Charlie Fredrickson

Vice President of Investments

As Vice President of Investments, Charlie is responsible for strategic development of Faith Technologies’ investment portfolio, along with group overall profit and loss. Charlie’s main focus is evaluation and implementation of projects that create a successful business solution for our partners and customers. These investment solutions include energy management, energy production, and communication assets, and funding strategic initiatives that create corporate value in emerging markets.

Prior to joining Faith Technologies, Charlie was part owner of an integrated project delivery firm. With this experience, he provides a unique perspective on requirements for project development, approval and funding.

ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

August 16, 2018

Solutions | Energy |

Mobile Microgrid Makes Appearance at EAA AirVenture 2018

As the sun slowly crept above the Western horizon, you could hear the sounds of P-51 Mustangs firing up their Packard…

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May 1, 2018

Solutions | Energy |

Commitment to Renewable Energy Creates Ripple in Power Industry

One recent evening while I was watching a Milwaukee Brewers game on YouTube TV via my Roku, my wife was shuffling…

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November 14, 2017

Solutions | Energy |

What Makes a Microgrid Resilient?

Over the past three months, Mother Nature has shown her force with the hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida and tore…

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May 9, 2017

Solutions | Energy |

The Future of Microgrids

Last month I had the honor of attending the unveiling of Schneider Electric’s microgrid at their North American Boston One Headquarters…

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November 1, 2016

Solutions | Energy |

Utility-Scale Solar: A Bright Future

If you haven’t noticed, there is a revolution taking place, and no, I’m not talking about the 2016 presidential race –…

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April 5, 2016

Career Development |

Shark Tank Event Supports Young Entrepreneurs

Have you watched ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank” and thought, “I would buy into that deal” or “what a simple…

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November 11, 2015

Measuring Return

Over the last three months, “deal flow” has increased due to developers taking advantage of low interest rates. With this increased…

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June 10, 2015

Three Steps to Development Success

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-smart street.”…

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February 10, 2015

Business Technology |

Real Estate Investing, What You Should Know.

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet economist, Brian Beaulieu. Brian is the CEO of ITR Economics, and also…

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July 9, 2014

Career Development |

Faith Investments

To have “skin in the game,” as defined by Wikipedia, “is to have incurred monetary risk by being invested in achieving…

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October 29, 2013

Preconstruction |

The Decision Making Process

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Over the course of a day, we make hundreds, sometimes thousands, of decisions. Some are as easy as…

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Preplanning Leads to Success

February 19, 2013

Preconstruction |

Preplanning Leads to Success

“I love it when a plan comes together.” I think anyone who is a fan of 1980’s TV remembers this quote….

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October 9, 2012

Preconstruction |

The Value in Value Added

I always enjoy reading the LinkedIn discussion topics that pop up from the various groups I belong to. Some are packed…

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June 19, 2012

Preconstruction |

Track Day Fundraiser Puts Preplanning Into Perspective

The picturesque hills of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and Road America were the ideal setting for a group of car enthusiasts to…

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Can a Subcontractor Play a Role in Controlling Scope Creep?

April 11, 2012

Preconstruction |

Can a Subcontractor Play a Role in Controlling Scope Creep?

Recently the Design-Build Institute of America posted a discussion on LinkedIn about a design builder’s role in controlling scope creep. There…

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Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

January 31, 2012

Preconstruction |

Delivering an IPD Project

For the past week, I have been heavily involved in assembling a proposal for an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) project that…

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Encircle Health

November 8, 2011

Wisconsin’s Lean Construction Institute Event

Can lean manufacturing practices really be applied to architecture, engineering, and construction industries?  How can building “widgets” in a climate-controlled production…

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BIM 4D

The Best of BIM is Yet to be Discovered

Recently I flipped on the Speed Channel to catch the Formula 1 race in Bulgaria. The first shot I saw was…

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June 1, 2011

Preconstruction |

Defining Deliverables: The Key to Making an IPD Project a Success

Project teams can talk all they want about how a project will be delivered through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Early…

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Dollar Sign

March 29, 2011

Preconstruction |

Early Budgeting Helps Owners Secure Financing

A few years ago we saw the collapse of the financial and housing markets. This collapse created a significant shift in…

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Coffee

January 25, 2011

Preconstruction |

Four Key Values in Design Assist

Often it seems like choosing the ideal project delivery model is like trying to buy a coffee off of one of…

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3D/BIM

November 9, 2010

Preconstruction |

More Subcontractors Using 3D/BIM to Improve Results

I recently read a blog post by Design Master, reporting the use of 3D and Building Information Modeling (BIM) on construction…

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October 5, 2010

Preconstruction |

Preconstruction Services: A New Perspective

It is amazing to see the strides that have been made in the construction industry because of improved technology. The majority…

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