Matthew Feldhaus
Architect morphs into construction management guru
36, President
RWBID Construction Management

In 2010, during the nationwide economic recession, Matthew Feldhaus opted to venture out on his own, founding RWBID Construction Management. Since then, the company has grown quickly, guiding jobs such as the $366-million Rancho Los Amigos Hospital project and two Los Angeles County projects valued at $230 million and $150 million.

Feldhaus' national reputation as an innovative construction manager has helped fuel the firm's rise. In 2014, the Construction Management Association of America honored Feldhaus with its national Distinguished Young Professional award for providing significant contributions to the next generation. Feldhaus—who holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Southern California—has served as a director of the Southern California CMAA chapter since 2010. The group has awarded scholarships and internships valued at more than $150,000.