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Supporting, nurturing, empowering: The M of MCM

The M of MCM

Every business has a personality at its very heart: a leader, an innovator, a force that drives them to succeed.  And at the centre of our MCM heart is Jason Matthias.  Through the M of Matthias Construction Materials, Jason’s spirit continues to inspire and enthuse the team as it has done since he started the company in 1992.  A personality that made a huge impact on the industry, his clients, his associates, his colleagues and above all his wife Shazna and their children, the ripples of Jason’s sudden passing in November 2016 at the age of 56 have been felt every day since.

The MCM Family

Jason and Shazna Matthias built and fortified the MCM business which continues to thrive and remains firmly grounded on the most solid of foundations.  Every November, everyone upon whom Jason’s light shone remembers him for his lust for life, his supportive and encouraging nature and how he always looked out for, supported and empowered his staff.  This ethos and his spirit lives on across the MCM family – at business and at home.

Managing Director Shazna shares a few words on her husband, her business partner, her friend and his legacy


“A most genuine, beautiful man with values to match and a real lust for life and business success. His natural ability to support, nurture and encourage those around him is instilled in all of us.  Jason remains a shining light throughout MCM.  Jason’s legacy in our business is his work ethic, his passion and his aim to empower others to be the same.  His commitment to honest values and solid business practices lives on – something we’re really proud of.  We’re still a family business with me at the helm and most of our team were lucky enough to know and appreciate Jason’s attributes first-hand.  They continue to reflect these in their ongoing development of the business, all day, every day.  A truly unique and remarkable man in life, business and friendship, the Matthias name lives on in all of usJason was a true leader with a passion for life and has instilled life-changing values in all of us and our staff and management team. A friend to all.

20 November 2019

  • ‘J P Dunn Construction Ltd have been working with MCM for many years and they are at the top of our preferred supplier list. This is because MCM not only provide a quality product at a good price but also have an extremely high standard of service. This is essential in the world of procurement where timing, price and results can equal large buying gains. Looking forward to working with them for many years to come!’

    James Galloway
    Procurement Director
    JP Dunn

  • ‘Every time we enquire, whether for a price, an order or to discuss a project, we have always impressed with the helpful response, the speed and the options discussed with us.  MCM are clearly a business experiencing healthy growth and we can see why – they offer a swift, efficient service at a competitive price and are working very hard to present a professional business offering.’

    Luis Moreno
    Construction Director
    Randle Siddley

  • ‘They offer a ‘real-time’ service and delivery provision and we cannot fault them on communications and project management – from the office to staff on site, they are exemplary.’

    Rob Donald
    Landscape Consultant
    Talbot Farm Landscapes

  • ‘The Basildon garden required a high level of cleanliness – not an easy ask when it comes to soils and aggregates.  The team managed the tight timeframes and logistical challenges of the site admirably.’

    Simon Thomson
    Contracts Manager
    CR Swift Landscaping

  • ‘Above all, they are a safe pair of hands, with the service, product range, technical knowledge and value for money that we look for in a supplier.  At the helm of this relationship is Darrel Burgess, MCM’s Sales Manager, making the wheels turn. We continue to recommend MCM’s services across the Group.’

    Alistair Bayford
    Operations Director

  • ‘Our Supply chain is a key element to the success of our business. MCM continue to be a consistent and reliable part of our supply chain and have helped us improve our ability to deliver Quality & Time driven Projects to our Clients.’

    Paul Lavelle
    Managing Director
    Foran Construction

  • ‘MCM are a friendly team you can always rely on.

    Logistics being a vital part of landscape construction projects MCM Deliver time and time again.’

    David & Ruth Houghton
    Company Directors
    Kings Landscapes

  • ‘MCM provide a wide range of products and a prompt, friendly service at a keen price.’

    Mike O’Hara
    John Reilly Civil Engineering Limited

  • ‘We have worked with MCM-SE on many various projects over many years, we have found them to be always professional in their approach and eager to assist. They have a large range of products and can be used as a ‘one stop shop‘ which is ideal in the varied world of landscaping.’

    Darren Skidmore
    Skidmores of Hertfordshire

  • ‘Excellent level of service, Reliable supplier for all soils and aggregates.

    Their willingness to change, be flexible and continually challenge the parameters of the landscaping market has resulted in savings and increased quality which we have been happy to share with our clients.’

    Daniel Farendon
    Commercial Manager
    INEX Landscapes

  • ‘MCM are a company you can really rely on. They provide a timely, professional service and have assisted us on large prestigious sites such as the Crossrail Project and Wembley Stadium developments where compliance crucial and very important.’

    Steve Turney
    Company Director
    Turney Landscape

  • ‘MCM’s Enviro Blend type 1 proved to be just the solution we were looking for.

    The team at MCM helped to resolve our soils, sub-base and disposal needs quickly and cost effectively.’

    Rudi Swanepoel
    Commercial Director
    Landform Consultants