It Started Nearly 100 Years Ago




While Patrick J. Ruane, Inc. was originally begun in San Francisco,


today the company is located in South San Francisco, but it all started


nearly a century ago when two brothers set off for America from their


native Ireland.



Patrick and his brother Malachy, the father of Jim Ruane who leads the


company today, arrived in San Francisco in the early 1900's. The


brothers joined the Plasterers' and Shophands' Local Union 66 and began


the learning process that would take them on a journey where they would


have a hand in building projects that were destined to become


architectural classics across the San Francisco landscape including the San Francisco Veteran's War Memorial Building


and the War Memorial Opera Building as well as city icons like Coit Tower, a landmark recognized around the world, where


Jim's dad was the plastering foreman.



In 1940 the brothers set out on their own. Patrick founded Patrick J. Ruane Plastering where his brother Malachy joined


him as a plasterer and rose to the position of plastering superintendent, eventually acquiring the company in the early


1960's. Today, under Jim's leadership the company employs a work force of artisans, craftsmen and support staff to tackle


new projects using the time honored techniques of the past to keep and restore classic buildings while utilizing the latest


processes needed to create today's modern masterpieces.




283 WATTIS WAY SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94080-6715 650 616-7676 FAX 650 616-4750 2014 PATRICK J. RUANE, INC.