Evergreen South Development Inc.

A full-service marketing, sales and land development firm.

Developing Beautifully Unique Properties

From the sparkling coastline of North Carolina to the rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky, to the breathtaking Georgia highlands, we develop beautifully unique properties in the Southeast – while simultaneously preserving the natural resources of the land. Our projects have included lake, river and mountain communities throughout the region. We work with our clients to cultivate development opportunities that complement the landscape, and we secure exceptional tracts of land to sell below retail to our clients. Additionally, our expertise in terrain conservation, land consultation, residential and recreational real estate and land purchasing give us the all-encompassing understanding of the unique needs of our clients, and ultimately, the buyers.

Meet the Partners


Matthew Bowman

Matthew Bowman honed his sales skills as an account executive with Yellowbook while he attended college. However, he jumped right into the land development industry when he graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2006, where he majored in business administration and management.

For over seven years, Matthew served as a land consultant with Waterfront Group, where he consistently maintained top sales results throughout his tenure. In 2012, he transitioned to a position as Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Land Source. He led a team of land consultants in the acquisition, marketing, and sales of various properties.

In 2014, Matthew joined co-founder Chuck Payne in the development of Evergreen South Development Inc. Matthew is responsible for all marketing and oversees the company’s print and digital marketing outlets.




When it comes to land development, Chuck Payne is the consummate professional who has a demonstrated track record that totals millions in sales revenue. Chuck has a diverse background that has served him well throughout his career, earning him a results-oriented reputation for excellence.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Carolina in 2000, Chuck worked for Quikrete, where he quickly solidified his name as a top producer for the organization. In 2003, he was offered a National Sales Manager position with Hughes Products (plastics and consumer products). Within two years in this position, he grew the online business by 150%.

It was in 2006 that Chuck found his love for land development. When he went to work for Georgia Shoreline, he put his natural gift for sales to work and within a year, was promoted to training and sales manager, and his team led the organization in sales volume of over $18.3 million. Chuck’s career then took him to Twin Rivers Land Company where he worked as a sales manager, continuing to hone his skills in sales and increase his expertise in land development.

When an opportunity to embrace his entrepreneurial spirit arose, Chuck jumped at the chance. Along with a business partner, Chuck launched Evergreen South, LLC in 2008. For the last decade, Chuck has built a formidable team of experts who share his passion for sales, land development, and entrepreneurial drive. In 2019, Chuck merged his business with Summit Land Group and business partner Matthew Bowman. Chuck oversees onsite management and acquisitions, while still focusing on sales, marketing, and the day-to-day operations.

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PO Box 1625
Cornelius, NC 28031


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