A Dutch design

Marty Robbins Roofing installs a Dutch-inspired roof system on Eye Center South

Eye Center South in Dothan, Ala., is one of the largest medical and surgical eye care clinics in the southeastern U.S. The clinic specializes in pediatric eye care, diagnostic audiology and facial rejuvenation and treats external eye diseases and movement disorders, among other services. The clinic has expanded its services during the past few years, and in 2008, Marnix Heersink, M.D., Eye Center South's owner and cataract and laser refractive surgeon, decided to add a surgery center to the clinic to better accommodate its patients.

Heersink and his wife live in Holland part time and are interested in Dutch architecture. Heersink wanted the surgery center to implement as many Dutch architectural elements as possible and the existing building updated to match the addition.

Eye Center South hired Saliba Construction, Dothan, to build the addition. Saliba Construction has a long history working with Dothan-based Marty Robbins Roofing Co. Inc. and asked the company to install a roof system on the surgery center and reroof the existing building to match.

"We were asked to help the architect, Dothan-based J. Michael Lee Architect, and design consultant, Willem Weulties from Zutphen, Netherlands, figure out which metal roof system components could be implemented; help design, build and implement the replica metal effects for the project; and work with Saliba Construction to include or adapt as many Dutch architectural features as possible," says Ricky Gray, Marty Robbins Roofing's sales representative and marketing director.