Matt Mitchell

Co-owner, James Andrews Custom Homes;
Realtor; Manufacturer’s Rep, Vantem Panels

“When the construction market tanked, I was looking around for houses to build. Custom building work was so scarce that I figured it was a perfect time to get more education. I wanted to be a better builder and sharpen my skills to be better prepared when the market turns, so I started researching construction ​programs and found North Lake’s Construction programs.

“As a builder, you know who to call to get stuff done, but that doesn’t mean you know how to do it. I didn’t come through a big product company with a great deal of practical training, so there are just certain gaps in my knowledge.

“This program is giving me lots of practical skills. These instructors have been in the business a long time, and they have a lot of practical information to share.”

Matt Mitchell is earning an Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Construction Management at North Lake's​ West Campus and taking courses in Construction Technology as electives.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has co-owned his own custom home building company since 2002; is a Realtor for Gilchrist and Company; and is a manufacturer’s representative for Vantem Panels, selling structural insulation panels.