Cord Construction is a leading, design-build general contractor and construction firm offering superior and professional construction services throughout the Midwest. Founded in 1979 in Freeport, Illinois, by Robert Stroup and Craig Erdmier, Cord initially focused on design-build projects for industrial clients. In the early 1980s, Cord relocated to Rockford. Since then, the company has extended its construction management expertise to serve companies in healthcare, education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, aerospace, and social services. 

     Cord has worked with a variety of companies to complete projects of varying size, type, budget and complexity, including:

  •  Technology/Laboratory/Medical Facilities
  •  Multi-Tenant and Build-To-Suit Office Buildings
  •  Retail/Shopping Centers
  •  Manufacturing & Distribution Centers
  •  Interiors/Tenant Improvements
  •  Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality
  •  Churches
  •  Hotels
  •  Warehouse Buildings

     In 2011, Craig purchased all of Robert’s stock and became the sole owner. Today, with Craig as President, Cord Construction continues its legacy of producing quality construction projects completed on time and on budget. Client satisfaction is the company’s ultimate goal, and its high-volume of repeat business is an indication that Cord has successfully and consistently achieved this goal.

 The Cord Philosophy

Client satisfaction is Cord Construction’s primary objective. As one of the Midwest’s premier construction firms, Cord’s philosophy is one of quality, professionalism and client satisfaction. Cord’s experienced management, highly skilled staff and leading-edge project-management processes enable the company to consistently provide quality construction solutions for its customers. From pre-construction through post-construction, Cord’s focus remains on one thing – exceeding its customers’ expectations.

Cord’s Mission Statement

To be the "Contractor of Choice" who works to meet our customer's varied needs by delivering value-based solutions through maintaining a professional goal-oriented team that constantly strives to utilize state-of-the-art techniques.

Cord’s Vision

  •  To be successful both as a company and as an individual.
  •  To be respected and trusted both professionally and personally.
  •  To conduct all dealings in a fair and trustworthy manner.
  •  To continue to improve both professionally and personally.
  •  To improve performance by utilizing state-of-the-art methods.
  •  To see things through the eyes of our customers, subcontractors, and employees and give  consideration for their point of view.
  •  To instill customer trust and confidence in Cord through our knowledge and actions.
  •  To remember that our customer is our ultimate "Boss" and our job is to serve and satisfy them.
  •  To remember our overall success will be measured by how well we execute our mission statement.

Clients Served

Rockford Park District Mega Sports Center


All World Machinery Supply


BE Aerospace


Buffalo Wild Wings


Cherry Valley Maintenance Building


Ideal Industries


New Hope Church


OSF Medical Group - Parkview


Packaging Coordinators Inc.


Rosecrance - Harrison Avenue


Rosecrance Ware Center


Saws International


Willowbrook Middle School

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