WHAT WE DO
For 40 years, Hardhat Construction has been the contractor with the field resources and equipment to handle any project. Hardhat Construction’s relationship-based philosophy is evident throughout the organization. Our bottom line is your project on line and on time. We recognize the benefits of training our employees to advance their potential, and continually invest in technology and equipment that allow us to deliver inventive and cost-effective solutions to your project.
After more than four decades in the business, we’re equipped to bring unsurpassed experience and expertise to every project. Our people are hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated, and the majority of our key personnel have been with us for 10, 15, or 20 plus years.
We do all of this while maintaining a safe and productive work environment. In the end it’s about achieving expectations while delivering the best possible value. We’re proud of our company and our people and it is evident in our client’s finished product.
James M. Beck
CEO & FOUNDER
As the founder of Hardhat Construction, Todd Sachse has developed a loyal clientele of high-end customers who require detailed expertise in design and construction. He also undertakes construction projects that include the renovation of vintage buildings, office buildings, hotels, schools, shopping centers, medical office and general office build-outs, build-to-suits, retail centers, restaurants, airports and the development and construction of multi-family projects.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1985 and upon graduation, founded and operated several businesses related to property operations and maintenance. He is a licensed builder in multiple states, in addition to being an actively involved board member for several non-profit organizations. Todd currently resides in Huntington Woods, Michigan with his wife and three children.
PRESIDENT & COO
Steven Berlage joined Sachse Construction as President and COO in 2013, and oversees the day to day operations of our Construction, Pre-Construction, Estimating, Finance, and Accounting Departments. Steve’s career has spanned over 30 years with a large commercial builder in three markets; Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit. His leadership has produced a proven track record of growing profitable business and expanding into new markets.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1982, and is a strong supporter of the Michigan Wolverines on game days. He grew up in Charlevoix, MI and currently resides in Troy with his wife and three (3) children.
Richard Broder, CPM, is our Vice President—responsible for many areas of corporate planning and administration for the company, as well as being responsible for the day-to-day operations of properties under contract. Richard is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Urban Studies. Upon graduation, he joined Farbman/Stein and Company as a property manager and leasing agent.
Prior to joining us as Vice President, Richard was Executive Vice President of Farbman/Stein, and was responsible for its operations including management of over 12.5 million square feet of commercial, retail, office, residential and industrial real estate. He is involved in a variety of community and charitable organizations, and holds an Associate Broker’s license in the State of Michigan in addition to being the Broker of Record for his company, Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services.
Richard is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan with his wife and two daughters.