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Dec. 4, 2017

Women in Business with Monica Steimle-App

Monica Steimle-App joined Rockford in 2017 as Director of Property Management. As Director, Monica manages a team of more than 25 and a real estate portfolio of more than 2.4 million square feet. Read on for her advice to young people looking to get more involved in the community.

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Nov. 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Safe.

At Rockford, we take many precautions to prepare for the safest possible outcome. But our team can’t do this work alone; we need your help. I encourage you to reflect on how thankful you are for your own safety and wellbeing, and know that it is always important to put safety, health, and wellness at the forefronts of our minds.

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Nov. 6, 2017

Women in Business with Jennifer Boezwinkle

​Read on for insights from Rockford’s Executive Vice President, Jennifer Boezwinkle, as she explains her experience working in construction and architecture.

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Oct. 23, 2017

Women in Business with Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott, Director of Development Services for Rockford’s Real Estate Development team says, “Rockford has a civic focus and a genuine interest in bettering its environment, and the fact that they stand for quality. I wanted to join a company that was best at what it does. Because I always try to learn from the best.”

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Oct. 2, 2017

Places With Soul

This summer, we intentionally set aside time to reflect on our values. But if there’s one thing we learned, it’s that living out our values is not, and should not be, a one-time thing — it should be embedded into our culture and at the forefront of all we say and do.

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Sep. 21, 2017

Women in Business with Julie Towner

Realizing that the construction industry has lagged behind other industries in attracting females to the workforce, Rockford has worked hard to successfully recruit and retain a great number of female team members including project coordinators, project managers, superintendents, and executive team leaders. Over the next few months, we’ll share thoughts and stories from some of our own female team members as we explore what it’s like to be a woman thriving in the construction industry. Today we start with insights from Rockford’s CFO, Julie Towner.

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Sep. 4, 2017

What Are Beautiful Outcomes?

To our clients — and sometimes even ourselves — “Beautiful Outcomes” might conjure up images of the final project. But they are so much more than that. They are the result of smart, safe, and collaborative efforts. Whether you’re helping a trade contractor or client, a tenant or internal team member, we believe that beautiful outcomes happen every day.

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Aug. 21, 2017

What Is a Raised-Floor System?

​Do you know what raised-flooring systems are or how your next project could benefit from them?

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Aug. 2, 2017

Built-In Value

Providing built-in value means that we proactively anticipate needs before they’re needed, and problems before they’re a problem. It means leveraging lessons learned into new solutions. It’s about stepping out of our comfort zones to tackle new problems and create new possibilities — to make things better, safer, and more sustainable. This month, we asked our team to think of ways they can create built-in value, and then act on them.

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Jul. 24, 2017

“Sound” Building Practices

Regardless of project type, resolving issues related to interior acoustics requires early planning, appropriate materials, and meticulous installation.As we review designs with acoustics in mind, the Rockford team looks for specific items including…

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Jul. 5, 2017

How to Manage Construction around Shifting Summer School Schedules

For educational construction and renovations, there is no quick and simple summer schedule. Students are spending more time in the classroom each year, and schools continue to look at balanced calendar programs, summer school programs, or revenue-generating uses of the building like summer day camps. With rising complexities to this type of project, what steps can we take to ensure success over the summer?

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Jun. 26, 2017

Business Thought Leaders

As business thought leaders, we inspire change and drive innovation. We push forward groundbreaking ideas to make contributions that change the creativity, productivity, and functionality of built spaces. Being business thought leaders means we’re not just builders and doers – we’re solutionists.

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Jun. 12, 2017

How Our Cornerstones Affect Our Business

In all that we do, we strive to be business thought leaders, provide built-in value, deliver beautiful outcomes, and create places with soul. These cornerstones represent the tradition of Rockford, the service attitude we embody, the experiences we create for our clients, and the benefits we give back to the community. They are our values and our commitment to our clients and each other.

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May. 1, 2017

Rockford Volunteers Build Camaraderie

Earlier this year, Rockford announced a new “Volunteer Time Off” policy that offers employees a full, paid day to volunteer for a charity of their choice. Some team members recently used their VTO to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

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Apr. 10, 2017

Recent Construction of a Cardiovascular Center

New construction for Metro Health’s Heart and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center

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Mar. 21, 2017

Improving School Safety Through Construction

Aside from strict deadlines and tight budgets, there are hundreds of considerations that go into planning for academic spaces and, in my opinion, ensuring the security and safety of the students is the most important one.

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Feb. 27, 2017

Resort-Style Trends in Senior Living

Resort-style residences that promote wellness and relaxation are a trend we’re seeing across the senior housing market.

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Feb. 13, 2017

Trends in Laboratory Planning

Today’s healthcare, education, and workplace spaces are changing, and trends in laboratory facility design continue to evolve in similar ways. Read more about the key requirements that are driving current laboratory planning trends.

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Jan. 30, 2017

Achieving Customer Loyalty

In today’s world of Google searches and global business, customers have access to companies, products and services at their fingertips. So, how do we create relationships that stand the test of time?

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Jan. 16, 2017

Industrial Construction: The Secret to Helping Clients Shorten Schedules and Increase Profit Margins

Advanced concrete maturity testing techniques are the secret to helping your clients achieve shorter construction schedules and higher profit margins.

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Jan. 2, 2017

Safe Resolutions for 2017

Did you know that of the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% of those people successfully achieve them? Read on for tips on how to stick with your goals any time of year!

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Dec. 19, 2016

Universal Design at The Mary Free Bed YMCA

As the first Universally Designed building in the world, the Mary Free Bed YMCA helps reveal the ways in which design can increase diversity and participation, while decreasing the stigma and segregation of traditional fitness centers.

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Dec. 5, 2016

The Workplace Myth: If You Build It, They Will Come

You can’t just build it; you need to program for it. The pros, the cons, and the solutions to the open office environment.

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Nov. 24, 2016

Many Thanks

During the start of this holiday season, I’d like to take a moment and give thanks for the many opportunities we have at Rockford to be builders of a changing world.

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Nov. 14, 2016

Making a Statement About Sustainability

As a top area employer, working in a LEED-Platinum building, we want to share Rockford’s most recent sustainability statement.

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Nov. 4, 2016

Introduction: Business Thought Leaders

Welcome to Rockford’s blog, where we’re sharing ideas and innovations that help transform the built environment.

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