Construction & General Contracting Services
Construction Services & General Contracting Done Right the First Time
Rockford Construction has provided General Contracting work to Clients for over 10 years. Rockford has experience in various project types including HUD Insured projects, Low Income Family Housing, Special Use Residential Construction, Turnkey Construction Contracts, Urban Infill, and Commercial Projects.
Experts in Value Engineering
Rockford Construction provides the experience and expertise of Value Engineering to lower the cost of the project while increasing the value. Over the years, Rockford has built over $250 million worth of General Contracting work. Rockford is dedicated to bringing the best quality and service to each and every owner.
We Handle All Aspects of Residential Construction
HUD Insured Projects
HUD insured construction projects are generally new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental or cooperative housing for moderate-income families, elderly, and the handicapped.
What is HUD?
HUD stands for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is the federal agency that predominantly focuses on insuring multifamily residential unit loans. The insurance the HUD provides on said loans will protect the lender in the case a loan defaults because a debtor misses payments. HUD eases the burden on people who are looking to provide housing options to people who need it.
Low-Income Family Housing
Rockford Construction has experience in new construction or substantial rehabilitation of Low-Income Family Housing in and around central Ohio.
What are the benefits of investing in low-income housing?
Investors in low-income or affordable housing often find a sense of gratification in providing housing to people in need, but there are many other tangible benefits. As an investor, you are guaranteed rental income on time and in full because a majority comes directly from the government. Also, in most cities there is a shortage of low-income family housing, so there are short vacancy times due to a high demand. Renters in low-income housing usually have vouchers to help pay for their rent. These vouchers are motivation for the tenants to be good renters or their voucher will be taken away.
Special Use Residential
Special Use Residential projects provide the community with a project dedicated to a specific need like rehabilitation.
What are other examples of Special Use Residential projects?
Special Use Residential projects are buildings that will need to be designed specifically to accommodate renters’ needs. These projects may include, but are not limited to retirement homes, hospice centers, addiction treatment centers, etc. At Rockford Construction, we have decades of experience in the construction industry and are eager to tackle any residential construction project you have in mind. Read about our company and learn about Rockford Construction, a family-owned business.
Turnkey Construction Contracts
Rockford provides the expertise to take a project from concept to completion while working with the Owner to understand the projects core values and character the Owner is looking to achieve.
What does “turnkey” mean in regards to construction?
A Turnkey Construction Project is when the client hands over full responsibility of a residential construction project to one lead contractor and the contractor oversees it to the very end. The client is hands-free until the project is fully operational, and then the contractor will “turn the keys” over. Turnkey Projects are on the rise, specifically within the public sector as the lead contractor takes control of both the design and build, with little subcontracting.
Urban infill is new development that is sited on vacant or undeveloped land within an existing community, and that is enclosed by other types of development. Rockford Construction has vast experience in Urban Infill construction projects.
What is Urban Infill Housing?
Is there a specific spot in your urban area that is just collecting trash and waiting to be developed? Does that one plot degrade the entire look of your well-developed community? This is where Urban Infill Housing comes in. With our help, you can take the deserted, eye-sore plot of land, turn it into a fresh new home or property, and then generate a profit later down the line.
Multi-Family Residential Construction
Rockford construction has extensive experience in Multi-Family Residential Construction, or apartment or multi-unit condo construction. View our portfolio of work for a few examples.
What is considered a Multi-Family building?
A Multi-Family Residential Building covers “medium-sized” developments. A single family home is when one family lives under one roof: your typical house in a suburban neighborhood. A property becomes an apartment complex when there are 5 or more units under one roof. Multi-Family Residential Housing projects cover everything in between single family homes and apartment complexes. Duplexes, triplexes, and quadruplexes are all examples of Multi-Family Homes; housing two, three, or four units under one roof.
From multi-unit to standalone condo construction, Rockford has completed many projects large and small.
What is the difference between a condo and an apartment?
From the inside, a condo and apartment look very similar. A residential building is considered an apartment when many units in a building are owned by a landlord or property management firm. In contrast, a condo can have many units in a building, as well, but the difference lies within the ownership. Each unit in a condo complex is individually owned.
Land development can be a complex process and is one of the core competencies of our construction process. Having decades of experience in land development for single family homes, our planning team will get the land acquired and developed on time and on budget.
Buying Land to Develop: How should you evaluate the lot?
There are many boxes to check when it comes to evaluating a plot of land. Start by making a list of all the obvious questions that you can ask the seller or agent. Don’t spend any money on investigating until after your offer is accepted and residential construction can begin. Your next stop may be to visit your local town or city officials, as they have a plethora of information, all for free. Things to ask about are utility line access, long-run issues, or factors that could affect the value of your lot in the future. If you have an expert, like Rockford Construction by your side, we will be your backup and ask all the questions you didn’t even think of.
Our Work Speaks for Itself
We work hard to construct our residential projects to be both brilliantly engineered and beautifully designed to wow our clients. We are proud of our diversified work portfolio which showcases past residential projects. Browse our past work and be inspired to invest and build your own residential construction project.
Going the Extra Mile in Construction Services & General Contracting
Rockford Construction believes Green communities are important to the environment. Not only do Green projects better the planet but they are an important aspect of improving the environment globally. Rockford Construction has experience building under the guidelines of the United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Energy Star, and AWARE standards.
LEED Certified Projects
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
Energy Star® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.
The AWARE Manual for Sustainable Accessible Living provides building standards and contractor requirements for all residential projects awarded federal funds through the City of Columbus and Franklin County.