Executive Board

Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and has become a leader in professional, college and high school athletic field and golf course construction.
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Mike Ryan has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and has become a leader in professional, college and high school athletic field and golf course construction. The company specializes in natural and synthetic field design and construction. Over the years, The LandTek Group has built state-of-the-art facilities for the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the New York Jets and Giants, and the New York Red Bulls, as well as Columbia University, Stony Brook University, Dowling College, Hofstra University and numerous other universities, colleges, school districts and municipalities throughout the Northeast.

In 1979, after many years as a landscape and tree care expert, Michael Ryan founded The LandTek Group. He expanded his expertise into turf care and athletic fields. This enhanced knowledge brought LandTek into the specialized industry of athletic field construction. Always forward thinking, Mike foresaw the need for improvement in the athletic field industry and began researching the new synthetic turf materials that were coming on the market. Recognizing that the new turf designs were safer for the athletes, cost effective to the school districts and municipalities, and easier to maintain, Mr. Ryan took this opportunity to expand into this market and provide organizations and communities with better and safer facilities. To date, Mike has constructed and overseen more than half a billion dollars’ worth of sports facilities, built several golf courses, and acted as a site developer for multiple projects. Mike has acted as a consultant on numerous jobs for architects and engineers, where his expertise has proven invaluable. His knowledge and leadership in the industry has led to many engagements as the keynote speaker at seminars focused on athletic field development, synthetic turf, under-field drainage and quality control. Mr. Ryan’s proficiency, capability and motivation have driven The LandTek Group to become to the top builder of sports fields in the United States.

A caring and humble individual, Michael Ryan leads by example. He has contributed many hours of his time to assist individuals and families in need and has supported many charitable groups and causes without seeking recognition or honors. Due to his dedication to helping individuals {especially children} and communities, Mr. Ryan has been named The Marty Lyons Foundation Man of the Year, the Suffolk County P.A.L. Man of the Year and the St. Joseph’s College Man of the Year. He is an active member of these and numerous other nonprofit organizations, which are dedicated to supporting children and their families living under difficult circumstances.

Mike and The LandTek Group deliver on the promise of “Building Champions from the Ground Up.”

Humanitarian Affiliations:

• The Marty Lyons Foundation
• Suffolk County P.A.L.
• Contractor for Kids
• Nassau County P.A.L.


Michael Ryan has been quite active in regional and national committees related to sports field management and development.

Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization that honors outstanding persons, living or deceased, who have gained prominence and have made substantial contributions on behalf of themselves and Suffolk County in the fields of professional and amateur sports.

Mr. Ryan is also on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s College, an Institution that prepares students for lives of integrity, social responsibility and service.