Pete Jolly, Secretary of The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1961, Pete’s career began as a Flight Test and Structural Aircraft Test Engineer. After six years testing aircraft for Lockheed, Pete decided to make a career move that would completely change his vocation. Pete took a position with a real estate broker in Atlanta who handled Cousins Properties. Pete’s responsibilities evolved to a point where he established retail sales programs with real estate agents, participated in land planning and played a significant role in designing the floor plans to suit the neighborhoods he represented.
By 1972 Pete chose to start his own companies and established a development company, real estate company, building company and a grading company. Consequently managing multiple subdivisions. From 1977 to 1984, Pete averaging selling 200 houses a year for his independent builders.
In 1985, Pete earned the Baron award by the DeKalb Board of Realtors and the Phoenix award by the Atlanta Board of Realtors. “In those days it was quite an accomplishment.” Taking his experience a step further, Pete developed his reputation as the man to come to when a builder needs lots.
About this time, Warren, his son, was graduating college and joined Pete in the business. Their combined resources drove the business forward when they simultaneously developed land into subdivisions and built single-family homes. As the demand for developed lots grew, the primary focus shifted to land acquisition and subdivision development. Among the list of customers for their land are national merchant builders and local custom builders. His son, Warren Jolly, has continued in his footsteps and is now the President of The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC.