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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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The Hermitage Hotel Welcomes Michelin-Starred Chef, Chef Vongerichten

R.C. Mathews Contractor partners with The Hermitage Hotel once again for the creation of the new restaurant and kitchen space for Chef Vongerichten.

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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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