Multifamily Construction Franklin County Ohio

Your Full-Service General Contracting & Construction Solution

Apartment construction, multifamily residential construction, multi-unit townhouse construction, single-family infill construction, senior housing development, 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.

Multifamily Construction Franklin County 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 community spaces. One of the biggest perks of new construction in multifamily living is entering a built-in community. Rockford Construction understands the importance of creating a nurturing environment where 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.

Multifamily Construction Franklin County Ohio
Multifamily Construction Franklin County Ohio

General Contractors Enterprise Green Communities with Construction Services

Rockford Construction believes energy-efficient communities are important to the environment. Green projects not only better the planet, but they are an essential aspect of improving the environment globally. Rockford Construction has the expertise and is committed to building living spaces under the United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines, Energy Star, and AWARE standards.

Our Company

Our Company

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 affordable housing and condo floor plans throughout Central Ohio and surrounding areas. With a passion for building and decades of construction industry expertise, the Rockford team consistently achieves the high-quality work and outstanding results our clients demand.

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Our Projects

Our Projects

Rockford Construction always has several current and upcoming commercial construction projects underway. If you are a construction partner or professional subcontractor looking to collaborate and bid on work or an individual interested in seeing our current projects, please follow the link below.

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Our Work

Our Work

Rockford Construction is a versatile general contractor for various construction project types. From apartment building construction projects to single-family and multifamily homes, chances are we have the construction solution for you.

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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 than single-family homes, making it easier to finance a loan.

Benefits of Owning a Multi-family Unit Property

Streamlined Maintenance

Streamlined Maintenance

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

Steady Cash Flow

Owning multi-family buildings provides a consistent source of passive income every month. With affordable housing rental costs, managing and filling multi-family living spaces is easier than traditional single-family living spaces. Increasing average occupancy and revenue means that multi-family buildings are a less risky property investment.

Tax Breaks

Tax Breaks

Multi-family rental properties such as apartments and senior housing developments are just like businesses to the IRS, allowing you to benefit from tax deductions and special housing tax benefits.

Market Ready Investment

Market-Ready Investment

By constructing multi-family buildings from the ground up, you can include attractive amenities and services right from the start. This gives you an advantage over your competition, which only renovates existing buildings.

Franklin County History and Points of Interest

Franklin County, Ohio, steeped in a rich historical background, boasts a vibrant contemporary culture marked by its noteworthy local attractions. Established in 1803 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the county played a crucial role in the state’s early economic development. Columbus, the bustling capital of Ohio and the largest city in Franklin County is a testament to its historical significance.

One of the key historical landmarks in Franklin County is the Ohio Statehouse, a Neoclassical architectural gem constructed between 1839 and 1861. Serving as both the capitol building and a historical museum, visitors can tour this majestic structure and delve into Ohio’s political past.

For those desiring to explore the natural beauty of Franklin County, the Columbus Park of Roses remains an enchanting destination. As one of America’s most extensive public rose gardens, it features over 12,000 roses across 13 acres. The park offers an idyllic setting for strolls or serene moments surrounded by natural splendor.

Franklin County is still growing and developing today while retaining its historical origins. It is home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. Other attractions of note in Franklin County:

Easton Town Center: An expansive shopping complex with many stores, restaurants, and entertainment options.

German Village: A historic neighborhood known for its preserved brick houses, shops, galleries, and delis.

Columbus Museum of Art: Features an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern art.

Center of Science and Industry (COSI): A dynamic hands-on science center in downtown Columbus.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Offers botanical collections, art exhibits, educational programs, and more.

Major Cities and Towns in Franklin County: Bexley, Blacklick Estates, Brice, Canal Winchester, Columbus, Darbydale, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Groveport, Harrisburg, Hilliard, Huber Ridge, Lake Darby, Lincoln Village, Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, Minerva Park, New Albany, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Riverlea, Urbancrest, Valleyview, Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington.

Incorporation Year: 1797

Zip Codes Encompassing Franklin County: 43004, 43016, 43017, 43026, 43054, 43062, 43064, 43065, 43068, 43081, 43085, 43110, 43119, 43123, 43125, 43137, 43140, 43146, 43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43213, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43219, 43220, 43221 | 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43228, 43229, 43230, 43231, 43232, 43235

Franklin County History and Points of Interest

Frequently Asked Questions

What is multifamily construction?

Multifamily construction Franklin County projects are as simple as they sound: 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. Amenities include a bathroom, kitchen, common areas, and much more. Some may include access to a fitness center, community room and laundry facilities if a hook-up is unavailable in the unit. 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 a complementary scale and in character to the surrounding neighborhood. Examples of multi-family 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 contact 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 regarding budget?

When working on a budget, 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 allows you to pick the most up-to-date plans and furnishings to attract top-tier renters and buyers. It also allows you to customize the floor plan to accommodate fully accessible entrances, hallways, and bathrooms, as well as the inclusion of such add-ons as an exercise room, community room, garages, and other amenities.

What areas of Franklin County do we serve?

We have completed construction projects throughout Franklin County, Ohio. Rockford Construction is located in greater Columbus, OH, but we build affordable housing and 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 – Are these one-bedroom units, three-bedroom units, or a parking garage adjacent?
  • Availability of building materials – Will there be universal design elements or certain key components that can not be left out?
  • Condition and development of the land – Is there an existing building, does the land need to be modified for rain runoff?

How much does a multifamily construction project site 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 among the first major expenses to be considered 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: materials, safety equipment, and systems, labor costs, engineering services, and 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.

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Treplus Communities

“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
Treplus Communities


“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