Al Chesson

Al R. Chesson, born and raised in Williamston, N.C., was educated at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, earning a BS in Business Administration in 1977. In 1979, He joined D.G. Manning Construction Company as superintendent. He founded A. R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc. in 1981 to build residential and commercial buildings. In 1996, the company shifted its focus entirely to commercial and industrial buildings with its primary market area in Eastern North Carolina.  In 2006, the company successfully entered the Tidewater Virginia Market and in 2010 began its Pre-Engineered Division. As President, Mr. Chesson has established A. R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc. as a leader in the region in design/build construction, project management and development services for new construction, renovations and expansions, from offices in Williamston,  Elizabeth City, and Manteo. Projects include industrial buildings, medical offices, multi-family dwellings, schools and recreational, retail and ecclesiastical facilities.  

Professional Associations:

  • Town of Williamston Commissioner, 1988 until present
  • Town of Williamston, Mayor Pro-Tem, 2004 until present
  • Williamston Downtown, Inc., Vice President, 2002 until present
  • Downtown Business of the Year, 2007
  • Martin County Chamber of Commerce, 1990 until present
  • Small Business Person of the Year 1996
  • BB&T Advisory Board, 1997 until present
  • Martin County Committee of 100, President 1996 – 2002, currently serving on Board of Directors
  • Northeast Development Commission Committee of 1000, Treasurer, 2007
  • Martin County Water and Sewer Authority Charter Member, current Vice-Chairman

Volunteer Work:

  • Church of the Advent, 1984 – continuous (Vestry Member, Junior and Senior Wardens; Stewardship Commission; Sunday School Teacher)
  • Episcopal Diocese of Eastern North Carolina (Trinity Center Board of Visitors, 1998 – 2003)
  • NC Museum of History Committee Member, 1992 – present
  • Meals-On-Wheels
  • Little League Baseball Coach, 1993 – 2002
  • City Recreation Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2006