Ralph Rorem became a licensed architect in 1976. He holds an NCARB Certificate and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Indiana, as well as Michigan. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is also the architect for the Monical Pizza Corporation.
He lives in the neighborhood where he grew up and presently sits on the City of Kankakee Planning Board and the board of Kankakee County Habitat for Humanity. His recent focus has been on residential remodeling, low income housing, building deconstruction, and neighborhood stabilization projects.