Corps Team

Corps Constructor’s management team provides uncompromising commitment to customers and employs integrity in all aspects of the job – from the relationship it forms with its customers and with its team of employees, and even beyond to its bond with subcontractors and suppliers. Providing clients with reliable solutions to complex (or even simple) building projects requires professional leaders who are driven to an uncommon duty to exceed the expected.

Corps Constructors meets that standard, offering skilled professionals with strong leadership abilities:

John Ryan Nader

President

A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, John Ryan served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this service, he showed dedication and commitment to excellence! As an Infantryman, John Ryan was selected as Forward Observer, facilitating and directing the Battalion’s indirect fire assets. As the team leader, he was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during the initial phase of that operation. Upon successful completion of that mission, he was promoted to Platoon Sergeant for the largest infantry platoon within the Battalion. John Ryan honorably completed his service to the Marine Corps in 2004 and returned to LSU to complete his construction management degree and utilizes the skills learned in the military, as well as from his classroom and job experience, to benefit clients daily.

While working on his degree, John Ryan expanded his knowledge with on-the-job experience as a construction intern at Buquet & LeBlanc. Upon graduation, John Ryan was asked to join the firm as an assistant project manager, and he successfully managed some of the past decade’s Keynote Projects in the area: the Hilton Hotel, downtown Baton Rouge; and, Staybridge Suites Hotel, near the LSU Campus. Always aspiring to lead his own business, John Ryan established Corps Constructors in 2010 and has continued to build relationships throughout the South Louisiana business community, helping his company become one of the area’s most respected businesses.

Early on, John Ryan understood that surrounding himself with successful, driven leaders was principal to taking Corps Constructors to an even higher level. He has further built his team with proven, effective team members, who share his work ethic, standards, and commitment. John Ryan has one daughter, Alyssa Brooke (5) .

Don Flowers

General Superintendent

Providing a vast history of effective leadership, Don is also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served as a Sergeant for over nine years, including service in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After completing his military service, Don independently managed many large scale projects and personnel within foreign countries – from Nigeria to Afghanistan and Iraq. Don’s ability to oversee operations and manage logistical requirements through the most challenging of projects makes him a unique and valuable asset. He provides rare and invaluable experience and benefits the project team leaders at Corps Constructors – and its clients, too! Don has two children, Miranda (19), and Landon (16)

Andy Aime

General Superintendent

With some of the most versed exposure in the industry and on the team, Andy provides veteran leadership through multiple divisions within the Corps Community.  With an extensive background in project based building construction, and as a fully vested Carpenter Journeyman, Andy has successfully led hundreds of millions of dollars of some of the most well known projects in the South Louisiana region.  As a Superintendent on the Staybridge Suites Hotel Project, Andy led over 55 different Subcontracting firms and up to 45 direct employee’s, totaling over 350 on-site personnel, all collaborating under his direction and supervision.  In addition to his comprehensive building experience, Andy has most recently led some of Baton Rouge’s most significant Heavy Highway and concrete construction projects, including the widening of Interstate I-10, and the Wards Creek Multi-Use Pathway projects which span between Bluebonnet Blvd and Siegen Lane.  Andy’s versatilitiy and seasoned experience has helped Corps Constructors achieve a much greater self performing capability to our customers.  Andy is married to the former Mrs. Dawn Sparks, and they have three children, David Lee, Kasandra, and Michael

Brandy Phelps

Controller

Brandy provides the highest level of Construction Accounting experience and expertise to the Corps Constructors Team.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University , Brandy has achieved over 15 years of valuable experience in the field from some of the most respected accounting firms operating within the Southeast region of the Country.  During that period, Brandy began to specialize in Construction Accounting, concentrating in the most critical areas of high volume construction operations.  Brandy specializes in Job Costing, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, Auditing, Purchase Orders, Trade Team Member Agreements, and the preparation & presentation of Construction specific Financial Statements.  Brandy works closely with Corps Constructors Administrative & Operational key leaders, as well as our skilled work force, ensuring and maintaining the successful day to day operational requirements of the company.  Additionally, Brandy’s relationship with Corps Constructors Bonding team is critical to the Company’s growth and stability, and her strict attention to detail is valued by all Corps Employee’s, Supporting Firms, and Trade Team members.  Brandy has one son, Jewel (10).