DeGruy Named Ryan Gootee General Contractors COO

Michael J. DeGruy

METAIRIE, LA – Michael J. DeGruy has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC (RGGC). In this new role, DeGruy will draw upon his 15-plus years of experience in the commercial general construction industry to lead RGGC’s day-to-day operations.

         Since working closely with Ryan Gootee to help establish RGGC in 2005, DeGruy has successfully led scores of projects as the company’s vice president of construction management, reps said.

         “Michael possesses exceptional leadership skills and brings a wealth of experience to his new position,” said Ryan Gootee, president and CEO of RGGC. “His vast knowledge of our industry, coupled with his strategic thinking and ability to adapt and innovate, has greatly contributed to our company’s growth and overall success. I am confident that Michael will continue to be a tremendous asset as he helps lead RGGC into the future.”

         A native New Orleanian, DeGruy earned a master’s degree in construction management from LSU.

         Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC is a licensed commercial general contractor headquartered in Metairie. In addition to new construction projects, RGGC has extensive experience in design-assist historic restoration and renovation work. With 32 fulltime employees, RGGC has thrice been recognized by CityBusiness as one of the best places to work. RGGC embraces a collaborative, supportive, and empowering culture and is dedicated to exceeding its clients’ expectations by providing construction services that are of the highest quality and value, reps said.

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