Ron Tate Receives Presidential Citation Award From Home Builders Association of Greenville

Tate Webpage Bio HS 10-7-13

GWB shareholder Ronald G. Tate has received the Presidential Citation Award from the Home Builders Association of Greenville (HBA). According the HBA, “The recipient of the Presidential Citation Award demonstrates an extraordinary level of dedication to the HBA and the overall building and development communities.”

Ron has served as general counsel to the HBA since January of 2013. In his practice, he regularly represents general contractors, trade contractors, design professionals, homebuilders, and suppliers in legal matters including providing contract advice to construction participants in a wide range of transactions and litigating claims of various types including contract claims and claims of alleged construction defects.

Ron’s dedication to the construction industry through his legal practice has earned him additional honors such as being listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and receiving Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in Construction award. Managing Shareholder C. William McGee stated, “Ron is an esteemed colleague that has been a pillar in the construction industry in South Carolina for years.  We are proud to have him at the firm and this is a well-deserved honor for him.”

Ron has been involved in the construction industry his entire life beginning with a family owned construction related business. This experience has allowed Ron to handle a wide variety of cases involving many different legal issues in the construction industry throughout his over 28 years of practicing law.

Ron is also involved in other professional and civic organizations.  Currently, Ron is active in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, Greenville County Bar Association, and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. He has served the community through his involvement with Opportunity Greenville, Leadership Greenville, Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Greenville Zoo, and the Eastside Sertoma Club.

The Home Builders Association of Greenville was founded on January 16, 1960. The association was formed so professionals in the home building industry could work together to promote the industry, new homes, home remodeling, repairs, and improvements as well as other areas of interest to the home building industry. The association has grown to almost 500 member firms today.