Charles Robert Gates, Jr., Rob, has a Civil Engineering degree from Clemson University. After graduating college, Rob started his career in the construction industry, where he successfully operated a road and underground utility business.
Rob's background also includes starting, owning and operating a residential and commercial development company, a trucking business, a commercial landscaping operation and a pine plantation farm. These businesses completed projects throughout South Carolina and included working with several nationally recognized builders and contractors, in additional to countless federal, state and local municipalities. Some of these clients included Ginn Development, Essex Homes, Honda Motor Company, Verizon, SCE&G, University of South Carolina, SCDOT, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, City of Columbia, City of Georgetown and many others.
Real estate transactions were heavily involved in Rob's construction and development businesses, which quickly lead to a real estate career also. Rob and his wife, Dawn, began investing in property in Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island in the early 2000's. Their properties in Litchfield Beach were always the first choice for rest and relaxation. Soon the love of Pawleys Island, brought Rob and his family here permanently. After serving as broker-in-charge over sales for a small firm in Garden City Beach, Rob's entrepreneurial nature led him to start his own brokerage firm right here at home on the Grand Strand. While serving as broker-in-charge, Rob has gained experience in working closely with clients and banks to solve problems with distressed properties.
Let Rob assist you in your next real estate venture, whether it be a primary residence, a second home, a rental investment, a residential or commercial development, or a recreational tract.