About Us

*Licensed to sell real estate in N.C. & S.C!

Marissa Winstead has lived in Alexander County since 2003 along with her husband and business partner Marshall and daughter Paige. She is Co-Owner of Cooper Southern Properties and serves there as President and Broker-In-Charge. Marissa has been recognized by Catawba's “Business To Business” as one of the “Top 20 Entrepreneurs Under 40 Years Old”. Under her guidance Cooper Southern Properties was chosen as Alexander County's 2007 Small Business of The Year and presented with the “Reader’s Choice Award” for our county’s “Best Real Estate Company” 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Marissa grew up in the North Carolina Mountains as a child which she still loves today. She and her family later relocated to Rock Hill S.C. where she graduated High School. After high school she served four years in the US Army and there earned her Associates degree from Maryland University. While in the military she developed a love for running which still continues today. She is now an accomplished athlete who participates regularly in many running and cycling events. She recently qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon which has been one of her long time goals. She is a member of the Apple City Road Crew running group and coaches the Alexander County Road Runners Youth running group. Coaching these youth groups is one of her life’s passions. She has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Those include the Alexander County Chamber Board, The United Way Board, and the Rotary Club Foundation.

Marissa has invested and committed to helping make Alexander County and the surrounding areas a great place to live and looks forward to helping others discover our little piece of heaven!

E-MAIL MARISSA: MarissaBCooper@Yahoo.com

*Licensed to sell real estate in N.C. & S.C!

Marshall Winstead is co-owner of Cooper Southern Properties, Inc. and has lived in Alexander County since 2003. He graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC and then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UNCC.

Marshall owned and operated a window and door/renovation company for several years until 1997. He is a licensed building contractor and has always enjoyed the construction industry and working with homes.

In 1997 Marshall went to work in the new home industry as a Realtor/Broker for the largest privately owned home building company in N.C. He gained valuable experience there and found that this combination of building and home sells was the type of work he loved best.

In 2001 Marshall's brother, a well-known architect in Newton NC, encouraged him to move to the area, join him in some joint construction ventures, and consider opening a real estate company. Marshall did just that but soon met his future wife who was also starting a real estate company of her own. They soon decided to join efforts and work together in Taylorsville.

Over the last several years they have created a successful real estate firm that in 2007 was named Alexander County's Small Business of the Year. As of 2017, they have been given Alexander County’s “Reader’s Choice Award” for best real estate company 3 years in a row. Marshall is very active in our community serving where he can to make a difference. He is involved in several outdoor sports and enjoys participating in running races and triathlons.

E-MAIL MARSHALL: MarshallWinstead@yahoo.com

Sam Davis, Jr  

Sam Davis is a life long resident of Alexander County. His wife of thirty six years, Alva H. Davis, also from Alexander County, is a retired home economics teacher from our local high school.

Sam received his Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University and upon graduation, proudly served for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sam returned home and became interested in real estate while working in the lumber business. Buying and selling tracts of land went hand in hand with his work. Sam owned and operated a dry kiln business known as Brushy Mountain Enterprises here in our area for 23 years. Brushy Mtn. Enterprises served the furniture industry and as that declined, Sam returned to his love for Real Estate.

Sam knows Alexander and the surrounding counties like the back of his hand and this knowledge serves him well in helping clients find just the right spot for home or business.

For fun, Sam enjoys restoring old cars, rebuilding motors and gun collecting. He also has a passion for college football and of course his “Wolfpack”.

E-MAIL SAM: sdavisjr@charter.net

Marissa & Marshall Winstead
Marissa & Marshall Winstead
368 NC Hwy 16 S. Taylorsville NC 28681
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