Matthew W. Harkins
- Certified General Contractor – CGC-1515841
- Expertise in both Commercial and Residential Construction
- Responsible for Corporate Sales and Marketing
- Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate #SL3041431
As President, Matt will focus on continuing the reputation and growth of the company and overseeing all the aspects of the company. To include sales, marketing, construction and client relations.
Matt’s construction experience began in high school where he spent summers as a masonry laborer. After college, he enjoyed successful careers in restaurant and retail sales management, then joined the family business in 2000. He applied his organizational and problems-solving skills to overseeing clients’ selection of outside design consultants, and assisted vice-president Al Vinacke in coordinating subcontractors and suppliers required in “value engineering” efforts during the pricing phase of projects. Eager to learn the building business, he earned positions as project superintendent, project manager, and corporate safety officer.
In 2003, Matt assumed the lead corporate responsibility for sales and marketing. His primary focus is client relationships. Matt strongly believes in active communication and interaction with clients to insure their understanding of all project phases. Once a bond of trust is built, clients feel free to pursue their own businesses without undue concern about their projects. Matt’s insistence on making the client part of the construction team have not only resulted in repeat customers, but since his assumption as head of business development, Harkins Development Corporation’s revenue has increased from six million dollars to thirty million dollars in three years.