Ramaker Looks Forward to a Bright 2023

Ramaker employee-owners accept a 2022 Top Workplace award.

2022 brought back a renewed sense of optimism, giving Ramaker the opportunity to expand on innovations set in motion since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramaker’s architectural, engineering, and interior design teams have continued to pull together to address client concerns and find creative solutions. From offsetting rising material prices by redesigning project elements to keeping projects across the country on schedule by leveraging remote work and virtual meetings, the firm’s employee-owners have shown their resilience and resourcefulness.

In fact, the owner mindset has paid off. The Wisconsin State Journal named Ramaker one of the Madison area’s Top Workplaces in 2022.

We navigated a change in leadership. In April, Mike Pinske, a longtime employee-owner at Ramaker, transitioned to President & CEO.

We resumed our traditions of company picnics, team gatherings, holiday parties, and recreational sports.

And, most importantly, we did good work for our partners and fellow employee-owners.

As we enter 2023, Ramaker’s team is ready to build upon innovations from last year. However, before we can figure out where we’re going, we have to assess where we’re at. In this post, we’ll share highlights from 2022 and preview some of the things we’re looking forward to this year.


Taking stock after an exciting year at Ramaker


Designing competition pools. Performing hotel Property Improvement Plans. Partnering with waterpark owners to reinvent their indoor facilities. Completing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

In 2022, the Ramaker team invited new challenges and honed their expertise in the aquatics and recreation, cemetery, commercial development, hospitality, multifamily development, renewable energy, restaurant and retail, and telecommunications industries, further solidifying the firm’s position as a one-stop shop for architecture and engineering projects of all scopes and sizes.

Ramaker also demonstrated its commitment to the communities where the firm’s employee-owners live and work. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee announced the recipients of the third annual Ramaker’s 12 Days of Giving, which was introduced in 2020. Throughout December, Ramaker donated to food pantries and community outreach organizations that support local families.


Looking ahead to 2023


Ramaker enters 2023 with the same commitment to delivering high-quality work and building long-term relationships with clients. To illustrate this, explore what the firm has in store for 2023 below.

Ramaker partnered with the Deerfield Public Library to provide architectural design, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, MEP engineering, surveying, and environmental services for the library’s remodel and expansion. It’s slated to open in 2023.

Ramaker’s aquatics team is working on an exciting line-up of projects for 2023, including multiple waterpark expansion projects and several recreational pools.

Ramaker continues to solidify its presence in the renewables market, with several electric vehicle charging station projects slated for completion in early 2023.

Meanwhile, Ramaker is beginning cemetery software implementation projects for several large cemeteries. Examples include The City of Gainesville, FL, The City of Providence, RI, and Calvary Cemetery in Tacoma, WA.

Following the catastrophic hurricane Ian, construction is resuming at the Margaritaville Resort. Ramaker is providing architectural design and aquatic, MEP, and structural engineering services for the 254-room luxury hotel.[/vc_column_text]

What are your plans for 2023?

Since 1992, Ramaker has provided architectural design and engineering services for clients in the aquatics and recreation, cemetery, commercial development, hospitality, multifamily development, renewable energy, restaurant and retail, and telecommunications industries.

Planning a project? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Start a conversation with Ramaker today.