About Ryan Rock
Born in Maquoketa, Iowa, Ryan Rock, Ankeny present native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Iowa State University. His passion for his work ethic, quality, and completion reflect through his past leadership positions and work-life balancing success. Rock joined the Iowa Army National Guard at age 17, and while attending Iowa State University balanced school, Army training, dorm house presidency, and his job as a Resident Assistant. In the middle of his school career, Rock reports to active duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After 15 months in Iraq, Rock returned home and completed his degree after two intensely scheduled semesters.
Ryan Rock, Ankeny local, reflects strong skills in leadership, hard work, organization, and productivity. His high achievements and goal oriented attitude is part of what makes him a successful business owner. In February 2018, Rock put his company, Empire AG, LLC, into motion. Empire AG, LLC, is a single source general contracting company for design and build in the Ag-Industrial construction industry. Empire AG, LLC employs a highly skilled team that will listen to their clients' needs and create a custom solution to meet them. This quality-service company is ready to lead any customer through all phases of a new or presently active project.
High values and stable morals are two essential things Ryan Rock, Ankeny native, practices in and outside the workplace. Communication and honesty with clients are critical to Rock and his company, Empire AG, LLC, as they deliver excellent service through all projects that are assigned.
Partner, Empire Ag LLC.
2018 - Present
Ryan Rock started his own company, Empire AG, LLC., in February 2018. Empire AG, LLC. is a design and build general contractor in the agricultural-industrial construction industry. The company builds grain elevators, feed mills, and other agricultural-related facilities. Ryan Rock currently resides in Ankeny, IA with his wife and three daughters and is working on growing his company.
Sr. Project Manager, Todd & Sargent Inc.
2008 - 2018
Construction management, subcontract coordination, quality control, safety management, purchasing coordination, and contract management on various projects.
Project Development/Estimator, Todd & Sargent Inc.
2006 - 2008
Assistant Superintendent, Todd & Sargent Inc.
2005 - 2006
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Empire Ag is your single source design-build contractor. We are prepared to lead you through each phase of your project, whether it is a new or existing facility.
Education and Military Career
Iowa State University
2005 B.S. Finance
Rock attended college at Iowa State University. Both of his brothers attended ISU and he was passionate about being a part of the same university. He also accrued college credit during high school, so even though he was also a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, Ryan Rock was able to start college on time in the spring of 2001.
Army National Guard
Ryan Rock joined the Iowa Army National Guard at the age of 17, in 1999. He attended basic training in the fall of 2000 and was a member of the Army National Guard throughout his time at Iowa State University. He was deployed to Iraq in the spring of 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and remained there for 15 months. He returned in May 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from ISU in the spring of 2005.