Ryan Matson


                                   Custom Home Builder

Ryan Matson's Bio

Native Oregonian Ryan Matson has spent most of his life in McMinnville where he started early learning the construction business. In fact, Ryan cannot remember a time when he wasn’t working around construction. Throughout high school and community college, Ryan worked for his father’s company, Firestone-Matson Contractors, and it soon became clear that he had a gift for framing.


Firestone-Matson had a well-deserved reputation in the late 70’s and 80’s for building quality custom homes and small commercial projects throughout Yamhill County. In the late 1980s, Ralph Matson chose to move back to his native Washington to start Eagle Contracting, Inc. Ryan joined him there for a couple of years to help his father establish the new company.


Drawn back to McMinnville, Ryan started Ryan Matson Construction in April of 1989. Initially a framing company, Ryan Matson Construction quickly established itself as an extremely reliable subcontractor, providing excellent quality work on complicated custom projects. Given Ryan’s love of design and engineering, it was only logical that he would start designing and building his own homes. In 1992 he built his first spec home, which was followed by several custom projects for very satisfied customers.


In 1994, Ryan Matson, Inc. was formed which continued to provide quality framing as well as custom home design and construction. Over 20 years now, Ryan has worked on hundreds of projects and has built a sterling reputation among owners, subcontractors, vendors, inspectors and architects.


Ryan has several characteristics that set him apart as a general contractor. First, Ryan takes the bidding step extremely seriously. He believes that it is his responsibility to listen carefully to the vision the homeowners have for their home, review the plans to ensure that they represent a sound project, gather the best subcontractors and then carefully give the homeowners a realistic and accurate bid. Second, he does his own framing on each project, which establishes a very high level of quality early on for every home he builds. Third, Ryan prefers to work as a hands-on general. He is on site constantly during the project, watching and guiding, especially as the finishing details are put into place.


Ryan Matson, Inc. also has a great reputation for smaller remodeling projects. Ryan enjoys the process of merging old and new construction as well as trying to solve tricky home-improvement problems.


Ryan and his wife, Leann, are very active in the Mac community. They own Leann’s Lattes, a popular drive-thru coffee shop in town. When Ryan is not working, he can be found with Leann supporting their kids in their various sports activities.




Drs. Steven and Janet Iversen:

Ryan is an elite craftsman with an extraordinary set of gifts. He is both patient and enthusiastic when working with customers. He also has a very well developed capacity to anticipate the needs of the next subcontractors on the job, making every subsequent step of your construction undertaking more successful. But, most importantly, Ryan has a stunning ability to maintain a singular focus on the details of the job while also consistently maintaining the big picture in terms of design, engineering, building codes and costs. He is a homeowner’s dream framer. We recommend him without reservation. 




Bob and Pat Harris:

We just wanted to tell you "thank you" for building us such a beautiful house.  Everyone loves it!  We truly appreciate all of your hard work and the care you took to help us through the process!  Thanks again!!

Cindee and Steve:

Thanks for all the hard work you did on our addition.  We are really happy with the way it turned out.  It looks like what I originally envisioned.

Bill and Robin Prime:

Thanks for doing such a great job framing our house!  Your work is top notch; we're very pleased.