Founded in 1978, RBS Design Group has established a reputation for incorporating excellent service, great value, and creative designs as an award winning architectural firm of educational, religious, civic, athletic, and commercial facilities throughout Kentucky.
Ranney and Blake Architects
Architect Otto Ranney and Architect Terry Blake formed Ranney and Blake Architects.
Ranney and Blake Architects merged with Strehl Engineering to become Ranney, Blake and Strehl Architecture and Engineering.
Mike Ranney Becomes Partner
Mike Ranney — current Vice President and son of founder Otto Ranney — is named partner.
Jim Ivy Joins Firm
Architect Jim Ivy joins the firm.
Craig Thomas Joins Firm
Craig Thomas, current President, joins the firm.
Company Name Change
RBS Design Group Architecture, PSC is established.
Ivy and Thomas Become Partners
Jim Ivy and Craig Thomas buy in, becoming partners of the firm.
RBS Design Group proposed a design for a NASCAR Motor Sports Museum for the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.
Otto Ranney Retires
Otto Ranney, founder of the firm, retires.
Terry Blake retires after 30 years.
RBS Design Group moves into its own building on Harvard Drive.
Jim Ivy retires after 27 years with the firm.
Abney & Cannon Become Associates
Kyle Abney and Jeanie Cannon become Associates of the firm.
Jeremiah Hawkins becomes a a licensed architect and a partner in the firm.
Second Office Location
RBS opens a secondary office in Louisville, KY.
Hawkins Becomes Vice President
Jeremiah Hawkins becomes Vice President of RBS Design Group.