and expanded its offerings, while strengthening the core values of quality, foresight and integrity.
Over the years, Pierson Company has gained many long-term, dedicated employees with a broad range of collective expertise. The team continuously strives to improve on their skills and services and it shows in the high caliber work they produce.
A large part of the history and future of Pierson Company is in giving back to their community. The company and its employees are dedicated to youth sports and activities. Pierson Company sponsors numerous youth sports teams, supports high school vocal groups, the Junior Livestock Competition at the County Fair, the local skate park, children’s charities and many other youth oriented events and causes. Many of their employees also support youth through countless hours of coaching, refereeing and team management.