Ryan started working summers for Penro in 1996 and joined Penro full time in 1998. After purchasing half of the business in 2000 he moved into a superintendent role and led a crew in the field for ten years. Since then Ryan’s primary responsibility has been estimating and he also helps out with project management. Ryan was very involved in the formation of NUCA of Nebraska and served as its second President. Since then Ryan has been active in NUCA at the national level serving on the Board of Directors, he currently sits as Chairman of the Chapter-in-Development Subcommittee, and was named NUCA’s Ditchdigger of the Year in 2017.