Pope Companies: Then & Now
The history of Pope Companies begins with our founder, Lawrence E. Pope. Born and raised in Kernersville, Mr. Pope began his business career with American Tobacco Company, where he remained for 17 years. An entrepreneur, Mr. Pope started his own transport business, a warehouse business and, in the late 1960’s, a residential construction business. That was the beginning of Pope Companies, as it exists today.
In the 1980’s, Pope Companies ventured into the construction of commercial and industrial buildings, primarily for leasing. Today Pope Companies leases 3.5 million square feet of space throughout the southeast.
In addition to commercial and industrial development, Pope Companies is also involved with developing townhouses, apartments and mobile home parks, and offers supply chain and logistics services. Pope Companies is a company that looks for opportunities to grow, especially in ways that allow us to add new capabilities and resources to better serve our clients.
We also strive to be good corporate citizens. In 2012 Pope Companies received the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Award for the significant and long-term impact our business has had on the economic growth and stability of Kernersville. And through The Lawrence E. Pope Foundation we help support area organizations through grants and scholarships.