Guardian Building

5-year City of Detroit inspection

Location: Detroit, MI
Project Type: Maintenance & Repairs

About this Project

The Guardian Building is one of the oldest, most iconic, and most beautiful buildings in Detroit. The ornate façade is comprised of over ninety (90) different types and colors of masonry materials, including terracotta, brick and limestone. Our team was selected to perform the mandatory five-year City of Detroit inspection on the façade (in accordance with the Detroit Façade Ordinance, Section 9-1-35). This ordinance requires a full inspection, meaning that the building was safely and carefully rigged and our skilled trades-people inspected each level of the building for any fall hazards or failed components. All conditions were documented and photographed for the Owner’s reference. A full report was then completed and submitted to the City.

RAM has performed dozens of similar inspections – while some were mandated by City ordinance, others were requested by building owners and managers seeking recommendations for repairs.


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Corporate Headquarters

13800 Eckles Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150
Phone: 734-464-3800
Fax: 734-464-1766


Grand Rapids:
4592 40th Street SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49512
Phone: 616-957-3679
Fax: 616-957-7778

719 Griswold St, Suite 250, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-6750
Fax: 313-965-6743


9937 Goodhue Street NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55449
Phone: 763-792-6713
Fax: 763-792-6601


4710 Ashley Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45011
Phone: 513-297-1857
Fax: 513-671-0931

100 Corporation Center Bldg #4, Broadview Hts., Ohio 44147
Phone: 440-740-0100
Fax: 440-740-0901

27 Broadway Street, Suite 100B, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-593-0031

COVID-19 Statement

March 26, 2020 - As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, our organization is divided by varying state orders across the Midwest:

Michigan – Please note that as of 3/25/2020, our offices are closed. Our staff is continuing to work remotely as much as possible, and certain projects have been deemed essential. If you notice a leak or anything considered emergent in your building, parking structure, or other infrastructure, please call (248) 982-4028 as this would also be considered essential work.

Ohio – At this time, our Ohio office remains open – our work on Ohio commercial projects remains essential. If you have any questions or require assistance, please call our office at (440) 740-0100.

Minnesota – At this time, our Minnesota office remains open. If you have any questions or require assistance, please call our office at (763) 792-6713. Please note that our DOT operation remains unaffected as our team assists with essential infrastructure. If you have any Department of Transportation related questions or concerns, please call (810) 560-0180.

Thank you for trusting us with your business.

Sincerely, Your Dedicated RAM Team.

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