Ryan Collard

Meet Ryan Collard. Ryan is owner of Handyman Ryan; you will see his beautiful red box van cruising around Bend on to his next mission. Ryan is the go-to /get-the-job-done man for almost any type of construction work. Get him on the books early because he could be the busiest guy in all of Bend!

Please tell us a little bit about your family. 

A: 5-year Bend resident from Alaska. Wife and I are both business owners.

Please tell us about your current career. What do you love most about what you do?

A: Residential and Commercial Handyman / Contractor. I love what I do, Bend has been great to work in and I never thought I would meet so many great people like I have, even transplants etc.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?

A: “Ariana is best in fine dining, Wild Rose for Thai food, Flatbread for family pizza, Kevista Coffee , and Cuban Kitchen for their Cubano sandwich.”

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?

A: “5 years.”

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?

A: “Gene Norton.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?

A: “Indonesia (surfing).”

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?

A: “None.”

Q: What advice would you give to people?

A: “You never know what’s around the corner.”

Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?

A: “Bend really roots for their small businesses, and good people promote other good people, which made something special here.”

Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would you meet for this lunch?

A: “Mathew Lillard.”

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?

A: “People are friendly and rarely ever rude.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

A: “Fine home building, interior decor contracting, home remodeling.”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?

A: “Rebuild 70’s motorcycle, build my own custom home.”

Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?

A: “Hip hop right now, my son sends me music and now I cant stop listening.”

Q: In hard times we can sometimes see and recognize greatness in those around us. Hard working. Positive attitudes. Helping on the front lines. Who is one of our local shining lights today?

A: “Gene Norton of Bend is someone I admire for so many reasons.”

Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?

A: “Crater lake is up there. Amazing.”

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?

A: “June, great weather with the whole summer ahead of you.”

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?

A: “People of Bend in general.”

Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?

A: “Fresh laundry, mountain air.”

Q: Who inspires you to be better?

A: “Michael Jordan.”

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