Career Path To Success: Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson joined The Garrett Companies in October 2017 as a Project Engineer. When we asked Matt about his expectations when he began his career, he told us, “Coming into the PE role, I felt like this was a great opportunity for career growth Along with learning a different industry and taking on new challenges. TGC was able with to deliver on these expectations along with providing an innovative and progressive culture.” A little over two years later, he transitioned to the role of Project Manager. Today, he serves as our Director of Construction Operations, overseeing the project management team in coordinating all preconstruction and construction related activities throughout the entirety of each project. Matt Supports the team to carry our construction projects from conception to completion through budgeting, planning, and scheduling. Additionally, he oversees financial monitoring and ensures a strong communication flow between field personnel, subcontractors, material suppliers, and municipalities. He has his Hands in every aspect of our construction operations and works to help everything run smoothly and efficiently. During his time at Garrett, Matt recognizes Jonathan Byrd as being one of his biggest role models and supporters. “We have worked together since I started with TGC on day 1 and he has really helped me understand and navigate the Multi-Family construction environment.” Matt added, “He has been supportive in my overall career growth and we complement each other very well as a team in getting results.”
When he isn’t in the office, Matt enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children. (You can thank Matt’s wife for the homemade baked goods usually found in the 2nd floor kitchen at Greenwood HQ). In his free time, he can be found golfing and cheering on the IU Hoosiers. Something you may not know about Matt is that he is a member of a waterski team and is also open water diving certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Looking toward the future, Matt hopes to continuing supporting and developing his team, equipping them with the proper tools to feel empowered. He is passionate about construction and is always seeking new and better ways of doing business. Matt told us, “There is never a dull moment and a lot of opportunity in the industry that we build in.” Matt’s years of hard work, commitment, and pursuit of excellence has led to a Flourishing career with TGC, and we’re thankful that he is now mentoring the next generation of team members so that they, too, can grow their careers in this company.