Detroit-based Sachse Construction was awarded for performing some of the construction industry’s best charitable work in 2021. The group received the AGC in the Community award for its donation of services to help build the Academy of Warren Playground project.
“These award recipients have used their skills to help improve the lives of those around them,” said Thomas Brown, chairman of AGC Charities and president of Sierra Pacific West, Inc. “Their hard work and generosity reflect well on this industry and our association.”
The Academy of Warren’s Discovery Park play space was built over the course of three weeks with the help 275 community volunteers, including 150 Sachse Construction team members. The Sachse team raised over $18,000 and solicited over $75,000 of in-kind labor and materials from local trade partners and donated a full-time Superintendent to manage the job. The playground’s design, brainstormed by Academy of Warren students was brought to life by a labor of love from Sachse team and is now an important piece of the school’s five-acre outdoor transformation.
“Building the volunteer-led, student-designed Academy of Warren playground alongside our partners Equity Schools and Leathers & Associates was Sachse Construction’s way of making an investment in the neighborhood,” said Todd Sachse, CEO of Sachse Construction. “Transforming a stretch of asphalt roadway into a spectacular state-of-the-art playground was a signal to the students that they matter and deserve a safe, high-quality, place to play.”
The AGC in the Community Awards are given to construction firms and chapters in recognition of their charitable works by AGC Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, AGC Charities, Inc.
AGC in the Community Award winners are selected by a panel of judges representing all areas of construction. Award entries were evaluated based on the level of commitment, the scope of the philanthropic efforts and the quality of the benefits to the community. The awards were announced today during the association’s Annual Convention in Grapevine, Texas.
Read about the other AGC in the Community Award winners.