The Reception Area: Your Company’s Most Important Space

    In office design, the reception area is one of the most important spaces.   Experts say that in many ways, your reception area works as your business card. When visitors walk through your doors, there should be an instant impression made in regards to who you are as a company. Guests should be able to grasp almost immediately the brand of your business, in addition to what your business does. The representation that’s portrayed in your reception area should be the absolute best representation possible as people form opinions based off of this initial impression. And, first impressions oftentimes last with us for a long time. … Continue reading

VerHalen Welcomes Justin Gelhausen

Please welcome Justin Gelhausen to the VerHalen Commercial Interiors team! Justin comes to VerHalen with over 10 years of experience in the drywall business. Justin will be leading drywall project management activities for our growing VerHalen Milwaukee office.  Justin is originally from Antigo, Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Platteville in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management with a minor in Drafting and Product Development. He later received his Masters of Science in Project Management from UW-Platteville in May of 2011. Justin is married to his wife Sheila (who is also from Antigo) and together they have three sons: James (5 years old) … Continue reading

A Winter Retreat: Interiors Inspiration Palette

    With the year wrapping up, so is our yearlong inspiration palette project. Not familiar with our seasonal palette projects? Our goal is to embody the essence of each current season while utilizing various materials that are used in interior design. Materials include wallcovering, flooring, paint chips, upholstery fabric, tile and other finishes that are utilized in interiors projects. If you haven’t yet checked out our spring, summer, and fall inspiration palettes, take a look! This winter palette is easily our favorite. It incorporates crisp whites and cool greys for an airy, tone-on-tone look.   In the winter months, it’s almost as though the world feels more quiet. Some of us fully welcome the solitude … Continue reading

Foundations Project Results

  Since 1965, Foundations has been providing counseling services, foster care services, child therapy and marriage counseling to the Northeast Wisconsin community. The organization, which has been known as American Foundation of Counseling Services (AFCS) for the last 50 years, recently changed their name and went through a complete brand transformation. In addition, the agency moved to an existing facility reconstructed with their clients in mind. The new Green Bay location underwent exciting renovations. VerHalen’s field crew installed acoustical ceilings at the facility and our Furniture & Interior Design department provided the furniture. The interior was designed by Berners-Schober, an architectural, engineering and interior design firm located in Green … Continue reading

Jump into Fall: Interiors Inspiration Palette

      After we completed our inspiration palette for summer and the leaves began to change with cooling temperatures, our design team started collecting materials for our fall palette, which is warm, earthy and textural. Not familiar with our seasonal palette projects? Our goal is to embody the essence of each current season while utilizing various materials that are used in interior design.   With the temperatures and amount of daylight dropping rapidly, many people turn inward during the fall. The comfort that sweaters, soft blankets and hot drinks bring is soothing with winter gradually approaching. We brought in cozy fabrics, like velvet and felt to capture this need to stay warm with transitioning weather. We also took … Continue reading

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay Officially Open College & Career Center for Teens

    The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay just recently renovated a space at their Bruce W. Nagel Unit in west Green Bay. The space, which was originally the administrative office, is now officially dubbed the College & Career Center or the “CCC.” Their unit is one of only ten Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation to receive this opportunity! The CCC for teens officially opened last Friday, September 22nd. Partners and supporters were able to tour the space, socialize, enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by The Runaway Spoon and be a part of the ribbing cutting. … Continue reading