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

NeoCon: A History

  By: Brittany Adkins It’s almost here! The 49th annual NeoCon trade show is set to take place June 12th– 14th at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. IDO is graciously sending myself along with Victoria Numbers, Catie Sterling, and Sara Kotarski to the event to scope out new products and vendors. As we have been gearing up and laying… Read More

Spring has Sprung

By: Kris Kleinknight WOW – we’re through the first quarter of 2017; Spring is finally here; North Carolina won the Final Four and Easter is in two weeks! I’m super excited for Easter Sunday!  In an effort to help with my group’s Easter egg clues; I was searching for Easter facts or trivia and came across other Easter traditions from… Read More

25 Years & Racing Forward

By: Jill Mendoza  We have a history of living the beliefs and values that have shaped us.  For the last 25 years, we’ve been united in our commitment to our clients by providing the discipline of Commercial Interior Design to serve the needs of their mission critical environments.  We are so very fortunate to now be looking to the future and… Read More

Workplace Trends of 2017

By: Sara Kotarski A new year is upon us, and with it comes new technologies, business themes, and trends around the workplace. An article entitled “10 Workplace Trends You’ll See in 2017” by Dan Schawbel (http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2016/11/01/workplace-trends-2017/#6cc455273457) gives a well-researched and well-presented outlook of some of the workplace trends you can expect to see in the year 2017. Here’s a brief… Read More

It’s 2017 – Find your Zen!

By: Kris Kleinknight The holiday festivities are over and it’s time to get back to normal.  What’s your normal?    Do you feel like you’re always racing to get caught up and never get caught up?  Are you getting your 7 – 8 hours of sleep at night?  BAHAHAHA! 2017 can be your year of Zen!  Take time for YOU and… Read More

Merry Christmas

By: Rhonda Wessel We at IDO would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to celebrating 25 years of IDO in 2017.  Thanks to all of our wonderful customers, vendors, reps, family, and friends for all of your support throughout the year.  We truly appreciate working with all of you.  From our… Read More

A Very Millennial Christmas Playlist

By: Kelsey Venekamp Let’s be honest, the best part about winter is the magnificent and jolly music that accompanies it! After the snow has melted and the wrapping paper is balled up in the trash, the music is there to get you through the bitter temperatures and the long drive home from grandmas. And though there isn’t a such thing… Read More

Building IDO’s Tomorrow

By: Jill Mendoza  When you think of tomorrow you may not be thinking specifically of Hamilton the Musical or Costa Rica or even Ballroom Dancing but as we look to the future and continue to build our IDO team, we have! How many of us wish we could assemble the perfect team? How many times have you or someone on your team said: “If… Read More

Learning to Be Creatively Confident

By: Lee Boyland I would describe myself as a once-avid reader; however, I have had to push this hobby to the way back burner in recent years. On vacation a few months back, when I had several hours to ride in the car on the way there, and on the way back, as well as some lounging beach time in… Read More