Ryan Vultaggio is no stranger from the JC&A spotlight; last November, he earned the month’s “Super in the Spotlight” for his great work at 880 Winter, where he was touted for navigating manpower issues, overcoming design challenges and getting the 120,000 SF build out for TScan completed in just 5 months!
What many of you don’t know is that Ryan’s relationship with JC&A extends well beyond his 4 years as an official employee. Ryan’s first taste of “the JC&A way” was befriending Chris Calnan at Nobles, where the two were classmates. Years later, Ryan was working with his dad (a Foreman for Wakefield & Associates) and taking night classes at Wentworth Institute of Technology on the site of our renovation for Clark University. There, he had the good fortune of bumping into Leo Keddy, who steered him in the direction of JC&A and John Noone. The rest, they say, is history!
Ryan credits “the OGs” – we’re looking at you, Larry Thibodeau, Mark Delaney and Mat Cahill – for the success he has found so far in his career. Starting as an Assistant Super on the Olympus project in 2019, Ryan was able to pick Larry’s brain which “really set the groundwork for my work ethic and ability to work through issues”.
Soon, Ryan was tasked with his first solo job; the build-out of the MassBioHub in Cambridge. Though he has run several successful jobs since, including Textron, Lyra and TScan, MassBio stands out as his greatest achievement at JC&A.
Originally sent in as an Assistant Super to start demo, Ryan stayed on as the Site Superintendent and battled a tough client, city building conditions, difficult property management and a pandemic to get the job done. Seeing a MassBio post on one of our social media channels always makes his day!
It’s clear that Ryan has found his calling as a Super here at JC&A when he talks about his experience working at 880 Winter. “This was my first taste of big-time construction and I loved everything about it; the intensity of working with 200 guys a day, big time client (BXP), lots of important people and critical meetings, complicated site work, a roof that was a major project in itself and mostly an amazing project team that gelled in a way that made the project a major success. Failure was not an option for our team.” 880 Winter introduced Ryan to both Mat Cahill and Chet Braun, who taught him how to “get shit done, and get it done right”, along with some tips to improve his golf game. “The JCA way to me, simply put, means you get the job done by an means necessary. When you break it down it’s what makes us better than everyone else.”
“I can’t express enough how important the older guys are to me in my success with JC&A and my role here. I am a young guy working in a role that deals with gritty, seasoned workers, who are hesitant to listen to the “new guy”. Working and learning alongside Larry, Mark, Mat and Chet has taught me the best ways to approach and work through any situation thrown my way. I wouldn’t be where I am today without these guys to look up to.”
Mentorship and Teamwork; two cornerstones of the ‘JC&A Way’.