Sundra Ryce

Sundra Ryce Sundra Ryce established SLR Contracting & Services Company, Inc. in 1996 to provide quality work and exemplary customer service in the construction industry. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, SLR is a progressive and growing general construction company specializing in commercial construction, construction management, design-build and safety and risk management services. Under Ms. Ryce’s leadership, SLR has developed into an innovative and competitive construction company. Ms. Ryce oversees all functions of the business including construction operations, strategic planning, sales and marketing, human resources, customer service, finance and negotiations. The company’s motto is “Experience The Difference.” Ms. Ryce has expanded the company to provide construction services covering many geographical regions. Ms. Ryce was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in a family construction business. She views the construction industry as a great business opportunity for entrepreneurs. Ms. Ryce received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and earned a Master of Science Degree in Education from Medaille College, Buffalo, New York. Ms. Ryce serves on the Buffalo State College Foundation Advisory Committee and is a Trustee on the Amherst Chamber of Commerce board. Ms. Ryce formerly served as Trustee on the Great Lakes Health and Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences boards. Sundra Ryce is a motivational speaker, author, and leadership coach who shares her vision, creativity and business acumen through keynote addresses, seminars and books. She was invited to the U.S. Capitol to address the U.S. House of Representatives and Black Enterprise Magazine has named her company one of the Nation’s Top 100 Largest Black Businesses. Sundra’s favorite motivational quote is “What would you attempt to do if you knew that you could not fail?” (author unknown). Ms. Ryce and SLR have received numerous awards and recognition including:  2012 – “Rising Stars 40 & Under The Next Generation of Women of Power Black Enterprise Magazine  2012 – SLR ranked No. 98 of the Nation’s Top 100 Largest Black Businesses Black Enterprise Magazine  2011 – SLR ranked No. 87 of the Nation’s Top 100 Largest Black Businesses Black Enterprise Magazine  2011 – SLR ranked No. 7 of Top General Contractors Buffalo Business First Magazine 2009 – Received the SBA National 8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year Award, Washington, D.C.  2008 – SLR ranked No. 6 of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies in America by ICIC and Inc. Magazine

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