Mr. Matthew Stevens received his B.A. and M.S. in Architecture and is a licensed Residential Building Contractor (Minnesota) and a Certified Lead Renovator.
He has more than 23 years of construction industry experience handling contract and project management, construction documentation, building codes, property claims, estimating, and construction defects for residential, multi-family, and commercial construction projects.
Mr. Stevens has extensive industry experience in concrete masonry unit and cast-in-place concrete foundations, insulated concrete form (ICF) construction, slab-on-grade, floor and roof truss systems, low-slope and steep-slope roof assemblies and coverings, masonry, wall coverings, single-family residence construction, multi-family building construction, and custom home building. He has worked in the restoration construction field as an estimator, supervisor, trainer, and project manager to repair and restore properties following large loss disasters.
Mr. Stevens has worked in and with the insurance industry for over 8 years, internally as a site adjuster, and externally as a contractor, estimator, consultant, supervisor, and project manager. He has experience in residential and commercial claim handling, appraisals, dispute resolution, site inspections/investigation, damage assessment, catastrophe events, and Xactimate and RS Means estimating software. He has conducted large loss estimate reviews to determine accuracy in damage assessment, cost of total damages, and accuracy and efficiency in repair protocols. His current work in the field of forensic engineering include property damage investigation, construction defects, storm and catastrophe event damage assessment, fire damage, hail damage, wind damage, water intrusion, water and smoke damage, insurance claims, appraisals, estimating, building code compliance, roof evaluations, construction observation/evaluation, and repair cost estimate/repair protocol evaluation and analysis.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Architecture, B.A.: University of Minnesota (2000)
• Architecture, M.S.: University of Minnesota (2006)
• Licensed Contractor: Minnesota
• Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
• EPA Certified – Lead Safe Firm and Renovator: Environmental Protection Agency
• Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT): Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
• Advanced Grain Bin & Elevator Estimation Certification: Agricultural Claims Association