Fred J. Beal has been involved in the construction business for 30 years, working first as a tradesman with JC Beal Construction Inc. and other local firms, and then in positions of increasing authority with JC Beal Construction Inc. until advancing to President in 1987. The firm has more recently morphed into JC Beal Construction LLC. The firm credits him with expanding the business from a local concern to a full service general contracting / construction management / design-build firm performing a broad spectrum of commercial and institutional construction for clients across the region.
Beal has focused on "downtown construction", including renovation / restoration, new infill construction and tenant build-out projects.
- 34 story Broderick Tower Redevelopment in downtown Detroit.
- 51 Unit Kingsley Condominiums in Ann Arbor
- Detroit Windsor Tunnel Customs Office and Plaza Renovation in Detroit,
- Google Adwords Ann Arbor
- University of Michigan West Hall Renovations in Ann Arbor,
Beal spent five years on the board of the Washtenaw Contractors Association. The Michigan Historic Preservation Network named him their 2004 Citizen of the Year. Beal was selected as Developer of the Year in 2014 for assembling the Broderick Tower project
Mr. Beal served on the City of Ann Arbor Downtown Residential Taskforce and authored, with Douglas Kelbaugh and Sandra Arlinghaus, an article in "Solstice" regarding the 3D imaging used in support of the Task force’s work. He has served as chair of the City of Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board and the DDA Capital Improvements Committee, and on the Board of the City’s Economic Development Authority. Beal has Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degrees from Michigan State University.