“My name is Casey Ryan and I am a project manager for Derrick Building Solutions. I was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, but was raised in Green Lake, Wisconsin and attended Markesan Highschool. In my free time I love to be outdoors either bowhunting, hiking, or attending sporting events. I also like to do woodworking and landscaping around the house. Over the summer, I still play baseball in the local amateur league for the Spring Valley Hawks.
After graduating from Markesan (2015), I continued my education at University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, WI where I earned a Bachelor Degree in construction management as well as pitching for the Blue Devils baseball team. After graduating from Stout in 2019, I was able to intern with Derrick Building Solutions over the summer that rolled into the full-time position I am in now. The transition couldn’t have been smoother and I have learned a ton in my first two years and I couldn’t be happier to be back in the area I am originally from!
I chose the construction industry because of the diversity it offers for job opportunities. I had a lot of exposure in high school shop classes and took a lot of AutoCAD and drafting classes. My plan was to be an architect, but as I grew older, I wanted to get into the workforce as quick as possible. I did finish carpentry, siding, landscaping, post frame, and concrete over my summers in college which made me well rounded and appreciate the many aspects of construction. I am fortunate that I am able to utilize my creative skills for generating concept site layouts, floor plans, and 3D renderings for clients at Derrick Building Solutions.”