Our company is founded on the values and principles of the Matthews family, starting with its original owner and founder, C.W. Matthews. He believed in caring for people, leading with confidence, and always doing what’s right. Throughout multiple generations of leadership, the Matthews family has instilled these beliefs in all who have helped guide and grow C.W. Matthews to become Georgia’s leading heavy highway contractor.
“Seeing our employees look at each other like family members. That’s the main part of our culture.”
Today, C.W. Matthews is led by an Executive Operating Committee whose members uphold the Matthews family legacy. Together they are responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as pursuing future project and acquisition opportunities. They draw on decades of combined experience and knowledge to guide C.W. Matthews in its development.
Matt Burton is Vice Chairman of Matsco Incorporated. Matt has more than 25 years of asset management and operations management experience. He received a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University before earning his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Matt began his career with CWM in 1990 working throughout the company’s operational divisions through 1994 until settling on financial and portfolio management for Matsco Incorporated, the parent company of CWM. Today he serves as Vice Chairman and is a member of the CWM Board of Directors and the Executive Operating Committee
Dan Garcia is President of C.W. Matthews Contracting Company. Dan joined the company in 2013. His expertise involves all facets of construction management, but his passion for the industry comes from building projects that have an impact in the community and for the people constructing these projects. Dan was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States at the age of 17 to attend The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. After graduating in 1996 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Dan began his career in construction working in several states before moving to Georgia in 2002. In 2010, Dan completed his MBA from Mercer University.
Michael D. Bell is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C.W. Matthews Contracting Company. Michael manages all of the company support divisions including G&A, Information Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Equipment and Maintenance.
Michael is a Georgia native. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and began his career with C.W. Matthews Contracting Company in 1995. Currently he oversees all financial, administrative, and political activities for the company. Michael also serves as the President of Matsco, Incorporated, which is the parent company of C.W. Matthews.