Matthew Lawson

Sr. Project Estimator

In 2004, Matt joined Odyssey Landscaping & Environmental Services. In his current position as senior estimator Matt reads, interprets, and quantifies plans and specifications for a variety of residential, commercial, and public works projects, establishing associative cost, and preparing proposals and bid forms for those projects.
In addition to his estimating responsibilities, Matt also assists in managing the Environmental Services Division where he oversees Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Weed Abatement Services, and Hydroseeding and Chemical Applications for several ongoing projects including three major Caltrans projects (Construction on State Highway in San Mateo County near Pacifica, Highway 99/219 Planting in Modesto, and Construction on State Highway in Amador County near Sutter Creek). He is also responsible for authoring SWPPP books, BMP selection and installation, and providing and managing all storm water inspections.
Matt received his Associate of Science in Applied Science & Technology from Alameda University and actively participates in continuing education opportunities whenever possible, attending at least 40 hours of continuing education classes through the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) per year. He holds a Caltrans 24 Hour SWPPP Workshop Certificate, City of Fairfield/Suisun Urban Run-off Management Certificate, as well as a Yuba County Public Works NPDES Compliance and City of Brentwood Storm Water Management Program certifications. He is an active member of the Pesticide Applicators Professional Association, the San Joaquin County “Spray Safe” program and the International Erosion Control Association.
Before coming to Odyssey Landscaping & Environmental Services, Matt was an Area Manager for Davey Tree Inc. There his responsibilities included vegetation management, pre-inspections of PG&E circuits, lines, & hardware, managing crews performing work in PG&E and Caltrans Right of Ways. He oversaw all chemical operation and reporting as well as identifying and monitoring of protected/endangered species. He also served as the safety coordinator where he was required to perform weekly tailgate safety meetings instructing employees on proper use of equipment, lifting procedures, poisonous plant identification, and first aid.

  • Qualified SWPPP Provider-QSP #21716
  • Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspector-CESSWI #2219
  • 24 HR SWPPP Workshop Certification
  • City of Fairfield/Suisun Urban Run-off Management Certification
  • City of Brentwood Storm Water Management Program Certification
  • Qualified Applicators License #108669categories: ABCF