Ralph Rorem became a licensed architect in 1976. He holds an NCARB Certificate and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Indiana, as well as in 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 (since 2008) and, on the board of Kankakee County Habitat for Humanity (since 2009).