Bridges MR was founded after years of experiencing working with clients who did not have a fully integrated team. Gregory and Michael noticed that there were one major problem with the client experience.
- Disjointed Team amongst Architects, Designers and General Contractor which leads to a lack of communications.
- Communications: Because the team is not used to working together client experience and relationship is far from the best.
- Over 30 years of building
- Hands-on Experience: Framing, Plumbing Stone Fabrications
- Owned and operated tile and stone, electrical and masonry contracting companies.
- Designed and built custom temperature controlled wine rooms
- Interior and hotel design
- Research and Development Background in Biotech and Computer Science
Gregory Ryczkowski –Cofounder, Principal
Greg Ryczkowski leads the construction operations. He built his first business venture, a 2,000 sq. ft. wrestling sport club, at the age of 21. He had just finished at Civil Engineering Technical School and was continuing his education at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland. Due to the political situation in 1986, he was forced to leave Poland for the U.S. via Paris. He arrived in the U.S. with nothing and started as a Masonry contractor setting tile and stone while taking English and business classes in accounting, law, and taxation. Two years later, he bought his first house in Hayward and opened his stone fabrication business, Marble and Stone Works. He had numerous successes in selling two stone companies and a Polish restaurant. During this period, Greg moved to Palo Alto to buy his first rental property and to start his general contracting company. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as a Mortgage Broker at Bankers Preferred to better understand real estate financing. His goal has been always to educate himself to be a sophisticated real estate investor and builder to best serve his partners, clients and investors.
Michael Mok -Cofounder, Principal
Michael Mok leads the day-to-day operations and business management. As the past Vice President of Artistic Stone Kitchen and Bath, he led the company to win recognition as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing businesses in 2008. He was responsible for all aspects of business management including strategy, vendor management, partnerships, hiring and firing contractors and sales team. He was the former board member for NARI Silicon Valley for 3 years. His previous career was in biotechnology. Michael co-invented 5 patents in stem cells and gene therapy related to diagnostics and production. He worked full-time in biotech while he earned his MBA from Santa Clara University and funded part of his undergrad degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz by trading stocks and working for a biotech company. In 2009, Michael started investing in real estate buying rental properties in California. He grew up in Palo Alto and attended Palo Alto High School.
Rich Mathers – General Contractor –Advisor
Rich brings the heart and soul of Rich Mathers Construction to Bridges MR, his attention to quality and detail, and a refreshing transparency and integrity to every project. With over 30 years experience in construction and hands-on experience in carpentry, Rich stays closely involved in all phases of your project, providing you with timely updates and open communication every step of the way. In his spare time, you’ll find Rich improving his single-digit golf handicap, riding his KTM motorcycle, or traveling with family and friends.
Peter Ryczkowski – General Contractor
Peter Ryczkowski has worked in construction since 1998. Starting out as a stone and tile installer. With job sites often not being ready, Peter took on more active roles including plumbing and cabinet installation. In 2002, due to demand, he added general contractor classification to the license. After over a decade working sites, he now supervises and creates designs. Using the experience of being a laborer and knowledge of codes, he combines it with his design expertise he gained at AAU. Often creating drawings by hand and in CAD. He studied at San Jose State University and Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is currently getting a second degree in Civil Engineering.
Leszek Lyszczarz – Project Manager – Construction
Leszek is a meticulous project manager who started his career in the stone and tile industry for over 20 years. He is in charge of day to day job site operations to ensure the team passes the city and county inspections. He knows how to troubleshoot installation issues when they arise.