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Mars Hill Bible Church Updates Kids’ Ministry Areas

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Church Design, Design News, Interior Design, Project Management | Comments Off on Mars Hill Bible Church Updates Kids’ Ministry Areas

Mars Hill Bible Church Updates Kids’ Ministry Areas

New leadership, new energy and new direction at Mars Hill created a desire to update their facility’s 38,000 square feet children’s ministry. More than 500 children from infants through 10-year-olds attend the ministry each Sunday. Their nursery, preschool and elementary school spaces were in need of refreshing. This meant new flooring, new paint, updated lighting and new cabinetry, as well as any needed repairs. The redesign was intended to simplify, warm and organize the spaces to help member families entrust their children to Mars Hill....

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Creston Industrial Sales: An Example of Brand and Trust

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on Creston Industrial Sales: An Example of Brand and Trust

Creston Industrial Sales: An Example of Brand and Trust

r.o.i. Design has been watching the trend in interiors where graphics have taken on a role in the final finish of a space. Brand is everything, and a business’s physical office wants to illustrate that brand. Brands include logos, people, values and key products. Mary Jane Caster, our executive designer, worked with Creston Industrial Sales (CIS) in the past to create their showroom, helping them create an engaging customer space. Now as they are renovating their offices, as budget and time allows, they called us back to help them with their...

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Lemieur Group Initiates Park East Court Remodel

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Design News, Interior Design, Workplace Design | Comments Off on Lemieur Group Initiates Park East Court Remodel

Lemieur Group Initiates Park East Court Remodel

This perfectly located, generously sized and well-appointed office building is going through a face lift. Hillary Taatjes-Woznick and Doug Taatjes of NAI Wisinski contacted us, asking us to compete to win the opportunity to provide a design for the lobby of Park East Court, off of East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This “first impressions” area was key in providing future tenants a glimpse into the aesthetics and financial commitment of ownership. Our design included expanding the lobby into a hallway and a copy/storage room and floating a...

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Dooge Veneers Expands Their Offices

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on Dooge Veneers Expands Their Offices

Dooge Veneers Expands Their Offices

Business growth demanded Dooge Veneers to plan for hiring over the next five years. Already their recent growth had new staff using conference rooms for offices and doubling up in offices. They had a large warehouse area that they used to inspect veneers as well as serve as a veneer sample library for their sales staff and their customers. Their goal was to convert that space to open office with a larger conference room. Like their current offices, they wanted to use some of their veneers as architectural finishes. They were also hoping they...

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The Creative Machine that Understands Budget, Brand and Beauty

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Branding, Design News, Interior Design | Comments Off on The Creative Machine that Understands Budget, Brand and Beauty

The Creative Machine that Understands Budget, Brand and Beauty

We pride ourselves on being a commercial interior design group that has experience in a variety of environments. In the last few years our work has created office environments (from manufacturers to a variety of service providers), retail environments (from stores to neighborhood dental/orthodontic practices), schools (charter schools and higher education spaces), hospitality and multi-family spaces (hotels and apartments), and religious spaces (worship and educational related). While there is variety in the types of spaces, our customers...

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ABC Pediatrics Takes On a New Look and New Offices

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Branding, Design News, Designing for Kids, Medical Design | Comments Off on ABC Pediatrics Takes On a New Look and New Offices

ABC Pediatrics Takes On a New Look and New Offices

So much more than runny noses, vaccinations, bumps and scrapes, a pediatric practice is a sophisticated business that manages the physical, behavioral and mental health issues for newborns through teenagers. There are lots of challenges, so the office design needs to create an environment that offers some efficiency and some fun. r.o.i. Design learned so much working with ABC Pediatrics as we helped them with the interior design of their new offices in Wyoming, MI. We learned how they wanted to engage families with their interiors, but not be...

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Shannon Ortho Does It Again!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on Shannon Ortho Does It Again!

Shannon Ortho Does It Again!

Shannon Orthodontics has three offices. Last year we designed their Grandville, MI space and last month we finished their office in Plainwell, MI. Thanks again to Rockford Construction for making it all happen for this busy practice. Shannon understands the importance of brand and marketing. They want all their offices to provide a uniform feel so they could use their interiors in their advertising. They used their new spaces to create a video to promote their business. Some of the interior elements that help carry the brand include the color...

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SOLAR SHADES

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Design News | Comments Off on SOLAR SHADES

SOLAR SHADES

r.o.i. Design Now Offers and Installs SWF Contract Window Coverings! Give us a call for a free estimate on SWF Contract Solar Shades. We would be pleased to show you product samples and discuss your window covering needs. r.o.i. Design will visit you, take measurements and provide installation. Solar Shades Are Our Most Popular Window Covering! Great alternative to mini-blinds Manages light and privacy with minimal decoration Easy to clean woven vinyl panels in a variety of colors and transparencies Manual or electronic operation with...

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Commercial Remodeling: Attract New Tenants While Building Brand

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Design News | Comments Off on Commercial Remodeling: Attract New Tenants While Building Brand

Commercial Remodeling: Attract New Tenants While Building Brand

  While r.o.i. Design helps design projects that are “ground up” new construction, we are often engaged to assist in the refreshing of existing properties and interiors. More than maintenance and less than easy, property owners review upgrades annually and typically have budgets every three to five years for improvements. While sometimes these projects may be considered “tiny”, we think of them as “mighty”. Two of those projects for us recently included the upgrading of a public space corridor for a multi-tenant office building on 44th Street...

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The Final Phase of Design

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Design News | Comments Off on The Final Phase of Design

The Final Phase of Design

There is glory in planning a great project and being able to guide the design criteria. There is great satisfaction in selecting architectural finishes that meet the budget and still provide a stunning look. While r.o.i. Design continually has those opportunities, we also appreciate the projects when we are asked to put on the “finishing touches”. Finishing touches could include wall art, accessory furnishings or signage. Recently we have had this opportunity with Rylee’s Ace Hardware and Wolverine Power Cooperative. Lori Terpstra, owner and...

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