Roy Rewold

While attending Rochester High School, Roy Rewold worked part-time sweeping floors for his father's construction company, Frank Rewold and Son Inc. After graduating in 1946, Roy began working full-time learning carpentry and received his first significant project – Sunset Terrace, the former residence of Mrs. John Dodge Wilson and current residence for the president of Oakland University.

Now, more than sixty years later, Roy is the CEO of Frank Rewold and Son Inc. In its 90 years and third generation of family ownership, the company continues to adapt. From the company's humble beginnings, it has been transformed under Roy's guidance into a multi-million dollar corporation.

Roy's contribution to the construction industry has been by an example of leadership and genuine concern for his fellow man. He has raised the bar for standards in ethics and practices by conducting business with the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and fairness in dealings with clients, business partners and public agencies. That is the reason virtually 90 percent of Frank Rewold and Son business is repeat business or referrals.

Additionally, the company has carved out a niche in historical restorations. His legacy is visually apparent in the buildings his company has refurbished, restored or constructed. A few in his local community include Meadowbrook Hall, Oakland Hills Country Club, Rochester Hills Public Library, the four-star Royal Park Hotel and the historic ITT Western Knitting Mills.

His recent awards include the 2008 Best of Michigan Business honoree, the Engineering Society Outstanding Achievement Award for Building Design and Construction, the Design and Construction Showcase Award, and Crain's Detroit Business listed Frank Rewold and Son one of the "Cool Places to Work" in 2007.