The history of C.W. Matthews is the history of Georgia’s growth and development since 1946. Travel our state’s highways and roads, catch a flight into our airports—at nearly every turn, you’ll find a project completed by the men and women of C.W. Matthews.
As Georgia itself has grown, our company has grown, too. From its early days following WWII to the start of the 21st Century, C.W. Matthews has expanded alongside the state, deepening its construction capabilities to fulfill the state’s growing need for reliable roads and bridges, interstates, and airports. Through it all, our mission has remained steadfast: building the infrastructure to get Georgia home.
“My dad started the company with an eighth-grade education and no money, but he was one of those people who just radiated confidence. The word "can’t" wasn’t in his vocabulary.”
Mr. C.W. returns from WWII and starts Marietta Construction Company, a grading business, with two partners and four employees.
Mr. C.W. buys out his original business partners, changes the company name to C.W. Matthews, and enters the plant-mix manufacturing business
A period of explosive growth throughout Georgia, the 1960s brought significant expansion to C.W. Matthews. Bob Matthews returns from Vietnam and becomes President of the company.
Recent acquisitions of a bridge and culvert company and a sizeable grading contractor led to the transformation of C.W. Matthews into one of Georgia’s leading heavy construction contractors.
C.W. Matthews acquires Bellwood Quarry and expands into the aggregate market. After decades of leadership, Mr. C.W. Matthews retires.
A decade of great excitement in Georgia, the 1990s saw C.W. Matthews play a crucial role in preparing Atlanta’s infrastructure for the Olympic Games. The company also celebrated 50 years in business.
The start of a new century: C.W. Matthews doubles its size with the major acquisition of APAC-Georgia. In addition, Mr. C.W. is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award
A decade of continued growth and achievement: the 2010s brought the expansion into the Macon and Savannah markets. In addition, Bob Matthews is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ethics, honor, quality, and commitment to excellence continue to be a C.W. Matthews tradition as the company moves forward into the 21st Century.