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company, "Quanta Services has about 80
different operating units and they acquire
three to four companies every year," Hargett says.
Its parentage benefits Ryan. "We will
work together on projects if it gives us an
advantage of bidding," he explains. "We
also can draw on Quanta Services' financial
backing as well as their bonding."
Ryan also can pool resources from other
divisions. "They can really lend us assistance and a level of technical capability that
we wouldn't have otherwise," he says.
For example, Ryan will team up with
sister operating units like M.J. Electric,
Dashiell Corp, PAR, Crux, Quanta Technology and others. "It gives us the ability to
deliver more complex projects," he says.
projects," Hargett says. "Those should be
concluded by the end of the year."
It also is completing work for ConEdison
(ConEd) in Fresno County, Calif., involving
the delivery of 140 megawatts (MW). "We
have worked with ConEd on other projects,"
he says. "It's always exciting and a pleasure
to do work with national utilities." In total,
the Ryan Company has built more than
600MW of solar in the last five years alone.
Bradley adds that Ryan is finishing a $23
million electrical infrastructure upgrade for
California State University, Fresno.
"It actually [feeds] 84 new buildings
with the new power distribution systems,"
Ryan also recently finished an emissions
control project for the Port of Long Beach
that was budgeted at more than $25 million. Previously, when oil tankers arrived at
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A Large Footprint
Approximately 60 percent of Ryan's work
comes from renewable projects, while the
remainder is from public sector and medium voltage work. "We have a pretty strong
case for diversification, as opposed to our
competitors who are 100 percent reliant on
solar," Hargett says.
"We take great care to manage our public
sector relationships on substations and
transformer projects," he says, adding that
Ryan's work takes it all across the United
States. "Our footprint can be anywhere
from California to Massachusetts. It's a
great experience for us to grow with developers that are working quite rapidly in this
The company is finishing several projects
in California. "We are going through our
commissioning and electrification of solar
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