The company later developed the Ram Jack System, a method of using steel piers to stabilize building foundations, and filed the first of several patents in 1985.
Ram Jack products are developed and produced at the company’s manufacturing and distribution plant in Ada, which has 85 employees. The company has more than 50 franchises and dealerships in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ram Jack has seen its customer base grow by about 20 percent each year, according to the company. Sales numbers dropped during the Great Recession of 2008-2009, but the company did not lose any franchises.
Officials said the company’s efforts to develop new products, train its sales team and encourage franchise owners to grow their operations are keys to Ram Jack’s success. Among those efforts is “Ram Jack University,” which brings franchise owners to Ada each year for training.
Ram Jack also emphasizes teamwork as an essential part of the company’s success, said general manager Ivan Matthews.
“Our team here is very devoted to the business growth of our little company and taking care of each other,” he said. “To us, that’s more important than anything else.”
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