About us

Crafting excellence,
Building relationships

Founded with a vision to redefine construction standards, RYKA has emerged as a leading force in the commercial construction industry, setting benchmarks for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Our mission

Building Excellence,
Ensuring Satisfaction

At RYKA, our mission is more than just constructing buildings; it’s about forging lasting relationships and delivering unparalleled value to our clients. We strive to provide the highest level of quality construction services at fair and competitive prices, ensuring customer satisfaction in every aspect of our work. Timeliness, attention to detail, and a service-minded approach are the cornerstones of our ethos, guiding us towards excellence in every project we undertake.

Our journey

From Vision
to Reality

Our journey began humbly in Michigan during the late ‘80s as a handyman service with aspirations of building luxury homes. Over the years, our unwavering commitment to excellence propelled us to become one of Southeast Michigan’s premier luxury home builders by the late ‘90s. In 2005, we embarked on a new chapter as we expanded our operations to Central Florida, driven by a relentless pursuit of growth and innovation.

Since then, RYKA has evolved into a powerhouse in the commercial construction sector, acquiring the highest general contractor’s license in the state of Florida in 2006. Our portfolio boasts a diverse range of projects, from iconic landmarks like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital to commercial ventures such as ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. Each project represents a testament to our dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

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At RYKA, our values are the guiding principles that define who we are and how we operate. Integrity lies at the core of everything we do, as we prioritize honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our dealings. Excellence is not just a goal but a standard that permeates every aspect of our work, from craftsmanship to client service. We are deeply committed to the communities we serve, actively engaging in initiatives that promote economic growth, sustainability, and social responsibility.

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Empowering Excellence

A Certified Woman-Owned Business

As a certified woman-owned business, RYKA is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality, professionalism, and integrity in everything we do. Our certification is a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence and our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible service.

We promote diversity and empower women in the construction industry. We believe that diversity fosters innovation, creativity, and excellence, driving us to new heights of success in every project we undertake.


Our team

Eric Powell

Eric powell


Rhonda Powell

Rhonda powell


Ryan Powell

Ryan powell

Senior estimator

Emily Powell

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Ron Nickless

Ron Nickless

ProJect manager

Israel Batencourt

Israel Batencourt


Jeff Brower

Jeff Brower


Carlos Lazardo

Carlos Lazardo


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What people say about us

Mrs. Frietas

RYKA General Contractors turned our Hampton Inn into condo’s by adding kitchens and renovating our rooms. We are very pleased with the work that was done, since then we have had many compliments from our guest and owners

Front Desk Manager (Meridian Palms Hotel)

Hydabad Cafe

If you’re searching for a commercial construction company that delivers excellence from start to finish, look no further than Ryka. They are truly the best in the business, and we are grateful for their outstanding work.

Helmuth Raith

Eric Powell and RYKA General Contractors have been one of our preferred vendors for over 4 years now. We have been using them for many of our repairs, bathroom renovations, hurricane damage repairs, window replacement just to name a few. We are in the planning process for building a storage facility and Eric has been a great help in budgeting for the project. I would recommend RYKA to anyone seeking an honest professional for any of their own projects.

Resort Manager (Hapimag Resort Lake Berkley)

Cindy Hillman

Ryan (Ryka Builders) is the best person to call for Construction/ Remodel needs. I am a new homeowner and I was wary calling a random handyman, but gave Ryan a call as I didn’t know anyone in town. He made the appointment for 9am (the next day from the day I called) and was at my house at 9am on the dot. He gave me the cost of the labor plus the part the day before so I knew what to expect to pay. (I usually buy the parts ahead of time to avoid marked up parts).

He does not mark up the price of his parts. He even fixed some extra drywall for me at no extra charge. He is not the type of person who up charges or tries to get extra money out of you. He is an honest business man who does a good job and even will help trouble shoot any problems he sees in the process. This was one of the most pleasant “house repair fixes” I’ve had to deal with (aside from having to pay for a house repair). I highly recommend Ryan with Ryka, he is licensed and insured (I wondered that myself as it didn’t say). And does a great job at a fair price with no hidden charges or fees. Everything is upfront and to the point. Exactly what you need in a Handyman. I will be using and recommending Brent to anyone I know. Trust me, this is the guy to go to.

Betty Mayer

My experience:

Eric Powell and Ryka are professional in every way. All of my communications with them were returned promptly, and they gave great personal attention to my construction needs. The work I contracted was done perfectly and quickly, and at a very reasonable price. I am very pleased with this company and I highly recommend them for any construction project you may have.