The Matthews Group, Inc. t/a TMG Construction Corporation (TMG) is a general contractor and design-builder. Incorporated in 1992, TMG performs work primarily in secure and occupied campus environments, such as federal government facilities, data centers, military bases, airports, schools and universities, and other public sites.
Our projects have involved millions of square feet of new construction and renovations in diverse projects types including new buildings, additions, interior fit-outs, exterior modifications and repairs, critical infrastructure and utilities upgrades, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, site and civil upgrades, stormwater management, and environmental remediation.
As a Builder of Lifelong Relationships, TMG Construction Corporation goes above and beyond to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Mission, Principles, and Values
The success and continued growth of TMG is fostered by a strong commitment to our mission, principles, and values. Our culture is grounded in understanding our clients’ needs, honoring our commitments and promises, striving for technical excellence, providing a safe and healthy work environment, promoting cost effectiveness, creating a positive working environment for all, rewarding excellence, and respecting the environment and humanity. We are committed to bringing this work ethic to each and every project.
TMG was founded in 1992 by Tanya and Joe Matthews. Tanya Matthews, President of TMG, has been recognized by Engineering News Record magazine as a leading expert in the field of design-build construction. Joe Matthews, Executive Vice President, has constructed thousands of projects and won numerous quality and performance awards.
Since 1992, TMG has grown steadily and sensibly. As of today, TMG employs a dynamic and diverse staff of over 130 full-time professionals and craft personnel in addition to hundreds of subcontractors and consultants. TMG’s growth and success are closely linked to the quality of our employees. We are committed to growing the next generation of constructors by promoting the professional development of employees and business partners through a culture of continuous education and training.
On December 4th 1992, Tanya and Joe incorporate TMG in the basement of their house in Fairfax. Together, they build several small projects while both working full time at other companies. In the mid 1990s, Tanya and Joe purchase Trillium Farm and contract with TMG to build the barn, a berry building, and 2.5 miles of underground utilities. Trillium Farm ultimately becomes the corporate headquarters of TMG Construction.
In 2000, TMG hires Matt Monroe and Ken Matuszewski – both of whom are still with TMG and our longest serving employees outside of Joe and Tanya. In 2001, TMG was the design-builder for the County Executives of America National Headquarters new office build-out, and Tanya Matthews officially joins TMG full-time. In 2003, TMG receives the 8(a) certification and also becomes Small Disadvantaged Business, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Women-Owned Business Enterprise, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise certified. Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority awards TMG our first of several Task Order Contracts, kicking off hundreds of projects at both airports in the region and beginning our 20+ year journey as the IDIQ contractor of choice. During this period, TMG also wins IDIQ contracts with Loudoun County, Department of Homeland Security, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Joint Power Alliance (now Sourcewell), Arlington County, National Park Service, and the US Postal Service. Significant projects include the Metro’s West Falls Church Parking Garage, the Chateau d’Esle, the new C/D Concourse Ramp Tower at Dulles International Airport, the adaptive reuse of the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, and the Air Rescue Fire Fighting Station No. 301 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Tanya receives the Leadership and Innovation Award from Virginia Tech’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
TMG continues to grow with the addition of over 60 employees. Our portfolio of IDIQs expand to include NAVFAC Washington, World Bank Group, Fairfax County Public Schools, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Arlington County Public Schools, DC Housing Authority, George Mason University, Fairfax Housing, Fairfax Water, Loudoun County Stormwater, and many others. Significant projects during this time include the South Loop Road Bridge at Fort Belvoir, the $30.5M renovation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Satellite Operations Facility, the LEED Silver design-build Pentagon Metro Entrance Visitor Screening Facility, Taxiway Sierra at Joint Base Andrews, USACE Access Control Points 3 and 4 for the Defense Logistics Agency New Cumberland, the Scott Jenkins Park Phase II in Loudoun County, and the addition and renovation of the FBI’s Administration Building in Pocatello, Idaho. In 2016, TMG became the first, and only, construction firm to ever be awarded the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (now Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency). TMG won dozens of safety awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, National Safety Council, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority.
Since 2020, TMG has added over 30 new employees to our ranks. TMG now has over 75 IDIQs including new contracts with the Deparment of Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Leidos Biomedical Research, Washington Aqueduct, Prince William County, Stafford County, Virginia’s Department of General Services, the General Services Administration, the Air Force, Housing Authority of Baltimore, and national non-appropriated fund contracts with the Navy, Army and Marines. Significant projects have included Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Building, several large-scale AHU replacements for Boeing, the Fort Carson Design-Build Cabins & RV Park, the USPS Richmond Mechanical Upgrades project, the new KOKV Hangars at Winchester Regional Airport, LCPS’s Administration Building Renovation, multi-phase renovations at the LeDroit Senior Housing for DCHA, the Engineering Facility Cafeteria Renovation and Addition, the Building 1579 Renovation at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and the pilot project for the World Bank Group to demolish and renovate their office facilities floor by floor. We continue our safety award streak with multiple STEP Diamond and Platinum awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, the ConstructSecure Gold Safety Award, the Platinum Award of Excellence in Construction from Chesapeake Region Safety Council and 24th in ABC’s Top 75 Performers Nationally with Special Designations.