(DALLAS-September 10, 2018) Tella Firma Foundations, a construction-tech company, today announced that Ryan Goard has joined the company as its new President. Ryan previously ran various senior level sales roles in the construction products and manufacturing industries. His last role was in senior leadership at Contech Engineered Solutions,  a company that provides site solutions for engineers, contractors, architects and owners in heavy commercial projects.

“We are very excited to have Ryan take on this role at Tella Firma,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma Foundations. “Not only does Ryan have proven strategic sales and sales management experience in the commercial construction products industry, he also has a proven track record in building and leading teams to execute the company’s strategic vision.  He has the unique combination of talents that will help take the company to the next level.”

Fontaine, who previously acted as President, as well as CEO, will continue in the CEO role.

Goard spent the past twenty years in various sales management roles in the construction and manufacturing industries. In his past several roles, he held senior leadership positions that focused on building teams and increasing revenue. At Contech, he essentially began a start-up division within the company that diversified channels to market and provided better coverage for specific account types, increasing revenues significantly in each applied area.

“Tella Firma really is revolutionizing the building industry,” said Goard. “As the company continues to use innovation in numerous building formats, I welcome the opportunity to join this experienced leadership team and contribute to the success of such a dynamic company.”

The Tella Firma foundation system has been used by dozens of builders, with more than 1,300 foundations installed in commercial and residential projects and is backed by seven issued patents. Tella Firma foundations are designed to protect a building’s foundation from damaging active soil movement with a field-tested process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation using piers, creating a protective void between the ground and the foundation itself. This application isolates the slab from active soils and guards it from unexpected movement. Tella Firma’s solution is an environmentally friendly, green installation process that avoids the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil as part of construction.

About Tella Firma Foundations
Dallas-based Tella Firma is a construction technology firm that is revolutionizing the way foundations are built. Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin words meaning “strong castle or structure.” Foundations with the company’s product have been installed in residential and light commercial projects in Texas and Colorado, and the company continues to expand into new markets throughout the region. For additional information, visit tellafirma.com.