Hospitality / Recreation
An aquarium fits really well with our mission as a zoo, which is to inspire our visitors, to educate and to entertain them.Jay Hemdal, Aquarium Curator
The heart of a community is its gathering spaces: sports arenas, ball fields, zoos, convention centers, museums, libraries, theaters, malls, and hotels. And Rudolph Libbe Group is in the business of turning a vision for hospitality and recreation facilities into reality.
From preconstruction to project completion and beyond, RLG’s team of experts knows what it takes to design and build these unique facilities from the ground up — and all the way through ongoing maintenance.
These types of facilities have very different needs for other commercial businesses. Many of them see concentrated periods of time with heavy use, alternated with periods of little to no use.
And no entertainment or hospitality venue is exactly alike. So RLG approaches each facility with the right resources and expertise to make it successful for the owner and the population it will serve.
Take, for example, the Toledo Zoo’s new aquarium. “It’s a real public aquarium now, not a small zoo aquarium like it was,” said Jay Hemdal, aquarium curator, after the completion of the project. If we’ve done our job correctly, we’ve excited visitors and inspired them to go out and make a difference in terms of aquatic conservation once they leave.”
We’re proud to be a part of these community efforts. Whatever the type of gathering space, we build and maintain it for a lifetime of use.
RLG has expansive experience delivering successful projects spanning a variety of industries.
Toledo Zoo Aquarium
A 21st-century facility in an historic structure
Toledo Club Building Energy Upgrade
A 100-year-old icon receives HVAC and lighting improvements
Mancy’s Restaurant Entry Emergency Construction
Critical repair without disruption
Ford Field Stadium Plumbing Upgrade
Projects increased energy efficiency by 32.3 percent
Mud Hens Fifth Third Field Facility Management
A 250,000-square-foot ballpark with big savings
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Construction
184-room facility with conference center
BGSU Wolfe Center Theater Construction
A state-of-the-art and dramatic facility
Toledo Zoo Penguin Beach
Town Center at Levis Commons – Lifestyle Center Construction
13 unique buildings on 35 acres
Hollywood Casino Construction
285,000 sq. ft. of remarkable recreation