The Mathers Team


Teresa Gauldin, President and CEO

Teresa Gauldin is blazing a new trail for women in business. Gauldin is president and CEO of the Waynesboro-based Mathers Team, a conglomerate of construction businesses including Mathers Construction, March Excavating, Augusta Erectors Inc. and Bottom Alley Development.

Teresa, who had most recently served as president of Augusta Erectors Inc., is a mother of three – Mary, a social worker, and Ashley and David, both students at Eastern Mennonite University. Teresa had been at Augusta Erectors Inc. for a total of five years in a management capacity, the last two as its president.

Her job as the leader of The Mathers Team is to “be the glue” of the organization. Gauldin’s most noticeable imprint on the business is in her push to get Mathers to return to its local roots. The company was founded in 1948 in Waynesboro, and Gauldin wants the company to refocus its efforts on being “your local hometown contractor.”



David T. Gauldin II, Executive Vice President
540.932.2300 (office)
540.280.4802 (cell)

David T. Gauldin II’s career in the construction industry began while he was still in high school more than 30 years ago. Gauldin progressed from the front lines as a laborer at Augusta Erectors Inc. to the front office with AEI and Wilson Trucking, a leading transportation carrier.

Gauldin, a graduate of Old Dominion University, has been instrumental in the merger of Mathers Construction, March Excavating and AEI into Mathers Construction Team. As Executive Vice President, his focus is on developing new business opportunities for the Team and leading the Team through the current economic adversity impacting the construction industry.

In his spare time, Gauldin keeps busy with the Waynesboro Generals Valley League baseball team, which he purchased in 2010 and has reorganized as a non-profit.



David Gauldin III, Director of Special Projects

A 2014 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, David Gauldin III began his work career as a laborer at Augusta Erectors, Inc., in 2006, and moved to Mathers Construction as a laborer in 2010. In addition to his work at Mathers, David is also the Director of Operations for the Waynesboro Generals with the goal to promote awareness of the importance of sports in the community. David encourages the participation of athletes in the community to promote healthy habits and provide role models for continuing education.

He is also a Board Member of Waynesboro Amateur Athletics, the parent organization of the Generals baseball team that also works to provide support and funding for local youth sports leagues.

Outside of work and sports, hunting and fishing are two of David’s passions. He strives to preserve the hunting and fishing traditions so that future generations can continue to enjoy the pleasures of this lifestyle. He also is interested in land preservation.



Ashley Gauldin, Safety Director

Ashley Gauldin is a graduate of Liberty University. Her duties include comprehensive program development, developing site specific plans, conducting safety insections, and overseeing training. She has a visionary approach for constant improvement, interaction, and development of policies and programs.

Ashley has certifications including OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction, Asbestos, OSHA Record Keeping and Accident Investigation.

Ashley lives in Waynesboro, and she has two children, Jonathan and Jeremiah.



Chris Puffenbarger, Senior Estimator
540.932.2300 (office)
540.241.9391 (cell)

Chris Puffenbarger is a Senior Estimator with Mathers. He has been in the construction business for more than three decades.

His job duties include:
– Analyzing project drawings, specifications, contracts, bid information, material take-off and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates
– Working with the pre-construction team and project management department during pre-bid to ensure the needs of he office and field staff are addressed
– Creating project estimates and analysis of subcontractor and supplier bids
– Request bids from subcontractors
– Updating internal cost mechanisms for facility management, project reporting and estimating historical databases

Outside of work, Puffenbarger enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing with his son, vacationing at the beach with his wife, and rescue squad activities with his daughter. He is a member of the Millboro Area Rescue Squad.