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The Dime Building

The six-story, 36,000 square-foot building located at 1265 Griswold, which was formally named the Bamlet Building, was erected in 1896 and borders the “Capital Park District” in downtown Detroit. The vacant building was purchased by Bedrock Real Estate Services in 2013; and renovations began shortly thereafter including a total interior and exterior facelift. The DIME (Detroit Institute of Music Education) now occupies in the newly revamped facility, a university styled music school where students study composition, performance, and a business curriculum. This once-abandoned eyesore has been transformed into a full-fledged musical learning center adding to the reemergence of Detroit’s cultural and art scene.


The DIME project presented a number of challenges. The most difficult could be attributed to the extremely aggressive schedule. Construction began in the spring of 2014 and students were expected to be sitting in the classrooms for the fall semester. In a matter of months, the building was gutted and converted into an operating facility. Another test RAM Construction Services faced was coordinating the restoration of the facade (including the installation of the new stone veneer at the first floor) with the replacement of the vaulted basements on both the east and north elevations. Our teams worked side-by-side to safely complete all elements of the complex work that was required for this exterior restoration project.

The Berdan Building in Toledo, OH was originally constructed in 1901-1902 for the Berdan company, which at its’ peak, was the largest wholesale grocer between New York and Chicago. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The Towers complex located on the southeast end of Central Michigan University’s’ campus consists of two nine-story and two seven-story buildings, which houses more than 2000 students. It was designed by Roger Allen and Associates of Grand Rapids, who built most of Central Michigan University's buildings.
The Professional Plaza Tower, also known as the 'Hammer and Nail' building due to its two iconic illuminated signs (now removed), is a high-rise building located at 3800 Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.  Built in 1927, the DIA is one of the premier art museums in the United States and houses more than 60,000 famous works of art.  Pieces range from Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait to murals depicting Detroit industry by Diego Rivera
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies. RAM Construction Services was contracted to remove and replace nearly 25,000 lineal feet of sealant on the exterior panels, 21,000 square feet of façade cleaning, and special protection over the anodized aluminum at the windows.
This new facility includes a six-story, 164-room hotel with stunning views of the Ohio River. It is located above a two-story, 1,100-seat multi-purpose performance space with other typical supporting amenities located in an event space and hotel setting.
Located in downtown Grand Rapids, The Morton House was once a hub for visitors to the area when it was erected in 1896. The multi-storied hotel at the corner of Monroe and Ionia had street level shops showcasing some of the country’s finest imports of the late nineteenth century.
The Detroit Media Partnership (DMP) building, at 615 W. Lafayette, also includes a nine-level parking garage and two surface lots, totaling about 600 parking spots. Built in 1917, the 404,000 square-foot DMP Building (formerly the Detroit News Building) was designed by Albert Kahn.
An integral part of the Grand Rapids, Michigan community, in 2014 Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) celebrated its centennial anniversary and 100 years of serving the educational and workforce readiness of the community.
The Kales Building is a high-rise building located in downtown Detroit, a couple of blocks away from Comerica Park in Grand Circus Park. The building was constructed in 1914 and is one of the select few in the city designed by Albert Kahn.
Designated a National Historic Landmark in June of 1989, the Guardian Building is a beautiful architectural landmark located in Downtown Detroit.
RAM Construction Services has been selected to assist in the renovation of Detroit’s David Whitney Building, which began in May of 2013. The goal of this project is to renew and highlight
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