TC Collier is an active
General Contractor, Arbitrator, and Consultant. Mr. Collier graduated Summa Cum
Laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983 with his
degree in Economics and English. While at UNC he did his thesis on Construction
Cycles and the Supply of Loanable Funds, for which he received Highest Honors.
For thirty-three years Mr. Collier has been active in construction, always as a
principal in each organization or project. This career has included a wide
variety of construction and real-estate related activities, including general
contracting and development, as well as both vertical and horizontal development
Mr. Collier's arbitration, mediation, and consulting practice grew out of his
construction experience, as he was asked to serve first as an arbitrator, and
then as a consultant and mediator in a variety of legal and non-legal matters.
Mr. Collier's unique blend of both his academic background and his ongoing work
experience is ideally suited to dispute resolution and consulting.
Current: Arbitrator and mediator; General
- Principal in a wide
variety of Construction and Development Projects for over 30 years;
2007 – present; Managing Partner, Buckhead Classic, 2007-present; Managing
- Partner, Wood Valley
2015 – present; Managing Partner, Bugg & Collier, 2000-06; President and
- Chief Operating
Officer, MilbCorp, 1983-07.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Arbitrated large,
complex multi – party cases (as well as fast track and other cases)
involving delays, defects, prime and subcontractor agreements, payments,
performance, architectural and engineering issues, errors and omissions,
surety, bonds and liens, abandonment, insurance, ownership and title,
and property loss. Projects involved include retail, office buildings,
schools, churches, multi family, dorms, residential, and a wide variety
of subcontracting services. Cases have included claim amounts from
$10,000-$10 million. Arbitrated consumer, pro se, and document-only
cases with a wide variety of claims, including consumer issues,
automotive claims, residential construction, and subcontracting
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution Services Arbitration and Advanced Arbitration, 2016;
Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics,
2015; Managing Cases Involving Self- Represented (Pro-Se) Parties, 2015;
Henning Mediation 2015; Mediation Practicum 2015; Safeguarding, Deciding
& Writing Awards, 2010; Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for
New Arbitrators, 2008.
- Served as
testifying and non-testifying consultant for a wide variety of clients
(both ADR and in court), including commercial delay and defect claims,
prime and subcontracts, architectural and engineering claims, contract
disputes, construction abandonment, property and casualty, surety,
general liability, malpractice, errors and omissions, complex claims,
personal injury, wrongful termination, historical reconstruction.
Projects include offices, schools, condominiums, parks, roads,
hospitals, single and multi family residences, historic structures, land
development, and building systems (HVAC, etc.). Consulting clients have
included owners, governments, contractors, subcontractors, claimants,
respondents, sureties, and insurance companies.
- Areas of
expertise or experience include cost analysis, structural analysis,
construction techniques, architectural services, engineering services,
commercial general contracting, subcontracting, contracts, accounting
and finance, multi-family and condominium projects, covenants, historic
renovation and preservation, zoning, engineering, infrastructure, land
development, general liability insurance, surety, and property and
Real Estate and Construction
- Principal in a
wide variety of construction projects, real estate development, and land
projects - with primary responsibility for conception, cost, budgeting,
production, scheduling, subcontracting, employees, design, sales,
leasing, finance, accounting, warranties, dispute resolution, and
contracts. Projects include offices, condominiums, single and multi
family residential, roads, land development, historic preservation,
disaster/repair, environmental (mold, asbestos), utilities (water,
sewer, storm sewer, outfalls), and construction resumption after
abandonment. Skilled in negotiation, business relations, client
relations, contracts, organization, and creative problem solving.
- American Arbitration
Association Board of Neutrals for General Commercial Arbitration, Securities
Arbitration, and Construction Arbitration.
- Licensed Professional
Contractor in Georgia
- Homebuilders and
Developers Association of Georgia – Former Director, State Board of
- Certified Earthcraft
- University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, Economics and English) - 1983. Summa Cum Laude,
- Johnston Scholar, Phi
Beta Kappa, Order of the Old Well.
- Thesis awarded
Highest Honors at UNC on disintermediation and “The Supply of Loanable Funds
- Construction Cycles”-
- The Westminster
Schools – 1979. Cum Laude, National Honor Society, Special Award for
Coaching, exercise, skiing, history, travel, school activities, church
activities, and charity.