Innovative Washroom Accessories


There are a lot more accessories required to complete the restroom installation – but Kalyn wanted to find a green-minded company to provide them. We turned to Bobrick Washroom Equipment.


High Speed Hand Dryers


We’ve seen a lot of new technology going into the creation of this new office space at BrandStar –  some of which has never been seen before! New technology is even going into the restrooms!


Warming Up the Office


Kalyn’s vision for the breakroom is to design a comfortable dining area that can serve as a fun meeting area as well as including a fully custom kitchen that feels like your own home.


Office Sounds


This episode of Office Spaces focuses on privacy and noise reduction in the new office.  In particular the work environment for the 54 employees that will be working in the new bullpen. First up in the show is Bill McCann from Dynasound.  Bill’s company manufactures speakers that add sound masking to the building.  They actually add sound to the building so noise can be reduced between employees. We also meet Kelly Minton, the installer from Dynasound as he installs 30 sound masking speakers around the building. Mayline’s president Allan Klotsche also stops by to supervise the installation of the Mayline bullpen furniture. Designer Kalyn Rothaus meets with Armstrong principal scientist Sean Browne.  Mr. Browne discusses an Armstrong product line called Total Acoustics that absorb 85% of sound and block 35 decibels of sound. Kalyn decides on Armstrong’s Calla Ceiling Panels. Finally Kalyn meets with Rebecca Tyke, from 2/90 Signs. 2/90


Don’t Make Signage an After Thought .. The Importance of Wayfinding


2/90 Sign Systems has over 35 years of experience planning, manufacturing, installing and maintaining signage systems. Whether you need interior, exterior or digital signage, we’ve got you covered from off-the-shelf systems to custom signs. We’ve provided turnkey wayfinding solutions for many prestigious corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality and government clients. We deliver quality products in a timely manner at competitive prices.


Keeping Peace at the Office: How Acoustical Ceilings Reduce Noise in Style


Only Armstrong products are designated as having Total Acoustics™ performance, the ideal combination of NRC (noise reduction) and CAC (sound blocking) in one ceiling panel. This makes it easier to specify one ceiling for an office space used for focus, collaboration, and privacy. This allows for flexibility in a space, where previously two different types of ceilings would have been specified for open and closed spaces. Armstrong ceilings with Total Acoustics can help provide less intrusive noise and greater speech privacy to building occupants allowing for greater workplace satisfaction.


Sound Masking Technology for the 21st Century Workplace


Dynasound is the oldest Pure sound masking manufacturer in the US.  Unlike other brands that started out manufacturing another type of solution or added sound masking to their portfolio, Dynasound has stayed dedicated to our industry and remains solely a sound masking manufacturer today celebrating 40 years this year.   We have built our Brand on quality products and people with a dedication to serving our clients and partners at the highest level.  Aside from a quality product, our clients gain the assurance that part of process is looking out for their well being by reviewing the project as a performance base not a product.


Office Spaces: The Private Offices


Designer Kalyn Rothaus has been given the challenge to move 135 employees from a 20,000 square foot space into a much smaller, 11,000 square foot building and make everyone comfortable more productive. So far she’s cleared the new space, framed the walls, installed the floors, and added new windows and doors.  In the last show, all the ceiling grids and light fixtures were installed.  Now in the second month of construction, it’s time to move to the next phase.  In today’s show Kalyn will address the individual private offices.  She’s asked Mayline furniture from Wisconsin to present their line of modular ergonomic furniture. It’s also painting week in the work space.  Phoenix Painting will be painting all the private offices and the other spaces throughout the building. Kalyn wanted each office to offer a creative way for the employees to express themselves. Finally, Ergotron, will install special ergonomic desk mounts


Modern Workplace Designs: Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Interior Painting Needs


Phoenix Painting Company was founded by Jack Pietro and Rick Gardella in 1978. With approximately 70 employees, the company is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and primarily services commercial customers in the South Florida region. The company serves various sectors, such as office buildings, tenant improvements, historical renovations, casinos, auto dealerships, health care, restaurants, shopping malls and warehouses/distribution. It offers a wide range of services, such as interior/exterior painting, faux finishes, duraplex wall texturing, multicolor coatings and electrostatic painting. Phoenix Painting is very active in the community and regularly donates materials, services and funds to various community efforts. We support Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, The Children’s Place at Home Safe Organization, Kids In Distress, Humane Society, and our local Women’s Shelter. In addition the company donates to the United Way, St. Jude’s, UNICEF, American Red Cross, and many other worthy causes.