After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1992 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Technical Theatre and Movie Set Construction, Robert Rahm started flipping houses and apartments in Chicago. After moving to Grosse Pointe in 2004 Robert continued flipping houses and also founded Michigan Scenic which completed a number of movie set related activities for various commercials and other productions including the movies Oz, Transformers, Blue Steel, and Bored Silly to name a few. He also completed the set work for the X games in Aspen Colorado.
David Kien started in the construction industry in the mid 1980’s working as a project manager for a Birmingham based general contractor that specialized in renovating multi tenant office buildings in Oakland County. In 1994 David formed Woods Building Corporation which primarily completed commercial renovations including office, R&D, a few small restaurant chains, and the construction of over 50 Subway sandwich restaurants throughout the 4 county area. By the late 90’s the focus of Woods Building had turned to residential renovations, first in Oakland County, then the Grosse Pointe communities.
Rahm & Kien
Robert and David met in 2014 while working together on a large residential project in Grosse Pointe Farms. Throughout the course of the multiyear renovation project David and Robert began working together informally on a few smaller projects before forming Rahm & Kien Building LLC in 2016. Rahm & Kien Building’s primary focus is on residential renovation projects including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and whole home renovations. Owing to their prior experiences Rahm and Kien will also complete select commercial projects, custom display fabrication, movie sets, and custom prop building. Rahm and Kien Building Company currently has 8 people on staff which allows great flexibility working with their client's needs and ever changing schedules; they also operate a custom cabinetry shop near Mack and Canyon on Detroit’s east side.