Matt Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer of Haydon Companies, grew up in Sisters, Oregon. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.

After graduating from OSU, Matt moved to Arizona to accept a job offer with Arizona Game and Fish. Once in Arizona, he quickly found an opportunity working for the Sheet Metal Union as an apprentice on Bank One Ballpark which today is known as Chase Field. In 2000, after a few years as an apprentice, upon his enrollment to ASU he found an internship opportunity with Haydon Companies. As an intern, Matt was able to experience every stage of a project from estimating to its completion. From there, Matt’s consistency and determination to overcome challenges has propelled him forward and shaped him into the leader he is today.

“It’s not about where you start; its about where you finish,” Matt says. He knows that it was the intentional mentorship that he received in his early years at Haydon that helped shape his professional career. Providing mentorship and developing young professionals is one of the favorite parts of his job. Matt understands that sharing lessons learned from years of experience with the next generation is vital to the future of the construction industry and for Haydon.

As COO of Haydon Companies, Matt has much responsibilities in making key decisions that will impact the future of the company. His job is to provide the company strategic vision for growth and provide the necessary resources to Haydon to continue to be a high caliber competitor in the construction industry.  The values of hard work, perseverance, and being challenged, in which he lives his life, are evident in the success and growth of Haydon.

When Matt is not providing strategic vision for growth for the company or pioneering methods for entering new market sectors, you can find him with his family at his daughters’ swim meets or golfing with his son.