Sachse Construction is relocating its headquarters from Birmingham to downtown Detroit, a move that will bring 45 new employees to the Motor City's core.
The 21-year-old company is moving the bulk of its operations to Detroit's Central Business District. The accounting, IT and some administration will remain in Birmingham. The firm has been a key player in Quicken Loans
Chairman Dan Gilbert's efforts to remake old, vacant office buildings into newly renovated spaces for tech firms. The momentum from those projects helped convince the firm's leaders to make the move to Detroit.
"We believe over the next decade that the greatest growth will be in downtown Detroit," says Todd Sachse, president of Sachse Construction
. "That's where businesses are moving. That's where people are moving. Also, it's really fun."
Sachse Construction is renovating the Gilbert-owned Arts League Building, 1528 Woodward Ave, into its new headquarters. Sachse sees the entire 1500 block of Woodward, just south of Grand Circus Park, as a hub for activity and his company's new home as a cool, historic building with loads of potential.
"That (area) is what is being revitalized," Sachse says.
Source: Todd Sachse, president of Sachse Construction
Writer: Jon Zemke