Tate Builders & Associates, Inc

We knew that the home building experience didn't have to be frustrating. We were driven to create a better and more enjoyable way, one based on trust, respect, honesty and openness between all parties. So in the fall of 2004, we began Tate Builders & Associates, Inc. and set out to change the experience of building a custom home.

Since that time, we've built custom primary and secondary residences in Georgia and South Carolina as well as a long list of satisfied homeowners, architects, developers and investors.

We have worked hard to establish a reputation for integrity and openness, and make the experience of building a home enjoyable for everyone involved. That's why more and more people are making the decision to come build their future with us.

Like any successful custom home builder, Tate Builders is known for enduring quality, beauty and an impeccable sense of detail. But with us, it is much more about creating an experience that leaves homeowners, architects, investors and developers building with us again and recommending us to their colleagues and friends.

We have a transparent approach to our operations and an open communication style. It's the way we've run our business for years. You can entrust us with one of the most important events of your life. We are a builder that:

  • Believes in an open book policy and timely, clear and proactive communication
  • Does what we say we will
  • Has your best interests in mind
  • Provides you with choices as well as an honest recommendation
  • Treats your home as if it was our own
  • While most builders allow their project managers to oversee numerous sites at a time, Tate Builders has a different approach. We practice 'hands on management' so we only construct a few houses at a time. That means you will never get lost in the process and we will make ourselves as available as possible to you.

    Whether you're looking for a custom home or an in-town development, we will create a residence that complements the existing architectural landscape. Our construction principles include the conservation of natural resources and the reduction of materials waste. This results in homes that are more cost-efficient to maintain and healthier to live in.

    Building a new home is one of the most time-consuming and expensive undertakings that a person will have in their lifetime. We believe that it should be one of the most rewarding as well.

    Steve and Emily Tate

    With years of home building experience, Steve has perfected the ability to work with both architects and homeowners in creating a balance between form and function, traditional and modern, as well as vision and price. His years of work in both residential and commercial development, project management and administration have honed his skills in contracting, project safety, scheduling, cost/quality control and customer satisfaction.

    Steve earned a B.S. in Building Construction Engineering from Virginia Tech.

    Emily also has experience in the home building industry, working within almost every facet of the building experience – as a builder, investor's representative, designer and project manager. Her focus has been on project management as well as the improvement of processes, procedures and profitability.

    Emily earned a B.S. in Housing, Interior Design and Resource Management from Virginia Tech.

    Steve and Emily are both members of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.