Core Values: Innovation
Matt McPherson started making recurve and compound bows in the early 70’s. Many designs and years later, he decided to take one of his newest innovations; the Inner Cam (patented 1985), and started McPherson Archery. The company was sold in 1989 and in 1992 Mathews, Inc. was born.
In addition to a lifelong passion for the sport and boundless energy, McPherson had one major advantage: an invention that would revolutionize the archery industry. His design for single cam technology; the SOLOCAM®, made Mathews bows lighter, faster, quieter and powerfully accurate. Today, McPherson is owner and CEO of the largest grossing bow manufacturer in the world.
McPherson leads the research and development team and has produced nearly 100 patented (and patent pending) innovations including the Harmonic Damping System™, Zebra® ZS Twist Bowstrings and the V-lock Zero Tolerance Limb Cup System. His passionate pursuit of creative distinction and high-performance engineering inspired the company slogan, “Catch Us If You Can!”
Core Values: Integrity
People First, Business Second
A unique characteristic central to Mathews’ success is our commitment to integrity. Matt McPherson’s basic, yet pervasive, philosophy of “people before business” serves as an important guide for how we conduct internal and external business.
Externally, Authorized Mathews Retailers are the primary example of Mathews’ business integrity. Mathews carefully selects knowledgeable, service-oriented retailers and have rejected marketplace pressures to provide product to large retail chain stores. “By remaining loyal to our small business partners we maintain quality control through all phases of our product cycle,” Matt McPherson has stated.
Internally, putting people first has cultivated a positive working environment in which the staff is respectful, accountable and helpful toward each other. These attitudes have an overwhelming impact on job satisfaction which leads to low turnover, increased productivity and outstanding customer service.
From producing American-made bows with a lifetime warranty to providing unsurpassed customer service, Mathews proves that a manufacturer can dominate an industry while maintaining the highest level of integrity.
Core Values: Impact
One Arrow At A Time
Making a positive impact on coworkers, customers and community is an important continuation in our commitment to integrity. Mathews goes beyond expectations to show appreciation for its employees.
On the local level, we are strong supporters of organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Boys & Girls Club. Semi-annual blood drives and food drives maintain a high level of participation and Mathews is consistently one of the area’s largest donators.
On the national level, Mathews makes its biggest impact as the driving force behind the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Designed to engage students by teaching them the lifelong skill of archery, NASP has now reached over 7 million students in the United States and abroad, building self-confidence, determination and camaraderie among a diverse group of children. Mathews is proud to be the founding sponsor of NASP and continues to support the program with millions of dollars donated since its inception.
By refusing to settle for the status quo, Mathews continues to set the standards in the archery world. Mathews’ commitment to excellence in every aspect of business proves that even in today’s modern economy, a manufacturer doesn’t have to sacrifice quality or integrity to dominate its industry and have a positive impact on its customers.
Mathew’s : Catch Us If You Can