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Revitalizing Life & Health Sciences with Bryan Roof

Clancy & Theys Construction Company is thrilled to emphasize and enhance our commitment to the fast-growing life sciences and healthcare sectors with the hiring of Bryan Roof as our new Managing Director of Life & Health Sciences. As our corporate leader in this space, he will build on our 72+ year legacy of safety, stewardship, passion and collaboration to augment our expertise and build relationships across the Southeast.

As a company, we have worked on numerous life sciences projects including Grifols Therapeutics, UNC Genome Science, Research Triangle Institute’s Johnson Science Building, the NC Department of Environmental Quality Nature Research Center, as well as healthcare projects including two projects for the Children’s Hospital of the Kings’ Daughters, the Wake County Mental Health Continuum of Care Service Facility at WakeBrook, and Randolph Community College’s Allied Health Building. Given life science and healthcare’s position as a combined 22% of our national GDP and rising, and our headquarters’ location in the nation’s 5th-largest life sciences hub, it is time to dedicate our energy and resources to becoming a preferred partner in providing exceptional service in this segment.

Meet Bryan

The merits of Bryan Roof’s professional journey are impressive on their own. He spent the first half of his career in the general contracting arena in Northern Virginia, working with a regional and later a national builder on projects within the healthcare and life science sectors. Transitioning to the Owner’s Representative side of the business, he carried his expertise forward working with Advanced Project Management Inc., CBRE Healthcare, and Cumming Corporation. Bryan moved to Raleigh four years ago serving as a client’s Program Executive managing a $2.5 billion capital program. His dedication to healthcare and life sciences extends to certifications from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the American Hospital Association and the Construction Management Association of America.

Beyond the resume, Bryan’s passion for construction and contracting is deeply rooted. His progression from a laborer during college to ultimately leading teams of Project Managers, combined with his experience sitting on both sides of the table as a Contractor and an Owner’s Representative sets him apart.

“Having been in the Owner’s seat, I know what they experience and what success means for the Owner,” says Bryan. “They have a 50,000-foot view with feasibility, funding, permitting, community engagement, design, construction, commissioning, and operations readiness all being critical aspects. By understanding what success looks like for them, we can help maneuver through these challenges and provide value beyond our role and scope of work.”

With his background and drive, Bryan obviously had options. So why did he choose Clancy & Theys? We certainly checked the technical boxes with our investment in top-of-the-line preconstruction and virtual design tools and teams, but there were intangibles that drew him in as well.

“First of all, they’ve got the leadership legacy and local relationships from over 70 years of doing business. That reputation precedes them, and it’s a strong reputation to launch from. That was more appealing than trying to start from scratch. And I love the culture at Clancy. The staff is entrusted and empowered to do exceptional work. The collaborative approach between departments and teams resonates throughout the organization and yields the best results for our projects.”

Our Combined Commitment to Life & Health Sciences

Clancy & Theys wanted to bring the passion for our clients and projects that has defined us throughout our history to life and health sciences. Bryan delivers on that promise in spades. Arriving in life science and healthcare from an earlier career focused on an array of projects and professional services clients, he’s made a conscious decision to work in this space.

“You can grasp the value that an acute care center or ambulatory care center has for the community. People come there for care… for a need… for healing. In a complementary fashion, life science focuses on improving the health of living species. Healthcare and life sciences are both about getting better and staying healthy. Both segments have a tremendous value to the members of our community and that energizes me.”

It’s not just the emotional side that draws him in.

“The heightened level of challenge motivates me. These are complex, mission-critical pieces. When you focus on infectious risk control for your project which is next to a NICU or PACU, planning that keeps operating rooms or imaging services functioning through phased renovations and tie-ins, integrating high-purity water systems and sophisticated piping and mechanical systems into existing facilities… there’s very little that compares to these challenges. The level of project controls, documentation, and commissioning that are put in place are intense.”

A Vision for the Future

Reintroducing Clancy & Theys to the healthcare and life sciences space is just the beginning. Bryan is hard at work building out his team and our portfolio.

“Initially, my vision is that the industry at large understands Clancy & Theys is here now, we’re dedicated to these sectors, providing exceptional service as people have come to expect from us. It all starts with awareness and exposure, and the opportunity to be considered for really important pieces of work, the major, impactful projects that matter to the community.

That’s why we’ve built out a strong strategic plan that lets us dedicate resources to making this work. You can’t jump in and not be prepared. You can’t afford to wing it or learn on the job in these segments. Success comes from a well-developed plan, including being qualified and capable.”

We certainly plan to exceed expectations and foresee an ever-healthier future for our life and health sciences division and their clients with Bryan on our team.

To learn more about our capabilities and about working with us on life and health sciences projects, get in touch at bryanroof@clancytheys.com.