Sachse Construction Announces Two Executive Leadership Changes
DETROIT, MI Sachse Construction (Sachse) announces two updates to its leadership team: Jay McKee will now serve as Sachse's Vice President, Director of Pre-Construction, and Kevin Blind joins the leadership team through a promotion to Vice President of Commercial Operations. Sachse Founder & CEO Todd Sachse made the announcement.
"Jay and Kevin are strong leaders and instrumental to the current growth of our company," said Sachse President & COO Steve Berlage. "Their construction expertise and dynamic leadership has raised the bar on our customer service in delivering projects to our clients and enabling the company to grow our customer base in new and existing markets."
McKee has been part of the Sachse team as a Vice President since October 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to the role of Vice President, Director of Pre-Construction. In this role, he will be responsible for managing all aspects of pre-construction services for the firm's commercial customers through cost estimating, GMP development, lump sum bidding, procurement of trade partnerships and constructability.
McKee's experience spans the commercial, healthcare, retail, pharmaceutical, data center and manufacturing markets, with prior experience in operations, estimating, pre-construction and business development. McKee previously served as the Vice President of Commercial Operations. In his time with Sachse, McKee has led the construction of various high-profile projects, including The Scott at Brush Park, The Michigan Humane Society, Bedrock Detroit's headquarters, and renovations to the Detroit Athletic Club. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering from the University of Toronto.
Blind has been with Sachse since 2010 and brings 20 years of experience to his new role of Vice President of Commercial Operations. He now will be responsible for leading and managing the construction operations and strategic planning of resource allocation for delivery of all commercial projects. Additionally, he will manage construction schedules, cost control and quality, and work with senior leadership to develop long-term plans for the organization around operational growth, development and capacity.
Over the last seven years, Blind has contributed to some of metro Detroit's most notable projects, including the Detroit Foundation Hotel, Federal Mogul headquarters, Meridian Health Plan headquarters and The M@dison Building. He has also completed numerous projects for Quicken Loans and Bedrock Detroit. Blind earned his bachelor's degree in construction management from Western Michigan University.