Steve Mathison

Steve Mathison knew from an early age that he wanted to be in construction. As a young man doing odd jobs around the house and for friends and neighbors, Steve appreciated the work as challenging and rewarding. After graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he met his wife Kris, Steve jumped head-first into the industry.  Steve recalls looking around at his project sites and asking himself, “What do I have to do to be the boss?”

Starting as a project engineer, Steve’s career continued upward, and he joined the PNG Builders team as a project manager in 1993. In 2000, he purchased his first shares in the company, becoming a Junior Owner. By 2010, when PNG was becoming an ESOP, Steve was working as Vice President and was intimately involved in the transition of the company. And on January 1st, 2016, Steve Mathison became President of PNG, following the previous president’s retirement.
Steve accredits his success to his dedication and tenacity. He’s driven by the idea to consistently keep trying, and wants to always be able to say that no one tries harder. He applies this to PNG’s drive as a company, too—that clients will not find another contractor that will work harder to meet their clients’ needs.

Steve also views relationship building as critical to both one’s personal and professional success. He’s worked with some of the same companies for over 30 years, turning clients into life-long friends.

In his free time, Steve prioritizes spending time with his family. Steve, his wife, and their two adult children enjoy family ski trips and boating. Staying active and healthy living are central to Steve’s outlook. He currently resides in Arcadia with his wife Kris; they are the proud owners of a large tortoise named Spike, and they care for a neighborhood stray cat nicknamed Greybeard.
Steve is proud to be part of PNG’s upstanding legacy and its bright future. PNG has evolved and adapted to decades of changes in the industry and has assembled an inspiring and highly qualified team that will lead it into a successful future.