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Vos Glass Moves into New Offices and Fabrication Plant 

Vos Glass Moves into New Offices and Fabrication Plant 

Vos Glass started making plans in 2020 to build a new headquarters that would allow them to grow their business, expand their showroom, and improve their fabrication and distribution center. 

Ken Watkins of Architectural Concepts was the architect of the building. Our previous relationship with Vos Glass, as a designer and customer, and with Architectural Concepts, made for a smooth integration for us to design the interiors. We worked directly with John Turner, President of Vos Glass, and Dennis Moomey, Prefabrication Leader. Dennis was also the construction manager for this project. 

The design criteria for this project could be summarized as clean, contemporary, flexible, inspiring, and within the Vos Glass Brand. 

The finished product delivered these criteria with some notable features:

  • Polished concrete floors throughout. 
  • Very well-lit spaces. 
  • Tall ceilings. 
  • Showcasing glass everywhere. Their office area is on display for customers to see a variety of glass installations. 
  • Mindful use of Vos Glass’ brand red color in paint, carpet, and acoustical baffles. 

r.o.i. Design visited Vos Glass shortly after they moved in and spoke with Dennis about the process and outcome. He was kind enough to say, “It was fun working with you folks.” We can say, “Vos Glass it was great to work with you, too.” 

Read more about Vos Glass’ new building in the M-Live article, June 7, 2022. 

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National Nail “N” Bench 

National Nail “N” Bench 

One of r.o.i. Design’s current interior design projects is the expansion and remodel of the Corporate Offices for National Nail in Grand Rapids. Construction on this job is near completion. We have just completed the installation of two custom “N” benches displayed in their main lobby.  

National Nail asked us to create a statement piece using their newly rebranded logo, which features an uppercase “N” composed of positive and negative space. Their main lobby has a seating area furnished with new furniture from r.o.i. Design. We created a bench to be a part of the seating arrangement with a back using the “N” shape.  

The negative spaces of the “N” are three large “shadow boxes” filled with National Nail’s various fasteners they produce and distribute. Another material featured throughout the remodel is OSB sheathing. We used this as the backer and positive space of the “N”.  

Bluewater Studios were the fabricators and installers of this custom statement piece. We have trusted their expertise and attention to detail on several past projects. This one is no exception as we feel it turned out amazing.  

Stay tuned for more photos and information about the rest of the National Nail project in the coming months! 

 

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BH92 Trucking Inc. Builds New Office

BH92 Trucking Inc. Builds New Office

Returning Customer FCC Construction and their project manager, Beau Byerly, contacted r.o.i. Design to work with their customer BH92 Trucking to make selections for their new building in Byron Center, MI. 

This 20,000 sq. ft. building houses its operations, which include corporate offices, dispatch, fleet maintenance, leasing, and LAV truck repair.  An adjacent duplicate space was built for another tenant or future sister company. 

All finishes needed to be very maintainable but BH92 didn’t want to compromise style. The overall palette is a sophisticated blend of warm grays and blacks.  

Interior features include: 

  • Decorative wood wall in the lobby 
  • Durable luxury vinyl tiles in varied colors and patterns 
  • Black doors and trim 
  • Concrete-look porcelain tiles 

BH92 Trucking has been in business since 2000, moving freight in 48 states and providing opportunities for employees to own their trucks and have a lifetime career in transportation. We enjoyed working with them on this project.  

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Wolverine Dermatology Creates State of the Art Break Room 

Wolverine Dermatology Creates State of the Art Break Room 

r.o.i. Design has enjoyed our relationship with Dr. Ryan Freeland over the last five years as he developed his dermatology practice housed in their incredible building at 1673 Gezon Parkway. His commitment to veterans is evident from his reserved parking spaces, his military holiday celebrations, and his team’s military-patterned scrubs.   

We worked on the initial concept with Jon Blair of R2 Design Group and First Companies, then the Phase 2 expansion, and most recently, the Phase 3 expansion that created more clinical, patient, and employee spaces to accommodate their growth. 

While Phase 3 added so many needed spaces and followed the brand and direction that makes Wolverine Dermatology so great, the star of the remodel was the new military-themed café break room. 

This new break room is large, with seating for 50 people, including bar seating for 16, lounge and dining seating for 34, and access to an exterior patio with outdoor seating for 20. This cafe features some amazing details, including oversized copper pendant lights, yellow banquette seating, extensive use of reclaimed wood at the bar, and a soon-to-be-added actual propeller from a vintage military aircraft.   

But most impressive is the display wall that features a flag that Dr. Ryan flew home from his tour in Afghanistan and the oversized custom ribbons that describe the special honors earned by so many.  

We salute Dr. Ryan Freeland and his commitment to honoring those who served in our country’s armed forces. 

    © All Photos Courtesy of First Companies, Inc.

    Greenville Area Community Foundation Moves to New Remodeled Offices 

    Greenville Area Community Foundation Moves to New Remodeled Offices 

    Our friend Dean Clement at West Michigan Office Interiors introduced us to Alison Barberi, President and CEO of the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF). They were in the process of swapping offices with Southwestern Oil Co. They needed more space and Southwestern Oil needed less. Southwestern Oil had been at its location for more than 30 years, and most of the space had not been upgraded for decades. The swap was a generous gesture, offering GACF opportunities to expand and upgrade. We were engaged as interior designers supporting the efforts of their contractor, KASCO, and furniture provider, WMOI.  

    We were able to work with the GACF team to upgrade lighting and finishes. We worked with KASCO to make the entry and restrooms A.D.A. compliant. We recognized the mid-century style of the building and its details and worked to make the new design work with the building’s architecture.  

    Preserving the interior doors and trim, which were dark oak, we kept the new finishes light and added accents to the new carpeting and wall finishes. In the restrooms, the plumbing fixtures and lighting were completely updated. GACF brought with them their quality artwork and furnishings.  

    While the construction process revealed some issues, none of them minimized the outcome.  

    We celebrate the work of the GACF and learned a great deal about their impact and efforts in the Greater Greenville Area.  

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    E5 Creates People Driven Technology 

    E5 Creates People Driven Technology 

    r.o.i. Design learns so much from our customers, and this project, introduced to us by First Companies, was no different. We saw how the Engen family worked together to make decisions and create a landmark new company with the greatest respect for people, both the inventors of the past and the genius of today.  

    They purchased property at 6300 Venture Hills Blvd SW in Byron Center, MI with the plan to house two businesses, E5 Ventures and a new technology company, People Driven Technology 

    Architect Ken Dixon of Dixon Architecture created the building footprint and façade, and together with r.o.i. Design, we planned the interior spaces.   

    For the offices to feel welcoming, professional, and with a nod to hi-tech, the key features on the inside include:  

    • An uplit perforated metal “wing” over the reception desk.  
    • LED-backlit panels in the reception desk  
    • A variety of flat clouds in the open office at staggered heights with suspended and recessed strip lights.  
    • Metal wall accents in the break room  
    • Graduated steel to gray carpet tiles in the open office.  
    • Glass-fronted offices and conference rooms.  

    Of particular interest is how they named the conference rooms, each one after a respected inventor: Thomas Edison, Hedy Lamar, Nikola Tesla, and Elijah McCoy. Each room has a plaque that tells the story of the inventor and r.o.i. Design assisted in selecting artwork of the inventor and their inventions.  

    The overall thoughtfulness of the design project is an indication of the owners’ values. Again, we learned so much.  

    The Engen Family is a legacy of innovation and technology. Committed to West Michigan, this powerhouse created Netech more than 20 years ago and transitioned that business, selling to Presidio 

    E5 Ventures LLC was created in 2016 and the Engen family focuses on targeted real estate and business investments. One of those projects ended up being a start-up that had roots in their understanding of customer service and technology. People Driven Technology is an all-encompassing IT solution for Enterprise Network Security, Hybrid Cloud, User Experience, Cybersecurity, and Physical Security.  

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