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Sachse Construction Growth Contributed to Commercial Building Increase

Since completing the 2009 renovation of Detroit’s historic Guardian Building, Sachse Construction is on pace in 2010 to wrap up one of its busiest years. The company attributes much of its growth to a brighter national economy and pent-up demand.
“There’s less caution and fear among developers and owners across the country,” said Todd Sachse, president of Sachse Construction. “Projects that were on hold are getting the go ahead and we’re getting more requests for proposals.” Most recently, the company managed the 250,000 square foot (23,225 m2) build-out of Quicken Loans’ new headquarters at the Compuware Building in Detroit. Finished in just three months, the multi-million dollar undertaking represents the largest office LEED project in the city, to date. Last February, Sachse started work on a 5,800 square foot (539 m2) gymnasium addition to the Ferber Kaufman LifeTown in West Bloomfield, Mich. The addition should be completed this fall. In April, Sachse began construction of the Berman Theater, a $5.8 million addition to the Jewish Community Center, also in West Bloomfield. Slated for completion next spring, this multi-use facility will seat 650 people, features a fly-loft, and full theatrical rigging and lighting. The project will use a total of 38 sub-contractors through the first half of 2011. For the Forbes Company, Sachse has started upgrading concessions and restrooms throughout the Somerset Collection, a 1.4 million square foot (130,060 m2) mall in Troy, Mich. On the East Coast, Sachse is building an electronics store at the Baltimore Washington International Airport. In British Columbia, Canada, the company recently finished a large retail department store project. Closer to home, Sachse is set to begin renovation of Troy Place, an office building in Troy, Mich.