Meet the Gateway Builders professional team. We are the day-to-day contacts that will interact with you throughout your project:

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Matt Watson


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.

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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.


Amanda Knudsen

Interior Design

Michael Knight

Director of Construction

Let's Build Together

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