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Employee Spotlight: Justin Bowen

Meet Justin Bowen, an Assistant Superintendent / Chief Field Engineer currently working on a large dorm building! 

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Jack C. Massey Center: AGC Build TN Award of Excellence Video

Check out this video of an overview of the Jack C. Massey Center at Belmont University, courtesy of AGC Middle TN! 

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Project Executive Kabir Sandhu Recognized in NBJ's 40 Under 40 List

Kabir Sandhu, one of our Project Executives, was recognized as a Nashville Business Journal 2024 40 Under 40 Honoree! 

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Jack C. Massey Center: AGC Build TN Award of Excellence

We are thrilled to share that the Jack C. Massey Center at Belmont University received an Award of Excellence from AGC Middle TN at this year's Build Tennessee Awards!

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Employee Spotlight: Kelsie and Ali!

Introducing the R.C. Mathews DYNAMIC DUO... Ali and Kelsie! Many of us show up to events like the Chili Cook-Off, the Christmas Luncheon, or any on-site event and don’t realize all of behind-the-scenes planning and effort that these events require. From making last minute Costco runs to loading up trucks after BBQ in Red Shoes and everything in between, Kelsie and Ali work hard to make sure that every event is executed seamlessly. Beyond planning and executing our events, Ali and Kelsie have other responsibilities... like coaching volleyball and taking care of their precious pups!  

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Named Top 10 Fastest-Growing Private Company

We are so excited to be named one of the Top 10 fastest-growing private companies in 2023 by the Nashville Business Journal. 

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VDC Team Update: Nashville Christian School

Our in-house VDC Team has been involved with our Nashville Christian School project since the preliminary stages of preconstruction and will continue to be involved until the project's completion.

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Extinct Chestnut Trees Turned Into Unique Conference Table at Belmont University

While repairing Freeman Hall at Belmont University, originally constructed in the early 1900’s, our team discovered that the building supports were 140-year-old American Chestnut trees that had begun to rot and needed to be removed and replaced with modern steel columns!

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Employee Spotlight- Daniel

Meet Daniel! As one of our go-to foremen at The Frist College of Medicine at Belmont University, Daniel's strong work-ethic and incredible sense of humor make him an integral part of our team. 

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Employee Spotlight: Amelio

Meet Amelio, a talented Field Engineer currently designing layouts at The Frist College of Medicine at Belmont University.

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The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Awarded a National ABC Award

The Fisher Center at Belmont University was awarded a Pyramid Award at the ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards this year!

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Drusie & Darr at the Hermitage Hotel Awarded a National ABC Award

Drusie + Darr at the Hermitage Hotel was given an Eagle Award at the National ABC Excellence in Construction Awards this year! 

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Rutledge Flats Completion

Rutledge Flats, a micro-unit apartment building in the historic Rutledge Hill neighborhood was recently completed!

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The Hermitage Hotel Featured in Vogue Magazine

The bathrooms at The Hermitage Hotel were recently featured in Vogue Magazine in the article titled, "In Praise of a Truly Glamorous Bathroom."

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ENR Best of the Best Projects Awards: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University

We are grateful to announce that the Fisher Center for The Performing Arts at Belmont University has won the national "Best of the Best Projects" competition in the Higher Education/Researtch category, awarded annually by ENR!


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Update On The Frist College of Medicine at Belmont University

Construction is on track at our Frist College of Medicine site on Belmont University's campus! The 195,000 square-foot building is projected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

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Walker Mathews, Sr. Named Most Admired CEO

Congratulations to our incredible, selfless CEO, Walker Mathews, on being named a 2022 Most Admired CEO honoree by the Nashville Business Journal!  

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Drusie & Darr at the Hermitage Hotel Given Eagle Award

Drusie & Darr at the Hermitage Hotel was awarded an Eagle Award at the 2022 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony. 

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ENR Southeast Best Project Award- Fisher Center

ENR Southeast gave the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts a Best Project Award in the Higher Education/Research category. 

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R.C. Mathews Contractor ranked the 27th Largest Private Company In Nashville

R.C. Mathews Contractor is ranked the 27th Largest Private Company in Nashville by 2021 revenue. 

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Belmont University named the 11th prettiest college campus in America

The Architectual Digest recently named Belmont University the 11th prettiest college campus in America. 

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R.C. Mathews Named 28th Fastest Growing Business in Nashville

R.C. Mathews Named 28th Fastest Growing Business in Nashville in terms of revenue. 

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Belmont University's Fisher Center Awarded 2022 Best Project

ENR Southeast has awarded The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University a 2022 Best Project Award in the Higher Education/Research category.  

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Completion of Caldwell Hall at Belmont University

Caldwell Hall at Belmont University is officially open and will house 606 students this year!

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Topping Out at Belmont's Jack C. Massey Center

The last beam was placed on the Jack C. Massey Center, a significant campus construction project. 

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Construction Starts at Fairgrounds Project

We are excited to be a part of this team bringing mixed-income residences, commercial space and business incubator space to the Fairgrounds district! 

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R.C. Mathews named 8th Largest General Contract in Nashville in 2021

R.C. Mathews Contractor has been named the 8th largest general contractor in Nashville, with $259.01 million in construction billings and $438.28 million in contracts awarded. 

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R.C. Mathews Named Second Largest Local Family-Business

R.C. Mathews has been named the second largest family-business in Nashville based on 2021 revenue. 

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What's Now & Next at the State Street Apartments

The State Street Apartment crew has been making big progress over the past few months!

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The Hermitage Hotels opens Drusie & Darr as Phase of Remodeling Project

Drusie & Darr opened last night in the former Capitol Grille space at The Hermitage Hotel!

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Ground Breaking for Residence Hall at Trevecca Nazarene University

We have broken ground for the first new residence hall on the Trevecca Nazarene University campus since 1974! 

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Ribbon Cutting for the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University

The ribbon has been cut and the name unveiled for The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University

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Walker Mathews Jr. takes over as President of R.C. Mathews Contractor

Walker Mathews Jr. has replaced his father, Walker Mathews Sr. as president of R.C. Mathews Contractor. The firm ranks among Nashville's largest general contractors. 

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Named as a Top Workplace of Middle Tennessee (2021)

R.C. Mathews Contractor has been recognized as #15 for Small Businesses.

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Susie McClure Library Extension Groundbreaking

R.C. Mathews Contractor is back on the American Baptist College campus for the Susie McClure Library Extension.

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Opening of the Crockett Center for Athletic Excellence at Belmont University

Virtually visit the Crockett Center for Athletic Excellence!

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Named as a Top Family-Owned Business (2020)

R.C. Mathews Contractor ranks #2 in Nashville's Largest Family-Owned Businesses.

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New Micro-Unit Apartment in the Works - Rutledge Hill

Introducing a micro-unit apartment concept to downtown Nashville.

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Belmont University Announces New Residential Tower - Caldwell Hall

The 268,000 square-foot structure will house more than 600 beds for Belmont University Students.

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R.C. Mathews Awarded STEP Platinum Safety Certification

R.C. Mathews Contractor has received Platinum Level STEP certification from ABC Greater Tennessee for our safety program and performance.

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Harpeth Square Apartments Receives LEED Gold Certification

Harpeth Square Apartments in historic downtown Franklin is awarded the LEED Gold for Homes certification.

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Wildhorse Saloon to see $6M upgrade

R.C. Mathews Contractor leading the work to expand into adjacent building at 114 Second Avenue North.

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E. Bronson Ingram College at Vanderbilt University Wins ENR Southeast Best Project Award

An independent panel of judges selected the project as "Best Project of the Southeast" out of over 120 project entries.

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E. Bronson Ingram College receives LEED Gold certification

Vanderbilt University's committment to responsible environmental design shines through

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Two Projects Win ABC Greater Tennessee Awards

Nashville Food Project and Belmont University Tall Hall win in respective categories

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Wins Number 23 at the Fast 50 Awards

R.C. Mathews lands at number 23 on the Nashville Business Journal's annual competition for the fastest-growing companies of the region's 100 largest private companies.

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Pinson Hospital Hospitality House opens up brand new facility

New facility will allow the non-profit to serve more people and families who are undergoing medical treatments.

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Woolworth on 5th Wins 2019 Preservation Award

Woolworth on 5th wins in the commercial category at the Metropolitan Historical Commission's 44th Annual Historic Preservation Awards.

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Belmont's Tall Hall lands LEED Gold status

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently awarded Belmont University's Tall Hall with LEED certification at the Gold level.

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Harpeth Square development taking shape

It's one of the most anticipated developments right in the heart of downtown Franklin.

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Harpeth Square Tops Out

Harpeth Associates, R.C. Mathews Contractor celebrate at Harpeth Square Topping Out Ceremony

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21c Museum Hotel | Nashville Added to Historic Hotels of America

Hotel added to list to make three Historic Hotels of America in Nashville - all completed by R.C. Mathews Contractor

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Nashville Food Project to Celebrate New Headquarters

The local food nonprofit will celebrate its move to the Nations on January 27

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Architectural Digest Ranks Belmont as One of 50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America

The design magazine scoured the United States to find the most beautiful college campuses, taking into consideration both architectural legacy and setting.

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Belmont University Opens Newest, Largest Residence Facility, "Tall Hall"

The 243,000-square-foot facility will house over 600 undergraduate students with stunning skyline views.

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Harpeth Square Parking Garage and Hotel Top Out

On Monday afternoon, around 200 construction workers, engineers and architects gathered inside the Harpeth Square parking garage for a catered meal from Moe’s Original BBQ to top off the project’s parking garage and hotel.


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Martin ArtQuest Gallery at the Frist Art Museum is Open Again!

R.C. Mathews Contractor partnered once again with the Frist Art Museum for the Renovation of the Martin ArtQuest Gallery

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R.C. Mathews Breaks Ground on Nashville Food Project in the Nations

The Nashville Food Project is planning to move to the West Nashville neighborhood by year's end.

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Named as a Top Family-Owned Business for 2018

R.C. Mathews Contractor ranks as the second largest family-owned business in Nashville.

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Yee-Haw! R.C. Mathews selected to build new SoBro brewery

The owner of Johnson City, Tennessee-based Yee-Haw Brewing Co. is eyeing a fall opening for his future brewpub to operate from a SoBro warehouse located at Sixth Avenue South and Peabody Street.

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Observes Safety Week 2018

Contractor joins with other construction industry stakeholders in Safety Week 2018, an industry-wide initiative that ains to raise awareness of safety in construction.

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Moves to New SoBro Home

R.C. Mathews Contractor now calls the 615 Third Building home.

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Breaks Ground on Harpeth Square Project

$105 million development is the largest new development in downtown Franklin's history.

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R.C. Mathews Contractor Tops Out "Tall Hall" at Belmont University

The newest residence hall will house more than 600 students when completed.

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2017 Best in Business Winner: Get to know R.C. Mathews

Nashville Business Journal followed up with President Walker Mathews after the company won in the 26-100 employee category of our Best in Business Awards earlier this year.

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Fast 50: 34. R.C. Mathews Contractor

R.C. Mathews Contractor is a commercial construction company dealing in commercial, institutional, multifamily, historical renovation, nonprofit and health care markets.

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Grand Opening of the $87 Million R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center

New Dining and Academic Building to house Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, media studies program, new 950-seat cafeteria

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The Boss: Walker Mathews, R.C. Mathews Contractor

Walker Mathews represents the third generation in charge of R.C. Mathews Contractor. The company has renovated Nashville landmarks like Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry House and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. In the meantime, Mathews has shaped projects in just about every imaginable aspect of commercial real estate, down to the new parking garage the company will build downtown.

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Nashville Urbanism

Walker Mathews discusses Nashville's growing urban environment

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