In 1982 Ramtech Modular Design began operations as a small modular dealership in Arlington, Texas. At the time there was a slow evolutionary change taking place in the modular industry, which up to that point was controlled by several large modular leasing companies. These leasing companies primarily purchased their product through a network of wholesale manufacturers, most of whom did not have the capability to design and build structures with a higher degree of sophistication which limited the types of projects we could pursue. Frustrated at the inability to get the kind of product that 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 relocatable and 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 relocatable commercial modular buildings. Ramtech executives also continue to serve and support the 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.
Project video narrated by Rev John Wilke, Senior Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The video was shot in the Church's preschool building, designed and constructed by Ramtech using traditional permanent modular construction. The 13,440 square foot 14 classroom facility provides additional space for a full-day preschool program which moved from the main church building. The building includes individual classrooms, office space, break room, and a common play area and worship room. The exterior incorporates a NICHIHA fiber-cement brick panel wainscot together with an elastomeric paint finish applied over HardiePanel.