toggle menu
Nov. 26, 2018

Celebrating Her Place in the Community

Highlighting Rockford’s Chelsea Warne, on her involvement with Dirt City Sanctuary.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Nov. 19, 2018

Celebrating His Place in the Community

Highlighting Rockford’s George Colvin, on his involvement with Michigan Minority Contractors Association – Detroit.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Nov. 5, 2018

Celebrating Her Place in the Community

Highlighting Rockford’s Rachel Scott, a member of the board for the Women’s Resource Center.

Subscribe to our newsletter

By: Mike Mraz
Oct. 8, 2018

Virtual Reality: Enhancing the Construction Industry

With the addition of VR technology, processes are simplified, and the client and project team can collaborate efficiently, interact with the structure, avoid costly design issues, and make amendments, all while gaining a consistent and vivid vision of the final product.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sep. 24, 2018

What’s in a Beautiful Outcome?

As we reflect on beautiful outcomes and what they mean to Rockford, we know this work doesn’t happen alone. Considering spaces, delivery methods, and working alongside community partners makes the difference and enhances both cities and skylines.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Jun. 18, 2018

Our Culture of Safety

As we reflect on National Safety Month, we know our culture doesn’t thrive unless we embrace it both in the field and in the office – our team members must be equally invested in supporting and cultivating safety.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Jun. 4, 2018

Enhancing Workforce Development

While we continue to build environments that support these technology-rich, flexible and adaptable programs, we also must be a part of the conversation and the education process. Mentoring our next generation of tradespeople is critical.

Subscribe to our newsletter

May. 21, 2018

Three Critical Elements of a Safe Construction Site

Nothing is more important to the Rockford family than getting our crews home to their families. Our approach to project site management is rooted in safety, security, and simplicity. This commitment is more than just hard hats, boots, and safety glasses; it’s the responsibility of every team member, from onsite crews to office team members.

Subscribe to our newsletter

May. 7, 2018

How Embracing Differences Delivers Exceptional Results

Rockford respects and values the characteristics, talents, and perspectives that make us unique. We believe that by bringing diverse individuals together, we can effectively collaborate, innovate, and solve problems.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Apr. 23, 2018

Sustainability in Practice

Sustainability isn’t merely a trend or competitive advantage in today’s business environment — to classify it this way minimizes its value. Practicing sustainability is the right thing to do.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Jan. 22, 2018

Rockford’s 2017 Company Review

Visit to interact with the spaces in Rockford’s 2017 Company Review and read additional content!

Subscribe to our newsletter

Jan. 8, 2018

Bring on a Bold New Year!

Reflecting on 2017 has us ready for another bold year as Builders of a Changing World. Rockford’s CEO, Mike VanGessel, shares his thoughts and thanks as we enter 2018.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Dec. 18, 2017

Make the Holidays Happy and Safe

Read on for ways to translate jobsite safety to home safety this holiday season!

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.”

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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?

Subscribe to our newsletter

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!

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Rockford HQ
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.

Subscribe to our newsletter