Rockford Construction Hires Industry Leader Steven Frederickson as Vice President | Rockford Construction

Rockford Construction Hires Industry Leader Steven Frederickson as Vice President

Frederickson to lead healthcare division

Rockford Construction, a nationally recognized construction, real estate development and property management firm, today announced that Steven Frederickson will join the company as vice president overseeing its healthcare division.

“In addition to his vast industry experience, Steve brings with him a unique approach to healthcare design, construction and development,” said Mike VanGessel, CEO of Rockford Construction. “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.”

Throughout his career, Frederickson has led projects with budgets ranging from $1 million to $750 million. Some of the projects in his portfolio 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 & Human Services. Previously, Frederickson served as president and chief operating officer at The Christman Company and as president of Washington, D.C.-based Rock Creek Companies.

“I believe in a holistic approach to healthcare design and construction, one that focuses on creating a healing environment for the patients and workers inside the building,” Frederickson said. “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 healthcare, and creating spaces that help patients heal better and faster.”

Frederickson will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with healthcare clients and will oversee Rockford’s construction projects within the healthcare sector. As healthcare institutions face new challenges post-COVID, Rockford’s healthcare team under Frederickson will focus not just on the construction of healthcare facitilies, but also on new innovations that support creative models for research and development, more effective patient experiences and better health outcomes.

"Healthcare continues to change as we discover newer, better methods of care. 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. It is very humbling to have the chance to impact the environment where patients, doctors and nurses work together to better society."

Frederickson holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from Ferris State University in Michigan.