Meet Ryan Seitz of Kolbi Pipe Marker Co.

Get to know Ryan, a new member of the EFBC, who joined us in 2022.

Kolbi Pipe Marker Co.
Founded: 1970

Location: Schaumburg, IL
Forum: Flex Forum

Tell us about your career leading up to where you are now:
I have degrees in construction management and architecture, which led me to working for a large general contractor specializing in high rise residential construction in Chicago. After working six years at that company, the most recent project burned me out. I was working every day during business hours, getting calls every night, and working most weekends for around six months, with little support from upper management. I decided I was leaving the company and was between find a role still within architecture working on an ownership / developer role and joining the family business, Kolbi Pipe Marker Co. I joined Kolbi three and a half years ago and have never looked back.

What do you like most about what you do?
I love being able to implement suggestions my team comes to me with to move the business forward, whether it be new equipment, software, or physical processes.

How did you hear about the EFBC?
I heard about EFBC from my father, who suggested I join. He has been attending events and engaging with the community for years now, without having been an official member.

Why did you join, and what do you hope to gain from your membership?
I joined after hearing about the Flex Forum. I was reluctant to join full forum due to the time commitments and have loved being a part of Flex Forum since August. Being part of this sincere group of professionals open to sharing their experiences has been very impactful from both a personal and business related standpoint.

Join us in welcoming Ryan to the EFBC community.