Ryan Gootee

Building on a legacy that has spanned four generations, Ryan Gootee continued on the construction path that began with his great grandfather in 1909. At an early age, he began his career working on projects during the summers at his father’s company. In 2004, he founded Ryan Gootee General Contractors, which has since delivered multiple educational facilities, athletic complexes, restaurants, condominiums, apartments, offices, retail developments, historical renovations and restorations to the greater New Orleans area. Ryan enjoys many hobbies and passions outside of work. He is an avid outdoorsman with duck hunting and saltwater fishing topping the list. His strong belief in giving back to his community is evidenced by the time he has spent serving on several non-profit boards and committees. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara and their three children, Grace, Harrison and Henry.


Bachelor of Science, Construction Management

Louisiana State University

Favorite Projects

  • Jesuit High School’s John Ryan Stadium
  • Brother Martin Chapel
  • Crescent Towing Barge Office