We’re a full-service general contractor serving Northern California for over 20 years. Our team has designed and built over 100 custom luxury homes and have earned our reputation for impeccable workmanship and superior customer service throughout all phases of construction.
We are part of the family that founded the Cobblestone Homes corporation which built home communities throughout Sonoma and Napa county including: Vistara, Altair, Bella Vista, and Miramonte.
Our accomplished team is dedicated to exemplary custom building and customer service. We leverage a trusted network of award-winning architects, land developers, designers, builders and support staff. These experts design gorgeous spaces that provide joy, tranquility and utility for our clients. We are always ready to work with your architect if you’ve already selected one.
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
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.