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Shoreside at The Homestead Resort

Shoreside at The Homestead Resort

The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan has been a client of r.o.i. Design for many years, and we are always pleased to be able to work with that team on their development projects.

Before and through COVID, we worked with James Kuras of The Homestead to develop the finishes for Phase 2 of Shoreside, an 8th share, four condominium project on their Lake Michigan beach. While the footprint and layout of the project were identical to Phase 1, The Homestead decided to make some changes to the interior finishes and furnishings.

There is no escaping the lake view at every window, so the interior reflects The Homestead’s tradition of lakefront, cottage, beachside design. Most of the main floor has white shiplap siding grounded by warm wood floors and accented with blue kitchen cabinetry. Lighting, hardware, and plumbing used a combination of brass and black, which feels very authentic in the space. Bathrooms are simple but elegant in a beach sort of way.

We also were engaged to shop for furnishings, and with the help of Pottery Barn Contract and a few of our own proprietary upholstery companies, put together a package that fits their budget. This project was sold out and condo owners wanted to spend summer 2021 at the lake, so the challenges of COVID in building and procurement were “just in time” to get families into their vacation homes for the summer.

The Homestead selected regional art and décor for the place that added that “Michigan touch.” The outcome is spectacular, and the effort was the same. Congratulations to James Kuras and The Homestead Resort.

USG’s Otsego Paper Company

USG’s Otsego Paper Company

Wolverine Building Group invited r.o.i. Design to join them in creating a new space for USG’s Otsego Paper Company. Marianne Martz led the project, making her mark by incorporating on-brand color details in the breakroom tile, paint, and furnishings. This industrial space included a custom epoxy floor to match the company’s brand color. Hexagonal acoustical tiles offered functionality and a textural element to their space.

r.o.i. Design provided furniture in the breakroom and waiting area to fit the overall scheme. We also provided planning for office furniture and facilitated procurement through our connection with West Michigan Office Interiors.

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Pennell CPA Expands to New Office

Pennell CPA Expands to New Office

Fred Pennell of Pennell CPA reached out to us to inquire about our ability to help them plan and execute a move to a new building. We had worked with their landlord previously, and Pennell’s review of our portfolio led them to select us as the group to manage the design-build process for them. As a team, we looked at two or three building sites and reviewed the feasibility of each. When they discovered a property on Cascade Road offering both adequate room for them and additional space to lease, they had found their new home. 

We engaged Tim Allspach of TJA Architects to review code and structural issues, and we interviewed contractors and engaged Pinnacle Construction for the build-out. 

Pennell CPA was experiencing rapid growth, and they needed space to house a growing workforce and a space that appealed to new hires. More importantly, they could benefit from more meeting rooms and collaboration spaces. In addition to space, they were committing to core values and a brand that they wanted to be reflected in their office. 

The design-build process through COVID had been extended, but we are very pleased with what Pennell describes as a warm, open, and functional space. 

A few details we are proud of include the wood wall in the lobby, the creative carpet patterns, the lighting plan and lighting fixtures, the break room ceiling details, and the furnishings. 

 

As their motto states, “Everything is Awesome” at Pennell CPA!

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Wellspring Church Reinvents Their Youth and Staff Spaces 

Wellspring Church Reinvents Their Youth and Staff Spaces 

Steve Fridsma, our friend at Elevate Studio, introduced us to Dan Bolkema, Executive Director, and Tanya Bolkema of Wellspring Church who was redesigning several spaces within their facility. They were looking for our help with interior finish selections, lighting design, and selections of furnishings for youth ministry areas and staff offices.

They have a strong young adult program, attracting visitors from regional colleges and their community is multi-generational with a large children’s program. This remodel was intended to create needed improvements to support these programs.

Dan’s background in the construction industry led to great insight into the feasibility and he offered the “can-do” spirit for creative details. His and Tanya’s interest and understanding of colors and materials made this a fun project for r.o.i. Design.

This vibrant destination community in Hudsonville Michigan has opened its doors carefully during COVID and the remodel was recently completed. r.o.i. Design was happy to supply a variety of contract furnishings to complete the look.

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New Landmark Office Building for Coach Road Capital and EQI

New Landmark Office Building for Coach Road Capital and EQI

Relationships and innovation create great designs. Dixon Architecture and Coach Road Capital gave us a level of trust that allowed us to push the envelope on the design for this four-suite, state-of-the-art office building. We thank Jim Reyers of Copper Rock Construction for the willingness to listen to design needs and help us execute our customers’ visions.

Building owner Coach Road Capital has a variety of businesses including, but not limited to, US Retail, which manages over 40 locations of Pet Supplies Plus. As Coach Road Capital, they are real estate developers and business investors.

Our work with Coach Road established building standards for all suites, as well as created a design for communal areas. We worked with the first two tenants to customize their space to meet their business and brand needs.

Coach Road Capital

Not only had they outgrown their offices, but they were also looking to create a more collaborative and open environment for their team.
Their new office offers a spacious feel with interesting details. Our favorite features are the ceiling clouds and lighting, the metal siding on the interior of the space, the wood walls in the conference room, and the natural color scheme.

We appreciated the leadership of Val and Aaron Young and Terry Nash who gave us the direction and encouragement to help them make this a wonderful space for their team. They were tireless in their efforts and we appreciate their trust.

EQI

EQI provides tailored design, engineering, procurement, and logistics services for metal castings across diverse end markets at a global scale. The Spring Lake corporate office provides design and project management as they work with their offices in China, Vietnam, and India for the manufacturing and fulfillment of customized products.

Again, this company had outgrown its space but also wanted to change how they work. They needed their team to be more exposed to all department activities and to understand how their work fits into the entire project and business outcomes.

The new space offices a variety of meeting and break out areas which were lacking before. All offices have glass walls to the open areas, connecting everyone visually. A large break room/kitchen is an inviting “other” space that hopes to bring people together for a variety of social and work activities.

We are especially excited about the interior brick wall, the interesting light fixtures, the open staircase the warm color scheme, and the subtle placement of brand-friendly finishes.

President and CEO of EQI, Blake Phillips, was attentive and patient as we designed the space through the time of COVID, and he inspired us as a strong believer in the importance of design.

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DLN Integrated Systems’ New Corporate Offices and Manufacturing Plant

DLN Integrated Systems’ New Corporate Offices and Manufacturing Plant

DLN Integrated Systems was introduced to r.o.i. Design through First Companies along with architect Ken Dixon of Dixon Architecture.

DLN’s growth is a result of their commitment to their customers, creating customized solutions for material handling and automation.  That commitment and attitude was also seen through their process of interior design of their offices: clear, consistent, simple, and innovative.

r.o.i. Design worked with DLN to select interior finishes and to make recommendations for lighting design and lighting fixtures. We teamed up with their furniture providers to coordinate plans and finishes.

The result is a space that is industrial yet engaging with the use of wood and warm colors. We are the proudest of our influence on the lighting design and selection and design of the wood walls.

© All Photos Courtesy of First Companies, Inc.