Ruhnau Clarke celebrated a festive Open House in conjunction with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled office on Tenth and Market in Riverside.
Over 100 people came to the event, including Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Councilmen Mike Soubirous, Chuck Condor, and Mike Gardner. Also in attendance were Riverside Office of Education Superintendent Dr Judy White, RCOE Board members Dr Sue Rainey and Dr Wendel Tucker, State Senator Richard Roth and Chamber President Cindy Roth and well as many school board members and staff, including RUSD board members Kathy Allavie and Tom Hunt.
The office design, including the state of the art furniture, was designed and selected by our own staff members. The design incorporates the original brick walls which have been in place for almost a century, with sleek glass surfaces that lend a modern air and openness resembling something featured in the Silicon Valley. A number of visitors remarked in awe how “Googlelike” it looked and what an outstanding addition the building is to the cityscape. In his remarks to those in attendance, company President Roger Clarke praised the work of the staff, the city, and David Ruhnau, Chairman of the company, for his courage in making the commitment to complete such a project. Roger thought David’s father, Herman, the founder of the company, would be very pleased with this very special project.