About Us

  • Matthew Kearns, Owner

Grassroots Erosion Control Inc. was founded in 2016 by Matthew Kearns after he returned home to El Dorado County from serving multiple tours in Afghanistan. Matthew served in the US Army as an Engineer 21E, building roads and Forward Operating Bases from Kandahar to Bagram (2005-2006).  He then continued 8 years of service in Afghanistan as an Operations Coordinator for contracting firms in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2009-2016). Matthew was born and raised in Placerville, California and started working for his Family's Erosion Control business at a young age. Matthew holds a degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University. He brings pride, professionalism, dedication, a culture of safety and years of industry knowledge to all of Grassroots Erosion Control's projects. 

  • Chad Kearns, Operations Manager

Chad Kearns is Grassroots Erosion Control's Operations Manager. He has over 15 years experience in the Erosion Control Industry. He began working for his Family's Erosion Control business and soon became Field Manager for all projects. Chad has a passion for horticulture and an extensive knowledge of seed/ material selection and application. Chad brings many years of customer service and safety experience through his work as a professional guide and manager in the adventure tourism industry. He has guided in Pismo Beach, on the Rubicon, in Kirkwood and on the American River. 

From left to right: Bill Kearns, Chad Kearns, Matthew Kearns, Mike Kearns, Hambone