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Hastings Fiberglass Makes it Big!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Hastings Fiberglass Makes it Big!

Hastings Fiberglass Makes it Big!

The Baum family has made Hastings Fiberglass a success for more than 50 years. That success is based on their innovation, customer care and their commitment to their community. But their ability to grow was limited based on their physical plant, so in 2016 they started to plan for a new headquarters and a state-of-the-art plant. Wolverine Building Groups’ Brandon Hartel called r.o.i. Design to help with the interior design of this 100,000 SF, 8M project. He said that they needed “the r.o.i. Design touch”. Working with Wolverine and Hastings...

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ABC Pediatrics Goes for Round Two!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on ABC Pediatrics Goes for Round Two!

ABC Pediatrics Goes for Round Two!

In 2015, Pinnacle Construction introduced us to ABC Pediatrics for the interior design of their new building in Wyoming. The project was already in construction and we worked with the team of doctors to come up with a family-friendly interior. Their second location in Walker grew jealous of the new facility’s fresh look. So this year they decided to make some cosmetic changes to their 3 Mile Road offices. They asked r.o.i. Design to work with them to create a look for this space. They were looking for something that was different than Wyoming...

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r.o.i. Design Attends Spring Design Shows

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Design News, Exhibit Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Workplace Design | Comments Off on r.o.i. Design Attends Spring Design Shows

r.o.i. Design Attends Spring Design Shows

At r.o.i. Design, we like to stay on top of new products and current trends in the design world. One important way that we do this is by attending design shows to see these new products and trends firsthand. This spring, we attended two major design shows, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City and NeoCon in Chicago. Read on to learn more about we saw and discovered. ICFF, New York City Thirty years ago this show started as an international furniture show, introducing new ideas and new materials for furniture. But...

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Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery Moves Across the Parking Lot

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Design News, Restaurant Design, Retail Design | Comments Off on Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery Moves Across the Parking Lot

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery Moves Across the Parking Lot

Breweries and their eateries often want their space to feel like their guests are joining them in the warehouse while they are brewing beer. But Gravel Bottom Brewery Ada, MI had to move to a brand-new storefront to allow for the downtown Ada development project to put in a street. First Companies’ Craig Schroeder called r.o.i. Design looking for design help to make the new space feel more like a brewery warehouse. Owner Matt Michiels really liked his existing space and was hoping to re-create the look and feel. To r.o.i. Design that meant a...

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Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Wok & Mortar is a New Spin on Asian Cuisine

Eat Good, Drink Good, Live Good. This is the motto at Wok & Mortar, the newest dining establishment in East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village. They feature fresh Asian dishes inspired by the street food of the markets in Chiang Mai, Thailand. r.o.i. Design met VaChong and Bobbiesee Ku, owners of Wok & Mortar, when we helped with the design of their Asian Fusion restaurant in Frankfort, MI. When they decided that they wanted to open a new restaurant in Grand Rapids, they called for our help again. A Transformation The space was...

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Committed to Community at the Hope College Bookstore

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Committed to Community at the Hope College Bookstore

Committed to Community at the Hope College Bookstore

Hope College is committed to building community through retail. Their newly renovated bookstore is conveniently located next to the new Bultman Student Center on campus inside the DeWitt Cultural Center. When they learned that they were going to have a new neighbor three years ago, and their visibility to campus was going to be enhanced, they engaged r.o.i. Design to assist them in upgrading their appearance and “retail game”. r.o.i. Design helped them rethink their store fixture plan and flow, designing a new cash out experience, and added...

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Racing at Grand Rapids Grand Prix

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Racing at Grand Rapids Grand Prix

Racing at Grand Rapids Grand Prix

Grand Rapids Grand Prix (GRGP) is the first West Michigan Indoor Adult Go-Kart Racing Facility! It is also r.o.i. Design’s first race track facility design! Using the inspiration of cars, flags, and fun, we decked out the space with groovy colors and lights. Victor Edgar, the owner of GRGP, loves fast cars and has raced a variety of wheeled vehicles. In 2017, he decided to develop an indoor racing experience. The former Courthouse (basketball facility) in Byron Center was the perfect spot; great space for racing, dining, and special events,...

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Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Design News | Comments Off on Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Introducing Our New Full-Time Designer

Megan Hoekzema, Our New Full-Time Designer We are happy to announce that r.o.i. Design has a new full-time Designer. Megan Hoekzema has been with us since January 2017 as our Design Assistant. She was finishing up her Senior year at Kendall College of Art & Design while interning with r.o.i. Design. Megan finished her degree in Interior Design in December 2017 and agreed to start full-time with us January 2018. Megan brings many skills to the team, including creativity, organization, motivation, and a willingness to learn. She is also...

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Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Design News, Interior Design | Comments Off on Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

Introducing the Color Trends for 2018

As we all know, trends come and trends go. Just like the changing seasons, things that were fashionable just a short while ago are now passé. As interior designers, we at r.o.i. Design try to stay ahead of the trends or at least keep up with them. Some people make it their profession and area of expertise to predict the trends. The color experts at Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams report on their color trends each year, including their “Color of the Year”. Below are links to the 2018 color trends from Pantone,...

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Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Church Design, Design News, Graphic Design, Interior Design | Comments Off on Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Sun Rise Ministries Has a New Home

Sun Rise Ministries now has its own facility after 14 years. They purchased the former Freedom Chapel in Jenison, MI. They engaged BCI Construction and TJA Architecture to remodel the facility. Having worked with both Doug Kooistra of BCI and Tim Allspach of TJA on other projects, it was great to join the team as the Interior Designers. For Sun Rise, their commitment to help people Connect and Serve meant their new church home needed to be immediately “engaging”, welcoming visitors to participate. It is amazing what some well-placed paint,...

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