Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Open for Business with Rose Office Systems
Posted by: Rose Office Systems on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)
The savvy business person knows that time is money. The more time spent waiting for something to be done eliminates the chance to sell a product or provide a service and make a profit. This is especially true when starting a business or moving locations. The longer you wait for your space to built, changed or finished, the less time you have to be selling.
Auto dealerships are a great example of this, and Rose Office Systems can provide affordable sales center solutions that are built and ready to go quickly.
In reality, all car dealers need is a place to park your inventory of vehicles and space for your sales office. Your sales office should look attractive, welcoming and professional; something that not only shows prospective customers you’re the real deal, but a space that your employees are confident in. Perhaps your car dealership is expanding or under renovation, modular buildings can provide a temporary or permanent solution for your extra space needs.
Rose Office Systems has experience in building functional and efficient sales centers equipped with reception areas, salesmen cubicles, F&I offices and even break rooms and conference rooms. With a number of interior and exterior options available, you can be assured of a great looking sales center that reflects your business culture and provides a great atmosphere for customers.
We recently finished a sales center for the used car division of Kinsel Ford in Beaumont, Texas, giving them additional work space for their salesmen. You can click here to see additional photos of Kinsel Ford’s newly completed auto sales center, or you can click to see some of our previous work with other sales and training centers here.
Why wait for a traditional construction project that take six, seven, eight months or more when you can have a quality, durable sales office from Rose Office System in half that time? Get in contact with a Rose Office Systems representative today and get your car dealership or other sales center up in no time!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
3 Reasons to Go Green with Rose Office Systems
Posted by: Rose Office Systems on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
In past blog posts we’ve touched on all of these great reasons to go modular with your next building project with Rose Office Systems:
- It’s more affordable, with savings close to 50 percent of what traditional construction would cost
- The turnaround time is far faster than traditional construction projects, with many buildings being able to be completed in right around three to four months time
- Options, options, options! The combination of layouts, interior choices and exterior options puts you in complete control of your building design
However, there is one aspect that we haven’t touched on yet: modular construction and modular buildings are better for the environment. In fact, in a 2011 study of 800 contractors, architecture firms and engineering professionals who used modular and off-site construction processes like those used by Rose Office Systems, 77 percent said that construction site waste was decreased.
But how is modular construction greener? There are three distinct ways our building process is healthier for the environment than traditional construction:
Reduced Emissions and Impact on Air Quality- with no large construction equipment billowing out black smoke on the jobsite and a climate sheltered building process, harmful emissions polluting the air are limited. Because of the speed and efficiency of setup of a modular building, the time spent on the jobsite is greatly decreased. Our factories purchase goods as a wholesaler, which allows them to benefit from the economy of scale. Instead of multiple freight lines making many small deliveries of building materials to a single jobsite, our factory warehouses bulk materials to produce many months worth of completed buildings all from one location. After the buildings are completed there is just one single freight delivery to the jobsite instead of numerous deliveries to a traditional jobsite.
Material Efficiency- because of a limited amount of packing materials like shrink wrap, pallets and cardboard, there is less to throw away and clean up on the jobsite. The controlled factory building process doesn’t allow for rain and other natural factors to damage building materials, keeping waste to a minimum. Also, the precise and repetitive building process has been refined to make the best use of the materials used.
Reusability of Modular Buildings
Modular construction has the unique ability to be able to move from one location to another, making it possible for a single building to be occupied by multiple occupants during its life span. This “reuse, recycle” approach makes renting or leasing a modular structure not only affordable but good for the environment, especially in an economy when many site built office buildings have been left sitting empty for years because of an undesirable, yet immobile, location.
All of these factors help create a more efficient and waste-free building process, helping to keep costs low. Rose Office Systems specializes in affordable, professional and “green” modular buildings, so contact one of our representatives today to get started!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Top 5 Functions of the Modular Jobsite Office for Construction Projects
Posted by: Rose Office Systems on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
When your construction project will last months to possibly years, you need a professional setting to keep operations running smoothly. Modular offices or trailers are a fast and affordable solution for conference space, maintaining administrative programs and offering training space for new employees at the jobsite or remote location. Here are the top five reasons modular office space is a must-have at your next jobsite.
Secure Space for Phone, Fax and Computer
A modular office at the jobsite would provide a secure area for communications technology such as your phone, fax machine and computers.
Space for Construction Documents
Every jobsite needs the full and current set of construction documents such as the agenda, contracts, record drawings or as-built drawings and employee safety posters, which can be stored and displayed in the modular office along with the required first-aid equipment.
Desk Space for Management
One of the most important functions of the modular jobsite office is desk space for management staff including the superintendent, jobsite clerk and field engineers.
Space for Foremen Operations
Some of our more advanced modular jobsite offices feature easy access for foremen to access and complete their timecards or reports.
Storage for Valuable Materials
At many jobsites, security of valuable materials can be a problem. Another function of the modular jobsite office is lockable storage for tools or material. In some cases, security systems are setup for extra protection.
Rose Office Systems offers small, medium and large modular industrial offices and floor plans to meet project needs including space for management, training rooms, restrooms, conference rooms and administrative cubicles at the jobsite. We greatly value our customers and work hard to provide quality offices with superior customer service.
“Rose Offices specializes in providing industrial modular buildings in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. Our employees and customers have all complimented on the layout and the quality of workmanship throughout the building,” commented Glynn Hebert, Acadian Contractors in Abbeville, Louisiana.
If you have any questions about modular construction or would like to get started on modular office space for your next jobsite, call Rose Office Systems today!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Starting a New Business? Go Modular and Cut Financing Period/Costs in Half!
Posted by: Rose Office Systems on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
One of the hardest parts of starting a business is financing your location and waiting to open its doors. With modular construction, your waiting period is cut in half and financing is made cheaper and easier with shorter financing periods. These are just two of the many benefits new business owners experience when choosing to go modular!
Many people see modular construction as lower quality, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. When you order a modular office, most or all of the structure is built in a factory where building materials remain undamaged by outdoor elements. This also allows for factory production using machines that are unavailable on construction sites, offering the highest quality production possible.
Lowered Costs/Faster ROI
Since the construction timeline is significantly shorter when choosing modular, this means your financing periods will be shorter and thus lowering your financing costs. You’ll also be up and running in half the time it would take with conventional construction, meaning you are starting to get your return on investment three months faster than you would have with stick built construction.
Economy of Scale
With the majority of the construction happening in a factory, you benefit from the economy of scale. Our manufacturer is also a Wholesale distributor, which equals cost savings for our customers. You also avoid having waste materials litter your jobsite and disrupt your neighboring businesses. Additionally, you have no worry of material damage or theft and greatly decrease the likelihood of a jobsite injury when choosing modular.
If you choose modular, talk to Rose Office Systems. We’ll work with you on either a custom design or choose from over 30 office floor plans that range from less than 1,000 square foot to more than 5,000 square foot of office space, restrooms, break rooms and conference rooms. Our modular offices are built with high quality materials and attractive exteriors.
If you have any questions about modular construction or would like to get started on a floor plan for your new business, call Rose Office Systems today!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Reasons Modular Construction is Best Option for Medical Offices
Posted by: Rose Office Systems on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, medical offices around the country are pressed for space and money, all while struggling to remain at the cutting edge of healthcare service in their region. If you’re looking to expand quickly with quality as a top priority, look no further than modular construction from a reputable manufacturer. Read on for five reasons why modular construction is the best option for medical offices.
1. Quick Turn Around – For the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine needed a timely turnaround in order to continue serving their patients. Gil Trest, Project Specialist commented, “The best part is from talking with Garry to actually occupying the building was less than six months. Garry delivers and supports a very high quality product.”
2. Team Focused – As shown in our work with the North Georgia Medical Center, we place high importance on meeting the needs of each professional working in the structure. Rose Duffy, Director of Materials Management stated, “The assistance (Rose Office Systems) provided in the design and completion of this office was outstanding. By working with the physician and keeping in close contact with me, the finished office met both our needs.”
3. Leasing Options – With Baptist Health, leasing was the best option to meet their growing program needs, as opposed to owning or renting their new classrooms. Program Director Paul H. Littlefield offered this great testimonial, “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation for the excellent services provided by Mr. Garry Cain. He assisted us in designing, leading and setting up our modular classroom/offices for our School of Radiologic Technology.”
4. Growth on a Budget – When Gilmore Memorial Hospital was in high demand for patient service, we were able to help them satisfy their space needs without exhausting the budget. Director of Facilities Mike Adam exclaims, “Last year, we had to expand several non-clinic offices of the hospital in order to keep up with the growth (about 2,400 sq. ft.). I spoke to several modular building companies on possible solutions and needs that would work under my budget. Garry Cain (Rose Office Systems) was my choice due to the response and personal touch to meet my needs.”
5. Seamless Expansion – For St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc., we provided a solution for their expansion needs that blended with the existing structure. Mike Lester, Director, Facilities/Plan Operations said, “St. Mary’s Hospital recently purchased a 2,875-foot modular building from Rose Office Systems. The building was purchased for use as a pediatric medical clinic, and the clinical staff is thrilled with the building.”
With Rose Office Systems, you can choose from 29 medical office floor plans that include doctor’s offices, exam rooms, break rooms, conference rooms, x-ray rooms and office area, or work with our experts to create a custom design to fit your unique needs. Our latest medical office photos showcase the professional, classic structures that have helped the healthcare facilities listed above achieve their goals for growth.
If you have any questions about modular construction or would like to get started on a floor plan for your medical office, call Rose Office Systems today!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Offices for Fifty People in Less than Ninety Days? No Problem.
Posted by: Beth on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
When Rose was contacted by a large pharmaceutical company about a 10,000 square foot expansion project on their campus, we were given a deadline of ninety days to complete the project from start to finish. Working alongside their site development team, Rose was able to complete the job within the deadline, and fully furnish the 10,000 square feet of modular buildings with Open Plan systems furniture. Rose developed the floor plan along with the customer to configure the most efficient use of space to house fifty people comfortably. Electrical load requirements were also taken into consideration to handle that many workstations. Even though the buildings are on a three year lease, the customer wanted a permanent look and feel to the modulars.
A few challenges arose along the way, including the removal of a large gated entrance that had to be taken down and put back up in one day after all 12 modules delivered to the site.
A large ten unit complex with office space for 50 people sits next to a doublewide unit that serves as a conference center. An attractive deck and ramp was installed to join the two units together for easy access of both buildings.
The ramp was built by the customer's construction crew with advice on the design from Garry Cain at Rose.
A large central deck serves as an access point for both buildings.
By staggering the modules (two in, two out) Rose was able to break up the shadowline of the building and give an attractive exterior entrance. Faux brick panels by Nichiha offer a nice corner detail on each jut-out.
The foundation covering is a matching Nichiha Vintage Brick pattern with plenty of ventilation. This small upgrade helps contribute to the permanent look and feel of the attractive exterior.
Inside, the large open area was outfitted with Open Plan cubicle furniture using 6' x 8' cubes in pods of six each.
There are a total of 48 cubicles inside the entire building with an additional ten private offices.
The spines of each pod had powered panels with electrical boxes and data ports pre-installed inside each cubicle.
Power poles at the end of each spine connected to an electrical pigtail back to the panel box.
The interior of each 6'x8' cubicle contained an "L" shaped desk area with 30" deep worktops, a box/box/file pedestal, a two drawer lateral file, an open shelf unit and a flipper door hutch with LED task lighting.
All seating was also provided by Rose Offices. Each cubicle got a task chair with arms.
Wide hallways and large central open work areas allow for common filing areas or a place for copier/ fax/ printers to be located.
Ten large private offices have large "U" shaped casegood desk sets provided by Rose Offices. The furniture features a 36x72 bowfront desk, 24x42 bridge and 24x72 credenza with a full hutch and frosted aluminum glass doors.
The extremely comfortable high back manager chairs are from Open Plan as well.
The break room cabinetry was built-in by the modular building manufacturer.
Handicap accessible restrooms and kitchen sinks are required in all our modular buildings.
The conference center furniture was also provided by Rose. Two eighteen seater conference tables with central power ports are from ABCO Office Furniture.
The power ports make for convenient tele-communications during meetings.
They snap shut when not in use.
Large conference rooms comfortably seat eighteen people with smaller conference areas to host twelve, ten and eight people at a time.
The conference chairs are also provided by Rose Offices.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Building an office? Modular buildings save you time and money!
Posted by: Unknown on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Modular Construction is FAST.
When you place an order for a modular building, the site construction can begin at the same time as the building construction. These two important elements running parallel with each other instead of waiting for the site development to end before the building construction can begin. Site preparations such as earthwork, dirt removal, and utility connections being readied can be in process at the same time as the building is being built. This is a HUGE time saver. Modulars that are built in a climate controlled factory also means construction doesn't stop for rain delays. Construction of modular buildings are an assembly line in an extra large warehouse. That also means your building materials are not exposed to the elements all during the long construction phase. They are kept dry and out of the sun and rain, which means your building is not starting out pre-weathered from the inside. Manufacturing a modular building, no matter the size, usually takes a matter of a few weeks to a few months. If unexpected weather, permitting or construction delays hold up a jobsite, site building an office could take much longer and equal more headaches for you.
Modular Buildings = Money Savings
With the benefit of purchasing materials in wholesale quantities, our modular building manufacturer can construct your new building at a much cheaper price than a builder who is forced to purchase materials at big box retailers. The economy of scale is at work for people who choose the modular office route. Other cost saving benefits include the elimination of architectural fees. Rose employees two full time interior designers with years of experience in modular construction and commercial office design. Utilizing experienced Rose building designers along with draftsmen and engineering at the factory ensures that your building is not only thoughtfully laid out to suit your needs, but also built to International Building Codes, ADA Handicap requirements as well as your state and local code requirements. Let our highly qualified and skilled design staff design your commercial office space and eliminate the need for hefty architectural drawings and schematics.
Let Rose Change Your Mind about Modulars
Rose Office Systems is dedicated to changing the negative connotation associated with words such as "modular building" or "prefab offices". Rose takes pride in manufacturing the highest quality product with cost savings passed along to the customer. If your company is in need of more office space, consider taking a tour of one of our many modular buildings across the Southeast. Chances are, you'll never know you are standing inside of a modular building.
Visit our website today at www.RoseOffices.com or call us at 888-608-1173 for more information.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New Building for Advent Lillian is a Showpiece
Posted by: Rose Offices on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:00:00 am Comments (2)
Today we're sharing the photos from the modular building framework that comprised Lillian Episcopal Church of the Advent.
To see this American Carpenter Gothic style church from the street you might assume that it has been sitting on the property for a hundred years, when in fact, the majority of the buildinga was brought in on wheels and assembled on the site just a few months ago.
Yes, this amazing historic looking building has a secret that most folks would not be able to guess--it is built using seven individual modular components. The skeleton of it was prefabricated in a factory, delivered and setup within just a few months from the time it was ordered. After setup, the custom finishes were added to transform a simple modular building into a picturesque rural Gothic style structure that is so prevalent around the Southeastern USA.
Rose Office Systems provided the design of the structural "bones" of the modular building that was built by Kings Custom Builders in Ellaville, GA. Setup of the modules was handled by Gordon Gilmore of Gilmore Construction. Finishing details such as flooring, paint, lighting, custom doors, siding and a roof were site-installed by Marty Leonard Construction. The site-installed siding material is a board and batten look that compliments the architectural style of the facility.
The solid front doors weigh an impressive 300 lbs each. These were site-installed with custom closers that are buried in the concrete for fluid movement upon opening.
This original design concept of this exquisite church was designed by Jackie Waller of Barganier Davis Sims Architects in Montgomery. Jackie continued to work parallel with Rose and handled the design of the finish applications that were site installed. Marty Leonard Construction added the enormous pitched roof that makes this building so stunning. Art Hahn of COTA was the project manager, overseeing the project from start to finish.
Corner buttresses add visual interest and also tip a hat to the original Gothic cathedrals such as Notre Dame that were constructed with flying buttresses as support elements.
Advent Lillian is a previous Rose customer who purchased their first modular building from us in 1997. When we first worked with Episcopal Church of the Advent we provided them with an open sanctuary with a small kitchen area and a lobby. Since that time, we've made substantial leaps in the progress of the way modular buildings are constructed and assembled, allowing for much taller ceiling heights that are on most modular assembly wish-lists. While an eleven foot ceiling height isn't up to Notre Dame standards, it is still an impressive height in an industry where eight and nine foot ceiling heights are the norm. We are so pleased that they decided to go with a Rose modular building again for their new sanctuary space addition to their campus.
The Gothic floor plan was easily constructed using modular design. The traditional Gothic design is in the shape of a cross, which lends itself well to modular construction. When you enter the impressive front doors the view carries through the Narthex into the Nave to the three massive Gothic arch windows behind the raised stage area.
The tray ceiling of the Narthex was raised to a full eleven foot height in the center with an impressive custom chandelier added on site.
A chair rail moulding with a bead board type treatment was applied to the lower half of the wall. Custom wall sconces made to look like candles add ambiance to the space.
Beautiful custom doors make an impressive statement up entering the sanctuary area.
Once inside the Nave the North and South Transepts, or arms of the "t" shape, flank the room as an exact mirror image of one another, creating balance and symmetry throughout the space.
This was a concept that Jackie Waller, designer of the floor plan, insisted upon. The end result is absolutely breathtaking. Her vision for the overall building design was absolutely impeccable as is evidenced throughout the space.
Attention to detail by the customer, the contractors, Rose and the factory helped this project come together seamlessly.
Custom hewn barn wood was use for the flooring of the raised altar area.
The ceilings are a signature Rose look with crown molding and custom lighting added on site.
Ceramic tile resembling slate was site installed throughout the majority of the building. All of the furnishings were provided by the customer.
The width of the room allows for a seating capacity of around 150 people.
The interior doors are now offered by Rose as an optional item. The oil rubbed bronze hardware throughout the building is updated but still classic.
The Gothic arched windows were specially ordered by Art Hahn and shipped to the factory for installation. They were stained and trimmed out on site, resulting in a beautiful architectural feature that probably made the most visual impact on the interior of the building. Adding the arched windows instead of standard commercial grade vertical slider type windows are what really transformed things from a standard commercial building into a church.
In outer rooms such as the sacristy, flower guild and janitor closet more standard finishes were used.
Standard finished such as acoustical T-Grid ceilings and Rose standard roll vinyl flooring helped to offset building material costs in rooms that were not accessed by the public.
Oak cabinetry was built by Kings Custom Builders and painted to match the wall color. Oil rubbed bronze knobs and hinges stay true to the design scheme. These are the small details that add so much to the overall cohesive look of the modular building.
Back out in the entrance hallway, these beautiful Roma Lanterns by Chelsea House were spec'ed by Jackie. Simply beautiful with a quiet elegance that fits so well in this space.
The Parlor offers a quiet area for mother's of small children to hear the service or brides to get ready before a wedding.
The ladies restroom is accessible from both the hallway and the parlor for privacy. Even inside the lavatories, no detail was spared. The solid surface countertops were installed by the factory with a convenient opening for a waste basket underneath.
The factory installed the restroom fixtures and faucets that were purchased at Lowes.
Even the men deserve an attractive restroom space, don't you think?
Have the entrances to the restrooms at the end of the entrance hallway provides privacy and also serve as a sound barrier.
The quiet serenity that exudes from this sanctuary is so peaceful and relaxing.
There is little doubt that this is one of the most beautiful buildings that Rose has ever had the honor of providing to a customer. We are so thankful to Art, Jackie, Gordon, Marty and everyone at Kings Custom for making this customer's dream an amazing reality at a cost savings that is just incredible.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
We now offer complimentary 3-D renderings of your modular building!
Posted by: Beth on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11:08:35 pm Comments (0)
For years Rose Offices has provided our customers with high quality customized floorplans of their modular building projects. We pride ourselves on our ability to give our customers exactly what they want in their office buildings- right down to the plug locations in the walls. Incredible amounts of details go into designing each floorplan to suit your needs before it even arrives on your location. We definitely specialize in custom built modular construction. In fact, it is rare that we ever produce the same building twice. Over the years we have come to realize that not everyone can read blueprints or understand how their building will look just by looking at the floor plan in "2-D".
In order to help out all the 2-D challenged people of the world, Rose will now offer an innovative and exciting new feature to our customers. We are so pleased to announce that we are now offering complimentary 3-D renderings of your future modular building complex! Let Martha and Beth, our in-house designers transform your floorplan using Google Sketchup from a 2-D blueprint into a full color scaled 3-D drawing so you can see a representative model of how your buildings will look after completion!
You can give us specifics on your preferred paint colors and trim packages, and we will fill in the rest! Or, let us make suggestions for your building exterior and interior with our complimentary design services.
Building an office has never been easier for the 2D challenged! Get all the angles to help you have a clearer image of how your new space will look.
We are happy to help you design the best plan for your needs.
Call us today to begin your customized modular building floorplan for your future office space. Fill out the CONTACT US FORM or call 877-767-3284.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Modular Church Youth Classroom Buildings are the answer!
Posted by: Beth on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 9:03:42 pm Comments (0)
Northside Church in Cumming, GA decided to use a Rose modular building when they were considering their options for building additional space for a youth and teen center. The church wanted a building that would match their existing building. We were able to help them coordinate the siding material on the new building to the existing building so that their campus maintained a consistant look throughout the property.
Here is the existing church building:
And here is the new modular addition by Rose Offices:
The interior of the building was just as beautiful, with lots of custom details added throughout. The main auditorium has painted sheetrock walls, black t-grid ceilings and site installed wood look laminate flooring.
The laminate flooring is a rich warm wood plank look.
In addition to the fluorescent lighting, "eyeball" spotlight type can lighting on dimmer switches was added to help the ambiance of the room during plays and drama productions.
The lobby entrance has a custom built check-in station where the youth are registered. The corrugated metal siding and interior brick wall around the reception desk gives it a nice urban industrial rustic feeling. The brick is actually constructed of Nichiha faux brick panels that are applied directly to the wall in 18" x 72" sheets.
Storefront glass doors give lots of natural lighting and help with the welcoming appearance inside the modular.
Interior solid core doors with glass viewblocks help with sound transfer between the auditorium and other classrooms.
Several large classrooms are included with more custom paint colors, t-grid ceilings and nice upgraded flooring.
This preschool classroom is large and bright with nine foot high ceilings which is the standard height for any Rose modular building.
ADA Handicap accessible restrooms are standard in all of our modular buildings. The custom paint color in this restroom looks great with the floors and dark trim.
This is a shining example of how modular construction can be a beautiful addition to your church campus. The Rose modular building fits in seamlessly without being unattractive or obtrusive. Northside Church was able to get all of their youth classrooms under one roof close to their main building. This setup is a great solution for anyone who needs more space for their youth group but is not able to afford an expensive stick-built church remodeling project.
If your church building is looking for a permanent structure to call home, please give us a call today to discuss your options!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Holy Cross Church Gets New Permanent Modular Building
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In December of 2009 Rose Offices built a 5,880 square feet permanent modular building for Holy Cross Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. The church needed sanctuary space for their congregation to have services along with additional classroom space and a "fellowship mall" area for church socials.
The building was one of the first that we constructed with eleven foot ceiling heights inside a modular building.
The result was stunningly beautiful.
You can see how this unique ceiling gives this large room a feeling of drama and openness that is not typical for modular construction. In the past, ceiling heights of eight or nine feet were standard because our modules were limited by height restrictions on the highway. Garry Cain at Rose worked with the factory to configure box beam ceilings of nine feet along the matelines, while soaring to eleven feet in the center of each module. The box beams allow for HVAC ductwork and roof supports to remain hidden behind the finished sheetrock while taking the center of each module to the maximum height in the center.
Specialty pendant lighting was added onsite along with wall-washer type uplighting that is concealed behind beautiful moldings. The ceiling and walls were finished onsite and painted with designer paint colors. The hardwood flooring was installed by a local contractor hired by the church. The matelines of each modular were hidden behind faux columns on the walls.
An interior window was added for the control room / sound booth to have open access but still be private.
Solid core imperial oak doors separate the fellowship hall from the auditorium area to help reduce noise.
A rough opening was left in the wall by the factory for this jaw-dropping beautiful custom designed stained glass window to be installed onsite by the parishioners.
A standard ceiling height of 9 foot with 2x2 recessed revealed edge T-grid ceilings were installed throughout the remainder of the building. This was a cost effective way for the church to have a nice commercial look. The custom paint colors and hardwood floors were continued throughout the entire building.
The fellowship hall area has ample space for tables and chairs where the congregation can meet after hours.
A kitchen with a large serving window opens up onto the central meeting area. Classrooms line the perimeter of the building.
Adult and youth classrooms are large, bright and airy.
A nice large lobby area welcomes new and existing members into the church.
The multi-use restrooms are large, clean and well functioning for large gatherings.
The laminate countertop and sinks came from the factory pre-installed. Items such as hand towel dispensers were provided by the church.
Plenty of storage space was included in the custom built floor plan.
Here are a few photos of the building during the construction phase.
As you can see, our modular buildings are solid, strong and well constructed. You will definitely not feel the "bounce" of a cheap office trailer in our buildings when walking through this building.
They are well insulated to help with sound reduction and also utility bills inside your modular building. New energy efficiency standards are being released and our buildings are required to meet or exceed any energy efficiency regulations.
In fact, most people will never even know that they are standing inside a modular building.
The exterior of the building is equally impressive. Hardipanel siding material was installed at the factory using our Rose Signature Architectural Block look.
The "pleko" trim package was installed over the windows, doors, matelines, corners and roofline for a nicely finished look.
And the finished result:
The church chose to site-install a real brick foundation around the base of the building to give it a more permanent look.
A large access panel allows entry under the building for any future maintenance.
This building features an internal gutter system.
The roof drain assemblies divert water from the roof down the wall through large PVC pipes that are tied together under the building. Water is then diverted into a drainage area away from the building. The white pipes you see here are the emergency overflow drains. These are for backup emergencies only. If there is ever water flowing from these pipes, that means the roof gutters are clogged and need to be cleaned out.
The HVAC system in the church was installed onsite by a local air conditioning company.
The utilities were also connected onsite by a local contractor.
A nice large deck was added on the back of the building for use as an outdoor gathering area.
A ground level entry is a nice feature for ease of entry by the church members.
Overall, this church building is 5,880 square feet.
- Assembly area for approximately 150 people
- Fellowship Hall
Control room/ Sound booth
- Ample Storage space throughout the building
If your church building is looking for a permanent structure to call home, please give us a call today to discuss your options! (877) ROSE-BUILD (877) 767-3284
Monday, August 16, 2010
Featured Building: Westminster Christian Academy Modular Classrooms
Posted by: Admin on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:47:56 pm Comments (0)
In early 2009, Rose Offices installed approximately ten thousand square
feet of classroom space for a private school in North Alabama.
- Our signature “Architectural Block” Hardipanel Siding in stucco pattern
- Specialty brick look perimeter foundation cover
- EFIS trim molding package on corners, doors, windows and roofline
- Designer paint colors
- Pad mounted HVAC units
Because of varying age groups and functions, the school chose to separate the campus into three buildings.
For this project, we installed our new Architectural Block Hardipanel
siding material combined with EFIS trim package on the doors, windows,
corners and roofline.
The Rose Signature Architectural Block Hardipanel Siding is a new
innovation in modular siding. The deep reveal edge pattern accentuates
the seams rather than trying to hide them. This process eliminates the
unsightly cracks that can develop over time. It also creates an
appealing first impression for your commercial application. You won’t
find attention to detail like this with anyone else but Rose.
When asked to share their experience with our company, we received a
glowing review and detailed overview of the installation of the
buildings from start to finish.
We are pleased to share it with you:
Christian Academy is the largest ministry of Westminster Presbyterian
Church in Huntsville, AL. The school currently has an enrollment of 640
students in grade K-5 to 12. In 2001 the church and school
independently reviewed our missions and determined we needed to
relocate to better serve our individual membership. We also surveyed
the Westminster School family and they overwhelmingly (>90%) wanted
the church to be located with the school. We were able to purchase a
42-acre tract in a prime location through a very generous arrangement
with a local family at far below market value. A combination of
challenges led us to delay construction until early 2008. Both
increases in construction costs since 2001 and the uncertainties with
financial markets caused us to build significantly less than we desired.
Some of the facilities what we could not build were offices, library,
and music facilities for the school, and a nursery for the church.
of the blessings for our church and schools was number of dedicated
individuals with design, project management, and construction
backgrounds. This gave us the ability to give careful consideration to
most aspects of our project. Even so, the approach to include modular
facilities as part of the overall project was one of the three most
difficult decisions we made on the project that ended up costing over
The concerns, expressed by almost everyone, were
how the modular facilities would look, and how they would last. These
two concerns were persistent because the school had purchased two
modular buildings to use as interim athletic locker rooms and the
experience with these units was problematic. To start with, these two
modular units were standard designs from (a competitive modular company
who shall be referred to as Competitor A) for school use. We got them
in used but functional condition at a favorable price. Installation was
more expensive that we were initially quoted and one of the air
conditioning units quit working the week after the warranty expired.
The aesthetics left a lot to be desired, but this was a stop-gap measure
for a specific time period—that has long-since expired with the units
still in the same location.
School had very specific needs in the modular buildings: Office space
for day-to-day operations of the support staff, library and study
facilities for the students, and music facilities for band and choir.
The school was in interim facilities for a year where the band/choir
room was adjacent to the office, so we quickly determined a separate
building was needed for music. At the same time, the school acknowledge
the permanent facilities for offices, music, and library were 5-10
years away since the next two phases for building were completing the
parts of the classroom building that were deferred due to costs. This
timeframe drove the separate consideration of longevity of the
facilities under day-to-day wear and tear and aesthetic compatibility
with other portions of the project.
The church had very different
considerations. The first was projecting both the image and the
reality of permanence for facilities for our children. The second major
consideration was there were no areas in the school facilities that
were age appropriate and available. The church realized several million
dollars from sale of our previous property, but all that money was
committed to secure the loan for the school to build the new facilities.
The money will be released as funds are raised by the school, then the
church will build a sanctuary on the same property. In the meantime
the church is meeting in the school gymnasium. However, the final
location of the sanctuary will be several hundred feet from the
gymnasium. Both prudence and stewardship dictated the church not build
conventional facilities since in 2-5 years, Lord willing, we will be
building sanctuary that cannot be served by nursery near the gymnasium.
The solution was to use modular facilities that can be relocated for
about 10% of initial cost rather than building nursery facilities
Our Process for Evaluation
I am an engineer and I
make my living by figuring out the best way to do things. The “best
way” is deceptively difficult because “best” is most decidedly in the
eye of the beholder. Emotions are not bad, but it is very easy for
Satan to use our emotions against us. We are also called to be good
stewards in all things, and that means making considered decisions. The
approach we took was to look at the critical features for the modular
facilities. These features, which were somewhat mutually exclusive,
were cost, functionality of spaces, aesthetic compatibility with the
newly constructed facilities, and anticipated longevity of the
Armed with these factors for
consideration and our assessment of space requirements, I contacted the
largest provider of modular facilities in the area (Competitor A), the
least expensive provider (who shall remain nameless), and the one other
source specializing in church facilities (Rose Office Systems). It was
clear from my initial conversation the least expensive provider did not
meet the minimum standards of functionality, aesthetics, or anticipated
longevity. In a word, they were cheap.
The regional offices
for Competitor A and Rose are both in the Birmingham area and I visited
both offices and took tours of representative facilities. The
philosophy of the two companies are different and their products reflect
the differing philosophies. Competitor A will build custom floor plans
but their focus is on building existing designs and selecting finishes
and materials. Rose will build from their “stock designs” but their
bread and butter is custom designs for each customers. Competitor A
normally uses metal siding with “mansards” while Rose does not offer
metal siding and uses, as a minimum, Hardie Panel fiber-cement siding.
Competitor A typically uses hard (sheetrock) ceiling while Rose
typically uses lay-in acoustic ceilings. All these items fall into
aesthetics and functionality.
Of greater impact were
differences in construction. Rose significantly exceed industry
standards metal framing under the structures, thermal insulation, and
mechanical equipment. Competitor A meets industry standards. The
installations I saw from Competitor A would be useable for 5-10 years or
hard use. The installations I saw from Rose were better than most
conventional wood frame construction I have inspected. Indeed, the
units we have installed in Huntsville are rated for 110 mile and hour
winds rather than 75-90 mile per hour from other manufacturers,
including Competitor A.
In short, the real difference between
Competitor A and Rose Office Systems is quality and how that impacts
both operating cost and longevity of the structures.
got baseline cost data from both Competitor A and Rose. It was a close
as I could get to a direct comparison but Competitor A declined to
provide pricing for Hardie Panel siding and 2’ x 2’ drop in ceilings.
They priced hard ceiling and metal siding. The difference came out to
be between $2 and $3/square foot between Rose and Competitor A with
Competitor A being lower than Rose. This was about the difference
between siding and ceilings, so the cost was essentially the same
selected Rose Office Systems rather than Competitor A based on overall
quality that translates to aesthetics, and anticipated longevity, with
advantages of lower operating cost at comparable up-front cost.
decision to go with Rose has paid enormous dividends for Westminster
Church and School. Rose worked with our architect to come up with a new
approach for the exteriors that is minimally more expensive than the
Hardie Panel with battens but is much more aesthetically pleasing. Our
architects were so pleased with the results they are submitting the
Westminster Modular project for an American Institute of Architects
Everyone is either happy or ecstatic with the
results. The school staff was fighting to get offices in the modular
building because they felt the spaces were better than in the new
building. (I’m not sure I agree with that assessment, but that was the
objective feeling from the school staff.) The most common comment about
the nursery facilities is “I wouldn’t know this was a modular building
if I didn’t know it was a modular building.”
I am biased, since I was heavily involved with making the decisions.
However, I have had recent experience with both Rose Office Systems and
Competitor A. I would recommend Rose unless purchased cost was primary
If cost was the key consideration I would
consider a 60-month lease/purchase option rather than purchase a
lower-quality installation. The Westminster church used a
lease-purchase for our the Nursery facilities both because the church
funds are being used to secure the school loan and because the church
wanted to preserve funds for our future sanctuary.
I will be happy to discuss our experience at Westminster with anyone who is interested.
J. Keith Johnson
Integrated Ground Test Technical Lead
Friday, July 16, 2010
Toyota Dealership gets Modular Sales Center for Used Car Division
Posted by: Admin on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 7:59:46 pm Comments (0)
A preowned car sales center is the
perfect opportunity to utilize modular construction. This dealership in
North Alabama needed a building for their salesmen in a side lot off
the main dealership. Rose Office Systems built a specialty building
that fit their needs and provided a low cost alternative to site built
This building had a false parapet wall
added around the top to create some extra height to the overall
building. The wall is decorative only, and does not support any weight.
The interior was finished on site with
mud, taped and painted walls and a red checkered floor to match the
existing flooring in the main dealership.
The salesmens cubicles were constructed
using half walls at 60" high that were finished on site with a trim
package. This was a simple way to create cubicles that have electrical
outlets and J-boxes for data and phone lines placed to your
These half walls can be built by the
factory using our standard vinyl covered gypsum and batten strips as an
alternative that would eliminate the need for any site work.
Private offices for the sales manager and
the finance departments were included, along with public restrooms and a
small break area.
If your car dealership or sales office is looking to add more space, please browse our photo gallery for more photos and ideas on how to construct your new modular building!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Modern Modular Buildings: Changing your idea of modular office buildings
Posted by: Unknown on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 8:09:46 pm Comments (0)
Would you believe this is a modular building?
When you picture a modular building, what image
comes to mind? Something that you see on a side of the road
A tiny trailer with aluminum siding and no roofline?
Something like this?
We are here to tell you that today's modular buildings look nothing like that.
Rose Office Systems is a Birmingham, Alabama based company that serves
the Southeastern United States with commerical modular buildings.
Founded by Garry Cain in 1997, the company quickly became one of the
industry leaders in customized high-end modular buildings. With an eye
for design and years of experience, Garry and his team provide specialty
modular construction that focuses on the customer's needs while
providing attractive and affordable modular building solutions.
our entries on this blog we hope to show you how our high quality and
beautiful modular buildings can change the face of your campus. Join us
in discovering how we can help you! We look forward to providing a lot
of information about the construction techniques that we use as well as
giving you floor plan ideas and ways to save money on your construction
Thanks for visiting our website! We look forward to working with you on your next building project.