Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Background: Steve Matley has over 20 years of experience in leadership and management, primarily in real estate, land development and construction, involving commercial, institutional, residential and public works projects. He has held positions as a General Building Contractor, a Senior Project Manager for an ENR top 40 rated agency construction management firm and Vice-President of Land Acquisition and Forward Planning for a production homebuilder. He has also owned and managed multiple companies of his own, including DCM Group Inc., a development, and construction management consulting firm and is currently Owner and Principal of Building Solid Foundations, LLC, a business management consulting and training firm.
Expertise: Steve has been designated as an expert witness in real estate, development and construction related litigation cases and participates as a both facilitator and speaker for educational seminars and workshops in the industry. He led the creation and WASC accreditation process for the Associates of Science Degree program in Construction Management at San Joaquin Valley College where he served as an instructor, Program Director and Student Dean. Steve has been a
professor for the Gordon and Jill Bournes School of Engineering at California Baptist University and currently is a Construction Management faculty member at NewSchool of Architecture + Design in San Diego.
Education: Steve has earned a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Chapman University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of La Verne and an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Ventura College. His continuing education includes training courses in educational methods, communications, business development, organizational development, leadership coaching, scheduling, contracting and construction practices, planning, real estate economics, land development and entitlement, and financial processes.
Memberships and Affiliations: Steve serves as President of the Inland Valley Business and Community Foundation (IVBCF), a 501c3 corporation dedicated to building the community by building local businesses. Active in Toastmasters for over ten years, Steve has enjoyed serving in multiple club officer positions, as well as competing in area, division and district speaking contests. Steve is also a certified trainer for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and for CBMC-LLI’s Leadership Coaching program. In addition to speaking and training for small to medium sized businesses and audiences in the education, real estate and construction industries, among others, he is the designated facilitator for the Business Leaders Summits, produced by BuildLeaders.org.
Member NAHB, CBIA, BIASC, Board Member BIASC (Baldy View Chapter) Certified Trainer, NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders), CGP (Certified Green Professional) – NAHB/HBI, CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) – NAHB/HBI, President – IVBCF (Inland Valley Business and Community Foundation), Certified Leadership Coach and Coaching Trainer, CBMC-LLI, Officer / Member Toastmasters International (4-Clubs), Affiliate Member, SRCAR, Instructor – PHCC (Plumbing, Heating, Colling Contractors)