As the president of H.E. Callahan Construction, Christine never wanted to start an architectural firm. This changed when she met Matthew C. McClenahan, an immensely talented architect. She created HEC+A to be home to Matt’s talent and vision. Today, Matt is the Director of Design Services and leads all architectural services at HEC+A, while Christine provides team support.
At a young age, Christine was curious how things went together, and she was always tinkering around. This deep curiosity later earned her a BS in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and sparked a new passion for construction. Prior to purchasing H.E. Callahan Construction in 2015, Christine worked for various civil engineering firms and has 20 years of construction experience and a particular expertise with contracting delivery methods. She’s also LEED Certified and is the former co-owner and Editor in Chief of Kayak Magazine.
Christine loves this industry for its people and the ability to problem solve. She likes seeing how hard work and the right people make a big difference every day.
As the owner of both H.E. Callahan Construction and HEC+A, Christine thrives when she sees her team excel. While she’s hesitant to use the term “maker of dreams,” she wants to know where people most want to go. She enjoys supporting this path forward, bridging the gap between impossible and success.
In her free time, Christine seeks outdoor adventure. She enjoys hiking, running, skiing, and soaking in the Maine experience in all seasons.
Matthew C. McClenahan
Director of Design Services
With immense experience in design and practice management, Matt leads all architectural services at HEC+A.
Matt’s story started on the job site, first working for his father’s construction company where he learned the basics of construction means and methods. He then earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Roger Williams University, and soon thereafter began work in the architectural field. Prior to joining HEC+A, Matt was a Project Architect for one of Maine’s largest and oldest architectural firms for 20 years.
As a creative problem solver, Matt asks lots of questions to truly determine what his clients need. While some people may not think about the finer details of electrical systems or the type of floors in a build, Matt does. He believes that education and transparency are keys to success, and he works collaboratively with clients to make sure every project meets form and function – while staying on-schedule and on-budget.
Matt especially loves seeing a space from clients’ eyes. From the size of the room to the paint color on a wall, Matt is passionate about creating spaces that will spark positivity and inspiration.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time at his kids’ sporting and school events and tackling DIY projects around the house. He also likes to stay active, paddleboarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
As a current architecture student at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Maddy provides operational support to the HEC+A team.
After high school, Maddy accepted a summer internship with H.E. Callahan Construction Co. Since her father worked in construction, she was curious about the industry, but she didn’t think this internship would change the direction of her life. Instead, she fell in love with the building world, and knew she wanted to be part of it.
At college, Maddy loves the immersive hands-on and collaborative experience of her architecture classes, and she knows she’s in the right spot. In her role with HEC+A, she enjoys providing behind-the-scenes support to the team and gaining important experience in her future field.
In her free time, Maddy plays on her college basketball team and enjoys exploring Boston with her friends.