Your Full-Service General Contracting & Construction Solution
Apartment building construction, multi-family residential construction, multi-unit townhouse construction, single-family infill construction, senior living construction, and more.
Rockford Construction is your trusted construction partner in Central Ohio.
A Seasoned, Experienced, and Turn-key Construction Solution
Rockford Construction operates as a full-service General Contractor and Construction Solution company throughout the Ohio region. With extensive experience in multifamily residential building and apartment construction projects, we have completed over 60 new construction projects exceeding 4,500 high-quality units for our customers.
Though multifamily buildings and apartment construction projects tend to be our core business, our general contracting expertise extends to condominiums, commercial construction, tenant improvements, renovations, and the conversion and rehabilitation of downtown office buildings. As a result of our flexibility, Rockford Construction has completed well over $250 million in general contractors’ work for our clients throughout Ohio.
Build Homes. Connect People. Nurture Communities.
By building a commercial real estate property, you are not just providing a place for someone to live. You create a lifestyle by connecting people and creating a community. One of the biggest perks of multifamily living is entering a built-in community. Rockford Construction understands the importance of creating a nurturing environment in which people can thrive and grow.
Experts in Value Engineering
Rockford Construction provides expertise in Value Engineering to lower the cost of the project while increasing output from the general contractor.
General Contractors Going the Extra Mile with Construction Services
Rockford Construction believes Green communities are important to the environment. Green projects not only better the planet, but they are an important aspect of improving the environment globally. Rockford Construction has the expertise and is committed to building living spaces under the guidelines of the United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Energy Star, and AWARE standards.
Family owned and operated, Rockford Construction is a subsidiary of Rockford Homes based in Central Ohio. Rockford Homes was founded in 1985 , building single-family homes and condo floor plans throughout Central Ohio and surrounding areas. With a passion to build, and decades of construction industry expertise, the Rockford team consistently achieves the high-quality work and outstanding results our clients demand.
Rockford Construction always has several current and upcoming commercial construction projects underway. Here you can see our current projects and for construction partners and subcontractors looking to bid on work, follow the link below to see what is available.
Rockford Construction is a versatile general contractor for a wide range of construction project types. From apartment building construction projects to single-family and multifamily homes, chances are we have the construction solution for you.
Why Building Multi-family Real Estate is Smart
Whether you have the expertise as a real estate developer or are a first-time real estate developer, multifamily housing will help you build wealth faster than you could otherwise. Building multifamily apartments sounds scary, however, it isn’t. Multi-family real estate property has a higher building cost compared to purchasing a single-family home. However, multi-family apartments generate a more steady cash flow compared to a single-family home, making it easier to finance a loan.
Benefits of Owning a Multi-family Unit Property
Due to the nature of multi-family buildings, units are grouped together, resulting in significantly fewer maintenance costs per unit. Multi-family properties have the advantage of sharing many structural and management aspects such as walls, HVAC equipment, and landscaping services. Streamlining any construction, renovation, or maintenance projects that may occur over time will keep your property desirable and appealing to many customers.
Steady Cash Flow
Owning multi-family buildings provides a consistent source of passive income every month. With affordable housing rental costs, it’s easier to manage and fill multi-family living spaces over the traditional single-family living spaces. Resulting in higher average occupancy and revenue, multi-family buildings are a less risky property investment.
Multi-family rental properties such as apartments and assisted living communities are just like businesses to the IRS, allowing you to benefit from tax deductions and special housing tax benefits.
Market Ready Investment
By constructing multi-family buildings from the ground up, you have the opportunity to include attractive amenities and services from the start. This gives you an advantage over your competition that is only renovating older investment properties.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is multifamily construction?
Multifamily construction projects are as simple as it sounds: it’s a dwelling with several tenantable units grouped together. Many residents can live in the same overlying structure, but each family has its own living space, including a bathroom, kitchen, common areas, and many other amenities. Many of these homes appear to be independent, separate houses or apartments from the outside, which appeals to many residents and clients. All housing is built at complementary scales and character to the surrounding neighborhood, regardless of whether single-family residential or high-rise commercial. Examples of multifamily homes include one and two bedroom apartments, townhouses, condos, and duplexes.
How do I get started constructing a multifamily development project?
The first step is to get in touch with a multifamily construction contractor like Rockford Construction. Our experienced real estate developers and general contractors will work through the process of your project scope and outline the best course of action for building your commercial real estate complex.
What is some advice to consider when it comes to budget?
When working on a budget – prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! It is important to remember what is most important to you because it is easy to get wrapped up in the excitement and go over budget. Create a prioritized list of all the “must-have” features and amenities, then outline how much you are willing to pay for each. Value engineering will come into play when your budget becomes stretched.
Keep in mind the shifting cost of materials in the various markets in which you intend to build. The professional leadership, expert management team, and gifted designers and contractors at Rockford Construction are committed to seeing your project through from promising kickoff to successful completion.
Are multi-family construction projects fully customizable?
Yes. One of the advantages of building a multi-family construction project over purchasing a renovation project is it gives you the opportunity to pick the most up-to-date plans, furnishings and amenities to attract the top tier renters and buyers.
What areas do we serve?
We have completed construction projects all over Ohio. Rockford Construction is located in greater Columbus, OH, but we build commercial housing projects anywhere in Ohio.
How long does a construction project usually take?
The duration of a construction project is tied to the scope of the project. A safe answer would be anywhere from 9 months to 4 years to complete construction. Many professional real estate developers and contractors will tell you to expect the unexpected with construction. The factors that affect the timeline of a construction project are:
- Number of living spaces being built
- Availability of building materials
- Condition and development of the land
How much does a multifamily construction project cost?
All construction projects have different costs. Below are some cost guidelines for multifamily construction buildings in and around Columbus.
Land Costs (10-20%)
Land costs are the first big expense in multifamily construction. As one can imagine, purchasing land in rural areas is cheaper compared to urban infill communities. Many factors come into play, and this development cost may include demolition and clearing.
Hard Costs (50-70%)
The hard development cost of multifamily construction includes the expenses for physically building the multifamily housing, including materials, safety equipment, and systems, labor costs, engineering services, as well as contractors’ and subcontractors’ bids.
Soft Costs (20-30%)
This construction cost covers the expenses that go into the work process behind the scenes, such as contracts and legal fees, city permit fees, city zoning, interior design, architects’ fees, and other similar expenditures needed to complete the project.
Rockford Construction Reviews
“Developing a strong partnership with Rockford Homes has been crucial to the growth of our business and the corresponding delivery of superior quality apartment homes for our active adult residents. We have enjoyed collaborating with the Rockford team to redefine 55+ living.”
Jane Arthur Roslovic CEO & Co-Founder
“I have worked with Rockford since 2000 on numerous construction projects, both single-family and multi-family, and in all this time, Rockford has consistently provided honest pricing and high-quality construction, plus they are good to work with. They know what standard you’re hoping for and they deliver it. You can’t ask for much more.”
Roy Lowenstein Project Developer