The Ascendings Story
by Steve Ronsheim

Nearly everything starts with a need for something. Ascendings, LLC was founded because of a need. After my wife and I remodeled our home, we found that we had large space on an upper level that was without access. After decades of designing automation equipment, I took on the challenge of designing an "ascending" to gain access to the second level. With contemporary architecture as a hobby and industrial design as a profession, an idea was conceived that has led to the formation of our company, Ascendings, LLC.


The first set of steps were actually installed in my home as a way to test, evaluate and refine the design.  Based on the interest expressed in the concept by friends, the preliminary design was finalized into the current configuration which encompasses several embodiments.  A preliminary marketing study has generated interest far beyond what one could imagine.


And now for the cool stuff. We continue to find that, with the modular construction of our product, design possibilities are unlimited. Amazingly, once assembled, our product is, in most cases, a free-standing structure that becomes the focal point in nearly all environments. The Ascendings product opens up a totally new dimension of architectural and structural possibilities, unrealized prior to this creation.


A majority of our business is special design applications. We utilize 3D software to aid in this endeavor, as well as CNC machines to produce what is designed. This combination provides unbelievable accuracies for your application. We are proud to state that when wooden tread is requested, it is produced by our local Amish friends.

Let us take a look at your needs by contacting me at

Patent No.'s US D616,111 S ; US 7,971,399 B1 ; other Patents Pending

See what others are saying...

March 2012
Check out Slide No. 5 in the feature "13 Products Offering Luxury Appeal, Cutting-Edge Design" at Hanley Wood's Builder On Line site.

November 2011

Joseph Truini of This Old House fame, featured us as one of the  "Best New Tools and Building Products for Pros."

February 2011

The DIYNetwork.com editors featured our stair systems as one of "The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends".  We are slide 10 in their review of "some of the coolest, most innovative products" that caught their eye at the 2011 International Builders' Show.

 Read what Jennifer Gorsche wrote for The Architect's Newspaper  in her article "A la Modular: Not Just for Houses, Prefab Designs Think Beyond the Box"

January 2011
Visit core77.com to read "Ascendings: Building a better staircase using modular components" posted by Rain Noe aka hipstomp.


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