Robert T. Newcomb, III (Tim) graduated North Carolina State University in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Work experience during the period of 1972 to 1978 included land surveying, municipal water and waste water engineering, concrete construction and director of services for the town of Wake Forest. In 1978, Tim began operating as Robert T. Newcomb and Associates providing land surveying services in the Raleigh area. During a leave of absence from the company from 1989 to 1994, Tim was the vice-president of construction and development at NTS in Fredericksburg, Virginia. NTS is the developer of a 3000 acre residential, golf course, lake front community outside of Fredericksburg. He returned to the Raleigh area and again became active in the land surveying business.