Matt Gilliland Safety Director

Meet Matt Gilliland, Safety Director at Haydon. Matt is a proud Okie, born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. He comes with very strong family values which shaped his work ethic while working in residential construction with his dad during high school. One of his strongest family values was to be a genuine human being to anyone no matter their background and to be kind even if it was not reciprocated. His values alongside his residential construction knowledge later enhanced his career growth in construction.

Matt had the opportunity to take a full ride scholarship to the University of Central Oklahoma for baseball and football; however, he decided to focus on his education and went into Construction Management Technology focusing in Commercial Construction at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, Matt started his career as a Field Engineer in Texas with Archer Western. He later moved into a Project Coordinator position and eventually a Superintendent at Austin Bridge and Road.

He joined Haydon in 2013 as a Project Superintendent in Texas. He’s fulfilled multiple vital roles in a short span from Project Superintendent to Project Manager and then General Superintendent, between Arizona and Texas projects. After Haydon completed all Texas projects, Matt decided to make the move to Arizona with his family in the fall of 2019 and accepted the role of Safety Manager. With the varying positions he’s held at Haydon, he has prepared to take on the challenges of the Safety Department as Safety Director.

Matt is a leader of the Safety Committee at Haydon and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

When Matt is not learning the newest safety guidelines and training Haydon personnel, you can find him exploring the outdoors with his family. Since moving to Arizona, he spends most of his weekends camping, hiking or simply driving to different parts of the state.

Key Projects:

Drinkwater Bridge Replacement in Scottsdale, AZ


Walsh Ranch Parkway -IH30 Grand Prairie- Josephine Bridges- Balch Springs- Denton FM 720.