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Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Branding, Design News, Hospitality Design, Interior Design, Procurement and Purchasing | Comments Off on Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Hidden Lakes Clubhouse Remodel is a Success

Apartment complex developments depend on their leasing office and shared amenities to give their customers a sense of their brand and values. Those spaces also say something about the company’s aesthetic. Hidden Lakes Apartments in Kentwood, Michigan initiated a two-year remodeling of their clubhouse, game room, leasing office and outdoor pool in 2015. Wolverine Building Group project manager, Landon Jones, contacted r.o.i. Design to design the interiors. The project celebrated its grand reopening in November 2017. In addition to selecting...

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O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

O’Grady Orthodontics Lobby Furnishings

Our customer, First Companies, is engaging us in the design of several projects at the time of this writing. They also introduced us to their customer, O’Grady Orthodontics, who needed lobby furniture for their recently remodeled offices. We were happy to create furniture layouts, provide samples of fabrics and furniture to help them make decisions for the best possible look. It all came together and we installed furniture this past summer, and the place looks great. Thank you Dr. O and Kim, we truly appreciate your enthusiasm and...

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Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Design News, Interior Design, Medical Design | Comments Off on Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Scholtz Dental in North Muskegon Has a New Look

Dr. Drew Scholtz contacted r.o.i. Design looking for finish ideas to update his office. The challenge for any business is to understand what to invest in. What changes will have the largest impact on customer and employee satisfaction? For Scholtz Dental, upgrading the lighting, updating the floor and wall finishes and replacing the lobby furnishings was the answer. Equipment and casegoods were able to remain until the next remodel. The lobby upgrade was the most noticeable improvement. We created a feature wall at the reception, added...

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A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Design News | Comments Off on A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

A&W Ortho is Investing in a Confident Future

Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics (A&W Ortho) is investing in their practice as the next generation of doctors joins the business. They are continuing their promise to create healthy, confident smiles. Part of the investment meant remodeling their Kentwood offices. They chose First Companies as their construction manager, who in turn engaged Dixon Architecture and r.o.i. Design to create the design and construction documentation. An important criteria in the design and selection of finishes was A&W Ortho’s desire to create a...

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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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