Lockwood Construction is a specialized builder of multi-family
housing. Customers include non-profit corporations, local
governments entities, private ownership groups and individuals.
Projects include affordable and luxury multi-family housing;
independent living, assisted and skilled care communities.
Since its inception in 1944, Lockwood Construction has built
more than $1.6 billion in housing in the state of Michigan.
Our mission is to be the best multi-family housing contractor
by providing our customers with the optimum in quality,
cost and schedule performance.
More than 50 Years
Rodney M. Lockwood Sr.
In 1944 Rodney M. Lockwood, Sr. founded Lockwood Construction.
An acknowledged "pioneer of the modern housing industry,"
Mr. Lockwood, Sr., was nontraditional in thought and never
satisfied with the status quo - unique characteristics that
still play an essential role at Lockwood Construction in
the new millennium. Innovations that Mr. Lockwood, Sr. brought
to the local housing industry, such as the furnished model
home, are still in wide use today, many years after their
In the 1940's and 1950's Mr. Lockwood was called upon by two U.S. presidents,
Truman and Eisenhower, to serve on the government task forces which were aimed
at solving the housing needs of the post war nations. In 1949, Mr. Lockwood,
Sr. was named president of the National Association of Home Builders. Later he
served as the director of the non-profit Urban Land Institute and was one of
the original inductees to the National Housing Hall of Fame in Washington D.C.
In 1986, when Rodney M. Lockwood, Jr. was named president
of the company, the traditions and values to which his father
was committed were continued and a new era of multi-family
housing was entered. Today, Mr. Lockwood, Jr. has strengthened
the Company and achieved industry recognition in his own
right as president of the Michigan Housing Council.
of high quality construction is the standard I have
found while inspecting Lockwood Construction housing
Dale Ehresman, President of Ehresman and Associates Inc. Inspecting Architect