Co-owner Matt Carlson, a McPherson, KS-native, serves as FHI's General Manager. As GM, Matt oversees all aspects of company operations. Matt grew up learning about the construction industry from a very young age under the tutelage of his father, an electrician. From foundation work to framing and electrical installation to finishing work, Matt has always been “handy” and even performed a complete remodel on his own home.
After graduating from high school in 2005, Matt continued his construction education working for a local contractor in McPherson while also taking classes at Hutchinson Community College. He graduated from Hutchinson Community College in 2007 with an Applied Science degree in Fire Science. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to Manhattan, KS to work as a student firefighter while attending classes at Kansas State University. In 2011, Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Matt currently resides in Manhattan with his wife Kesley (his high school sweetheart) and two children.