Ryan Vucina has spent more than a decade as Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction in Pacific Grove, California. An active individual and former high school athlete, Ryan Vucina has ranked fourth nationally in competitive judo.
The martial art of judo is built on a foundation of respect and ethics. Each individual is expected to demonstrate proper dojo etiquette at all times, particularly through the ancient art of bowing. In judo, the bow is a show of ultimate respect. Students are expected to bow to their sensei upon entering and exiting the dojo. The instructor receives further respect at the start and end of every session. A class of judo students, as well as the instructor, may additionally bow before and after class to the area of the dojo in which any special awards or artifacts are kept. The bow can also be used as a sign of thanks or gratitude, generally to the teacher but also toward one another.
Students more commonly exchange bows before a sparring session. Again, bows take place both before and after the session. Bows are even more important ahead of an official judo contest. On these occasions, students use bows to display respect not only for one another, but for the art of judo as a whole and as an act of fairness and sportsmanship.
A graduate of Monterey Peninsula College with a business-management degree, Ryan Vucina is the Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., in Pacific Grove, California. In this role, he oversees residential mixed-use construction for multi-million-dollar projects throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Ryan Vucina earned an award for preserving a historical building called the Green Mansion, which was home to the first Boy Scout headquarters in the United States.
The preservation of historic buildings is essential to understanding national heritage and identity. The process values the original purpose of a building and aims to retain its character and community significance. Preserving a historic building or neighborhood can also help revitalize a deteriorating area and attract investment, providing jobs for local residents and attracting tourists.
As well as maintaining the historic value of a structure, preservation is an environmentally friendly practice that recycles building materials and reduces the waste associated with new construction.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.