Our Mission

Ryley Construction strives every day to not only meet our clients’ expectations but to wildly surpass them. Our mission from day one has been to create a client-based custom building business on Cape Cod and the Islands utilizing our passion for construction with our love for the ocean.

Having the opportunity to work with like-minded clients who appreciate attention to detail and a dedicated work ethic has allowed us to continue to grow into a company that promises longevity against the harsh environments of Cape Cod. Ryley Construction promises to always put our clients first during the design, budgeting and construction process to guarantee a home that will be enjoyed for generations and appreciated daily.

Knowing that we cannot master all phases of the process such as plumbing, heating, electrical, etc. we have enlisted a trusted network of subcontractors whom we continue to use for all projects, creating a consistency that cannot be beat.

We look forward to hearing about your new project and encourage you to visit with any of our past clients in their own custom-built Ryley Construction home.


John Ryley was born and raised on Cape Cod and attended Cape Cod Academy from 3rd grade to his senior year eventually graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in finance and business administration.

Having grown up in New England, the passion for the ocean was far too much of a draw and John found himself moving home after graduation to briefly work as a financial analyst for a Bio-tech firm in Cambridge. After quickly realizing his true satisfaction came from the construction of tangible structures he pursued the craft of home building by working for a custom builder in Newport for the better part of a decade. Similar to Cape Cod, Newport has a rich architectural history and John was fortunate enough to enjoy employment as a lead carpenter, then site supervisor, and ultimately a project manager for a GC working on countless waterfront estates and custom builds.

After the birth of his first son Samuel, John knew it was time to start his own business and to pursue his craft in the very place he was born, Cape Cod.

Ryley Construction has established its home base office in the heart of Osterville and has recently expanded its operations to a larger more efficient space complete with examples of our fine woodworking and a comprehensive display of past projects.

Ryley construction employs a team of carpenters, site supervisors as well as an office staff complete with an estimating team and financial tracking department. We also sub-contract to a depth of tradesmen who have been vetted through project trials and who continue to collaborate with us on every home.

To begin the process of your custom build or renovation, call us to schedule your FREE estimate at (508) 419-1901.

To begin the process of your custom build or renovation, call us to schedule your FREE estimate at (508) 419-1901.

“Having worked with a number of general contractors on Cape Cod in the past, John’s approach to high end construction, utilizing the kind of transparent budgeting practices one might find in a nationwide homebuilders, puts Ryley Construction at a level above most southeastern Massachusetts operations in my experience.”


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