John Matthews, Senior Project Manager


Mr. Matthews brings over 30 years of building experience to S.L. Leonard & Associates’ client’s projects. He is a licensed general contractor and has participated and overseen entitlement, design, construction and occupancy of thousands of units of housing over his career.

During his seven-year tenure as Director of Construction, Real Estate Development and Maintenance at a well-respected, regional affordable housing developer, John was responsible for the design and construction bottom line, and in particular the following:

  • Managing all construction activities including a full staff of project managers, superintendents, estimators and administrators
  • Directed all acquisitions, entitlements and design for new projects
  • Estimating, scheduling and constructibility reviews
  • Bidding, subcontracting and managing all construction
  • Developing design guidelines and project specifications
  • Developing construction policies and procedures

John has served as the Owner’s representative for third party clients and while working for large homebuilders, oversaw over 30 master planned communities. Additionally, he has commercial construction experience and has managed several office construction projects. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from California State University, Northridge and holds the following licenses and certifications:

  • California General Engineering and Building Contractor License No. 938077
  • Calif. Real Estate Broker License No. 01862960
  • Certified Home Inspector, National Association of Home Inspectors
  • Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) Calif. General Construction Permit, No.23559
  • Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector, No.3143
  • EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Paint Mitigation No.RV-I-22015-11-1312
  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist – National Assoc. of Home Builders
  • First Aid CPR AED certified