About Matthias "Matt" Mulvey...
Matt was born and raised in eastern Massachusetts and has been a Weymouth resident for the past seventeen years. He learned the values of hard work and of helping people – first hand from his parents and from working in his late father’s construction business as a teenager and young adult.
Matt with his uncle, on a recent trip to Ireland.
He is one of eight children, of parents who immigrated to this country in the late ‘40s from Ireland -- his mom comes from Galway and a long line of fishermen; his dad hailed from Roscommon and a family of farmers and builders. His parents met after moving to the USA, at a Hibernian event and married in 1951.
Matt's recent reunion with his family (mostly mother's side in this picture).
Matt grew up in Jamaica Plain where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grammar School and then went on to graduate from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury. After receiving a Degree in Building Construction from Wentworth Institute, Matt worked for the City of Boston, supervising the rehabilitation of depressed neighborhoods, managing a $15 million budget and a staff of 23. He has since held positions as Local Building Inspector or Building Commissioner in the following communities: Acton, Hingham, Littleton, Lexington, Quincy, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, West Boylston, and Winchendon.
Matt still stays in touch with his high school buddies. Here is Matt with a few friends in Boston.
Matt is a life-long learner. He has continued his education with specialized courses and maintains several licenses and certifications, including:
- Massachusetts Certified Building Commissioner
- Massachusetts, Boston and Cambridge Licensed Builder/Construction Supervisor.
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Title V Inspector.
- ASCET (American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians) and NICET (National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technicians) Certified Engineering Technician.
Matt is the author of building codes and zoning and land use bylaws, and owns his own small business as a Building and Zoning Code Consultant in Massachusetts and surrounding States. He currently serves as President of the New England Building Code Association and is a Director and former President of the Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Associations. He received the Inspector of the Year Award from this group in 1996.
May 2006 - Matt serving his Coast Guard Auxilary duty prepping Boston Light for the summer boating season.
Matt’s current community service includes:
As a small business owner, Matt is a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
- Massachusetts ATC (Applied Technology Council) -20 Emergency Responder.
- FEMA Building Performance Assessment Team Member.
- International Code Council: Member of the 2003-2004 Building Code General Committee; 2005-2008 Referenced Standards Committee and ICC Disaster Response Committee.
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Member of Architects, Engineers and Building Officials Section, Education Section and initial NFPA 5000 Sub-committee on fire protection features.
- Massachusetts Building Regulatory Process Coalition: Member.
Matt has volunteered over the years for many causes including: Walk for Hunger, Father Bill’s Place, Father McDonough’s Healing and Restoration Ministry and the American Heart Association. Matt’s current volunteer activities include:
- Member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Public Radio station WUMB-FM, University of Massachusetts Boston where he is a 21 year volunteer and serves as Vice Chairperson of the station’s Friends Council
- Talking Information Center Radio Network – volunteer reader for the blind
- Catholic Memorial High School and Xaverian Brothers High School - fundraising
Matt’s wife Rosemary (Manning) is a retired clerk at the Boston Police Department, Station 13, where she worked for Deputy Ed Connolly. Their son Michael is a PhD. Candidate in History at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Their son Patrick will be entering his Sophomore year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a major in Display & Exhibit Design.
Matt with sons Michael (left) and Patrick (right).