Sachse Construction Completes Detroit’s New Whole Foods Market


DETROIT — Sachse Construction is proud to announce its completion of Detroit’s new Whole Foods Market, set to open today.

As the project’s general contractor, Sachse Construction began the work in April 2012, and completed site renovations, ground up construction and the interior build out in three separate phases. The building incorporates a steel structure, and used Geopier Foundations to save time and money by eliminating traditional over-excavation and replacement techniques. Precast concrete panels were also used for the exterior facade of the building instead of typical masonry construction for additional time and cost savings.

On the John R  side of the building’s exterior, Sachse Construction coordinated the framework and installation of the building’s 340-square foot mural. A concrete wall was constructed to hold four large panels with paintings from local artists that won Whole Foods Market’s art mural contest. The panels were installed in a standard framing system and affixed directly to the concrete wall. 

“As Detroit continues its revitalization, we are thrilled to work with Whole Foods Market on its landmark entry into the city,” said Todd Sachse, CEO, Sachse Construction. “We’ve moved our headquarters downtown and we’re completing more work than ever in the city. We’re proud to be part of this exciting event.”

Detroit’s Whole Foods Market is 25,580 square feet, including the second-floor mezzanine that will be used for office space. The building is located at 115 Mack Ave., between John R and Woodward Avenue in the city’s Midtown district. Sachse Construction had up to 40 workers on-site daily to complete the project.