Proudly Celebrating 35 Years in Business!

Local & National Contractor

Building for
the Future

From Rycon’s humble beginnings in 1989, an office of three people has grown to 830 office and field employees. The company has evolved from a small interior contractor, started by Todd Dominick and Bill Taylor, to a national firm that completes over $1.1 billion annually across eight offices and multiple market sectors.

We are 100% employee-owned, and it is evident in our work. Not only do we build quality, lasting buildings, but we also build genuine relationships with our customers-turned-partners, attributing to an 86% repeat client rate. From boutique ice cream shops to $200 million mixed-use developments, we are here to provide solutions and support you every step of the way, and have fun doing it.

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“I am extremely proud of the work ethic and dedication put forth on this project. Rycon has overcome a lot of obstacles… This is a big plus for future projects, and I will make sure my recommendation is heard.”

Ruben Vargas, Christian Brothers Automotive

“The projects have been well managed, with all issues addressed and resolved quickly, and always with the client in mind. We are very pleased with the overall quality of construction to date, which is a direct result of the great leadership displayed by the project team”

Justin Lippa II, Macerich

“It was a pleasure to have Rycon as a partner…They were a strong collaborator and worked towards quick and cost effective solutions in order to keep the project on schedule and within budget. They were so flexible and supportive of a client that occupied the space during their phased construction.”

Mary Kay Barrett, Stantec

“I wanted to commend Rycon and its workers for the skill and professionalism I saw demonstrated throughout this project…one thing that was unique about Rycon was how while doing their work, they also took into consideration the needs of the library staff as we tried to continue doing our work. There were times when I know they went more than the extra mile to assist us”

Denise A. Hegemann, St. Vincent College

“Each of your team members treated us with respect, class, and dignity, and we are very thankful that they took the time to personally tend to our needs. Those qualities made the process a great experience. The quality of representation and the attention to detail from the beginning of the process to the finished product has been impressive.”

Kathleen Patrick, Carol Fuller & David Benedict, Chartwell

“The Rycon team worked seamlessly with Gensler to bring their vision and design to realization. Even with the challenges of an extremely tight build schedule and permit setbacks Rycon was able to deliver the project on time and within budget.”

Harold Wayne, McGuireWoods

“We appreciate your organizations ability to exceed our expectations. The communication and collaboration throughout your organization was evident, resulting in an overall positive experience from our perspective.”

Tyler Perlmutter, Pinecrest

“The Maker Wing Project was a multi-phase job that required extensive planning and execution and your team worked incredibly well with the project architect, GBBN, and our CMU team to ensure a successful outcome… Your team was very proactive in recognizing potential issues and eliminating them before they materialized.”

Ralph Horgan, Carnegie Mellon University
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ENR Top 400 Contractor #139
ENR Top Green Contractor #68
ENR Southeast Contractor #55
ENR MidAtlantic Contractor #17

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Where We Work

National Reach & Beyond

Rycon is able to provide construction services nationwide. If your project is not located in one of our currently licensed areas, we’d be willing and prepared to obtain licensing as needed to complete your project.

What we Do

Our Services

Preconstruction /
Planning

Our dedicated staff of experienced estimators and managers work with you from day one to help alleviate project risk, refine costs, and drive schedule. The project parameters and goals will be clearly defined before moving any dirt.

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Construction

Accounting for over 64% of our work, CM contracts are made successful through total team collaboration. This partnership gives the Owner and design team complete transparency with project parameters, budgeting, phasing, subcontractor selection and feasibility.

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Architectural Woodwork & Specialty Fabrication

Our full service Architectural Woodwork & Specialty Fabrication company has the capabilities to design, budget, fabricate, ship and install a variety of materials and custom features nationwide. Our state-of-the-art 52,000 square foot facility averages 62,000 man-hours per year and produces quality, detailed projects.

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Service Division

- Provides emergency restoration and term service work with agreed upon costs and expedited pricing.
- 24/7 emergency service
- Fast-track scheduling expertise
- On call skilled labor force
- Trained and certified specialists

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Design-Build

Our quality relationships with top-tier designers across the country makes design-build contracts an excellent alternative for Owners looking to reduce overall project cost and accelerate schedules.

Integrated Project Delivery

A successful IPD project requires complete horizontal integration between the Owner, designers, construction manager, trade contractors, and suppliers. Together, all parties work hand-in-hand from day one to design and build the project to meet all specified goals.

Target Value Delivery

This process is used to define and document the scope parameters and performance of the completed project consistent with the Owners Conditions of Satisfaction within the established budget.

Lean Construction

We utilize the Lean principles of Target Value Design, Last Planner System, pull planning, and the big open room concept maximizing value to the Owner and eliminate waste during preconstruction, construction, and commissioning phases.

MEP Coordination

Our group of in-house MEP coordinators are staffed on our projects to assist the team every step of the way, from preconstruction planning to closeout and commissioning.

BIM and Technology

To fuel our growth and success, Rycon implements cutting edge construction-based technologies on many of our projects. Through Building Information Modeling, virtual reality, drone capabilities, and 360° cameras, our teams drive innovation in the field and office to change the way construction is done.

Sustainability

An ENR Top #100 Green Contractor with over 100 LEED Certified projects, sustainability is at the forefront of our values. Our LEED Accredited Professionals will implement green building practices to lead the construction efforts in obtaining a LEED Certification.

Who We Are

Leadership

John Sabatos

CEO

Focuses on developing and implementing high level long and short term strategies, making corporate decisions, managing the overall operations, and demonstrating effective leadership.

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Kevin T. Montez

COO

Focuses on development and implementing high level, long and short-term strategies, making corporate decisions, and improvement of overall operations.

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Gretchen Gring

CFO

Oversees all financial aspects of the company.

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Heather Saxon

Vice President - Human Resources

Supervises and provides consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, including compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations etc. Oversees the Human Resources and Information Technology departments.

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Lou F. Ferraro

Co-President - Pittsburgh

Oversees Rycon’s safety/risk program, self-performed labor operations, field operations, and Building Group which handles projects up to $300 million.

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Stephen D. Kosmer

Co-President - Pittsburgh

Oversees BD/Marketing/Proposal Department, the Cannabis Division, the Service Division, the Architectural Woodwork & Specialty Fabrication Division, and the Special Projects Group which handles small to mid-size, interior renovations and new construction.

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James V. Celmo

Vice President of Field Operations

Responsible for supervising superintendents, field staff, and warehouse operations.

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Patrick E. Stone

Senior Vice President of Operations

Responsible for the overall oversight of all Building Group projects, project management teams, the entire construction process, quality control and financial reporting for the Pittsburgh Division.

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Michael L. Penrod

Vice President of Risk Management & Labor Operations

Oversees the corporate safety, health, and environmental efforts from preconstruction through project completion as well as the risk management program and insurance related legal matters.

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Jim Froehlich

Vice President of Special Projects

Oversees the operational side of Rycon’s Special Projects Group which handles small to mid-size, interior renovations and new construction throughout the United States.

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Brendan Madden

Vice President of Special Projects

Oversees the operational side of Rycon’s Special Projects Group which handles small to mid-size, interior renovations and new construction throughout the United States.

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Sai Yerrapathruni

Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Division

Provides executive oversight of business development, preconstruction, and construction management services for the region and is responsible for the general management of the Philadelphia office.

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Matt Pentz

Vice President, Philadelphia Division

Involved in operational oversight including project management and preconstruction services. Responsible for all field operations of the Philadelphia office.

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Paul W. Thomann

Chief Business Development Officer and President of Atlanta, Atlanta Division

Directs, develops, and nurtures national customer relationships to provide continued services by Rycon’s family of companies. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta office.

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John Fisher

Vice President of Field Operations, Atlanta Division

Responsible for supervising general superintendents, field superintendents, and field staff. He plays a major role in safety, quality control, meeting scheduling requirements, and client satisfaction.

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Cono M. Passione

Vice President – Project Management, Atlanta Division

Provides operational oversight from preconstruction through project closeout for our project management teams within the Atlanta division.

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Jared Gutierrez

Vice President - Preconstruction, Atlanta Division

Provides upper management, supervision, and coordination of the Preconstruction department of Rycon Atlanta’s office.

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David J. Semler

Executive Vice President, Cleveland Division

Oversees the Cleveland Division.

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Mike Uhre

President – Florida Division

Oversees the Florida Division’s staffing, project management, and administration of projects.

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Anthony Rodriguez

Vice President - Special Projects, Ft. Lauderdale

Responsible for the general oversight of all Special Projects Group projects and management teams within the division.

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Lewis H. Kent

Vice President-Building Group, Ft. Lauderdale

Responsible for the general oversight of all Building Group projects and management teams within the division.

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Matt Mastrofrancesco

Vice President of Construction, Fort Myers

Manages the operations of the Fort Myers office.

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Ronald U. Main

Vice President, Washington DC

Provides upper management oversight to ensure budget, schedule, quality, safety, and Owner satisfaction are being maintained.

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Jarrod W. Schiding

Vice President, Washington DC

Responsibilities include strategic business planning, comprehensive risk management, fostering cohesive team building, general office management, and business development. Expertise across a broad group of commercial market segments with over $1 billion in projects.

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Mike Diehl

President – Texas Division

Oversees the Texas Division’s staffing, project management, and administration of projects.

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William J. Flores

Vice President, Texas Division

Provides upper management oversight to ensure budget, schedule, quality, safety, and Owner satisfaction are being maintained.

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Safety

Safety is Always First

It is our core belief that a project cannot be successful if the health and safety of our employees is not the number one priority.
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Ryconnection

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PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Winter Garden – Progress

Construction on the PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Winter Garden, FL is progressing! Rycon Fort Myers

Project News
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Jonesboro Concrete Pour

Rycon’s Atlanta office is making exciting progress at a 30,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled self-storage facility

Project News
December 12, 2023

301 Flats Apartments and Savoy at 301 Senior Living Progress

Watch the progress unfold in Bradenton, FL at the site of 301 Flats apartments and

Project News
September 21, 2023

Rycon Ranks #55 on ENR’S Top Southeast Contractor’s List

We are proud to be recognized as #55 on Engineering News-Record's Top Southeast Contractors list

Awards & Recognition
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We are continuously looking for talented individuals to join Rycon and contribute to our culture centered around our employees and their individual growth within the company. As a member of our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), you’re more than an employee; you’re an owner.

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