Category: Community

Why I Build – Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019

By: Sara Kotarski This May, Amanda Medlen, Brittany Parksey, Lee Boyland, and I collaborated with Turner Construction to create a team for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019. Women Build is a program where women from all walks of life come together to raise funds and physically build a home – start to finish – for a local family in… Read More

Celebrating 2018

As we celebrate the close of 2018 we are so grateful for our loyal clients and business partners and most importantly our families and dear friends. To express our appreciation to all our stakeholders the IDO Team has provided a special donation to the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis this year.   We understand that our donation will help make it possible that no… Read More

Design Savvy, Where Does it Come From?

By Janet H. Thomas With the fast pace of change in the world how does the local design community keep abreast of the trends, the successes and the failures? How do interior designers know what is sustainable, what is the right product to promote health and wellness? Finally how does the design community stay in touch with their local community… Read More

Serving this Spring

By: Claire Walterhouse With the winter blues being washed away by the spring rain, it’s a good time to get out of the house that has kept you cooped up for so long. While many people will start planning vacations and fun weekend adventures, a lot of people and needs in our community will be overlooked. So instead of planning… Read More

Likes, Shares, & Tweets-Oh My!

By Lindsay Ferro   Social media in the workplace is sometimes frowned upon, but studies show that it can actually be beneficial in many ways. Here at IDO, we have a business Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIN account that many of the staff uses to share project highlights, employee recognition, professional connections, informative blogs, industry events, and some of our day-to-day… Read More

Rebuilding Our World One Step at a Time

By: Lindsay Ferro Most of us have seen images of the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now the wildfires on the West coast. These natural disasters have forced thousands of people and pets out of their homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, etc. Many buildings were completely demolished and the damage will require years of re-building. Without volunteer… Read More

Summer Fun + Safety

By: Lee Boyland As we approach summer, we are drawn to the outdoors for many fun activities! Swimming, cook outs, boating and fireworks to name a few are all synonymous with summer, right? Memories are made when we’re enjoying time with family and friends out in the blue skies and sunshine, and I wanted to share a few safety tips… Read More

The Ace Mentor Program – Living the Future Today

By: Jill Mendoza For several years, IDO Associates have volunteered as mentors who help inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction. The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization, formed under Section 501(c)3 of the District of Columbia in 2002.  A history of the organization can be viewed here.  Thanks to the dedication of ACE’s mentors… Read More

A White Elephant Christmas

By: Catie Sterling With so much talk around the office about our annual IDO Christmas Dinner, I thought it would be fitting to write my blog in reference to it.  This is my first IDO Christmas Dinner and I have been told that a White Elephant gift exchange takes place every year. I’ve only done one White Elephant exchange before,… Read More

The Importance of Staying Humble

By: Sara Kotarski As the winter holidays quickly approach (or at least in the world of retail they seem to be), I always find myself reflecting on my past year and what events led me to where I am now. What did I do to better myself? What did I do to better those around me? What goals should I… Read More