Gary is a journeyman electrician by trade and worked for 10 years in this field. In 1983, he redirected his interest to the golf industry. Working alongside his late father, Charles E. Roberts, Gary was involved in the inception of the Knoxville Golf Course. He was integral in the planning, development and construction phases and ultimately remained in operations there for 24 years.
In 2003, Gary became a partner and the general manager of Royal Oaks Golf Course in Maryville, Tennessee. It was at this time, that he got involved in the development of residential and commercial real estate. Just a few years later in 2007, Gary became the owner of Concord Properties, LLC, a residential and commercial construction company. Concord Properties is currently involved in speculation and custom home building, light commercial endeavors and land development.
Gary has been happily married to Janice White Roberts for more than 30 years. They are both lifelong Knoxville residents and are parents to 2 children and have 6 grandchildren. Gary and Janice attend Callahan Baptist Church where he is a deacon and they both volunteer their time to assist various committees.