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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 Rzepka

Assistant Procurement & Product Manager

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

NeoCon 2024

Two of our designers, Marianne and Lindsey went to NeoCon this month to see the new and exciting things in the world of commercial interior design products. They came back and are reporting on the trends they saw.   Stronger than ever commitment to sustainability and...

Does your corporate space “sell”?  

Does your space reflect the story you have been telling your customers about your goals, values, and successes? Does your space promote pride and loyalty among employees?   Hipcouch.com states in their article, “How the right office interior design makes or breaks a...

Accessorizing for Comfort and Fun 

One of r.o.i. Design’s good clients asked for our help supplying furnishings and accessories for their company's family condo. Located in the Downtown entertainment district of Grand Rapids, we saw this as an opportunity to meet their deadline and stay within their...

How Design Impacts Hiring and Retention

r.o.i. Design responded to a call from a mid-size manufacturer who asked, “Can you help us make our Core Values more prominent in our facility?” They thought it would help them during their interview process as well as engaging existing employees. This group had just...

Hudsonville Vision Care Upgrades Its Patient Experience

Doctors Walt and Gammage joined Hudsonville Vision Care in the 1980’s and are preparing for the next generation of leadership, which has already started with Dr. Wustman, who joined in 2017. Subsequently, this meant enhancing the interior, with expanded offices and...

Beacon Hill Creates New Breakroom Space for Employees

Working with seniors, whether independent or needing special care, requires a caring staff. That staff also needs care and nurturing, and sometimes just a quiet place to take a break. Beacon Hill at Eastgate focuses on creating a culture that supports its hard-working...

How to Make Your Property Rise Above the Competition

Utilizing contract purchasing to provide FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment, or another version is FF&A, Furniture, Fixtures and Accessories) is not only convenient but creates value. While not a permanent part of the building structure, they do add...

Open Offices Bring Acoustic Issues

With the onset of the open office and shared spaces comes great efficiency and improved collaboration, but also brings acoustic issues.  Acoustics are the science of sound control, addressing the reflection of noise between and around spaces. Very rudimentary sound...

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,...
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