Granite taps Martin Matheson to head California division

Granite Construction has a new senior VP and manager of its California division. Martin "Pete" Matheson, a Granite mainstay for the past 22 years, will step into the role, effective Aug. 1.

Matheson will oversee bidding and building in California, as well as lead with his expertise in strategic planning, forecasting and quality control, among other areas.

“Throughout his career, Pete has demonstrated his industry knowledge and strong operational skills in all areas of the construction business,” said Granite president and CEO James H. Roberts. “His background and proven leadership in our vertically integrated business, coupled with his unparalleled work ethic, will be valuable assets as we work to capitalize on our opportunities throughout the state.” 

Most recently, Matheson was serving as VP of Granite's Washington operations, having joined the company in 1989 as an estimator in the company's Reno division. During his time at the company, he served as project superintendent, project manager and construction manager and left briefly for a two-year respite, rejoining in 1999 in a managerial capacity for the Utah division.