About Us

Gateway Builders

We are a full-service general contractor building in Northern California for over 20 years. Our team has constructed a multitude of luxury homes and have earned a reputation for impeccable workmanship and superior customer service.

We are an extension of the family that founded Cobblestone Homes corporation, which built home communities throughout Sonoma and Napa counties, including: Vistara, Altair, Bella Vista, and Miramonte.

Our accomplished team is dedicated to exemplary custom builds and customer service. We leverage a trusted network of award-winning architects, land developers, designers, builders, and support staff.

We design gorgeous living and work spaces that provide joy, tranquility, and utility for years to come.

Our Mission Is To


Building a house or commercial structure is much more than sticks and bricks. Often, it’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream or goal — and you entrust us to help make that a reality. Our team of professionals are here to ensure that your project is a priority and you feel comfortable with the process, beginning to end.

Our Team

Matt Watson, President

,MATT WATSON, President

Since 1997, Matt has collaborated with the finest design professionals to create truly unique custom homes and communities. While working his way through college, Matt spent summers in Tahoe learning to build quality homes, and after finishing school he ended up staying in the mountains where he built over 100 homes with at total value of over $70 million.

In 2006, Matt relocated with his family to Sonoma County where he began working with his father-in-law Joe Keith, owner of Cobblestone Homes.

Matt is a dedicated father, husband, musician, and outdoor athlete.  Living in Sonoma County has afforded Matt, his wife Kristie and their two kids a beautiful community to establish roots.

Jeff Ledger, Vice President

JEFF LEDGER, Vice President

Prior to joining Gateway, Jeff was the Vice President of Technology Development with the online brokerage E*Trade Financial. Promoted to the position before he was 30, he directly oversaw $50 million annually in mission-critical software development projects through the dot com boom and bust.

Jeff has strong roots in the community. He has volunteered extensively for local youth sports organizations, his neighborhood homeowners association, Redwood Empire Food Bank, and TEDxSonomaCounty. He graduated from Montgomery High School where he met his wife, Shannon – a like-minded community leader, having served on the local nonprofit boards of Chop’s Teen Club and Sonoma Country Day School.

As a lifelong learner, Jeff obtained his BA in Economics from UC Davis and holds certificates in Project Management and Marketing from UC Berkeley.

Let's Build Together

If you are actively looking to begin construction on your custom home or business, get in touch with our team.