Lavender Magazine Community Pride Awards – Corporation: Ryan Companies

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They are a major player in one of the few industries you will find LGBTQ+ employees thriving proudly. You see their name at construction sites, on their trucks, and even at pride events.

That is why we are giving the spotlight to Ryan Companies.

What does Ryan Companies do? As Bryce Tache, the lead for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Ryan Companies, explained: “We’re more than a construction company. We are a full-service commercial real estate company, that has been around for 85 years. And we do everything that you can think of related to construction, or real estate. We have an architecture and engineering team. We have a building services [team], and a property management team as well. Really, if you think about almost the life cycle of a building, we can support it from conception, all the way through the design, and the build, and the management of that, for as long as that building stands.”

More importantly, Ryan Companies has an active Employee Resource Group – Building Pride. Founded in 2021, it now has “100 formal members,” according to Tache. They also welcome other Ryan employees from across the company at the ERG’s events. Building Pride was present at the Twin Cities Pride festival, as well as putting on events for the ERG, such as during National Coming Out Day.

“At Ryan, we deeply care about our communities, and the diversity of our communities as well,” Tache said. “And for some of our actions to have resonated with community members, that’s humbling. And we’re grateful for that honor, for sure.”

In building a network of LGBTQ+ employees within their structures and being out there for our community, Lavender Magazine congratulates the team at Ryan Companies for their Community Pride Award in the Corporate category. 

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