OUR TEAM
Experience. Excellence. Attention to detail. 

At RTH Building Company, we take pride in each home we build… and the relationship we form with you, our client. Based in the heart of Montclair, we are true builders with over two decades of experience woven throughout the communities of Northern New Jersey. Our talented in-house crew is all our own, allowing us to deliver projects efficiently, without outsourcing. 

 

Much of our work emerges from our network of referrals; top-tier architects and designers, or friends of satisfied clients we’ve already built homes for. 

 

Taking on a select few projects per year allows us to pay close attention to the needs of each client. We easily adapt to the normal shifts and challenges that arise with every build while staying on schedule.

 

From the first meeting to the day you step into your finished house, our top priority is understanding and executing the wants and needs of you, our client. 

 

Reach out to set up a meeting and discuss the plan to build your vision into a reality.

Ryan Hodgson
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ryan Hodgson brings a matchless depth of knowledge and commitment to each project RTH takes on. 

 

With two decades of experience, Ryan’s expertise was forged in the Manhattan luxury residential market. In 2006, he returned to found RTH Building Company in his homeland of Northern New Jersey.

 

Early in his career, Ryan achieved mastery in construction management at Bovis Lend Lease, one of the world’s leading project management and construction companies. He further refined his skills in luxury residential projects throughout Manhattan. 

 

The demands of the New York City market sharpened Ryan’s techniques and attuned him to the details that make for overall excellence. He gleaned that what’s behind the walls is just as important as the surface finishes. This inside-out perfectionism is a hallmark of RTH homes.

 

Passionate about the communities and lifestyle in Northern New Jersey, Ryan has become a trusted source for the highest quality renovations and new builds in the area. Many of RTH’s clientele arrive via word-of-mouth through the recommendation of other satisfied clients.

 

Ryan manages all RTH business operations and personally oversees every project. His down-to-earth demeanor makes for a smooth, connected building process start to finish.

Taylor Gulbins
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Taylor Gulbins has a hawk-eye for details, an affinity for client relations, and will not back down until the RTH standard is met. 

 

In 2017 Taylor joined the RTH team as managing director to uphold growing demand and streamline operations. In addition to providing ongoing client support, he handles project management and operational business initiatives.

 

Previously Taylor worked as Manager of Finance and Operations for the US Masters Residential Property Fund, a billion-dollar Australian REIT that focused on high-end brownstone & townhouse renovations in New York City.

 

Taylor thrives when handling organizational details on a variety of projects, from the simple to the complex. He is inspired by the opportunity to build clients’ dream homes each and every day.

William Barry
PROJECT MANAGER

Will has been professionally immersed in the field of construction as a carpenter, supervisor, or project manager since high school. At RTH, he manages the day to day operations of a variety of tasks, from conception to completion of each build. 

 

Developing plans, solving problems, and seeing results in real-time are gratifying aspects of each job for Will. With in-depth knowledge of all phases of residential construction and PMP guidelines, his oversight is an asset to every project.

 

Daily, Will handles quality control, workflow coordination, and task scheduling for RTH team members and subcontractors. With an impeccable standard for excellence and intuitive sense for design, his oversight is an asset to each new home RTH creates.

Andrew Leib
PROJECT MANAGER

Andrew is a proud third-generation contractor, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. With over 20 years of building experience, he is well-versed in construction theory and execution. 

 

With his finger on the pulse of modern construction trends, Andrew brings fresh eyes to each project - implementing novel techniques where appropriate and ensuring the flawless installation of new materials. One of Andrew's super-skills is his ability to foresee and adjust for problems before they arise.

 

Daily, Andrew coordinates trades on and offsite, arranges for material deliveries, ensures completion targets are met, and oversees each detail of the architect's vision coming to life. With practical knowledge of a variety of trades, he collaborates effectively with each team member on the job.

 

The most rewarding part of Andrew's work is the look on a client's face when they see their completed project for the first time.

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