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About Us

Small but mighty, our team has skills and energies that allow us to work on sizable projects. We depend on each other and typically we all are working on all projects in different capacities for greatest efficiency and best possible outcome. Whether we are acting as a Design Lead, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Draftsperson, Spec-Writer or Sample “gopher”, we all play an important role.
Small but mighty, our team has skills and energies that allow us to work on sizable projects. We depend on each other and typically we all are working on all projects in different capacities for greatest efficiency and best possible outcome. Whether we are acting as a Design Lead, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Draftsperson, Spec-Writer or Sample “gopher”, we all play an important role.

Mary Witte

Owner & Design Development

Ryan Bright

Creative Executive – Operations and Graphic Design

Megan Hoekzema

Interior Design & Library Management

Rachel Barszcz

Studio Assistant

Marianne Martz

Interior Design Lead

Ronda Geyer

Product Procurement Manager & Project Manager

Julie Kleinjans

Finance & Marketing

Mary Jane Caster

In Memoriam

Mary Witte

Owner & Design Development

Ryan Bright

Creative Executive – Operations and Graphic Design

Megan Hoekzema

Interior Design & Library Management

Rachel Barszcz

Studio Assistant

Marianne Martz

Interior Design Lead

Ronda Geyer

Product Procurement Manager & Project Manager

Julie Kleinjans

Finance & Marketing

Mary Jane Caster

In Memoriam

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Brand

 

Beauty

r.o.i. Design provides a return on the design investment and creates lasting customer experiences.

We are a creative team who leads the process of collaborative planning and design

Our methods and problem-solving skills produce outcomes that are based on budget, brand, and beauty.

We value innovation, discipline, commitment, hard-work and honesty. Some of our customers have said their experience with us is different than their experiences with other designers, and claiming we are practical, “good business people”, flexible and resourceful. Our portfolio demonstrates a variety of looks and styles which supports the notion that our designs reflect out customers budget, brand and sense of beauty, not our requirement for a particular look or style

Our Blog Posts

100 Grandville Improves Their Lobby

Long-time friends and business professionals Hillary and Doug Taatjes of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan contacted r.o.i. Design regarding the building lobby of their corporate office. It's located at 100 Grandville Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids. In 2018, we carried...

Evolution Wealth Strategies Opens New Office

Our long-time friend at BluHouse Properties, Duke Gray, introduced us to Ryan Bassett, President and Wealth Advisor for Evolution Wealth Strategies, who sought to upgrade his newly leased space. Ryan asked r.o.i. Design to assist in designing the space so that it...

Wolverine Dermatology Expands Their Practice

Four years ago, First Companies introduced us to Dr. Ryan Freeland as he was planning his practice, Wolverine Dermatology. It was clear from the start that he intended to grow his practice by bringing aboard new doctors and offering a greater range of services.  ...

Sneak Peek: Darley Village and the Midwest Miniatures Museum

At this moment, r.o.i. Design has many projects that are in process. Here are two we would like to share with our fans. These are good examples of our diverse talents and experience. Darley Village Darley Village is an active senior complex with new apartments being...

NeoCon 2020 Canceled – Designers Connect and Identify the Trends

This time of year, r.o.i. Design would normally be bringing you news from our annual trip to NeoCon in Chicago. Because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NeoCon had to be canceled. The yearly commercial design show held at the Merchandise Mart...

Introducing the Med Teams Desk

Modern medical and surgical environments are recognizing the value of open team areas where physicians and providers huddle to exchange information, order meds, and supplies and update charts before returning to patients. This reduces the need for more offices and...

The Timing May Be Right to Start New Projects and Save Construction Dollars

Even though we don't have a crystal ball here at r.o.i. Design, we are predicting an opportunity for building owners and developers to take advantage of the design and construction slow down caused by the pandemic. Many of our contractors tell us they...

Construction in Progress – All Systems Go!

In Michigan, construction projects received the go-ahead start up again on May 6. r.o.i. Design had several jobs that we're able to resume, most of which are working toward maintaining original deadlines with some schedule...

The Importance of Gathering: How to Keep Breakrooms and Communal Spaces Safe when Returning to Work

A large part of r.o.i. Design’s success is our collaboration and engagement with each other. So naturally, we are looking forward to our return to the office after the stay-at-home quarantine.  While gatherings are being scrutinized, we...

The ROI of Remodeling

r.o.i. Design has worked with contractors and realtors to transform some not-so-great spaces into spaces that create a WOW factor for occupants and visitors. Here are some before and after stories that we hope inspire our readers to imagine how their spaces could...
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