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R.J. Ryan Construction was founded in 1978 by Ronald Ryan. Under Ron’s 28 years of leadership, our company grew to be one of the top general contracting firms in Minneapolis.

In December 2006, Ron retired as President of R.J. Ryan Construction. He is enjoying his retirement in Mendota Heights, MN and Naples, FL.


President Jack Grotkin joined the R.J. Ryan team in 1985. Since that time, Jack has managed the construction of a wide variety of buildings, including car dealerships, office buildings, warehouses, and banks. His attention to detail and drive for quality contributes in large part to the reputation R.J. Ryan enjoys today.

Tom is Vice-President of R.J. Ryan and has been with the company since 1980. Tom’s diverse construction background and commitment to absolute customer satisfaction has significantly contributed to RJ Ryan’s steady growth, numerous repeat customers, and varied construction projects.

Jeremy Thomas, LEED AP began working for R.J. Ryan in 2004 as a project manager. He moved up to a senior project manager in 2007, and was promoted again to Vice President in 2015. Since his arrival at the company, Jeremy has focused primarily on the industrial sector. He has successfully managed the completion of over four million square feet of commercial construction for R.J. Ryan.

Abel is the General Superintendent with overall responsibility for field operations of R.J. Ryan Construction, Inc. He has supervised construction of over 200 projects during the past 25 years.

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