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Apr282017

Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, of Metairie, has recently hired Thomas Cortez as assistant project manager.          He is a graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management.          Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, is a licensed commercial general contractor specializing in […]

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Apr62017

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/article_5a01e620-1a4a-11e7-8d11-b76ce05b17d9.html Good Shepherd school in the CBD breaks ground on new Gentilly campus BY HELEN FREUND | hfreund@theadvocate.com Helen Freund Apr 5, 2017 – 4:53 pm Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON Genesis Prosper, 13, a Good Shepherd School student, who will attend Jesuit next year, talks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu at a groundbreaking site […]

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Jan302017

If you are someone who desires to be challenged in the work that you do, who is looking for a career instead of a job, who has a positive upbeat attitude, and who has an interest in working on selective private negotiated projects, then our Estimator position may be the role for you. Ryan Gootee […]

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Jan302017

Are you a superintendent seeking an opportunity to work on exciting new projects? If you are bored with working on the same type of projects year after year, then this could be the role for you. Since inception, 90% of our work has been with private clients and 72% of our work has been negotiated. […]

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Jan302017

If you are a person who is seeking a role that is challenging and an opportunity to work at a company with an empowering culture, who is independent and highly motivated to deliver the best service and quality projects, and who has an interest in working on selective private negotiated projects, then you may be […]

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Jan302017

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/business/article_4452ab7a-e318-11e6-84ad-cb58457c0063.html  Rendering provided by Trapolin Peer Architects — Rendering of Robert Fresh Market on St. Claude Avenue.

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Jan262017

Check out this great drone video at Metairie Park Country Day School​. This flight shows the progress of the new central plant, science building, and extension of the existing dining hall.   ://

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Dec152016

http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2016/12/sazerac_cocktail_getting_its_o.html The Sazerac Company, based in New Orleans since 1850, has purchased two nearly 200-year-old buildings at the corner of Canal and Magazine streets, with plans to convert them into The Sazerac House, a celebration of all things Sazerac, the company stated in a press release. The buildings, adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel, and a few […]

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Nov302016

Birds eye view of Metairie Park Country Day School jobsite. This project includes the construction of a new Central Plant, new Science Building, as well as the renovation of the existing dining, science, and facilities buildings http://

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Sep282016

 http://Good Shepherd School plans new Gentilly campus Good Shepherd School plans new Gentilly campus Fifth grader Niyla Carr shows U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to classrooms at the Good Shepherd School, a faith-based mission school that serves low-income families, in downtown New Orleans on Monday, November 4th, 2013. (Photo by Julia Kumari Drapkin, NOLA.com […]

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Sep162016

A great view from the sky of the Isidore Newman Manning AthleticComplex at Isidore Newman School and Green Trees Early Childhood Village at Isidore Newman School. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxPkRhasF7U

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Sep162016

CityBusiness selects 2016 Best Places to Work By: Natalie Chandler, Editor September 15, 2016 0 New Orleans CityBusiness has selected the honorees for its 14th annual Best Places to Work special publication and event. To compete, companies must submit extensive nomination forms disclosing workforce data such as salaries, benefits, retention levels and employee advancement. The […]

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Aug92016

We are proud to announce that RGGC has won three Awards of Merit for ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2016 Best Projects Contest. Residential/Hospitality Category: Award of Merit: Warehouse District Renovation. Trapolin-Peer Architects, APC. Cultural/Worship Category: Award of Merit: Our Lady Of Good Counsel. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, Koch and Wilson Architects. Small Projects […]

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Aug12016

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Jun172016

Greenfield Business Development Opportunity Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC is seeking a person who enjoys building relationships with industry professionals as a way to generate new opportunities. If you are willing to open new doors and want to work for one of the top commercial general construction companies in the Greater New Orleans area, then […]

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Apr252016

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Apr152016

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Mar152016

Congratulations Ryan Gootee on being awarded The St. Benilde Award by Christian Brothers School. Ryan receives this award as a friend and benefactor of CBS who contributes to the betterment of the school and exhibits Christian morals and ideals. Read more about the award here…. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1107787333893&ca=354352b8-8c41-4cdf-916a-158769b31800

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Feb292016

Winners Announced for 2016 Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation published Feb. 2016 The Louisiana Landmarks Society, which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House, today announces the fifteen winners of the 2016 Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.  These awards honor projects completed […]

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Nov102015

RGGC is excited to welcome Zach Oliver to our team! http://www.bizneworleans.com/November-2015/Ryan-Gootee-General-Contractors-LLC-Hires-Oliver-As-Assistant-Project-Manager/

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Oct72015

Ryan Gootee General Contractors is putting the final touches on the major revamping of Palace Café on Canal Street as the next generation of Brennans evolves their restaurant into a new and exciting Creole dining experience. Read about it at http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/beaucoup/13584875-123/palace-guard

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Aug192015

There will be a new look and restaurant at the J.W. Marriott on Canal Street with the addition of a Brazilian Eatery.  This $6.7 Million project will offer a new style of eating in the City.  The project should be completed by the end of the year. Read more at: http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2015/08/18/j-w-marriot-to-add-new-restaurant-redesign-facade/

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Aug122015

Ryan Gootee General Contractors has just recently completed this beautiful new addition to Newman’s campus which will be the home for 155 children from infants to pre-school.  The architect was Waggoner & Ball Architects. http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2015/08/12/isidore-newman-opens-6-5m-early-childhood-facility/?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=August+12%2c+2015+Am&utm_content=Isidore+Newman+opens+%246.5M+early+childhood+facility    

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Jul302015

Renovation at the Palace Café will precipitate the first closing of the restaurant in their 25 year history.  Work will begin on August 15 and be completed in October.  The project involves a total gut of the kitchen and the addition of a bar on the second floor. http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2015/07/29/major-renovation-project-will-temporarily-close-palace-cafe/  

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Jul92015

Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, a commercial general contractor with experience in new construction and renovation/restoration projects, is seeking an experienced Project Superintendent to join our team. Benefits for the position include employer paid health, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and a 401k plan. Please visit our website at www.rggc.com to learn more about […]

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Jun222015

RGGC is proud to have been the contractor of the renovation which converted the Corpus Christi School to a 50,000 square foot community center with uses that include meeting rooms, computer labs and a gymnasium. http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/orleans/2015/06/14/7th-ward-landmark-returns-as-community-center/71212680/  

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May112015

RYAN GOOTEE GENERAL CONTRACTORS WINS LOCAL AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION OF MYRTLE BANKS BUILDING RGGC receives Award for Excellence from Louisiana Landmarks Society. New Orleans, LA – (April 15, 2015) – Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, (RGGC) a local commercial contractor, won the 2015 Award or Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Louisiana Landmarks Society […]

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May12015

Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, a commercial general contractor with experience in new construction and renovation/restoration projects, is seeking an experienced Project Superintendent to join our team. Benefits for the position include employer paid health, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and a 401k plan. Please visit our website at www.rggc.com to learn more about […]

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Mar312015

RYAN GOOTEE GENERAL CONTRACTORS WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR HISTORIC RENOVATION OF MYRTLE BANKS SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS RGGC receives Alliant Build America Award by Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.   New Orleans, LA – (March 26, 2015) – Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC, (RGGC) a local commercial contractor, won an Alliant Build America Award, […]

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Feb252015

RGGC is proud to have been the contractor for the renovation of the Myrtle Banks Development which has become a model for adaptive reuse projects in the Crescent City.  This project on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in Central City renovated a century-old fire-damaged schoolhouse into a public food market.  The awards will be presented on […]

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Jan122015

Work began this month on the renovation of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Ryan Gootee, CEO of Ryan Gootee General Contractors, said the work includes installation of new electrical and mechanical systems, and renovations to the church’s penance chapel, brides’ room and restrooms. The church’s stucco walls will be repaired, replaced and painted, and […]

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Dec162014

Lloyd E. Huck’s project at 745 Baronne St. involves renovation of an existing two-story commercial building and construction of a new three-story structure on a neighboring vacant lot. Huck plans to add seven residences, a ground-floor commercial space and off-street parking.  Our estimator, John Segura, offered some insight into what the work involves. Read the […]

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Dec22014

Corpus Christi-Epiphany Roman Catholic Church celebrated the groundbreaking of the 7th Ward Community Center in the former Corpus Christi School at 2022 St. Bernard Avenue in New Orleans on December 1, 2014.  Archbishop Aymond, Archdiocese administrators, government officials, leaders of partner organizations and building tenants, church leadership, parishioners and community members attended the ceremony. The […]

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Oct132014

Ryan Gootee discusses increased opportunities to practice energy efficiency on projects not seeking certification.  Using sustainable building products has become part of the normal process.  Read the whole article at http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2014/10/13/nola-rides-green-wave-in-construction-design/?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Oct+13%2c+2014+am&utm_content=NOLA+rides+green+wave+in+construction%2c+design

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Aug112014

The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute has announced the list of the 2014 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses and RGGC is again in that number.  The ranking of company growth is kept confidential until the honoree luncheon, scheduled for October 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. The LSU 100 is a highly […]

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Jun242014

Jack & Jake’s will find a new home in the restored Myrtle Banks school building on O.C. Haley Boulevard.  RGGC is proud to be the contractor for this historic renovation. Michael DeGruy, vice president of construction for Ryan Gootee, the project’s general contractor, listens to the  speakers as they talk about the restoration process. Monday […]

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Jun102014

A new fresh food market will be housed in the renovated building which once housed Myrtle Banks School.  Ryan Gootee General Contractors continues the renovation of this historic building. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/city_of_new_orleans_awards_1_m.html  

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May52014

Ryan Gootee General Contractors has been chosen as the contractor for Newman’s Early Childhood Village expansion.  This 18,750 square foot building will more than double the current capacity of 60 children.  Groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, May 2, 2014.   http://uptownmessenger.com/2014/05/newman-school-breaks-ground-on-new-green-trees-early-childhood-center/

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Apr92014

One of the projects recognized was the renovation of the Rosa Keller Library and Community Center in the Broadmoor neighborhood. http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/features/homegarden/8412722-171/fifteen-projects-earn-historic-preservation# RGGC is proud to be the contractor of that project.

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Mar252014

The Brother Martin High School Chapel was recently highlighted in the New Orleans Magazine as one of six outstanding examples of contemporary architecture in the greater New Orleans area.  Waggoner and Ball were the architects.  Ryan Gootee General Contractors was the builder.  http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/March-2014/NEW-NEW-ORLEANS-ARCHITECTURE/

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Jan212014

Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC (RGGC),  is seeking an experienced Project Superintendent to join our team.  RGGC’s Project Superintendent provides the knowledge, skills, and experience required to manage the day to day field operations of a commercial construction project including scheduling, cost control, safety and quality, subcontractor management, and conflict resolution.  To be considered, the […]

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Jan132014

Ryan Gootee General Contractors was chosen as the contractor to develop and renovate office space on Girod Street in the Warehouse District.  Solomon said the building’s ground floor will have about 7,000 square feet of office space, nearly four times the size of the company’s current space.  RGGC will also be converting an additional 5,000 square […]

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Aug132013

    More than 300 students living on the campus of Dillard University will have new accommodations — or at least old ones that are new again after a $23 million renovation project at three of its dormitories. Students will arrive for the fall semester next week as the finishing touches are being put on […]

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Jul82013

Metairie Park Country Day School is about to move forward with a more than $2 million project to relocate, demolish and rebuild a pair of old cottage buildings that house the school’s early childhood programs.  Gary Lotz, director of facilities for the Metairie school, said the more than 80-year-old buildings are being replaced with a […]

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Jun62013

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and a cadre of officials, supporters and neighborhood residents  lauded the $4.9 million renovation as a symbol of the success of a program that partners private investors with city government, as well as of the continued revitalization of the city after Katrina. The center’s programs will cater to more than 200 kids […]

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May302013

Kingley House’s historic gym set the scene for the 2013 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on May 20th.  Each year the Stern Award is presented to a first term board member who has made outstanding contributions to Kingsley House and the Board of Directors.  This year,  Board Members Ryan Gootee, Miles Channing Thomas and Jeffery […]

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Apr252013

New home ramps for Steve Gleason courtesy of Ryan Gootee General Contractors.  RGGC wishes to thank the following companies who also donated their goods and services to make this great project happen: Lafarge Concrete, Dash Lumber, Hilti North America, Volvo Rents & Savard Labor & Marine.

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Apr182013

St. Bernard Parish President David E. Peralta, Fire Chief Thomas Stone and other local, state and federal officials officially cut the r…ibbon of Fire Station No. 3 on Thursday, April 18th at 9240 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.  In attendance for the ribbon cutting were Sheriff James Pohlmann, Assessor Jaylynn Bergeron Turner, Councilman Casey […]

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Jan82013

Ryan Gootee, president and CEO of Ryan Gootee General Contractors, said many contracting firms may have to run leaner in the early part of 2013 because of the uncertainty regarding what will happen in Washington, but added that the work will begin to creep up. “It’s not dire straits, but the industry is not as […]

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Dec172012

St. Bernard Parish President David E. Peralta and other local, state and federal officials celebrated the Grand Opening of the Old Beauregard Courthouse on Thursday, December 13th at 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard.  There were a number of people in attendance including Councilman-at-Large Guy Mc Innis, Councilman Monty Montelongo, Councilman Casey Hunnicutt, former Parish President […]

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Nov192012

Ryan Gootee General Contractors is proud to have been the contractor for this new baseball park which was recently dedicated. To read more:   http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121116&content_id=40315350&vkey=pr_mlb&c_id=mlb

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Sep252012

The John P. Lyons Memorial Center is about to undergo a $5 million renovation that will bring the East Riverside recreational and community space “back to a pre-Katrina state,” according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office. The center at 624 Louisiana Ave. will receive a new roof, gym and dance floors, theater accommodations, a computer room […]

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Aug212012

Wesley Barrow Stadium is in the final stages of completion and was recently recognized for the timely completion of the latest Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans. Photo was taken by Superintendent, David Perilloux and can be viewed on their site.  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120717&content_id=35080646&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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Jul232012

The summer edition of Preservation in Print highlights Rosa Keller Library’s part as the lynchpin in the Broadmoor area’s drive to restore their neighborhood.  Ryan Gootee General Contractors is proud to have been a part of that initiative.  See pages 20-22 for more. http://www.prcno.org/programs/preservationinprint/piparchives/2012%20PIP/Summer%202012/0.html                

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Jun122012

The June 11, 2012 issue of Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana featured a great snapshot of the interior and exterior of the Brother Martin Chapel.  Shot by photographer, Tim Dunford, the picture captures the beauty of the chapel built by Ryan Gootee General Contractors and designed by Waggoner & Ball Architects.

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Jun112012

Casey Adams of Ryan Gootee General Contractors was on hand to offer help to interested persons in applying for construction positions in the Central City neighborhood.  In an effort to offer job opportunities to local citizens, applications were available to qualified personnel to increase participation.  Casey reported that the event was crowded throughout the 3 1/2 […]

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May12012

Thoron Development Group recently broke ground for a new condominium project designed to attract young professionals to stressed neighborhoods.  This $2.7 million dollar project  is expected to be complete by February and will feature one- and two-bedroom units priced between $120,000 and $140,000. Read more http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/thenewsroom/2012/04/30/developer-targets-working-professionals-with-central-city-condos/

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Apr102012

AIA New Orleans is pleased to host a building tour of the Rosa F. Keller Library & Center on April 19, 2012. The renovation, designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and built by Ryan Gootee General Contractors is a New Orleans neighborhood library comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One […]

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Apr32012

Ryan Gootee General Contractors has been awarded the contract for the Pontchartrain Park Improvements by the City of New Orleans.  This $494,000 project is scheduled to be completed in August of 2012.  The architect is SCNZ Architects.

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Mar162012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials opened the new  Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center located at 4300 South Broad Street in the Broadmoor community. The former building was severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina. The new state-of-the-art facility is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. […]

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Mar162012

Ryan Gootee General Contractors was listed as Number 42 in City Business Top 100 Private Companies with revenue for 2011 at $41 Million.

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Mar32012

Jesuit High School dedicated their new baseball stadium on March 2-4, 2012 with pomp and circumstance that began with an opening game played against rival Holy Cross.  Jesuit President Rev. Raymond Fitzgerald praised the ffort of alumni who were instrumental in making it happen.  Ryan Gootee General Contractors was the contractor. http://highschoolsports.nola.com/news/article/-6998385918585164277/jesuit-ready-to-debut-new-8-million-baseball-facility/  

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Feb132012

Darrell Miller, MLB’s vice president of youth and facility development, visited the prospective New Orleans academy this week and came away impressed. Everything’s ahead of schedule, he said on Friday, and the Urban Youth Academy appears set for a grand opening in July. As contractor for the new baseball stadium, Ryan Gootee General Contractors receives […]

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Dec112011

Brother Martin High School in New Orleans dedicated the new James B. Branton Chapel last month, with the first Mass in the chapel celebrated by New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The chapel is named in memory of James Brian Branton, the son of Harahan residents H. Thomas and Kathryn Branton. http://blog.nola.com/eastjefferson/2011/12/brother_martin_dedicates_new_j.html

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Nov12011

 Every year (except 2005), Gambit solicits nominations from the public, then honors 40 people under the age of 40 for their accomplishments and the contributions they have made to New Orleans.   This year Ryan was so honored. Ryan Gootee, 38 Owner, Ryan Gootee General Contractors In the fall of 2005, 14 years after graduating from […]

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May12011

Our new corporate headquarters at 1100 Ridgewood Drive offers to staff a beautifully renovated office space and warehouse accomodation.  This existing 9,000 SF former telecommunications switching facility was extensively renovated on the exterior and interior.  Architectural design was provided by SZNZ Architects.

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Apr82011

The LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses is an annual contest that awards the fastest growing companies owned or operated by LSU Alumni.  The LSU  100 celebrates the success of LSU graduates and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. In its inaugural contest, Ryan Gootee General Contractors was honored […]

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Jul72010

Age: 36 Family: wife, Sara; children, Grace, 6, Harrison, 3, Henry, 1 Education: bachelor’s degree in construction management, Louisiana State University Hometown: New Orleans Ryan Gootee didn’t stray far from the family tree when he decided to go into the construction industry. “My great-grandfather started a plumbing business in 1909, so I’m a fourth generation,” […]

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Ryan Gootee General Contractors is dedicated to bringing our clients construction services that are of the highest quality and value. We strive to promote lasting relationships by exceeding our clients' expectations and fostering an environment of teamwork and company growth.