Matthew Mabie, president of Knoebel Construction, has been named a Rising Retail Leader Under 40 by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Each year, ICSC recognizes young leaders involved in the design and construction of shopping centers, retail stores, and retail-focused developments.  The 2017 class of Rising Retail Leaders includes 21 professionals from across the US.

After spending the majority of his career in project management, Mabie was promoted to vice president of operations at Knoebel Construction at the age of 30, in early 2011.  Just two years later, he was promoted to president.

Under Matthew’s leadership, Knoebel has expanded more than five-fold in just five years. Companywide revenue increased from $12 million in 2012, nearly all in local restaurant construction projects, to $65 million in 2017, with projects in more than 30 states for retail, shopping center, restaurant, grocery and healthcare clients. Knoebel is now one of the largest general contractors in the St. Louis region, with nearly 50 percent growth in 2017.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery, healthcare and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. Founded in 1981, Knoebel Construction provides full-service development, contracting and construction management services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers. Centrally based in the St. Louis region, Knoebel Construction offers services nationwide. Knoebel is ranked among the top 25 largest general contractors in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit or call (636) 326-4100.