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Displaying items by tag: Rockford Construction Company Inc

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Zoning to blame for vacant storefronts?

GRAND RAPIDS — Moving into a larger ground-floor space in the prominent Harris Building on South Division Avenue gave a boost to business at Little Space Studio LLC.

Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

Strong economy boosts development activity in Southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — As real estate activity picks up in Southwest Michigan, officials in the Benton Harbor area are hoping a developer will take interest in renovating a historic downtown building. 

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 12:07

RDV Corp. reveals plans for new downtown Grand Rapids headquarters

GRAND RAPIDS — RDV Corp. is planning a transformation of a former Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Grand Rapids where it announced in December it would move its headquarters.


Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:43

Acrisure considers Cascade Township site for new HQ

A proposed headquarters project in Cascade Charter Township could become the home for Acrisure LLC, a Caledonia-based insurance brokerage that’s been growing rapidly through an ambitious M&A strategy. 

Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:56

Growing Mercantile Bank expands Grand Rapids HQ

GRAND RAPIDS — Steady growth led Mercantile Bank Corp. to proceed with an addition at its corporate headquarters. Rising on the south side of the headquarters building at Leonard Street and U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids, the three-story, 25,000-square-foot addition will enable Mercantile Bank to bring together commercial banking teams and support staff — lenders, treasury and credit analysts — at one location.

Published in Finance
Friday, 14 December 2018 10:14

Contaminated GR gas station gets grant for redevelopment

GRAND RAPIDS — A contaminated former gas station property in Grand Rapids will be redeveloped after being receiving brownfield funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.



Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:06

WalkerView continues growth spurt as industrial vacancy remains low

WALKER — Falk North America Inc. is the latest company to plan a move into WalkerView Industrial Park. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 14:10

Affordable housing development moves forward on Grand Rapids’ west side

GRAND RAPIDS — The Bridge Street corridor west of downtown Grand Rapids continues to serve as a magnet for new housing options.

Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 31 August 2018 20:17

Apartment project proposed for long-vacant corner of Division and Weston

GRAND RAPIDS — A development group hopes that a small mixed-use project will fill a long-time hole in the city’s Heartside neighborhood south of downtown, MiBiz has learned.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:25

Amway Grand tower to overhaul exterior

One of downtown Grand Rapids’ signature skyscrapers will be given a new look in the coming years.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:13

GR’s green infrastructure investments worth the cost, GVSU study finds

Grand Valley State University researchers have found the benefits outweigh the costs of Grand Rapids’ investment in green infrastructure to limit stormwater runoff.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Condo conversion slowly gaining steam in Grand Rapids market

GRAND RAPIDS — Amid Grand Rapids’ ongoing apartment-building boom, commercial real estate developers also are noticing demand for urban condominiums. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:00

Drones save cost, improve efficiency for West Michigan companies

Emerging drone technology is helping reduce costs and save time for a range of West Michigan businesses, from farmers to construction companies and beyond. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:22

Housing starts inch up in GR area

As developers have largely focused on apartment projects around Grand Rapids in recent years, many housing advocates say the demand for single-family homes and ownership options have gone unmet.


Monday, 09 April 2018 12:17

Former East Hills art gallery owner takes temporary downtown GR space

Following the February closing of his longtime art gallery in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood, Richard App plans to open a new space in the central business district — at least temporarily.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:00

With new investment, Urbaneer spins out on its own

Urbaneer LLC, a provider of home furnishings geared toward smaller living units, has spun out of Rockford Construction Co. Inc.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:22

Consumers Energy plans $20 million regional HQ on Grand Rapids’ west side

Jackson-based energy provider Consumers Energy plans to build a six-story, $20 million regional headquarters on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:36

Construction could start on Grand River restoration next year

GRAND RAPIDS –– The Grand River helped to make Grand Rapids “Furniture City” more than a century ago, and now many believe that Michigan’s longest river will soon revert from a largely passive asset back to an active one.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 February 2018 01:33

Rockford Construction expands Detroit presence with historic redevelopment project

With a historic renovation project in Detroit, a Grand Rapids-based construction management firm is positioning itself for the next step in its regional expansion.

Friday, 12 January 2018 10:14

Advanced Technology Recycling moves to southeast Grand Rapids

B&K Technology Solutions Inc. (which does business as Advanced Technology Recycling) has moved its Grand Rapids operations to a 25,000-square-foot facility on Cottage Grove St. SE, the company announced this week.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:43

Large-scale development to continue in 2018

Tower cranes constructing offices, hotels and apartments dot the skyline in and around downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:01

Strength of West Michigan real estate industry should carry over into 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, West Michigan’s construction and development industry continues to show signs of strength.

Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:23

Proposals raise questions about feasibility, city protocol with 201 Market redevelopment

GRAND RAPIDS –– In considering redevelopment plans for public property at 201 Market Avenue, the city weighed drastically different options.


Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:11

DeVos-backed development nonprofit regroups to address community mistrust

GRAND RAPIDS — The would-be developers of approximately 35 acres of property in southeast Grand Rapids are stepping back from their plans, at least for now.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Too much? West Michigan student housing rides the real estate development wave

The higher education student housing facilities of today have come a long way from the crowded dormitories familiar to many prior generations. 

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:37

Developers slow to build new condos in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing demand for more diverse housing products, developers cautiously have started exploring whether to market new condominiums for sale in Grand Rapids’ downtown district.


Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:30

West Michigan industrial developers embrace new uses

Spurred on by the dearth of available manufacturing space across West Michigan, developers have started to add inventory in the region by building or expanding industrial parks.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:48

Duthler’s Family Foods closing Bridge St. location

Local grocer Duthler’s Family Foods will close its Bridge Street location on Grand Rapids’ northwest side, according to a sign on the door and multiple media reports.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 16 July 2017 14:20

Pair of Division Avenue projects unsuccessful in securing state development incentives

GRAND RAPIDS — Two large downtown sites along Division Avenue will likely remain vacant, at least for the foreseeable future.


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