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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

NeoCon Returns in 2021. Some of the Trends We Saw

Scroll down to see photos from our visit.  NeoCon was held this year at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on October 4th – 6th. Normally the event is held during the second week of June but was postponed because of the pandemic. The 2020 NeoCon event was canceled...

Merl’s Towing Gets an Updated Façade

The owner of Merl’s Towing and Grand Rapids Towing, Dick Caster, is a long-time friend of r.o.i. Design. His late wife, Mary Jane Caster, was one of the founding members of r.o.i. Design. So, when he came to us needing help to dress up his business’s exterior, we were...

r.o.i. Design’s Remodeled Offices

r.o.i. Design moved to Front Ave NW twenty years ago into a building that needed a lot of repairs, but it had a lot of historical charm and a great location on the fringe of downtown. Over the years, we were continually surprised at how much our visitors liked our...

Grand River Bank Branch Opens in Ada

This exciting project started with Dixon Architecture introducing us to Pat Gill, President, and Liz Bracken, Vice President, of Grand River Bank who had a branch in Grandville in 2019. That team was working on a plan to create a second branch in Ada, and they were...

Monroe Community Church Starts a New Chapter

When architect and church leader Steve Fridsma of Elevate Studio asked r.o.i. Design to collaborate on the interior design of their new church space, we knew from the start it was going to look more like an art gallery than a church.  The project converted a former...

Remodeling Our Own Office Space

As commercial interior designers, r.o.i. Design has designed and oversaw the remodeling of many offices and workplaces. Very seldom do we take the time, effort, or expense to improve our own work environment. But finally, we decided to make some major changes to our...

Offering Contract Furniture Solutions 

r.o.i. Design makes most of its revenue from selling time through managed agreements. Did you know we also sell custom furnishings for waiting areas, lobbies, breakrooms, and more? We do this competitively by utilizing a group of manufacturers who offer us wholesale...

German Auto Service Moves Operations to a New Building

German Auto Service was located just down the street from r.o.i. Design for as long as we’ve been on Front Avenue. With the growth their business has seen in recent years, owners Ben and Joe Zeeuw decided it was time to expand. Rather than adding on to the limited...

Forest Glen Apartments

This four-year project in Chantilly, Virginia was a partnership with Hooker DeJong Architects and Engineers and Eagle Point Companies. Forest Glen was completed in the spring of 2021. Six years ago, we had designed this property as a remodel, but a fire destroyed the...

The Derm Institute of West Michigan

Dr. Kristi Hawley and business partner/husband Garrett Adams dream big. They put their sights on developing a compelling practice in Caledonia, Michigan that would offer general dermatology, outpatient skin surgery, psoriasis treatment, and cosmetic skincare. Dr....
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