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Robert H. Gates

Robert H. Gates, President of Gates Construction Company, Inc. was born to Charles B. Gates and Willie B. Gates. The family, which calls Mooresville, North Carolina home, was greatly influenced by the construction tradition.

Mother was of the Barger family who started the present day Barger Construction in the early 1920’s. Father was a graduate of North Carolina State University majoring in Civil Engineering-Construction and was the founder of Gates Construction Company, Inc in 1969.

Charles Gates was a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering – Construction. His Masonry career began at Griffin Contractors in Morganton, North Carolina in 1983 and led to Dixie Construction in 1985.

In 1989, he reactivated Gates Construction Company, Inc. as a masonry contractor, performing commercial masonry work in North and South Carolina. Today, Gates Construction Company, Inc. celebrates 50 years as a construction company and 30 years as a commercial masonry contractor.

Robert is married to Denise, who serves as the company’s Office Manager. Together, the couple have six children and are involved in various church, community and industry related organizations in in Mooresville and across the southeast.

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