Interkom Articles

An Interview with Rosemary McMonigal

November 2014 – Minneapolis, Minn. – I can thankfully say there are a lot of rewarding aspects to my profession, but one of the most fulfilling for me is the relationships that have formed with colleagues and clients over the past 41 years.  Many of these individuals have not only become lasting clients or business […]

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It’s the Small Things…

Late this summer I finally pulled the plug and began a re-design in my home kitchen. My youngest son is graduating high school this coming June and we all know that means hosting a party, so what better excuse! I couldn’t wait to bring the design process I use every day at the office into […]

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When I Grow Up…

Remember those days of career fairs, college applications, and so many big decisions? We do! At Krech, O’Brien, Mueller and Associates (KOMA), we understand what a huge decision it is to choose a college, a major, a career, and the impact one day of being immersed in a real life scenario can have.

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About Don

Let me tell you about my friend, Don. I’ve known Don for more than 20 years. He has three sons and has been married to his wife Colleen for 39 years. They live just outside Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on a beautiful patch of land where, today, they breed English Goldendoodles and board horses.

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Ownership Transition Nearly Complete at KOMA

May 2014 – Inver Grove Heights, Minn. – A strategic, carefully executed 10-year ownership transition is nearly complete at Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates. Longtime KOMA employees and owners Marc DuBois, Steve Iaria, Mike Lisowski, Cindy Nagel, Brian Riley and Matt Van Hoof have played a central role in the company’s leadership and management for […]

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A Whirlwind of a Year

To say this past year has been a whirlwind would be an understatement! It has been a time of transition in almost every area of my life. I joined the team at KOMA in December of 2012. Since then I got married, sold my house in Eagan, moved with my husband and son to Mankato, […]

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The Secret Ingredient

You like secrets?  Today, I’m going to pull back the KOMA curtain and give you a glimpse behind the scenes. I’m going to share with you one of the most important elements of our success as a company. Ready? Here it is: As a company, we appreciate and embrace… tension.

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Short, Slow and Sweet

Every year we talk about what our InterKOM message should be during the holiday season. There’s so much we could cover: we could detail our current projects, hint at the exciting work on the schedule for 2014, retell old stories about the early days of the company, reminisce about the time Brady and I got […]

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Two Worlds

One of the things that makes KOMA unique is that we bring together the best of two worlds. On the one hand, we’re an all-under-one-roof complete design solution, with architectural, engineering and interior design services available in one firm. And that’s a great thing for our clients: having these services side-by-side with one another creates […]

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A More Balanced Look at Retail Design

Renowned architect Richard Rogers, known for his modernist and functionalist designs, has cynically said that the primary aesthetic principle of our times is “form follows profit.” And, sadly, in many cases this is true. Designing spaces for commercial and retail clients has too often become only about boosting sales and moving product.

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