Building on a 20-year reputation

By | August 29, 2006 12:00 am

Missy Jones
Matt McClain has been in the building business for 20 years, and when his father died four years ago Matt took over and continued with the family business.
McClain started working with his father Roland, in 1986. Matt was only 15 years old. According to Matt, his father was one of the best builders in the business.
“Dad is 95 percent of the reason I am in this business,” said Matt.
“He had a heck of a good reputation as a builder.”
McClain Contracting specializes in framing homes. If requested, the company can also “draw up” blue prints for his clients. McClain has a four-man crew, which includes Pete Selby, David Selby, Randy Selby and Bobby Hensley.
“Our job is to get the house in the dry,” said McClain.
“We dig footers, and sometimes we do trim work.”
The majority of the company’s work is in White County, but occasionally the crew will work in one of the surrounding counties.
Although Matt enjoys his work, he admits it can be stressful and hard on the body at times.
“Building is a good career,” he said. “We are hard booked for at least two years. It can be stressful, but it keeps food on the table.”
Matt and his wife Cyndee have two children.
Christian is 3, and Taylor is 10 months. Cyndee is a stay- at-home mom. Matt and Cyndee are both native White Countians.

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