New Construction


Metal Buildings

Specialty Projects


In business since 1986, Riley Construction is a full service Commercial General Contractor.  We provide pre-construction planning, budgeting and estimating, general contract construction services.  We employ full time superintendents and project managers that control the budget and schedule of a project from conception to completion.


For over 30 years, Riley has been self performing our work.  From Concrete Work to Metal Building Systems Erection, to Carpentry, both Rough and Finish.
We Maintain a staff of quality employees to build your project.


At Riley Construction we hang our hats on Value Engineering.  Most, if not all of our clients come to us because of our experience.... That experience leads to our knowledge of construction practices...We help clients get what they want and need, within their budget.  We consider Construction methods, material options and practical approaches, while working with Architects and Engineers to get the best value for our clients.


We believe that collaboration is a fundamental key to the success of our projects.


We compete fairly and professionally in a competitive environment.  We promote honesty and the highest ethical standards in all of our relationships.  Our business is based on trust.


We take pride in striving to be the best in everything we do, while realizing that excellence is a pursuit.

Work Ethic

A strong work ethic is the core to our culture.  We take pride in doing whatever it takes to get the job done right.


We value our employees and our customers.  With dignity and respect, we will acknowledge the different perspectives, feelings and contributions that each individual brings to the work place and the project.


We set high performance expectations and are responsible for the quality of our work and the results we achieve as individuals, as team members and as a company.


Our Commitment to Safety is a top priority.  We continually train our team on ways to protect our people and projects.  We are committed to the highest standards of safety.


The design-build team and the owner are in this together.

They each have the same goal –to complete a successful project that meets or exceeds the owner’s expectations. When teams encounter challenges on a project (and there are always challenges), pointing fingers is not an option. Instead, everyone rolls up their sleeves and works on solutions together.

Total Accountability

One entity, the design-builder, is accountable for the entire project.

Including how the end result looks, how much it costs, and how quickly it is completed. There is a tremendous advantage to working with architects who can think like builders and builders who can think like architects, but design-build is a commitment. A firm must be dedicated to the design-build process to ensure high-quality results and 100% customer satisfaction.


A design-build firm is involved in the project from start to finish.

From development, design, pricing, procurement to construction, this adds an inherent efficiency and effectiveness to the process. The chance of items being overlooked is greatly diminished.


Design-build teams bring expertise in both fields: design and construction.

The team should include designers and contractors with design build experience that understand pricing, sequencing, and how buildings come together. Expert design-build teams are knowledgeable of general construction and have strong, lasting partnerships with reliable subcontractors.

Professional Guides

The design-builder acts as a trusted advisor to owners throughout the entire process.

We have all heard the stories of design and construction getting out of hand and messy. However, design and construction should not be chaotic or stressful. The design-builder acts as a trusted advisor to owners throughout the entire process, guiding the way to the best possible outcome. Design-build refines a process from beginning to end and manages the chaos into orderly steps.

Owner Involvement

By being invested in the process, owners can guarantee that their goals will be achieved.

Design-build operates under the premise that the owner actually wants to be an active participant in the design and construction of their building. By being involved in the process, owners can guarantee that their goals will be accomplished and that their wishes will be achieved. Such an involvement gives owners a lasting sense of pride in their building.


The team is there to empower and collaborate.

Design-build cuts out the big egos so common in the design industry. Design and Construction are on in the same In design-build, while the owner retains total control over the project, The team is there to empower and collaborate with them.


The best partnerships work not because people say what everyone wants to hear, but because they say what everyone needs to hear.

Design-build is transparent because owners understand the process and know what is going on at all times. Through clear communication, the project can be completed successfully for both owner and design-builder.

Time Savings

Design and construction involve managing multiple timelines that need daily coordination.

Design-build creates opportunities for owners to contemplate major decisions, ask questions and consider their options. Anything the team can do to avoid taking steps backward is going to lead to better, faster and more cost-effective results. The design-build system is highly adaptive and responsive in the field.

Cost Savings

Design Build delivers the most effective cost.

By choosing Design Build, the team can utilize the 9 principles above to develop the most cost effective delivery cost.  Design fees are reduced by cutting the need for costly specifications and details. Construction costs are reduced by utilizing efficient construction methods and materials. Owner carrying costs are reduced by condensing construction time lines.

New Construction

Riley Construction can build anything you can dream....  

At Riley Construction, we are a construction company - plain and simple - We leave the glitzy stuff to the other guys, we hang our hard hats on Construction Experience, Building Knowledge, Problem Solving and good old fashion - Get It Done! We do the work to Build Relationships That Last!


Whether your facility needs repairs or a total upgrade....

Renovations take a special breed, that of which we are. We take pride in getting into the dirty parts of renovations that utilize our experience and knowledge of actual construction. We bring that experience to our owners to help them save money and keep old and existing structures alive and functional.

Metal Buildings

The only Optima Certified Erector in NE Kansas...

We are Varco Pruden Optima Roof Certified to provide your building a superior quality roof.  We are also Safety Certified in all aspects of Equipment Operation, Rigging and Hoisting and maintain a company EMR of well below 1.0.

Specialty Work

Our Experienced Staff can tackle many different and interesting things!

We take great pride in our carpenters abilities to tackle any project on all levels of difficulty.  Whether you have 100's of doors with complex hardware, schools full of millwork and accessories or 100+ year old wood, we have the guys for the job!

We've Been Around!

- Choose a Career with a company that has been around since 1986.

     We have a proven self performance record, with quality employees as a path for success.
     We offer competitive health insurance, benefits, paid time off, and compensation.
     We hire for the long term!

Be a name, not a number!

- Working with a smaller construction company gives you more opportunities.  

     Your career path is based on your individual performance.
     Opportunities for fast paced growth.
     Take on the challenge of responsibility.
     Learn new things.

Build your skills!

- Learn and Grow while earning a living.

     There is no more valuable experience than OJT!
     Take experience you already have and grow with a proven team.
     Start with little or no experience and learn new skills.
     We offer a variety of opportunities to learn different aspects of construction.

Contact Us Today!

Riley Construction invites you to come to us and fill out an application, bring a resume, and schedule an interview with our staff. We are an equal opportunity employer with a full pre-employment drug screening process.  We can discuss your qualifications and future in construction.

Wamego High School Peer Chamber

A high school student partnership between our local chamber businesses and Juniors/Seniors at Wamego HS.

Riley Construction provides leadership for our Peer Chamber community Service Projects, providing organization and coordination of projects within the Wamego Community, most recently the Wamego Library Storywalk, and Renovations of the Old Wamego Ball Fields!                                                  facebook@WHS Peer Chamber

Wamego 4th Grade Classroom to Career Partnership

A project connecting Wamego 4th Grade Classes with local businesses to expose them to careers in our respective industries.

Riley Construction partners with a 4th Grade class to bring Construction, Design and Engineering careers to the classroom.  We relate practical construction applications to some really fun kids projects. Each year, we bring STEM Projects to the classroom and have the kids visit our facility for some fun construction activities!

Skills USA of Kansas - Teamworks Competition

Student Team Building Challenge where students to work together to Build a Structure.

The Skills USA of Kansas Organization serves students enrolled in career and technical education programs across Kansas' High School and Technical Colleges.  The organization has an annual competition that Riley Construction Chairs and Organizes - TEAMWORKS -where a four student team builds a structure over a three day competition.                                                                                                          www.skillsusakansas.org

Wamego Chamber of Commerce

Riley Construction receives Wamego Impact Award.

At the 2019 Wamego Chamber Annual Dinner, Bryan and Wymetta Newell, received the Wamego Impact Award, recognizing the participation, not only in community construction projects, but many volunteer actvities. Thanks Wamego for the thoughful recognition!                                                                   www.wamegochamber.com


Our Team

We are extremely proud of our team of great people!  Contact us today so we can help you with your project.  No matter what type of project, we have the experience to get your job built safely, on time and on budget

Wymetta Newell

President / Accounting



Bryan Newell

Vice President / Business Development


*I started working on projects with my Dad as a kid, building things around the house. Worked my first construction, framing a house with our HS Principal, and was hooked on it ever since.

Which led me to KSU and Construction Science and Management. I worked for myself doing small jobs and working for builders all through school at KSU.

Outside of work I enjoy my kids and their activities, being able to see them grow and develop is very exciting. I like to spend time outdoors. I hunt and fish as much as I can. I also enjoy my part time cattle ranch operation. And keeping my old pick up running!

Brian Thompson

Project Manager / Estimating


*I went to college at Kansas State University for construction science. I enjoy working on historic restoration and renovation projects. It is rewarding to bring life back into old buildings and structures so the next generation can experience them.

I am a part time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. Being outdoors and traveling take up most of my free time. I also have 4 dogs to keep me even busier.

Brent Naylor

Project Manager / Estimating



Taylor Meagher

Project Coordinator



Adriane Austin

Accounting - AP/AR


*When I first graduated from K-State, I worked in public accounting for a few years as a financial auditor and tax return preparer for many different types of construction companies. Construction accounting is definitely a unique type of accounting and it was always interesting to me. I left the work force to be a stay at home mom for several years, but when the opportunity to do accounting for Riley Construction came up, I was excited to return to the construction industry in a different capacity!

I live in Wamego with my husband of 21 years, Nick, and my two wonderful sons, Evan (14) and Nolan (10). Our family outings usually involve golf in one form or another, including lots of mini golf or afternoons at Topgolf. We are big KSU fans, so we enjoy taking in a few KSU sporting events throughout the year.

Ralph Lee

Job Superintendent


*I started working in construction when I was 18 years old. My father worked as a superintendent. I enjoy working on commercial doors, hardware and interior finishes. Outside of work I like woodworking projects, reading, hunting and fishing when I'm not busy doing projects around my home.

Tyler Hynek

Job Superintendent


*My father is a carpenter. I’ve been doing carpentry since an early age. Graduated from Kansas State University from the Dept. of Engineering in Construction Science & Management.

I like to work on any project where we are the GC where we are in charge of the project as a whole. I enjoy all aspects of these as I am involved from the below the ground & up!

I have a wife and one kid. When I’m not working on my own home I enjoy outdoors either hunting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, or just relaxing.

Alex Stubenhofer

Job Superintendent

Bryan Hauck

Job Superintendent

Andrew Beamer

Steel Building Crew Foreman

Tobey Eaton

Post Frame Crew Foreman
201 6th St
Wamego KS 66547 US

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