J. Ryan Ford
Assistant Professor Construction Trades and Technology
In his adolescences, Ryan Ford started working in the construction trade with his dad and grandpa during the summers. The love he developed early on for the construction trades helped shape his future profession around a variety of construction activities including:
- Concrete foundation
- Dry wall installer & finisher
- Kitchen & bathroom cabinets and countertops
- Finish carpenter: installing trim, doors, & windows
Ryan is the owner/operator of Fix Or Repair Daily (Ford Construction) in Fairbanks. His business collaborates with homeowners to design and build residential homes. He operated a previous business in Anchorage that specialized in concrete countertops to design and construct countertops and fireplace surrounds.
Ryan’s professional interests include understanding, applying, and teaching building techniques to improve the efficiency of homes and quality of life. It is Ryan’s belief that knowledge is the key to change and understanding.
Ryan’s personal interests include wilderness survival,spending time with family, fishing, bow hunting, snowboarding, and sitting around a campfire.