Ryan started in the construction industry when he was 19. He started off in masonry, but quickly realized it was not his calling, made the transition to carpentry, and never looked back. He worked his way up to project manager for a home remodeler in Santa Cruz, CA before moving up to Portland and joining the Metke team.
Ryan initially started in the construction industry because he liked working with his hands and building things, as well as demolishing things! He moved into project management by the time he was 23, and really enjoys getting to manage all aspects of a project, as well as still getting to do some of the carpentry work. His favorite part of the process is the punch list phase, dialing in all the small details to make the job perfect.