Previous Projects

Barcelona Bistro Bar

We worked with Jeff Rawlins at Architectural Artisans to renovate this Building in Jeffersontown for new Restaurateurs Alba and Mark Clementson. We took the building back to the block walls and built out from there. Added the gable roof over the Dining Room to create an attic to run the HVAC in and mount the dual Instantaneous Hot Water Heaters. We opened the bar area ceiling by building a new insulated Roof over existing so the underside of the original roof deck could be left exposed. Built out brand new Kitchen. Neat Project. Great Result. And the Food is Awesome! Check it out!

Borders & Borders PLC

We were back in Dupont, previously with KY Elder Law upstairs, now working on the first floor at Borders & Borders to renovate the Reception area, Hallway and Conference rooms. We completed the whole Project while they remained open. Working most nights and weekends we took it from Demo to Substantial Completion in about 3 weeks. What a Turnaround!

Kentucky Derby Museum

We worked with Architect Nathan Smith to renovate the Matt Wynn Room into a space designed to be more open and appealing for rotating exhibits. We created vestibules at each entrance with Poplar Slats to help with Sound Control. Fabricated built-in bench seating in our shop. We had Diversified Designs help us with 2 large display cases in each Vestibule. Wallace Company installed an automatic Sliding Door in one vestibule and 2 large single glass door assemblies on the Display Cases.

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Monarch Group

Working with Rachael Worley at Three Dot Design and the “The Hardest working Realtor you will ever meet!” Elizabeth Monarch to renovate three individual condo units into one Realtor HQ with Training Room, Conference Room, and offices. Neat Design. The Video walks you through from Demo to Completion.


Ed Lewis Sales Company at 144 Chenoweth Lane hired RMC to expand their offices to the first floor and totally renovate the Building inside and out. It was originally built as a 4-plex apartment building. Design by Jeff Rawlins at Architectural Artisans. Owner had Ron Wolz with Bittners select the Finishes. Won an AIA Kentucky’s Design Award and 2018 Building Industry Association Awards of Excellence, President’s Grand Award.

Elsco Outside Elsco Conference Room Elsco Upstairs Elsco Lobby

Mercer Transportation

Multiple Projects around their Campus from Monument Signage, Unique sliding office doors, Poplar wall finishes and custom wraps for dated office furniture.

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Spencerian College

Spencerian College when we opened January 2018 now named Sullivan University. Houses both their College of Allied Health and College of Nursing. Completed in less than 6 months from bare bones to ready for Students. I was personally on site ensuring we kept everyone on track for completion.

Spencerian College Jobsite Office Hanging Drywall Getting Closer Spencerian College Auditorium Spencerian College Lab Spencerian College Library Spencerian College Lounge

Norton Commons Sushi Restaurant

Transformed the space by adding some custom seating, Sushi and Sake Bar. Helped frame the 3D Mural. RMC built most of the custom Casework in our shop. Ben Rodman with Infinity Productions helped with the rest.

Wild Ginger 1 Wild Ginger 2 Tatami Seating Sushi Bar

Hillbilly Tea

Worked with Karter Louis and turned a vanilla box into an Appalachian Retreat. Repurposed some barn metal, Custom bar with Concrete top, Nice patio area outside, Owner supplied Décor package for the dining areas.

Outside Patio Custom Bar Dinning Room

Advanced Manufacturing Lab

Worked with Sullivan College of Technology & Design and turned some regular classroom space into a Manufacturing Lab with Concrete Floors, Metal Panel Ceiling, Unistrut trolleys to carry and distribute the electric and compressed air needs to all the equipment.

Entry Haas CNC Lathe Haas CNC Mill New Classroom

Joy Luck

We worked the Lin Family and helped them create some new space for a second location. Their Taiwan influence on the Menu and Craft Cocktails are second to none. We are glad to have been a part of this Project. We took a raw space with gravel floor and finished it out complete with custom casework details all over the space. From custom seating, to display cabinets, repurposing old door slabs and windows in new frames to upholstered clouds suspended from the deck above.

Hostess Stand Custom Bench Seating Bar by Infinity Productions

Borders & Borders PLC

We started on a Saturday with demo, cabinet and counter install and wrapped up Sunday with painting and plumbing install. Job complete in just two days.

Before New Cabinets New Counter and Sink

104-108 West Main

Worked with new owner Fred Durham, and Ben from Studio Kremer Architects renovating and updating the buildings to be ready to house new businesses. Finished out 108 for Durham Labs. Also worked on other spaces for restaurant, bar, office space and 2 bedroom apartment. All Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems are brand new. Ready for the next 100 years.

Durham Labs New Office Space Ready for Operator

Kentucky Elder Law

Worked with the partners to redesign the reception area, dress up the conference rooms and expand into new space. Both existing and new were updated with fresh paint and new carpet. We worked with them to remain open and do the work in three planed phases.

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River Valley Club

We worked with Jeff at Architectural Artisans to replace dated ceiling tiles with custom fabric acoustical panels. All the walls were freshened up with a lot of sanding and some new paint. We added some poplar panels on a bare wall to match the horizontal design of the original walls. Lighting was also updated to LED fixtures.

R Fireplace Seating Great Front Room Poplar Trim Added

Relish Restaurant

At 1346 River Road next to Stop Light Liquors, we worked with Susan Seiller to create this unique space to house her new concept. All the finishes were worked out as the Job progressed. We helped out by fabricating and installing all the poplar casework. It is a showplace and we are proud to have been a part of this venture.

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National Center for Hospitality Studies

At Sullivan University we completely remodeled one of their teaching kitchens back to the studs and created this lab where students can “plate up” and show off all that they have learned in their time at Sullivan. It is set up like the cooking line in a restaurant with multiple stations. 3 week Project start to finish!

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Great Clips – Stonybrook Centre

We worked with the owner to get the best possible prices in and then drew up an aggressive schedule that completed the project from start to finish in less than 4 weeks. We had to have all our inspections passed so the owner could get his License in time to relocate from across the way before the end of the month.

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Sullivan University – College of Pharmacy

In early 2012, Ron Metts Construction transformed the existing student lounge into "Recipere." A unique campus dining room on the first level of the College of Pharmacy.

Student Louge, before Student Dining, after Serpentine Food Service Line College of Pharmacy Dining Room

Gardiner Point Residence Hall

In 2010 and 2011 Ron Metts Construction completed Phase I and Phase II of the Gardiner Point Residence Hall renovation. Phase I was the transformation from hotel to residence hall, complete with new kitchens, dining room, fitness center, student lounge, laundromat, and additional ADA, resident advisor suites.

Phase II was completed on an astonishing 26-week construction schedule. A two story, 50 room addition, complete with mechanicals and a solar-powered hot water system.

The New Gardiner Point Residence Hall The Lobby Student Lounge The Dining Room Phase II – 1st Floor Phase II – Framing, Nearly Complete Phase II – Framing, Nearly Complete Phase II – Contractors/Grand Opening

Sullivan College of Technology and Design

In 2010 Ron Metts Construction expanded the facilities at the Sullivan College of Technology and Design campus. The addition of the LEED Silver Certified Energy and Technology building was opened to house the HVAC-R program

Groundbreaking Improvements to Sullivan College of Technology and Design Student Entrance Exterior Multipurpose Room Skills/Practicum Lab Skill Lab Skill Lab

College of Pharmacy – Sullivan University

Ron Metts Construction completed its largest project to date with three floors of the existing Nolan building renovation, and the three story, 18,000 sq. ft. addition to the house the new College of Pharmacy program. The project showcased all aspects of RMC including Project Management on-site supervision, safety controls, and carpentry.

Exterior Groundbreaking 01 Groundbreaking 02 Progress 1 of 2 100 seat Auditoriums 2 of 2 100 seat Auditoriums 1 of 4 Resarch Labs Compounding Lab

Winston's Restaurant

1n 2006, with Meagan Cambell Designs and Chef John Castro, Ron Metts Construction revitalized one of Louisville's fine dining restaurants at Sullivan University's main campus, including a new foyer, bar, dining room, and executive Chef's office.

Remodled Foyer Main Dining Room Bar Area

Spencerian College – Lexington Campus

Ron Metts Construction transformed a former Winn-Dixie shopping center to create a campus for the Nursing, Technical, and Massage Therapy programs in 2006. The needs of the college created a diversity of space including a multi-media auditorium, a "live" x-ray lab, executive offices, server room, and Learning Resource Center.

Exterior Pediment Auditorium Medical Classroom "Live" X-Ray Room Learning Resource Center Servers "Under Glass"

Culinary Arts Program at Sullivan University –
Lexington Campus

Ron Metts Construction converted normal classrooms to culinary labs complete with baking ovens, gas ranges, hoods, refrigeration units, and a fire suppression system. An addition to the building houses a full service elevator to service the commissary.

Typical Cooking Lab Bakery and Pastry Lab New Elevator Addition