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.