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Our People

We are a team of more than 200, with talents and skills that are unsurpassed in our industry.

Rockford’s team begins with these fearless leaders:

Mike VanGessel
Mike VanGessel
Chief Executive Officer

Founder, innovator, and community builder, Mike has led the Rockford team since it began in 1987, through more than 4,000 projects totaling more than $3.1 billion.

Kurt Hassberger
Kurt Hassberger
Chairman of the Board; President of Rockford Development

First as legal counsel and then as Chief Operating Officer, Kurt manages risk and builds trust. Now, as Chairman, Kurt provides oversight of both Development and Construction.

Julie Towner
Julie Towner
Chief Financial Officer

Julie’s financial savvy keeps Rockford’s Construction, Development, and Property Management groups solid and stable.

Tom McGovern
Tom McGovern
President and Chief Operating Officer

Tom provides experience and leadership by overseeing construction and delivering value. Tom ensures Rockford's business operations are both efficient and effective.

Shane Napper
Shane Napper
Executive Vice President

With experience in all aspects of construction, from design and preconstruction through on-site management and warranty periods, Shane provides vital leadership to construction activity and annual strategic planning.

Brent Balkema
Brent Balkema
Chief Estimator

Through his more than 10-year career, Brent has provided detailed estimates on projects ranging from $100,000 to $200,000,000. Today, he leads the preconstruction team in providing the best estimates and value-added ideas in the industry.

616.432.6607

Jennifer Boezwinkle
Jennifer Boezwinkle
Vice President of Business Development

Jennifer builds relationships and ensures client satisfaction, across all markets.

616.432.6623

Dan Buskirk
Dan Buskirk
Project Executive - Education

After more than 20 years in the construction industry, Dan has developed a passion for creating best-in-class learning environments. His oversight of Rockford’s education work will ensure every classroom, laboratory, or gymnasium is open in time for the school year.

616.432.6450

William W. Culhane
William W. Culhane
Vice President of Healthcare

For 30 years, clients have trusted Bill's expertise as an Architect, Advisor, Leader, Planner, Designer, Constructor, and Owners Rep. Bill's work in hospital environments, rehabilitation centers, elderly living, and bio-medical research laboratories makes him an experienced leader of Rockford's healthcare market.

616.432.6464

Mike Mraz
Mike Mraz
Vice President of Real Estate Development

For Rockford Development Group, Mike utilizes his more than 10 years of experience to manage all aspects of the real estate development and investment process including equity & debt financing, leasing, project management, and owner’s representation.

616.432.6448

Dan Bailey
Dan Bailey
Vice President of Industrial

With a Six Sigma Black Belt and SQF certification, Dan brings the best of construction practices to food processing, industrial, and major manufacturing clients.

616.432.6455

Ann Zimmer
Ann Zimmer
Project Executive - Retail

From tenant build-outs to big box roll-outs, Ann delivers consistent quality for retailers around the United States.

616.432.6599

Adam Jones
Adam Jones
Vice President of Multi-Unit Housing

Adam is a leader in the industry for student housing, apartments, hotels, condominiums, and senior living facilities, with a deep understanding of product efficiency for these types of multi-unit projects.

616.432.6443

Ken Bailey
Ken Bailey
Senior Vice President of Planning

Ken’s planning team provides front-end design and construction services, in addition to design/build services, master planning, and approvals and variances.

616.432.6454