In 2004, Ryan entered into the construction trade as an electrician with Blum and Sons Electric where he demonstrated his ability to handle a steep learning curve as he worked his entire first year building the new Marymount School facility in Santa Barbara. A dedicated member of the U.S. Army, Ryan was called to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and NATO forces in the Balkans during 2005 and 2006.
Upon his return in early 2006, Ryan went to work as an electrician for SJM Contracting, and within a year he earned the position of lead project manager and superintendent. During his time at SJM Contracting, Ryan worked on and oversaw hundreds of residential and light commercial contracts. Ryan's long standing goal and policy for all of his work has been to know, intimately, his customers needs and intentions from start to finish, which will contribute to his success as a franchise owner for G.J. Gardner Homes. Ryan embodies the "Anything is Possible" attitude.