Oakman Building Company
Ryan Hay started Oakman Building Company in 2015. Prior to relocating to Austin, Ryan worked in Houston for a large production home builder. He went on to work on several large commercial projects and later became a project manager for a heavy civil contractor working primarily for TxDot. Over the years, Ryan has gained experience and expertise in many facets of the building industry.
Growing up outside of Houston in Katy Texas, my first job was cleaning the for sale/sold signs from our local home builder who was building in our new neighborhood. That experience introduced me to the process of residential construction. I thought it was so cool how all the parts and pieces went together and how the framers took2x4’s and turn them into a house you could live in. I was able to identify each floor plan that the Builder was building before they even poured the concrete foundation.
After graduating from college I took a Construction manager position with a production Home Builder back in Houston. Building tract homes provided great experience learning the process of building a house. I fell in love with working outside and building homes that start out as nothing more than an empty lot.
After building homes for a few years, I got into commercial construction, working on a 32 story high rise in downtown Houston, then spent the next 6 years as a project manager for a heavy highway contractor working on public infrastructure projects throughout Texas. I ended up in Austin, as a project engineer on the Manor Expressway. A 6 mile stretch of US290 in NE Ausitn. After that project was finished, I had an opportunity that I felt I couldn’t pass up, and launched Oakman Building Company during the Summer of 2014. We started building a new custom home in West Austin and never looked back.
Today we focus on new construction and whole house remodels in Central Austin, working with the top architects in town. I love coming to work each day and getting to work on these projects with our subcontractors and suppliers. It makes it all worth it when we get to bring a client into their new home and to see their face and how excited they are.