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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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© All photos courtesy of FCC Construction

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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    The Benefits of Solar Shades

    The Benefits of Solar Shades

    Consider Solar Shades for your workplace.

    Everyone loves natural light, except when it’s reflecting off their computer screen. Unlike louvered blinds, solar shades don’t cast a pattern on the screen and still allow for a filtered view. They optimize natural light while controlling heat and glare.

    r.o.i. Design is a distributor of SWF Contract Solar Shading Systems. Solar shades are roller shades that provide a clean design aesthetic along with the ability to manage sunlight and heat. SWF offers a range of materials to suit any commercial environment. SWF products meet or surpass LEED air quality and emission specifications.

    In addition to this quality product, we provide the following services:

    • Free Estimates, Consultations, and Product Selections
    • Site Measuring and Product Engineering
    • Installation

    We can make it simple for you by taking the project from consultation to installation. Call us for more information:

    (616) 459-3539

    Or email: rondageyer@roidesign.com

    Brooktree Capital Management Moves Their Corporate Office

    Brooktree Capital Management Moves Their Corporate Office

    Brooktree Capital Management seeks to compound client capital and outperform the market averages over long periods of time. We do so by investing in high quality publicly traded businesses via a concentrated portfolio”  

    We met Brian Ellis and Hunter Lewis through their architect and longtime collaborator, Dixon Architecture, who asked us to support their new office project with interior design services. 

    Brooktree had been renting a space in downtown Grand Rapids for many years and thought it time to own property based on their own wealth management strategy, as well as creating a space that was more aesthetically consistent with their values. That brought them to Camelot Drive off East Paris in Grand Rapids. And through a competitive process, they decided to build with BCI Construction. 

    Designing through COVID was tough, everything took longer, and the times between meetings were extended. But our friends at Brooktree Capital Management were patient and consistent. 

    r.o.i. Design celebrates the interior design overall but especially enjoys a few features: 

    • The overall lighting plan was architectural, lineal, and used more drywall ceilings than we typically see. 

    • In addition to drywall ceilings, the space included wood baffles and exposed ceilings. 

    • From the onset of design, Brooktree wanted wood veneer details, which resulted in the placement of veneer in the conference room, closed offices, and the open office.  We used Sanfoot wood veneer wallcoverings and thank H.L. Bolkema for the expert and experienced installation, The ash veneer looks great. A great design depends on its installation. 

    • The cloud detail in the café in contrast to the open ceiling looks great! 

    • The use of the exterior stone in the vestibule ties the exterior to the interior and we continued the colors of the masonry brick to the interior paint pallet.