Employee Spotlight: In Memory of Jack Ryan

Kathleen Maxwell | March 2, 2023

jack ryan smiling at a folding table.

Originally from Port Charlotte, Florida, Jack Ryan served as our Field Superintendent, bringing with him a total of 27+ years of experience in the roofing business. Jack joined Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal in 2009 after moving to Tennessee, and prior to joining Maxwell, he worked as a roofing subcontractor. We’re sharing Jack’s employee spotlight to express what made him such an essential part of the Maxwell Roofing team.

His Role

As a field superintendent, Jack worked alongside two other field superintendents and a sheet metal superintendent to ensure that jobs got scheduled and managed properly. Outside of office meetings, Jack made site visits to ensure that all of his ongoing projects were running smoothly. He met with clients to check that their needs were being met and then delivered status reports to project managers. 

“Field superintendents are the pointmen between the workers, managers, building owners, and contractors,” he said. “It can be stressful, but to see a project finished on budget is very rewarding.”

Why Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Stood Out

Jack liked that his job gave him the opportunity to work on projects that challenged him. The best part of working at Maxwell, he said, is the company’s focus on delivering good work. “Maxwell has always made quality its priority,” he said. 


When Jack wasn’t overseeing a roofing project, he loved to spend time with his family. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles in his spare time. The mountains and the beach were some of his favorite places to visit.

We were thrilled to have Jack Ryan on our team and appreciate everything he did for the company. As we continue to mourn the loss of our dear colleague and friend, we wanted to share a few touching tributes from other members of the Maxwell Roofing family in his honor.

Jack was a man of great integrity and quiet resolve. He is sorely missed by all of us. God speed, Jack.” – John Maxwell

After hiring Jack and working beside him for 14 years he became not just a coworker but a friend… He took great pride in his craft and quality was always his number one priority.” – Todd White

Thanks for many wonderful conversations we’ve had over the years. I will cherish the working relationship for years to come!” – Martha Walden

He will be greatly missed amongst all of us at Maxwell Roofing!

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