Father-son team forges a future
Education, experience help pave way for Mathes Construction
By Mike Mathes
After 22-plus years of operating his own construction business, Tim Mathes is taking on a new partnership with his son, Cory. Cory has been an employee of Mathes Construction & Gutter Company for the past 10 years. Mike Mathes photo

After 22 years in business, Tim Mathes is opening the door to a second generation of ownership for Mathes Construction & Gutter Company.

January 1, Mathes and his son, Cory, officially signed on the dotted line to carry their partnership forward.

“I am thankful we are able to carry on the business name into the future. The fact that Cory wanted to come on board is a terrific way to continue the well-rounded nature of this business,” Tim Mathes said.

The second-generation partner said working with his father’s business has been among his goals since high school.

“It means a lot to me that I have a chance to do this. Since high school, I have wanted to carry my dad’s legacy forward,” Cory Mathes said. “It’s my goal to be as successful in serving customers as Tim has been and continues to be. I feel honored to be able to do that.”

A ten-year veteran

Both partners emphasized that most people won’t see major changes in the way the company does business.

Cory has been a part of the Mathes Construction team for a decade and serves as one of two journeyman carpenters on the Mathes Construction staff.

Moving forward he will work more closely with Tim to focus more on customer sales and estimating. The work is not new to him, as he has already been grooming for those duties the past several years.

“Cory has been with our business for the past 10 years. He has truly earned his way into this opportunity,” his father said.

“As we carry this family partnership forward, Cory is able to bring new ideas and new better efficiencies into practice.”

Both partners point to the stability of the partnership for customers of the

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