Who We Are

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.

Timeline

1978

Company Founded

Our company is founded in Owensboro, Ky., by Otto M. Ranney, Architect.
1979

Ranney and Blake Architects

Architect Otto Ranney and Architect Terry Blake formed Ranney and Blake Architects.

1984

Merger

Ranney and Blake Architects merged with Strehl Engineering to become Ranney, Blake and Strehl Architecture and Engineering.

1984

Mike Ranney Becomes Partner

Mike Ranney — current Vice President and son of founder Otto Ranney — is named partner.

1984

Jim Ivy Joins Firm

Architect Jim Ivy joins the firm.

1991

Craig Thomas Joins Firm

Craig Thomas, current President, joins the firm.

1995

Company Name Change

RBS Design Group Architecture, PSC is established.

1995

Ivy and Thomas Become Partners

Jim Ivy and Craig Thomas buy in, becoming partners of the firm.

1998

NASCAR Museum

RBS Design Group proposed a design for a NASCAR Motor Sports Museum for the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

2006

Otto Ranney Retires

 

Otto Ranney, founder of the firm, retires.

2009

Blake Retires

Terry Blake retires after 30 years.

2009

New Office

RBS Design Group moves into its own building on Harvard Drive.

2015

Ivy Retires

Jim Ivy retires after 27 years with the firm.

2020

Abney & Cannon Become Associates

Kyle Abney and Jeanie Cannon become Associates of the firm.

2021

Jeremiah Hawkins

Jeremiah Hawkins becomes a a licensed architect and a partner in the firm. 

2021

Second Office Location

RBS opens a secondary office in Louisville, KY.