Larry "Chip" Pearce Jr


Larry “Chip” Pearce AARE,CES,GPPA,ATS
President of Pearce & Associates Auction Company &
Chip Pearce Collector Car Auctions

“No other Professional on the Planet has more Knowledge, on such a wide variety assets, than that of a well Seasoned, Experienced, Professional Auctioneer”.

Chip Pearce has evaluated & sold millions of items, from Farm Tractors to Shopping Centers, Business Equipment to Vintage Automobiles, jewelry to airplanes over his 40 plus year career in the Auction Industry.

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran 1980 - 1986
Professional Auctioneer since 1981
1980’s & 90’s, Served as a lead auctioneer for antique auction houses throughout Alabama.
Late 90’s & 2000’s, head auctioneer for Insurance Auto Auctions and Birmingham Auto Auction. Sold over 750,000 vehicles in his career.
Founder & CEO Pearce & Associates with offices in Alabaster, Alabama, Gulf Shores, AL & Charleston, South Carolina specializing in auction marketing of Business Assets, Corporate Surplus, Estates and Government/Bankruptcy Assets & Real Estate.
Founded Chip Pearce Collector Car Auctions, a subsidiary of Pearce & Associates in 2015.
Lifelong Vintage Automobile, Motorcycle & Boat enthusiast - Collector, Restorer and Appraiser.
Notable auctions over his career include 2 of the largest personal asset auctions ever held in the State of Alabama. Fort McClellan Army Base liquidation in 2000/2001 & the U.S. Bankruptcy Auction of Moore Handley, national hardware distributor in 2014. Pearce & Associates managed, marketed and sold more than a half million items in each auction. Pearce also managed the multi million dollar salvage boat auction for the insurance industry after Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, Florida in 2004.
Current and past corporate clients include Alabama Power Company, KBR International, AT&T, SPIRE and State Farm Insurance Company.
Chip Pearce is recognized as an expert liquidator & appraiser by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and has served as an expert witness in Bankruptcy Court proceedings.
Other high profile Auctions managed by Pearce include the complete liquidation of Corr Wireless for AT&T, VC Technical School and the liquidation of Carraway Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
Partner/Member of MarkNet Alliance, one of the largest auction organizations in the world conducting 10,000 auctions annually with Real Estate & Personal Property sales near 1 billion dollars each year.

Pearce is a Governor appointed member to the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers and has served on the Investigative Committee & Legislative Committee and helped draft & implement new laws pertaining to online auctions in the State of Alabama.
Past president - Alabama Auctioneers Association (2022/23).
Current Chairman of the Board of Directors (2023/24).
National Auctioneers Association - Past Educational Committee Member & Current NAA Ambassador for the State of Alabama
Past Director - MarkNet Alliance Board of Directors
Board of Directors of Kingwood Christian School (10 years)
2 time Alabama Grand Champion Auctioneer (1993 & 1996)
MarkNet Alliance Hall of Fame 2015
Instructor/Moderator for educational classes with the NAA & AAA Associations
Instructor Troy University Auction School
Certifications and Accreditations from the NAA:
GPPA - Personal Personal Property Appraiser
AARE - Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate
ATS - Auction Technology Specialist
CES - Certified Estate Specialist
Licensed Auctioneer in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina
Licensed Alabama Real Estate Broker



Madelyn Pearce Bourland

Auction Consultant - Estate Specialist

(BBA) Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Certified Estate Specialist Course - National Auctioneers Association. Madelyn specializes in helping seniors who are downsizing and estate executors with the management and liquidation of their personal property assets.



Damon Folmar

Auction Consultant - Real Estate Auctions

With more than 30 years of experience in sales, manufacturing, and agriculture, Damon is uniquely qualified to provide consultation, marketing, and liquidation services for farms, businesses, estates, and municipal assets. His work has taken him to more than 40 states.
Damon was born in Birmingham, AL and grew up in Columbiana, AL which is where he currently lives. He attended the University of Montevallo and then entered the world of business through his family's manufacturing operation. This endeavor allowed him to become proficient in business operations, learning the value and opportunities afforded by wearing multiple managerial hats. While helping building his family business, which they later sold, Damon also developed a small but high quality cattle business. The ability to be multi-faceted and flexible led to opportunities in independent consulting in the cattle business, sales/marketing, as well as business processes/operations.



Andrew D. Pearce

Auction Consultant - Consignment Manager

(BBA) Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
(CAI) Certified Auctioneers Institute.
Board of Directors with the Alabama Auctioneers Association.
Member of the National Auctioneers Association.
Andrew is a project coordinator and facilities manager of the Pearce Auction Center in Alabaster, Alabama. Andrew has extensive experience in Business Liquidations and Estate Auctions. He works regularly with private business owners who are retiring and needing to liquidate their assets as well as Estate executors and seniors downsizing. Andrew also handles Government Surplus Auctions coordinating with City & County officials when assets need to be sold.
Andrew manages a significant open consignment auction each month from the Pearce Auction Center.



January Pearce

Certified Estate Specialist

BS (Batchelor of Science) Communication Studies, University of Montevallo.
CES (Certified Estate Specialist)
January works with Estate Executors and Seniors who are downsizing and needing to liquidate their assets including collections, jewelry, coins, antiques, art and other items of personal property.
January is a State of Alabama Automobile title agent and also handles all Federal Fire Arms paperwork for Pearce and Associates. January coordinates and manages regular estate consignment auctions for Pearce and Associates at the Pearce Auction Center in Alabaster, Alabama



Alex Bourland

Auction Manager/Consultant

(MBA) Masters Business Administration Degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Alex has extensive experience in the coordination and management of both personal property and real estate auctions with Pearce and Associates. Alex works with Estate Executors, Seniors who are downsizing and Business Owners who are retiring or needing to liquidate their business assets. Alex manages the Charleston, South Carolina office.



Noah Galloway

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Noah Galloway stands as a testament to resilience, unity, and inclusivity. Deeply moved by the September 11th terror attacks, Noah enlisted in the military, a choice that would forever alter the course of his life. Facing immense adversity during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where an IED attack led to the loss of his left leg and arm, Noah's undying spirit triumphed, crafting a narrative of hope and perseverance, as captured in his memoir, "Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier."

Beyond the battles and milestones, like gracing the cover of Men's Health magazine in 2014, Noah embraced the powerful mantra of 'No Excuses'. This philosophy not only transformed his own life but materialized into a charitable fund, aiding countless others.

Now, as part of Pearce & Associates, Noah serves as an apprentice auctioneer under the guidance of Chip Pearce. In this role, he combines his rich military experience with a commitment to service, ensuring clients are navigated through the auction process with utmost sincerity and professionalism. Moreover, Noah has channeled his passion into becoming a benefit auctioneer, dedicated to raising significant funds for quality nonprofit organizations, making a tangible impact on communities and causes.

Outside the sphere of auctions, Noah remains a fervent proponent of fitness and inclusivity, particularly within the F45 community. Together with his wife Amanda, and their beloved children Colston, Jack, Rian, and Matthew, they radiate a warmth of unity and mutual support.

In collaboration with Pearce & Associates, Noah is keen to further his mission of resilience, empowerment, and charitable outreach. He's enthusiastic about assisting individuals and businesses with their auction needs while continually upholding his core values of unity, love, and transformation.

Monica Malone

Estate Specialist, Apprentice Auctioneer

Monica works with estate administrators and sells a variety of assets from artwork and coins to collectibles and household items. She also works with a couple of other clients that sell contractor supply items from our Alabaster facility. In addition she helps oversee the operations of Pearce Auction Center.