Honoree Name: Matthew York
Company: York Building & Remodeling, Sandwich
Career background / highlights: I started developing a passion for the construction industry around age 16. I gained experience working for some great builders here on Cape Cod. I ventured out on my own and founded York Building & Remodeling in 2009. I have been fortunate to establish a strong team that allowed for continued growth over the past several years.
Community commitment: Cape Cod Young Professionals Board of Directors; YMCA Cape Cod Camp Lyndon Committee Member; Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod Member, 2017 Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build Project Manager; Forestdale School Outdoor Classroom, contractor.
Favorite professional moment: Being the project manager for the 2017 Blitz Build put on by Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod and the Homebuilders Association. Working side by side with so many great individuals in the trades for such a wonderful cause was a great experience. Being able to do what I love and help a family within the community was a win-win for me.
Who is your role model / mentor? My father. He taught me about the value of hard work and never giving up. He also taught me that family always comes first.
What mistake has taught you the most? I previously tried to take on everything myself and do it all. After taking a step back from some things and hiring some great staff, I realize having a team approach makes for a better outcome.
What one book has impacted your life? Not listed.
What is your superpower? Determination and optimism.
Where can you be found on the weekends? With my wife and children either at the beach, sports fields, or working in the yard