In 1982 Ramtech Modular Design began operations as a small modular dealership in Arlington, Texas. At the time there was a slow evolutionary change beginning to take place in the modular industry, which up to that point was controlled by several large modular leasing companies. These leasing companies primarily purchased their buildings through a network of wholesale manufacturers, most of which did not have the capabilities to design and build structures with a higher degree of sophistication. This market dynamic limited the types of projects that Ramtech could pursue. Frustrated at the inability to get the kind of product which was needed for more complex projects, Ramtech chose to transition into a direct sale manufacturer and opened its own modular manufacturing plant at the 20 acre site we presently occupy in Mansfield, Texas.
With the development of a manufacturing division, Ramtech was now able to tackle a broader and more sophisticated level of projects. Ramtech Modular Design was rebranded as Ramtech Building Systems, and within our first decade we were able to expand our manufacturing capacity three times. During this time we began to hire the best employees in the industry, many of whom are still with us today. This allowed us to become the premier commercial modular design, manufacturing, and construction company in the Southwest. Our mission was simple - stay profitable and remain financially strong, treat our employees well, and provide our customers with the best value-engineered permanent modular buildings available. This focus on the fundamentals not only helped Ramtech to succeed, but also helped facilitate the development of the modular industry as a whole.
Now in our fourth decade of operation with a resume of over 3,500 successfully completed projects, Ramtech continues to be a national leader and innovator in the development of prefabricated buildings. Our Accelerated Building System, a proprietary permanent construction process that combines a prefabricated structure with a conventional concrete slab foundation, has steadily gained acceptance by architects, large contractors, commercial entities, and institutional agencies as a faster and less costly alternative to standard site construction methods. Ramtech executives also continue to serve and support the state and national modular industry by serving on the Texas Industrial Building Code Council and in leadership positions with the Modular Building Institute, the industry's international trade association.
Video presentation explaining Ramtech's Accelerated Building System prefabricated construction process. The ABS method combines the best of off-site prefabrication and on-site construction techniques in order to produce a building faster and with less costs, but identical in the look, functionality and life expectancy of a completely site-built structure. Ramtech accomplishes this by setting factory assembled modular sections complete with attached ceilings and walls - but no floors - directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation. This allows the concrete slab to become the floor of the structure just like a site-built building. We then site-apply all of the exterior and interior finishes, enabling us to provide facilities faster and with less design and construction costs than site-built construction methods.