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About Us

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Since 1993, 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. Our customers have said we are different from other designers. They describe us as practical, flexible, resourceful, and “good businesspeople”. Our portfolio demonstrates a variety of looks and styles. This supports the notion that our designs reflect our customers’ budget, brand, and sense of beauty, not our own preference for a particular look or style.

We operate in a 6,000-square-foot office and a 3,000-square-foot materials library located in a historic building near downtown Grand Rapids. We are supported by over 30 material representatives, keeping us up to date on the latest resources.

Our Team

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 & Graphic Design

Lindsey Turner

Associate Interior Designer

Rayanne Broadway

Studio Administrator

Cyndee Thenikl

Design Administrator

Marianne Martz

Executive Interior Designer

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

Lindsey Turner

Associate Interior Designer

Rayanne Broadway

Studio Administrator

Cyndee Thenikl

Design Administrator

Marianne Martz

Executive Interior Designer

Ronda Geyer

Product Procurement Manager & Project Manager

Julie Kleinjans

Finance & Marketing

Mary Jane Caster

In Memoriam

Our Blog Posts

The Role of LED Lighting in Interior Design

With the introduction of LED* lighting over ten years ago, the world of lighting and lighting design has exploded. Now, more than 80% of all lighting is LED. This is mostly because of their high efficiency and low power consumption as compared to traditional...

Third Coast Oral Surgery Improves Customer Experience

A returning customer, Third Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, called us to help plan for an improved checkout experience for their patients. This meant planning and designing a small addition and reconfiguration of some rooms. Dr. Niquette, owner of Third Coast,...

Animal Emergency Hospital, Part Two 

We were honored to be the interior designers for the first new Animal Emergency Hospital in Byron Center in 2022. They had an older location on Plainfield in Grand Rapids, but the space looked tired and couldn’t compare with the new facility. The plan was to build a...

Current Trends in Senior Living

There has been a change in how we think about senior living over the past 10 years. The aging baby boomer generation is influencing this change.

Mailloux Dentistry: A New Location for Smiles to Begin 

Mailloux Dentistry offers a full menu of dental services. What sets them apart is their attention to the beauty and aesthetics of the smile.

Blueprint Dentistry Makes Its Mark in Holland, Michigan 

The well-named Blueprint Dentistry is a rebrand from Dr. Kevin Kross’s previous Michigan Street Dentistry. Michigan Street was their old location. He wanted his new dental office to reflect his technical and sophisticated approach to complete and premier dental care....

Kraft Business Systems: New Office, New Look.

When First Companies Inc. introduced r.o.i. Design to Jeff Cousins from Kraft Business Systems he said, “I don’t know design, I just want ‘cool’”. Jeff was very interested in every aspect of the new office. Dixon Architecture had been introduced a little earlier, and...

Kent County Office of the Defender Makes an Important Move

When KCOD leased the 8th floor at 850 Monroe, it had previously housed a law firm but was vacant for 10 years and needed upgrades.

The Colors of the Year for 2024

2024 “Color of the Year” revealed by color forecast experts in the fashion, home decor, and interior design industries.

Royal View Senior Living Remodel Gains Developer’s & Residents’ Approval

Returning customer, Denis Johnson of Johnson Newhof & Associates, was so pleased with r.o.i. Design’s work at previous projects, they were confident that we could provide exceptional interior design and affordable public space furnishings for Royal View Assisted...
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