Rockford Construction Announces Steven Frederickson as Vice President

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Steven Frederickson
Steven Frederickson // Courtesy of Rockford Construction

Rockford Construction, a construction, real estate development, and property management firm with headquarters in Grand Rapids, announced that Steven Frederickson will join the company as vice president overseeing its health care division.

“In addition to his vast industry experience, Steve brings with him a unique approach to health care design, construction, and development,” says Mike VanGessel, CEO. “Michigan has become a destination for world-class patient care and innovative research. With ongoing projects like the MSU Grand Rapids Innovation Park, we feel this is the perfect time to welcome Steve to the team to lead our work in this critical industry.”

Frederickson has led projects with budgets ranging from $1 million to $750 million that include St. Mary’s Hospital Master Plan, Spectrum Health Cancer Center and Patient Tower, Medical Health System Masterplan, and Michigan State University College of Health and Human Services. He previously served as president and COO at The Christman Co. and as president of Washington D.C.-based Rock Creek Cos.

“I believe in a holistic approach to health care design and construction, one that focuses on creating a healing environment for the patients and workers inside the building,” says Frederickson. “This is very different from a lot of what you see in the marketplace today. I am passionate about bringing a new type of thinking to the forefront of Rockford Construction’s work in health care and creating spaces that help patients heal better and faster.”

Frederickson will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with health care clients and will oversee the company’s projects within the health care division. As health care institutions face new challenges post-COVID, Rockford’s health care team under Frederickson will focus on new innovations that support models for research and development, more effective patient experiences, and better health outcomes.

“Health care continues to change as we discover newer, better methods of care,” says Frederickson. “It only makes sense that in addition to advances in medical science, we also look at ways to build better and more efficient spaces to deliver that care to those who need it.”

Frederickson received a bachelor’s in construction engineering and management from Ferris State University.

Rockford Construction has offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Florida. Rockford has built projects totaling more than $4.8 billion of various size and scope in more than 800 cities across the country.

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