Fredricks Design, Inc. is an industrial design and engineering studio based in Grand Haven, Michigan. We balance design and engineering to streamline the development of innovative products. Our team is collaborative, agile and experienced in diverse markets and products.

We work with Fortune 500 corporations and mid-sized companies to accelerate product development from ideation, through feasibility, concept development, and production engineering.

Since 1984, we have built long-term relationships with some of the world's most demanding and innovative companies. We specialize in vehicle cockpits, interiors, seating and exterior trim, themed ride interiors, seating, animated props, as well as furniture and products.

We work with flexible, scalable and responsive creative and technical teams for each unique project.

Our work over three decades with client teams and best-in-class processes has built our experience with proven methodologies and project management systems.

We work with client marketing, design and engineering teams from ideation (mock-ups), feasibility and concept development (prototypes)
through production release of detailed CAD files.

PRODUCT STRATEGY

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCT VISUALIZATION

PRODUCT REALIZATION

PARTNERS

Market & Product Research

Workshops and Surveys

Product Benchmarking

Ideation and Brainstorming

Feasibility and Packaging Studies

Theme Development

Renderings and Animations

Quick Mock-ups

Aesthetic & Functional Prototypes

Mechanism Development

Class-A Surface Development

B-side Assembly Detailing

FEA Studies

Tolerance Studies

Drawing Packages

Market diversity and broad product experience have been keys to our success over three decades of work with fantastic Clients. Please click on each image for a detailed case study from our work in each market.

We work with innovative companies to design and engineer vehicle cockpits, interiors, seating and exterior trim.

We also work with entertainment brands on themed rides, animated props and mechanical effects for theme parks.

We have invested in healthcare research to guide the development of seating, over the bed tables, work tools, lighting, and storage solutions for the patient room, clinical space, and in-home healthcare.

  1. Adac
  2. Adient
  3. Airstream
  4. Brunswick
  5. California Closets
  6. Cavu Designwerks
  7. Clarion Technologies
  8. Crafted by Lear
  9. Delphi
  10. Dreamcraft Attractions
  11. Enwork
  12. Fleet Engineers
  13. Garrison Dental Solutions
  14. GHSP
  15. Harbor Industries
  16. Herman Miller
  17. Hyundai-Kia
  18. Indiana Furniture
  19. Key Safety Systems
  20. Knoll
  21. Kolcraft
  22. Life Fitness
  23. Light Corp
  24. Magna
  25. Motus Integrated Technologies
  26. MS Technologies
  27. ODL
  28. Protective Sports Equipment
  29. Sauder
  30. Shape
  31. Steelcase
  32. Stryker Instruments
  33. TempurPedic
  34. Universal Creative
  35. Walt Disney Imagineering
  36. Whirlpool
  37. Wieland
  38. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

We work with our Clients every now and then to gather testimonials about our work together. Please read their feedback below...a big thank you to our Clients for sharing your insights!

"I enjoy working with the Fredricks Design team because they focus on collaboratively developing great product design solutions. They employ a creative but disciplined development process that can be tailored to the needs of the program. They also aren't afraid to ask questions along the way to make sure that we are addressing the correct problems."

Eugene Sobieski, Adient

"We are in a mature and highly competitive market. Our team engaged with Fredricks as a catalyst for innovation, organizational development and project resources. The partnership has resulted in significant improvements with our core team, new product concepts and evolution of our brand. We are leveraging our work with Fredricks to present innovative concepts to our customers and pursue new business. We are delighted with all of our work with Fredricks!"

Ken Griswold, Fleet Engineers

"Fredricks Design has been a great support in translating our most innovative designs from 2D to 3D, bring our vision to life and showcasing this through compelling masterpieces."

Lea Thomas Smith, Crafted by Lear

"ODL is a very curious company with an appetite for innovation. We often rely on outside partners to help us see things differently and bring us to a new level of awareness...especially as we begin to explore new problem areas. We are particular with whom we choose to work with. Finding resources who will provoke our thinking is no easy task. We feel fortunate to have found and partnered with Fredrick's Design. They are exactly what we were looking for!"

Barb Herman, ODL

"Fredrick's design brought a needed sophistication to our product development team. Their involvement in the entire process including time management, sourcing, market research and engineering support all helped Indiana Furniture stay on track for delivering the product to the marketplace. The Fredrick's team members on our project took a sincere interest in our needs and capabilities with an understanding that our success would be mutual success. I considered them a very good partner in our Felix chair project and their involvement with our organization improved our internal capabilities through the process they implemented for the project."

Mike Blessinger, Indiana Furniture

"As a leader in the retail store environment, Harbor Industries has worked extensively with Fredricks Design to push the boundaries of products and services, and to discover new and exciting solutions. The team at Fredricks provided excellent support for all aspects of our product development needs, from ideation through execution. I highly recommend their services!"

Greg Hankamp, Harbor Industries

"I was really impressed with the work of your team. With some outsources it seems like we have to put a lot of time into managing the project, sometimes to a point where we wonder if we should have just done it ourselves. This was definitely not the case with your team. You were able to understand and initiate the project quickly and produce good output right away. I appreciated your confidence in your work and the ability to ask the right questions to set direction. Communication was effective and never a concern for this project. Presentation was very good and aligned extremely well to what we asked for. We were very pleased with the project outcome and have full confidence in entrusting new projects to the Fredrick's team."

Chris Harmelink, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Maury Fredricks

Maury Fredricks

co-CEO

Jim Biros

Jim Biros

Designer

Daniel Riggs

Daniel Riggs

Design Engineer, BSME

Bruce Fredricks

Bruce Fredricks

co-CEO

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Conor Fredricks

Conor Fredricks

Industrial Designer

Amanda Rantanen

Amanda Rantanen

Executive Assistant

Benjamin Fredricks

Ben Fredricks

Industrial Designer

Rogerio Miguel

Design Engineer, MBA

Team Solutions
 

We are a family-owned and managed company now moving into our second generation and fourth decade of design + engineering project work.

Our success is built on great clients, excellent suppliers and our world-class team.

Let's get started...

Call Maury: 616.402.2300

Call Bruce: 616.540.2193

MICHIGAN-BASED COAST-TO-COAST SOLUTIONS.

201 Washington Avenue · Grand Haven, MI 49417

616.846.7526 · Email