Meet an Owner – Lucas Ball
meet an owner
meet an owner
Ramaker is a 100% employee-owned company! Our owners have worked tirelessly to complete thousands of projects internationally – from water parks to hotels, to cemeteries, to telecommunications – and much, much more! We believe our owners are what makes Ramaker so great, so read below to learn more about one of our amazing owners!
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Southwest Milwaukee suburbs (West Allis, Hales Corners, Franklin)
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
I’ve been married to my wife, Lori, for 14 years. We have 2 boys, Wesley (10) and Preston (9). We also have 2 dogs, both rescues. Luna is mostly a Golden Retriever/Husky Mix. Molly is a mix of so many, that there isn’t one dominant breed in her.
WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL, AND WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE IN?
I have a degree in CAD Drafting from Herzing.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities (running, hiking, ice skating on ponds/lakes/etc., skiing is the newest one). I also enjoy live music (including my kids jamming in the basement), movies, good TV, and video games.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT RAMAKER AN HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED HERE?
My role is Telecom Design Manager. I have worked at Ramaker for 16 years.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT RAMAKER?
I love the diversity of the company itself. I have been able to work with so many different departments within the company and have been able to introduce some of them to the Telecom department.
WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT HAS SURPRISED YOU ABOUT YOUR CHOSEN CAREER PATH?
When I started at Ramaker, I was drafting part-time in GIS, finishing school, and working nearly full time in a retail job. I never anticipated that something that started out as a part-time job would become my career. I am grateful to work in a place that never hesitated to allow me to make life adjustments and keep advancing.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION?
A spot for spot recreation of the trip where I met my wife. We both attended a French class trip in high school (we did not know each other, at the time) to France and Italy. It was a whirlwind then, and I’m pretty sure we missed a lot of the chances to take in a lot of the Italy half after we started talking to each other.