Sit down with him long enough, and Ryan Gootee will tell you a wonderful story about how he started his own general construction company in 2004 after having worked since a teenager, including after school, weekends and summers, for his family construction business. The work was in his blood from an early age. Starting his company fulfilled a dream for sure – but when he assembled a core team of experienced and qualified construction managers (all of whom are still with him today) to join him, the dream began to take real shape. In 2005, following Hurricane Katrina, the new company began taking part in the huge rebuilding effort of New Orleans, and now, many chapters later, the RGGC story continues…


Voted seven times as one of the best places to work in New Orleans, Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC is a two-time National AGC Build America Award-winning licensed commercial general contractor. Our company brand is strengthened primarily by two contributing factors: we are a family owned business, and our clients come back to us time and again for new projects.


And today, the story continues with a narrative that has truly never strayed – do what is best for everyone – – clients, employees, subs – and good things happen.


Our Mission Statement reflects who we are:
“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.”