Chad Epperson

Vice President of Philemon Fellowship

Chad Epperson

Chad Epperson is the owner and CEO of United Treating and Distribution, LLC ( in Muscle Shoals, AL. He began his lumber career in high school, working at a local lumber yard. After Chad graduated from high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Texas from 1987-1989, where he was honorably discharged. Chad returned home to the Shoals as a car salesman but soon found his way back to the lumber industry and worked in sales and as the sales manager at two local lumber companies from 1990- 2005. In 2006, Chad started UTD in Muscle Shoals, AL. Today, UTD has grown into a large team and serves customers all over the country. 

Chad married Jeannie in 1987. They both graduated high school in 1986. Chad and Jeannie have three sons that are all involved with UTD, Casey, Vice President of Operations; Dylan, Sales; and Zach, a College student at the University of Alabama and part-time team member at UTD in the summers and breaks. Chad also has multiple grandchildren. When not at work, he enjoys church, outdoors, and various activities with his sons, grandchildren, and church family.

Chad came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1995, and both he and Jeannie are active members of Grace Life Church of the Shoals. Chad serves as the Vice President of Philemon Fellowship for Anchored in Truth. Chad is passionate about using his business as a ministry. God has called us to be who we are in Him wherever we are; there is no sacred life vs. secular life. Grace Outreach is the ministry arm of United Treating & Distribution and is one way we live out our mission. Grace Outreach serves our team members, customers, suppliers, family members, and community. Grace Outreach allows us to point the whole team to Christ while serving each other and honoring the Lord.

Chad has been a member of C12 since 2009. He is a C12 Ambassador and 2019 C12 Hero Award Recipient. Chad is on the Board of Directors for the Attention Homes of Northwest Alabama, where he was a resident as a teenager.