Design - Heart Of America Group

Heart of America Group provides creative and technical design services turning blueprints, sketches and visions into not only buildings – but experiences. Our design is unique and unexpected, from the architectural style – to the well thought-out interiors and décor. The design and architecture team at Heart of America Group collaborate seamlessly to create buildings that meet the needs of the communities, guests and operators – all while maximizing sustainable and state-of-the art building practices.

What We Do



HOA Design Site planning, evaluation and selection
Preview Development master planning
Preview Conceptual & schematic design
Preview Construction Documents
Preview Construction observation and analysis
Preview Concept development including benchmarking, research and sourcing design inspiration
Preview Custom design documentation, space planning, design direction and material specs
Preview Communicate design through sketching and computer rendering
Preview Lighting design and coordination
Preview Expert knowledge of FF&E, color and materials for trend setting, guest focused design
Preview Knowledge of current material costs, specifications and standards
Preview Historic rehabilitation
  • Site planning, evaluation and selection
  • Development of master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • ADA and code compliance
  • Programming and planning
  • Conceptual and schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction observation and analysis
  • LEED-certification submission
  • Post-occupancy verifications
  • Environmental graphics
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • Standards program development
  • Franchise design verifications
  • Concept development including benchmarking, research and sourcing design inspiration
  • Site planning, evaluation and selection
  • Development of master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • ADA and code compliance
  • Programming and planning
  • Conceptual and schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction observation and analysis
  • LEED-certification submission
  • Post-occupancy verifications
  • Environmental graphics
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • Standards program development
  • Franchise design verifications
  • Concept development including benchmarking, research and sourcing design inspiration
  • Custom design documentation, space planning, design direction and material specs
  • Resource planning for design projects
  • AutoCAD Building Design Suite, Rhino, Sketch-up, Bluebeam and Creative Adobe Suite applications.
  • Communicate design through sketching and computer rendering
  • Lighting design and coordination
  • Expert knowledge of FF&E, color and materials for trend setting, guest focused design
  • Expert knowledge of furniture specifications
  • Understanding of construction drawings, specifications and millwork packages
  • Understanding of building code per region
  • Provide design support for completion and execution of design projects
  • Knowledge of current material costs, specifications and standards
  • Historic rehabilitation
  • Site planning, evaluation and selection
  • Development of master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • ADA and code compliance
  • Programming and planning
  • Conceptual and schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction observation and analysis
  • LEED-certification submission
  • Post-occupancy verifications
  • Environmental graphics
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • Standards program development
  • Franchise design verifications
  • Concept development including benchmarking, research and sourcing design inspiration
  • Custom design documentation, space planning, design direction and material specs
  • Resource planning for design projects
  • AutoCAD Building Design Suite, Rhino, Sketch-up, Bluebeam and Creative Adobe Suite applications.
  • Communicate design through sketching and computer rendering
  • Lighting design and coordination
  • Expert knowledge of FF&E, color and materials for trend setting, guest focused design
  • Expert knowledge of furniture specifications
  • Understanding of construction drawings, specifications and millwork packages
  • Understanding of building code per region
  • Provide design support for completion and execution of design projects
  • Knowledge of current material costs, specifications and standards
  • Historic rehabilitation

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.

Locations

Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309