The Up and Comers: Ryan Romanchuk
Meet Ryan Romanchuk of DPR Construction, an honoree in the real estate and construction category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awards
SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.
Ryan Romanchuk is the leader of DPR Construction’s South Florida Business Unit. His entry into the construction industry began a decade ago as a project engineer where he led projects across a multitude of market sectors. Prior to stepping into a leadership role, over the past 10 years, Ryan was boots on the ground and completed over $500M and 2,000,000 square feet of construction projects that will forever change the landscape of the communities he’s touched. Notable projects under Ryan’s management are HBO’s Latin America Group Data Center in Sunrise, FL, a 54,000 square foot data center which provides the backbone for the HBO Latin America Group Operations. Florida International University’s Science Classroom Complex BT-876, a 137,000 square foot lab/classroom complex including transgenic space, BSL2 labs and flexible research space. Showing a knack for management, discipline, passion and innovation, at 32 years old, Ryan was chosen for the executive leadership position for DPR South Florida’s business unit. Ryan has since lead the business unit for five years in operations, providing strategic direction to ensure DPR continues to “build great things” for its customers and employees across the state.
Favorite quote: “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”
— Anthony Bourdain