Meet our Team
Our people make the difference.
Wright-Ryan has a “promote-from-within” culture. It’s what helps us create well-rounded project managers and field supervision. It helps to sustain our distinct service-focused company culture. We’ve won “Best Places to Work in Maine” and we know that sense of pride in the company carries over into our construction projects. Our people seek out better solutions, investigate innovative ideas, and have the initiative to take on unique and challenging projects. Below are a few of our team members.
Greg Lanou, Vice President & General Manager
Greg has been constructing and restoring buildings in Maine and beyond for the past thirty-five years. He admits he has been lucky to have worked with so many creative and professional people on some of Maine’s most interesting and beautiful homes.
Steve Murphy, Residential Services Manager
Steve is a true professional builder. He expects perfection from the craftsmen on his site and he takes great personal pride in his workmanship. He is the best of the best and many of Wright-Ryan clients welcome him into their homes on a regular basis whether it’s to investigate a home issue or to simply enjoy a cup of coffee.
Greg Greenwald, Director of Project Development
As background, Greg received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He most recently worked as a Project Manager for a luxury residential construction firm based in New York City. While there he managed multi-million dollar townhouse and apartment projects from the pre-construction phase through completion.
Scott, Senior Superintendent
Scott has worked with Wright-Ryan for more than 30 years and in many facets of construction. Aside from the founders, Scott was Wright-Ryan’s first employee. From Concrete Foreman to Cabinet Maker, Framer to Finish Carpenter, his vast experience is key to planning the logistics, understanding the building science, and perfecting the many details that are required in today’s custom homes.
Don, Senior Project Manager
Don has overseen our most challenging and distinctive homes. He is familiar with working with architects from afar with an eye for detail and owners that expect the finest in service and quality. Don believes in creating trust relationships with his clients based on clear communication, mutual respect, and follow through on commitments.
Rothana, Residential Services Project Manager
As background, Rothana received his Bachelor’s in Technology Management with a Concentration in Construction Management from USM. Prior to joining Wright-Ryan, he owned and operated a local general contracting company where he has managed all aspects of construction project.
Allison, Marketing Manager
Allison has spent nearly twenty years developing the communications and marketing at Wright-Ryan. She understands the importance of communication as it relates to customer service and the home building experience. With her husband, Allison has renovated three apartments and one home in Portland. Her next endeavor has led her to Long Island in Casco Bay.
Patrick, Project Manager
Patrick started as a Site Assistant during his last Summer before graduating from UMaine with a degree in Construction Management Technology. From there he joined Wright-Ryan full time. He values establishing lasting relationships with owners and working with them through the details to achieve their vision. The Portland native enjoys spending his time outside of work playing hockey, hiking and exploring with his wife and son.
Rob, Assistant Project Manager
Rob is no stranger to residential construction. He gained exposure to the industry while growing up around his father’s long-established, residential construction firm in Phippsburg, ME. Although his primary responsibility had been field carpentry, he served as small project foreman, assisted with estimating, designed the company’s website, and worked closely with subcontractors and clients to ensure quality results were delivered.
Believe it or not, this baby face has nearly twenty years in the industry with fifteen in a supervisory role. Tyson is clearly a fast learner and excels at communication with all project partners from owners to on-site trades.
Jeanne, Business Manager
Jeanne manages all aspects of risk for the company and continues to support all the various divisions at Wright-Ryan. Throughout her career, she has always been involved in the construction industry from working in the accounting department of a millwork company, to office manager of a large do-it-yourself store, to working with her husband in their construction company.
Michelle, Human Resources Manager
Michelle has over fifteen years of Human Resources experience, working in Healthcare and Engineering. Michelle holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential and is pursuing her undergrad in Business Administration with the University of Maine system.
Mike, Lead Carpenter
Bob, Shop Assistant
If the site needs something, equipment or an extra hand, Bob’s the guy. He has been a reliable contributor at Wright-Ryan and has earned the peer nominated “Golden Hammer Award” for his commitment to the company’s core values which include – Safe working conditions – always; Unrivaled customer service; Reliability, regardless of the challenges; Respectful and fair treatment of all parties; Unsurpassed attention to detail.
Andrew, Lead Carpenter
Andrew has been with the Wright-Ryan team since 2010 and has risen through the ranks by commitment, hard work, and commitment to his craft. He is relied upon for his attention to detail in the field and is often a go-to employee for on-site questions. He joined WR with a background in masonry but is also passionate about his fishing boat experience and island roots. He attended Southern Maine Community College for Construction Management.
Holly, Accounting Manager
Holly enjoys accounting and math because it’s “consistent and reliable”. One of the accomplishments she is most proud of professionally, is helping the Wright-Ryan office go paperless. It’s the company’s commitment to the environment and responsibility to the community that Holly feels most passionate about in her work. When she’s not at work, Holly can be found snowboarding or hiking with her family.
Mike has been with Wright-Ryan practically since its inception in 1984. Despite his ability to manage extremely large and complicated commercial construction projects, the residential side of the business is where Mike prefers to spend his time and efforts. Mike has always been a sucker for island projects and can often be seen managing Island Water Taxis for his crew.