With 15 years of experience in the Dallas area construction market, Ryan Hendrix has joined Swinerton as a Project Manager. The move is part of Swinerton’s expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
“I joined the Swinerton team at an exciting time, given the unique opportunity to help expand the Dallas office,” Ryan says. “Swinerton has a strong culture, rich history, and track record for delivering quality projects. This, coupled with Swinerton’s proud employee-owner workforce, sets Swinerton up to thrive in the extremely competitive and robust DFW market. I’m looking forward to seeing the Swinerton logo plastered across the metroplex.”
Swinerton has been delivering high-quality projects in the DFW market since 2008. Our projects have included corporate interiors, hospitality, mission critical and large commercial projects. Headquartered in San Francisco with 16 regional offices across the United States, Swinerton clients enjoy the convenience of a local team combined with the stability of a $3.7 billion national company.
Learn more about Ryan through the following question & answer with him.
Q: What is the most important part of your job?
A: Building and maintaining quality relationships.
Providing our clients with the highest quality construction service is what we do. Building and maintaining quality relationships is the foundation for that effort. In an industry so reliant on people as a resource, our success is ultimately tied to people. I carry that mantra with me to every interaction with subcontractors, architects, clients, and fellow Swinerton employee-owners, as well as personal acquaintances outside of work.
Q: What makes now an exciting time to work in Dallas?
A: Dallas is exploding in construction opportunities across most sectors, most notably in healthcare, aviation, higher education and private development. Our push into the Dallas market with an initial concentration in corporate services, tenant improvements, hospitality, aviation and healthcare will help set Swinerton up for success.
Q: What does your typical work day look like?
A: I start the typical morning reviewing my task list and checking in with my projects and staff to help with any issues they have. Urgent work is completed first. I reach out to my business development and recruiting network late morning/prior to lunch. I do my best to respond to the bulk of my emails in the afternoon. Toward the end of the day, I update reports and review project cost control, etc. The last 10 minutes of every day is dedicated to preparing the following day’s task list and organizing my desk – I must walk into a clean workspace each morning.
Q: How do you spend your free time?
A: My wife and I spend most of our free time with our kids. We enjoy anything that gets us outdoors, but we also like to stay in and cook together as a family. My son and I are involved in Boy Scouts in Dallas Troop 890, where my son currently holds the Star Scout rank. My daughters and I are involved in an outdoor adventure group in Dallas called High Adventure Treks that teaches leadership and communication skills to young ladies.
Q: Anything else people should know about you?
A: I am an avid sailor. Any chance I get, which isn’t very often, you can find me sailing on Lake Lewisville. I love camping and the outdoors and am an Eagle Scout. I am a member of the Construction Management Association of America and am a Certified Construction Manager.
Learn more about Swinerton’s Texas team here.