OMEP Plaque

The OMEP Plaque Journey

This bronze plaque was custom-made for OMEP, featuring a stylized acorn and oak leaf motif. With a wood base for secure mounting, this plaque is the ideal choice for OMEPS' concept.

A few words about the Plaque:

"The idea of the plaque was inspired by two events.  A number of years ago OMEP ( the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership) put together a rather ambitious strategic plan.  We visualized the plan as a stout old oak tree with deep roots to honor our prior accomplishments and strong arching branches to characterize our service offerings to our clients.  As we were refreshing that plan earlier this year, we realized that we had accomplished the majority of those goals set years ago.  Coincidentally, I was celebrating twenty years of service with the OMEP.  With two good reasons to celebrate, I commissioned the piece that Beth and Garrett created as a gift to the organization that I have enjoyed being a part of for so many years.

A few words about our Acorn Celebration:

OMEP’s strategic plan can be visualized as a robust oak tree.  Acorns are the fruit of an oak tree and are their potential for future generations.  Inspired by Garrett and Beth, we developed an “acorn celebration" that is tied to our image of our long-term strategy.  When a member of the OMEP team makes a unique and compelling contribution to OMEP’s future, they are awarded an acorn at our monthly Staff Meeting.  Going forward, that staff member then carries the responsibility of identifying and awarding the next acorn to another employee.  This simple event has become a celebration and a commitment to the future."...John V.

Watch the Journey from Design to Finished Product

We love to create custom orders but may have some limitations on what we can build for you. Changing the size or shape of an item, such as a handle or sprue length, is within our realm of expertise. Creating an item for you with the items we already sell are also within our capabilities. Creating from scratch, your design, is a bit trickier but we are willing to collaborate with you to see if it can be done. All custom orders are final sales and cannot be returned, please see our return policy. Fees will be discussed in person and billed separately for all custom orders so that there are no surprises at the end of the project.

When it comes to residential planning, it's essential to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics. Whether you're designing a new home or renovating an existing one, careful planning is key to creating a space that meets your needs and reflects your personal style. In this guide, Beth can help explore the important aspects of  planning your space, with 3D imagery and story boards, and provide expert tips to help you achieve your dream home.

  • Space Optimization

    One of the primary goals of residential planning is to optimize the use of space. This involves carefully considering the layout and flow of each room to ensure maximum functionality. Start by identifying the primary activities that will take place in each room and arrange the furniture and fixtures accordingly. Utilize storage solutions such as built-in cabinets and shelves to minimize clutter and maximize storage space.

  • Lighting Design

    Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and comfortable home. Incorporate a combination of natural and artificial lighting to enhance the ambiance of each room. Consider the orientation of your home and strategically place windows to maximize natural light. Additionally, incorporate a mix of overhead, task, and accent lighting to create layers of illumination and highlight architectural features or artwork.

  • Material Selection

    Choosing the right materials is essential for both the durability and aesthetic appeal of your home. Consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, and visual appeal when selecting materials for flooring, countertops, cabinetry, and other surfaces. Opt for high-quality materials that will stand the test of time and complement the overall design of your home.

  • Personalization & Style

    Residential planning is an opportunity to express your personal style and
    create a home that reflects your unique taste. Consider incorporating elements such as color schemes, textures, and decorative accents that resonate with your personality. Don't be afraid to mix different design styles to create a visually interesting and personalized space.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Incorporating energy-efficient features into your residential plan not only helps the environment but also saves you money in the long run. Consider installing energy-efficient appliances, windows, and insulation to reduce energy consumption. Additionally, explore renewable energy options such as solar panels to further minimize your carbon footprint.

  • Outdoor Living Spaces

    Don't forget to extend your residential planning to outdoor living spaces. Whether you have a small balcony or a spacious backyard, create an outdoor oasis that complements your indoor living areas. Incorporate comfortable seating, greenery, and lighting to create a welcoming and functional outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment.

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