Jim Biros Celebrates 35 Years With Fredricks Design

Jim Biros Celebrates 35 Years With Fredricks Design

Today is an epic day! 

Today, we celebrate 35 years of excellent work with Jim Biros. “Jimmy” joined our startup on June 3, 1985 after a brief interview. Our vetting process, at the time, was limited to a quick check list.

Over the decades, many of our clients have requested (demanded) Jim’s involvement on projects. Jim has made a big impact on our business and every project he has worked on, from the early days of a drawing board, to now with CAD and almost every software language known to the design world. In addition to Jim’s design skills, he is very capable at building mockups and prototypes.

I could go on and on… Jim, we could not have grown the company without your contribution to our work and we owe you a huge thanks for your positive attitude and can-do spirit! You have made a positive and significant impact through your hard work over the past 35 years! Thank you!

We are proud of the company we’ve built together and look forward to the future…wherever it takes us! 

Maury Fredricks

Team Fredricks

Darren McIntire Joins The Fredricks Design Team!

Darren McIntire Joins The Fredricks Design Team!

We are thrilled to introduce Darren McIntire, the newest addition to the Fredricks Design team! We’ve worked with Darren on various projects and assignments since 2003. As a highly sought after Mechanical Designer, we are lucky to have him join our group here in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Darren McIntire joins our team with a focus on design engineering for our creative product solutions. He has diverse business experience from R&D product engineering to mechanical engineering design and automotive interior experience working with Tier One suppliers and vehicle build companies. With his deep design experience, technical knowledge using Solidworks (and some CATIA) we know Darren will approach every project with a technical and analytical viewpoint, which is one of the great skill sets he brings to our core team.

Please join us in welcoming Darren to Team Fredricks! We are delighted to continue building our team with amazing talent like Darren, and are excited about our future together!

Fredricks Design Celebrates 35 Years… Cheers To Our Clients!

Fredricks Design Celebrates 35 Years… Cheers To Our Clients!

Fredricks Design, Inc. — A Startup 35 Years in the Making

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Fredricks Design, Inc. This is a success story founded on vision, collaboration, and our commitment to producing top-notch industrial design and engineering work for some of the world’s best companies. We have been fortunate to work with great client teams, and we are just getting started.

The spark of a vision for our firm was ignited over tapas and drinks in El Puerto Santa Maria, Spain. We returned from Spain in 1984 with visions of creating something new.

Later that year in 1984, Fredricks Design was started in the city we still live and work in today, Grand Haven, Michigan. Brothers Maury Fredricks and Bruce Fredricks started the company with hard work, good luck, and loyalty to our wonderful clients. Well-equipped with knowledge, design and engineering experience, and a deep commitment to doing things well, the company refined its skillset and made many enhancements to the team throughout these past 35 years to create the incredible company we are today.

What Has Changed in the Past 35 Years?

Starting with a few clients in the automotive and furniture industries, to our recent work on themed entertainment rides and props, autonomous vehicle interiors, advanced seating, consumer products and more, we’re proud to continue our work with some of the most demanding companies in the world. Over the past 35 years, we have seen worlds of change in the design and engineering industry through technological influence, globalization and industry advances.

From designing on manual drawing boards with pencils and velum to the introduction of cell phones into the workforce, and now to a fully computerized network of design and engineering tools, Fredricks has evolved and grown from a two-person team to eight core team members and a dozen consultant designers and engineers working together with a commitment to excellence in our work.

We have expanded our core capabilities through partnerships with excellent suppliers and build resources to bring our projects to reality. We love working with our partners through every step of the design process. When it comes to our clients, we provide the engineering details that bring concepts to the next level. Over the years, our clients and teams have trusted us with their projects and in doing so, have become our family.

What is Next for Fredricks Design?

We are now moving into our fourth decade of family-run, second-generation design and engineering projects. We are truly blessed to be in this business working with our sons and our fantastic team!

Please join us in our celebration of this key milestone for Fredricks Design. We offer a world of thanks to all of our clients, advisors, suppliers, and team members for making our success possible over the past 35 years. What a journey!

We cannot wait to see what lies ahead for the future of design and engineering innovation and for Fredricks Design, Inc. There are always problems and challenges that need to be solved, and we will use our 35 years of experience, combined with our continued ambition to keep pushing for innovative, creative ways to help develop those solutions!

bruce and maury fredricks

Fredricks 35 years logo

Fredricks announces the addition of Christa Curtis to our team!

Fredricks announces the addition of Christa Curtis to our team!

We are delighted to announce the addition of Christa Curtis to our team!

Christa joins us as our Executive Assistant focused on our finance and administration systems.

She has deep and diverse experience working with Western Michigan professional service and CPA firms.

Effective immediately please direct all finance, administrative and general inquiries to christa.curtis@fredricks.com

Our primary office line is 616.846.7526.

Please join us in welcoming Christa to Team Fredricks…thanks!

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New Website and Social Media Launch

New Website and Social Media Launch

Our story is comprised of thousands of Client projects and solutions developed since 1984. We’ve been lucky and worked hard to earn a role on challenging projects with some of the world’s most demanding design and engineering teams. The new website provides a brief introduction and detailed review of our range of solutions and different ways our Clients work with our team.

Please take a few minutes to visit us and keep us in mind for your next project. The new website provides efficient ways to reach out to us to initiate work on your RFPs and proposals. Our goal with the new platform is to improve communications and our responsiveness to your projects with agile and right-sized resources.

A world of thanks to all of our Clients, suppliers and our team for our past and future projects together…thank you!

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Fredricks Design, Inc. Announces Partnership with Siemens

Fredricks Design, Inc. Announces Partnership with Siemens

Siemens+Fredricks Partnership

We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Siemens to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge software to our Clients.

Our partnership with Siemens leverages the range of software, technology and consulting solutions offered by Siemens with our deep experience for application with Client teams in diverse markets. The agreement includes identified companies in Western Michigan, Northern Indiana and Chicago.

Rogerio Miquel will lead the technical offering supported by our research, marketing, design and engineering team and the global Siemens organization.

“This strategic agreement was developed over the past several months based on our belief that we can make a positive impact on product development from early ideation through production release, manufacturing and distribution”, stated Maury Fredricks.

We will work with Client teams to explore systems improvements for business growth, enhanced performance and better profitability. Please stay tuned for future updates and detailed case studies.

Contact us anytime to schedule an exploratory discussion about your current systems and different ways we can work together.

Thanks for our past and future work with your team!

Maury Fredricks


Fredricks Design, Inc.

Fredricks Design, Inc. is a full-service design and engineering firm based in Grand Haven, Michigan. The firm specializes in working as an extension of the client studio and engineering team to identify the right problems and accelerate development of business and product solutions from early ideation, feasibility, concept development and production of mock-ups, prototypes and show properties. Fredricks works with key Clients to develop automotive cockpits, interiors and seating, advanced rides and show action projects for themed attractions, furniture, healthcare and consumer products.