Rudolph Libbe Group expands its Northeast Ohio campus
The Rudolph Libbe Group Northeast Ohio Operations expanded its business footprint as it has grown at an incredible pace since moving into the region in 2005. The team outgrew two other facilities in Independence and Westlake and required more office and warehouse space as well as a building for its fabrication shop.
Situated on two properties in North Ridgeville’s Mills Industrial Park, in 2018 RLG began building out its campus. Three existing buildings underwent extensive renovations to add more than 60,000-square-feet of offices and warehouse. This also included a new sheet metal/insulation/piping fabrication shop which moved from Oberlin and began operations in 2019.
The offices were designed by the AoDK architectural firm, and serves as an interactive demonstration of the Rudolph Libbe Group’s design/build expertise and self-perform trade service capabilities. Its design features exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors, HVAC & ductwork, signifying pride in the quality of work the company provides.
Retrofitting the structure required converting 80 percent of the former warehouse into the single-elevation office space. An entirely new façade combined with new insulation, windows and doors boosts daylight harvesting and energy efficiency. Currently RLG’s Northeast Ohio team includes 30 full-time office and 400 field employees. With future growth predicted to double in the next five years, the facility can be renovated to add space as needed. GEM Service provides facility management and HVAC maintenance for the building.