Burroughs & Chapin Company has been a closely held, family-owned company for more than 100 years, and is among the most experienced, respected and diversified development firms in the Southeast. Headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the company has weathered numerous economic cycles over the years and is renowned for its ability to recognize new directions in business, its strong focus on strategic planning, and its ability to remain flexible in order to seize upon new opportunities as they arise.
Burroughs & Chapin is one of South Carolina’s largest private landowners and a leading source of commercial development and leasing, property management, and sports, entertainment and recreation offerings. Broadway at the Beach is a 350-acre festival shopping, entertainment and dining complex overlooking a 22-acre lake that attracts more than 14 million visitors annually to the heart of Myrtle Beach. And the spectacular Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, a joint venture with CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., is among the largest in South Carolina with more than one million square feet of retail space.
Although Myrtle Beach and Horry County will always be home to us, Burroughs & Chapin Company continues to actively research other markets and to explore potential business partnerships with individuals and companies that share our entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence.
A History of Giving
Throughout its history, Burroughs & Chapin Company has been dedicated to building and improving the communities in which we do business. Our contributions, leadership and volunteer efforts have helped to create stronger, healthier places to work and live.
Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Travel the streets of Myrtle Beach today and youʼll encounter the many quiet contributions of Burroughs & Chapin Company and its founding families that make it an exceptional family-friendly community and one of the most popular vacation destinations in America.
Burroughs & Chapin Company donated land at virtually every oceanfront street ending in Myrtle Beach so that the entire community and its visitors could enjoy easy access to the beach and public parking. Most of the city's roads, including historic Kings Highway and U.S. Highway 17 Bypass, span acreage contributed by the company. The majority of churches and several schools and parks are also located on land donated by the company.
Prior to his death, Simeon B. Chapin established The Chapin Foundation. About 15 percent of all Burroughs & Chapin's shareholder dividend income is channeled through this foundation to numerous civic, religious and charitable causes, such as the YMCA, Chapin Park and the ongoing funding of Chapin Memorial Library.
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Burroughs & Chapin Company donated 320 acres of prime oceanfront property for the creation of Myrtle Beach State Park, half of the land for the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the ocean view land on which the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located, and more than $10 million in land for the communityʼs first professional baseball stadium.
Burroughs & Chapin continues to make major monetary and other contributions to area colleges, technical schools, health care initiatives, educational programs, chambers of commerce and other community endeavors that promise to advance opportunity for the community and those who live, work and recreate in it.
Burroughs & Chapin Company is committed to being an industry leader in the area of environmental sustainability. We recognize our responsibility to be a good steward of the environment – understanding that everyone has the obligation to value and safeguard all of our resources.
By minimizing our environmental impact throughout our operations, and assisting our business partners in doing the same at their properties, we improve the quality of life for our associates, clients, shareholders, communities and society at large.