Ryan Companies was founded in 1938 by James Ryan, Pat Ryan’s grandfather, in Hibbing, MN. The guiding premise was this: “Take care of the customer and the customer will take care of you.” Ryan was customer obsessed before it was fashionable, working off the old-fashioned notion of treating people as you wanted to be treated, and doing business in accordance with a set of firm values.
These founding principles form the Ryan culture and have continued to differentiate Ryan in the market for over 80 years. Under Pat’s leadership, Ryan has grown to over 1,300 employees, located in offices around the country, delivering over $1.8B in revenue annually. Ryan uniquely combines expertise in design, construction, development, property management and capital markets. Today, the company is led by family members and non-family members alike. One of the fourth generation family members, Mike, began his career at the offices of Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. In that sense, ELEVEN is truly a display of Ryan’s long-term goal of building lasting relationships.