Ryan Companies

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Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Industry Construction Management, General Contracting, Real Estate Development
Founded 1938
Founder James Henry Ryan
Headquarters 50 South 10th Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Number of locations
15 offices in the US Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Chicago, Dallas, Davenport, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Arizona, Rochester, Minnesota, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa, Florida,
Area served
United States
Key people
Patrick Ryan (President & CEO)
Timothy Gray (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer)
Brian Murray (CFO, COO)
Jeff Smith (National President)
Mike McElroy (Pres. Real Estate Investments)
Services Development, Architecture & Engineering, Construction, Property Management, Real Estate Management, Capital Markets
Number of employees
1250 (2016)
Website www.ryancompanies.com

Ryan Companies US, Inc. (or Ryan or Ryan Companies) is a national [1] builder, developer, designer and real estate manager based in Minneapolis.

Employing nearly 1300 workers, Ryan specializes in integrated project delivery, building information modeling (BIM), Lean construction practices and sustainable design for office, retail, industrial, public sector, alternative energy (biomass & gasification,[2] wind, solar), healthcare, higher education, hospitality, mission critical, multi-family and senior housing and mixed-use projects. With in-house construction, design, development, capital markets and real estate management, Ryan uses integrated project delivery (IPD) as a preferred method for and delivering design and construction projects and organizing project teams.

Ryan Companies is currently led by Patrick G. Ryan (Pat), President/CEO and Timothy Gray (Tim), Vice Chairman. Ryan has 15 offices in Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Dallas, Davenport, Des Moines, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Rochester Minnesota, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa.


Ryan Companies was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, by James Henry Ryan. Forming a partnership with his sons Francis and Russell, James bought the Frederick Lumber Company and renamed it Ryan Lumber and Coal in 1938. In 1949, Russell and Francis formed Ryan Realty Company to own, finance and manage the real estate Ryan Lumber and Coal built. In 1989, construction, development, capital markets and real estate management were joined under Ryan Companies.

In 1946 Ryan built their first National Tea Company store, the company’s first design-build/development project. Ryan built 60 National stores over its 30-year relationship with the company. The company built its first Target store in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1965 and today builds stores, distribution centers, data centers and office buildings for the retailer.


James Henry Ryan died in 1949. Francis and Russell continued leading the company until 1989 when Russell’s son, Jim, became CEO, Pat Ryan became president and Tim Gray, long-time family friend and company controller, became CFO. Before his death in 2009, Jim Ryan was awarded the Best in Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award[3] for his contribution to the community, the real estate industry and his company. Pat Ryan, current President and CEO, was named in Twin City Business "100 Leaders To Know" [4] in November, 2014.


Ryan is managing construction for public sector projects including the renovation of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and US Courthouse[5] in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the construction of the new US Courthouse[6] in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ryan will provide preconstruction services for the renovation of the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building[7] at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and will manage a 20-year build-to-suit lease for a GSA Professional Office Building[8] in Phoenix, Arizona. Ryan is also constructing, in association with Gilbane, Inc., the Maricopa County Courthouse Tower[9] in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Following the Iowa flood of 2008 Ryan's Cedar Rapids office partnered with Mercy Medical Center, one of two Cedar Rapids hospitals, to recover and restore services within a month. Revitalization of the flooded downtown continues as Ryan manages several construction and repair projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the City of Cedar Rapids including the restoration of the Iowa Theater[10] building and the Paramount Theatre as well as the construction of a new public library, fire station and animal-control facility.[11]

Ryan will provide real estate management assignment for Capella Tower, also known as 225 South Sixth Street, located in downtown Minneapolis. This assignment broadens the existing local relationship that ASB Capital Management has with the team of Ryan and CB Richard Ellis (leasing agent) at the AT&T Tower in Minneapolis.[12]

In 2007, Ryan was named the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Developer of the Year.[13]

Other major projects and properties 2005-2010

Major projects:

Projects in construction:

Real estate management:

Community support

In addition to working with communities on construction and development projects, the company contributes to communities through the Ryan Foundation. In addition to funding projects Ryan owners want to support, such as the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Twin Cities/Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center[22] and the YMCA at Kelly Hall,[23] the Foundation provides support dollar-for-dollar for employees’ community support activities. Overall, the company contributes 10% of Ryan’s profits to community projects nationwide. Employees are also encouraged to donate 5% of their work-time to volunteer efforts.


More than 5,100,000 labor-hours were worked on Ryan jobsites in 2009. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ryan’s lost-time injury rate is 1/10 of the industry average. Ryan works with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and recently entered into a safety partnership with OSHA, Wisconsin.[24] Ryan’s current workers’ compensation moderation rate is .75.

Super Bowl’s Minneapolis Stadium Brings a Surge in Development


  1. ^ Business Week
  2. ^ Corval Ryan
  3. ^ Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
  4. ^ Twin Cities Business
  5. ^ District of Minnesota US Courts
  6. ^ US General Services Administration
  7. ^ US General Services Administration
  8. ^ AZCentral.com
  9. ^ Maricopa County Court Tower
  10. ^ Theatre Cedar Rapids
  11. ^ Cedar Rapids Gazette
  12. ^ Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
  13. ^ NAIOP
  14. ^ Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
  15. ^ The Mosaic Company
  16. ^ Daily Herald
  17. ^ Midtown Exchange News Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ City of Minneapolis
  19. ^ BusinessWire
  20. ^ Flinn Foundation
  21. ^ SmartBrief
  22. ^ Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
  23. ^ Our Lady of Angels Mission
  24. ^ US Department of Labor

External links

  • Official website
  • Corval Ryan
  • [1]
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