Matthew, a University of Florida graduate in construction management, has worked with some of the largest residential and commercial builders in South Florida. Since 1990, Matthew has worked with companies such as Centex and K. Hovnanian Homes, to develop land and manage construction projects for many master planned residential communities in South Florida.
In 1996, Matthew became the Vice President of Construction & Land Acquisition for Sterling Communities. It is in this capacity Matthew created a successful new division in luxury custom homes that focused on the lucrative in-fill market. It was this concept of in-fill development that inspired Matthew to take a deeper look as to what the true responsibilities were for a developer in South Florida. This is where Matthew realized that developers needed to refocus their priorities. No longer should builders build just for the sake of building. It is the builder’s responsibility to develop responsibly with long term and social conscious outcomes in mind.
Taking these concepts as lessons learned, Matthew created GroundStone Inc. His feelings are that a social and sustainable building and redevelopment are integral in creating a new revitalization within the communities that have been left by the wayside of irresponsible building. It is Matthew’s mission to bring back the concept of community to boutique neighborhoods by focusing on the triple bottom line – People, Planet, Profits.