Building for Generations

Celebrating 40 Years

For forty years, Wright-Ryan has been building Maine’s great spaces – built environments where Maine’s people have lived, worked, learned and thrived for generations. Throughout 2024, Wright-Ryan will shine a spotlight on the team members, partners and projects that have been integral to our success over the last four decades and highlight all the ways in which we will continue to build for generations to come.

Constructed in 1984

Wright-Ryan was established in 1984 by Tom Wright and John Ryan, two childhood friends who shared a belief that creating a relationship-based firm where people cared about each other would unlock excellence. We have since grown to include more than 100 team members, with expertise that spans both commercial and residential construction. Throughout the last four decades, Wright-Ryan has been committed to a signature focus on innovation, sustainability, and long-lasting partnerships.

Building for Generations

In the coming weeks, Wright-Ryan will begin releasing a limited video series, available to watch on our website, to celebrate the shared successes of the past four decades and the future projects and progress to come. Stay tuned for the first video release of the series soon.

Our Legacy

Throughout our history, Wright-Ryan has emphasized trade expertise, sustainability, and community. We believe employees are our most valuable asset, and in 2016, we proudly became a 100% employee-owned company. In the same year, we completed work on the Village Centre Apartments project in Brewer, Maine – serving as Construction Manager (CM) to Community Housing of Maine. Village Centre is one of the nation’s first, and largest, Passive House certified, multifamily affordable housing communities. In 2023, Wright-Ryan was announced as the CM serving Elliotsville Foundation, in partnership with a Wabanaki Advisory Board, to construct the Tekαkαpimək Contact Station at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Our legacy of expertise, sustainability, and community will carry through our work for the next forty years as we continue to build for generations to come.