After 36 years in business, Ramtech has pursued getting the “Ramtech” name registered with the United States Trademark Office, whenever the name is used in the context of modular buildings or modular construction. After a long, arduous and expensive process, we were granted Registration Number 5,315,557. The registration was issued on October 24, 2017. You may ask, “Why wait 36 years to get your name registered?” The answer is that up until this time, the Ramtech name has never been used in an advertisement by our competition.
Last year, a competitor of Ramtech initiated a pay-per-click campaign where whenever someone searched “Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.”, an ad would pop up asking the question, “Looking for Ramtech?, Try__________”. We view this campaign as a deliberate attempt to confuse and divert potential customers that are specifically searching for Ramtech, to go to another site. This approach to marketing lies within an ethical grey area that we won’t condone and would never practice ourselves; therefore, we feel we must do whatever possible to counter the efforts of that competitor. Our belief is that by registering the Ramtech name, potentially misleading campaigns such as this that use our own brand against us will be taken down by Google and Bing.
Ramtech abides by the Modular Building Institute’s Code of Ethics as well as the Code of Ethics prescribed by the Better Business Bureau, achieving the rating of A+ with the BBB. Since 1982 we’ve thrived under the same ownership and management team. We’ve never been removed from a project, never had our bonding company intervene in the completion of a project, never filed bankruptcy, and have never faced litigation associated with a construction project or the running of our company. These are claims that very few in the construction industry could make, and they are the cornerstone for a reputation and brand name that we’re proud of and will make every effort to protect.
To our friends in the modular industry, we encourage you to run a search using your company’s full name to see if this same ad campaign is being employed against you. Many of you will be surprised. If so, I encourage you to consult legal counsel and confront this company in an effort to stop this practice.
We are pleased to announce that Matt Slataper has joined Ramtech in the role of Vice President. Matt comes to Ramtech from the Houston area where he served as a Vice President in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division. In his new role at Ramtech, he will bring his experience to all areas of Ramtech’s operations with a particular focus on business development. Matt joins Ramtech at a pivotal time as we seek to grow our pier and beam and slab-on-grade permanent modular construction business. Matt’s experience, perspective, and business acumen will be essential as we move forward to position the company for growth in new markets and by expanding our product offerings and developing strategic partnerships. Matt has spent the last 12 years in finance, most recently focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory within the oil and gas sector. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife Tiffany have two children and plan to relocate from Houston to the west side of the Metroplex.
The Mansfield Chamber Of Commerce’s recently added a 30-second corporate video produced for Ramtech to their corporate website. Developed in association with Rochester, New York-based CGI Communications, the video highlights Ramtech’s design-build capabilities and our three types of construction for relocatable modular buildings, and pier and beam and slab on grade permanent modular construction. Ramtech was fortunate to have had the Denver International Airport all-steel construction project online during the time the video was shot. Additionally, Ramtech employees and several finished photos of our more prominent projects were also used in the CGI narrated video. CGI Communications has an extensive track record of developing corporate videos as part of their Community Video Project, a program designed to streamline communication and strengthen communities through local economic development corporations and chambers of commerce throughout the country. The program provides, at no cost to the municipality, complete production services including script writing, filming, editing, music and voiceovers, as well as hosting and streaming of all the video content.
Ramtech Building Systems, Mansfield, TX has announced that the company has completed work on a new 2,880 square foot permanent modular building for Payne Auto Group. The new prefabricated building will be used as a pre-owned sales center at the auto dealership’s Harlingen, Texas location. An identical building is also planned for the company’s Edinburg, Texas location, along with two other permanent modular buildings slated for the dealership’s Mission and Brownsville Mitsubishi Dealerships. Using permanent modular construction with a concrete stem wall and grade beam foundation system, the latter two buildings will also function as showrooms with the capability to park two to three cars inside the buildings.
In late April Ramtech joined the Better Business Bureau and was immediately granted an Accredited Business Certification with an A+ rating. In Ramtech’s 35 year history, the BBB has yet to field a single compliant on Ramtech. This information was provided by the BBB at the time of the application and was astonishing to our business advisor considering Ramtech’s tenure and the litigious nature of the construction industry.
While this may be amazing to an outsider, it comes as no surprise to us. Our culture from day-one has been to “do-it-right” and exceed the customer’s expectations. In the commercial modular building industry, few companies have this outstanding track record. Whether it be Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) or relocatable buildings for education, government, medical or commercial applications, Ramtech’s team of designers, production associates as well as our construction group are poised to continue our sterling record of customer satisfaction.
Ramtech Awarded Modular Building Contract For Denver International Airport Terminal Expansion Project
Ramtech has been selected by the Denver International Airport to build a 38,920 square foot facility as part of the second phase of an upgrade to the airport’s Concourse A Commuter Facility. Ramtech worked with Wong Strauch Architects, PC in a design assist role on developing the Type-IIb modular structure. Ramtech will be responsible for the core and shell construction, including the exterior walls, doors, windows, the interior walls with gypsum board, required shear walls, complete floor and ceiling assemblies, and all the exterior wall and floor penetrations for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems required for the phase 2B work. Ramtech will also be responsible for the installation of the building which will be set on a pier foundation. The building will be built as a co-op effort with Ramtech and other local general contractors. RMD manufacturing will begin construction of the building the first week of May, with the module deliveries to the site starting in early June. The airport plans to use the new modular terminal for a minimum of 5 to 10 years while the permanent expansion of the airport’s Terminal A is developed.
Ramtech Wins Three Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’s 2017 World of Modular Convention
Ramtech won three coveted Awards of Distinction honors at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular convention and trade show held in Tucson, Arizona on March 20. Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Education category for the modular school campus we built for the Deweyville Independent School District that replaced the school district’s elementary school which was destroyed during the flooding in March of 2016. The relocatable modular project included eight standard portable classroom buildings, an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building, a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility, and a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service commercial kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students. Ramtech also received a first place affiliate award in the Permanent Healthcare category for the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center for Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Ramtech was the manufacturer and installer of the 14,700 square foot modular medical clinic for the Black Diamond Group, the contractor for the project. (more…)
Ramtech is pleased to announce that Kyle Kelley has joined RBS’s project management group to assist in all service and repair work on all Ramtech-built modular buildings. Kyle has spent 17 years working for RMD, the manufacturing division of Ramtech, in all of the plant’s departments with a majority of his time in plumbing where he earned a Texas journeyman’s plumbing license. Kyle will assist the construction superintendents on specific job sites when there are tasks that don’t fall under the subcontractors scope of work, and he will also perform pre-start site visits when applicable to help the project managers determine what equipment, personnel, and pricing will be needed for smaller construction jobs. He will report to Randy Van Zandt, Ramtech’s V.P. of Construction. Please join us in welcoming Kyle to the RBS team.
Ramtech will once again be entering two modular building entries into this year’s Awards of Distinction program at the Modular Building Institute’s World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa March 17-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Ramtech will look to build on last year’s win for the University Of Texas Dallas teaching labs project by entering modular construction projects in both the Relocatable Modular and Permanent Modular categories in this year’s competition. The 31,752 square foot Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility that we built for Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has been entered in the Permanent Institutional or Assembly Category, while the temporary modular school campus completed for Deweyville Independent School District was placed in the Relocatable Education category. Ramtech will also be entering in the Marketing Multimedia category, our recently completed time-lapse video of the CCA project that visually demonstrates the Floorless Permanent Modular Construction process. (more…)
Ramtech is pleased to announce that Carl Crisp has joined our project management group as a site superintendent. Carl comes to Ramtech with over 16 years of extensive experience working in several aspects of the commercial modular construction industry. Carl began his career with Archer Daniels Midland in Kansas working with industrial coatings and hazmat related activities. In 2000 he joined Resun Leasing, at the time one of the country’s largest modular leasing companies. As a site supervisor for Resun he worked on the modular school building phase of the multiyear rebuilding project for the Houston Independent School District, along with several projects associated with the rebuilding efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, the Pelican Bay Super Max prison in California, and as a site inspector of the modular buildings that were used during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. In 2007 Carl then joined Satellite Shelters’ Houston branch office as the operations manager where he was responsible for overseeing the fleet operations in three Texas locations and one in Louisiana. In his tenure at Satellite he was responsible for the installation of over 70% of the modules used in the build-out of ExxonMobil’s headquarters facility in Spring, Texas. Carl is a native of Galveston, Texas where he lived for several years prior to starting his career. Carl will report to Randy Van Zandt, Ramtech’s Vice President Construction and is currently overseeing the finish out of the Deweyville ISD project. Please join us in welcoming Carl to the Ramtech team.