In 1979 Michael Ryan founded the LandTek Group, Inc. He has 41 years of experience in the construction industry and has become a leader in professional, college and high school athletic field construction. He expanded from a tree and landscape company into a specialized general contracting company focused on athletic facilities. Michael leads by example and has contributed many hours of his time to assist individuals and families in need. He has supported many charitable groups and causes without seeking recognition or honors.
Mike Ryan is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The LandTek Group, Inc. Since the company’s inception in 1979, Mike has been at the forefront of LandTek’s transformation from a “Lawn Doctor” landscaping company to the leader in the athletic facility construction industry. Under Mike’s leadership, LandTek has secured projects for thousands of clients ranging from colleges, universities, professional sports teams, public school districts, private schools, municipalities and private organizations throughout the east coast.
In 1979, after many years as a landscape and tree care expert, Mike founded The LandTek Group. Over time, Mike expanded his expertise into turf care and athletic fields, which brought LandTek into the specialized industry of athletic field construction. Always forward thinking, Mike recognized the need for improvement in the industry and began researching the new synthetic turf playing surfaces that were entering the market. Recognizing that the new turf designs were safer for the athletes and more cost effective to the field owners, Mike led LandTek into the synthetic turf market, LandTek has overseen and constructed more than half a billion dollars’ worth of athletic fields, allowing LandTek to become the largest installer of synthetic turf on the east coast. 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 have created a demand for Mike to be the keynote speaker at seminars focused on athletic field development, synthetic turf, under-field drainage and quality control. Mike’s proficiency, capability and motivation have driven The LandTek Group to become the top builder of athletic facilities in the United States.
In addition to leading LandTek’s growth for nearly forty years, Mike has dedicated his efforts to improving the community. He has contributed many hours of his time to assist individuals and families in need and has supported many charitable causes without seeking recognition or honors. With his dedication to growing his community, Mike has become an active member of many nonprofit and charitable organizations, which are dedicated to supporting those in need.
• 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.