Ryan Bader has joined McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. as quality director in the company’s 28-state Central Region. In this position, he guides project teams in the development and implementation of effective quality programs throughout all project phases—from preconstruction to closeout. He also collaborates with other McCarthy regional quality directors to share best practices and lessons learned that can be applied to future projects.
Prior to joining McCarthy, Bader served as executive director of the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction team at Mercy. In this role, he supervised feasibility, planning, design, construction and closeout of more than 200 projects in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
Bader began his construction career working for McCarthy as a laborer in 1996, and he spent the bulk of his early career working on projects in St. Louis, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his McCarthy tenure, he delivered a range of healthcare, education and mixed-use projects.
Bader earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering and construction management from Oklahoma State University. A LEED-accredited professional, he is active in the American Society for Health Care Engineering, U.S. Green Building Council, Lean Construction Institute, Missouri Hospital Association and Oklahoma Hospital Association. He also serves on the advisory board for Oklahoma State University College of Engineering Technology and Construction Engineering.