Construction Today - January 2017 - 72
Civil | THE RYAN CO. INC.
RYAN CO. CAN MEET THE NEEDS OF COMPLEX PROJECTS. BY ALAN DORICH
fter more than 60 years, The
Ryan Co. Inc. is a trailblazer
when it comes to projects
involving new technologies. For
example, "We built one of the first utility-scale solar projects in the United States,"
Director of Business Development William
Today, Ryan continues using technologies
to make its clients' projects more efficient.
"It's really a daily effort to make sure that
our suppliers and engineering teams are
working together to make these projects of a
higher quality and cheaper," he states.
Based in Greenwood Village, Colo., and
Norton, Mass., Ryan provides renewable,
electrical infrastructure and public sector
services. The firm began operations in 1949
as Ryan Electrical Co., President Craig Bradley says.
"We primarily focused on the commercial
electrical industry," he says, noting that the
company became a general contractor in
the early 1980s, leading to its name change.
"We moved away from the commercial
sector and moved into the public sector."
This led to the company taking on
medium-voltage electrical distribution and
federal projects, Bradley says. Its clients
have included NASA, the U.S. Department of
the Navy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
the National Security Agency and other
The Ryan Co. Inc.
* Headquarters: Greenwood Village,
Colo., and Norton, Mass.
* Employees: 174
* Specia ies: Renewable, electrical
infrastructure and public ector ervices
"We take great care to manage
our public ector elationships on
substations and transformers."
- William Harge , director of business development
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Controls ES Inc. has
provided systems for Ryan's
When the federal sector slowed down in
the early 2000s, Ryan focused on state-level
projects. "We continue to do federal projects,
but most of the projects are for small-business or veteran-owned businesses," he says.
Under the Umbrella
Ryan operates as part of Quanta Services,
which offers engineering, procurement and
construction services for electrical power,
oil and natural gas clients. A Fortune 400