Compass Team

Meet the people that make Compass Constructors 

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Allan Arias

Chief Executive Officer

Allan was born in Costa Rica where he worked on the family farm at a young age, which taught him how to work hard. He has always had a strong entrepreneurial mind and a lot of ambition. In 1994 he came to the United States where he started his construction career.

At age 22 he started his first construction company in Kansas City, specializing in structure and metal framing, which was part of some major construction projects in Kansas City. When the economy crashed in 2008 he chose to cut his losses and closed the company. He went to work for the railroad as a Project Manager, where he oversaw a crew that installed underground diesel lines and service stations. He loved working in the Industrial Construction Market, but it was time to again live his passion, which was business ownership.

Allan is very much a forward thinker and goes after what he wants for his future and the future of his family, so in 2012, Compass Constructors was born. The company has had a lot of accomplishments and growth, but the real accomplishment is what he is able to teach his team and community. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) and a recent graduate of the Stanford University Latino Business Action Network.

Being and immigrant he knows the day to day struggles of what it takes, not only live in another country, but to be successful in another country. With his passion and drive to become successful, he will not allow any obstacle will get in his way.

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Andrew Christ

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew V. Christ was born in Missouri and lived most of his life in the Kansas City Area. He graduated from Blue Valley High School in 2004 and attended Kansas State University from 2004 – 2008. Andrew graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management. He then worked for a couple large local General Contracting and Roofing firms before starting the next part of his career with Compass Constructors.

He is the President of the American Subcontractors Association of Greater Kansas City and is also a Board Member of the National Organization of the American Subcontractors Association. Through these organizations, he is very much involved with governmental advocacy as it pertains to subcontractors. Andrew holds license as a Class A General Contractor and International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Building Inspector.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, three young boys, and two hunting dogs. He enjoys anything outdoors including hunting, fishing, or playing recreational sports.


Jody Sims

Office Manager

Jody Sims joined Compass Constructors as the Office Manager in January 2021. She has over 20 years of experience managing complex business accounts for roofing manufacturers, roofing contractors, and general contractors in the Kansas City area.  Jody has a remarkable eye for detail and compliance that keeps our records organized and current.  Outside of the office, Jody enjoys spending time with her family and fishing. 

Ryan Minnick

Ryan Minnick

Service Manager

Ryan Minnick is a Kansas City, Missouri native and graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1995. After high school he continued some education with Maple Woods and traveled with other career interests in customer service, management, and leadership. Ryan won many awards for outstanding performance in customer service, sales, and leadership with the previous employers. Ryan got introduced into the commercial roofing industry in 2010 and never looked back. He started with a roofing contractor in KC who was small at that time performing around 3-5 million in revenue annually. Ryan worked for 12 years with that same Roofing Contractor as they grew and allowed opportunities for him to work in various leadership roles until ending his career for the last 6 years developing and growing the Service Department as their Director of Service. Over the years with that previous roofing firm Ryan was able to be a part of the growth as they consistently grew each year making the list of the top 100 roofing contractors in the United States for the past few years. Ryan started in the field and learned how to inspect roofs, complete various roofing applications and repairs, run crews, and diagnose leaks. Ryan’s experience and care with customer & employee communication, management of systems, and leadership of teams has given him an opportunity to continue to help people learn and grow within an industry perspective providing quality service to clients and building lasting relationships. Ryan enjoys learning new things relating to all things roofing and passing that knowledge off to everyone he works with in assisting with offering the best possible training or solutions for their roofing needs.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and traveling with his wife, and their youngest of 5 children. He enjoys seeing his youngest son playing football and spending time with all his children whenever possible. Ryan and his wife have 2 older sons and 2 older daughters that are either off to college or pursuing careers which gives him and his wife and their youngest an excuse to travel.

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Ryan Hendrickson

Project Manager/Estimator

Ryan Hendrickson was born in Kansas and has lived in the rural areas of this state all his life. Ryan graduated from Paola High School in 2002. From high school Ryan began working in the roofing industry. Ryan’s years of experience were developed by performing the work. After gaining experience in the field by helping with roof installations, repairs, and eventually running crews, and service trucks, Ryan’s experience allowed for more opportunities to advance in the industry. Ryan began estimating repairs and full roof replacements and learned roofing types and systems even more intricately to utilize in his estimating.

In Ryan’s recent roofing firm that he worked with for 12 years he estimated full roof replacements and consulted customers with the best maintenance and repair options according to their needs. Ryan is a firm believer in providing honest service in regard to roofing decisions for people. His experience with roof evaluations working with one firm from coast to coast has also been able to allow him to offer more value to everyone he works with. Ryan brings to the team 20+ years of roofing experience and a team player mentality that complements the rest of the team.

Ryan’s past few years have been focused primarily on DOD & DOE projects in which he has developed good relationships with his ownership of projects to assure they go as smoothly as possible for the client relationships first. Ryan is a member of IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants). Through this organization, he has obtained his RRO (Registered Roof Observer) Certification. He is also in pursuit of his RRC (Registered Roof Consultant) Certification.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his daughters and friends. His daughters play competitive softball in the Kansas City area. Ryan enjoys the memories he’s made as they were younger coaching their teams. In any free time, Ryan gets he tries to enjoy getting outdoors to camp, hunt, fish, and play sports.

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Maria Garcia

Executive Assistant

Maria comes with over 14 years of executive assistance experience including accounting, tax preparation, and payroll. She is taking the role of executive assistant supporting Jody, our chief executive office manager.

Maria has been an amazing addition to the Compass family and we are proud to add her to our growing team!

Maria’s focus is on customer service and business permit management; looking for the best ways to help run a business.

Maria will always welcome you with a warm smile and give you the best possible treatment. The passion for her work has led her to the continuous search for knowledge to keep up with the constant changes in the market and government updates.

Maria grew up in Los Angeles CA and moved to Kansas 20 years ago. Maria has 3 amazing kids with whom she enjoys spending her free time with between soccer games, shopping, or just taking a walk in the park with her kids.

Maria works hard everyday to give her kids everything they need but especially trying to be a good example and to raise them to be the best they can be.