About

Superior service delivered on-time and on-budget

Zachau has maintained a consistently high standard for service to its clients throughout its history, for projects of every size and scope. We have the depth of experience and operational insight to meet the challenges of special project requirements including: historical restorations and preservations, occupied spaces, environmentally sensitive areas, and off-hours work. Our tradition of delivering on-time and on-budget is realized while maintaining the flexibility needed to meet all safety and programming objectives.

We believe our history of NEVER being the subject of any legal action reflects the exceptional standards we set for our work.

Our success is a direct result of our outstanding staff. Zachau’s management TEAM has over 250 years of combined experience in the construction industry.

Jeff Zachau
President

Upon graduating from the University of Maine with a BS in Accounting and Finance in 1989, Jeff joined his father, Earle, at Zachau Construction.  As president, Jeff maintains complete financial oversight of every project, from pre-construction to completion.  Jeff resides in Freeport and is a board member of WinterKids and the Maine Maritime Museum, and is a corporator at Bath Savings Institution.

DREW WING
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Drew has over 25 years of construction and real estate development experience in a broad range of projects that include custom-built homes, market-rate condominiums and affordable housing developments. He is well versed in acquisitions, entitlements and financing, including the use of low-income and historical tax credits. Drew earned his BA from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Theology from Bangor Theological Seminary. Drew resides in Freeport.

BRUCE HILFRANK
LEED AP | VICE PRESIDENT | PROJECT EXECUTIVE

Bruce graduated from Wentworth Institute with a degree in civil engineering and currently resides in Falmouth.  He has over 35 years of construction experience and joined Zachau construction in 2002.  As a project manager, Bruce has worked on a diverse range of projects.  These include health care, housing, educational, retail, high tech offices, and historic renovations.  He is a past president of Associated Builders and Contractors.

DEREK CONVERSE
LEED AP | DIRECTOR OF PRECONSTRUCTION

Derek graduated from the University of Illinois with a Civil Engineering degree and from Purdue University with a Master’s degree in Construction Management.  He has over 25 years of construction experience, the last fifteen in Maine.  Derek resides in Cape Elizabeth and is a board member of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation and is a LEED AP BD+C.

MARIA BERUBE
VICE PRESIDENT | FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Maria began at Zachau Construction in 1991 and has been an integral part of the company for over 26 years.  She graduated from Husson College with a BS in Accounting.  Maria is responsible for all aspects of office operation, from payroll to human resources. She currently resides in Lewiston and is an active Notary Public.

ADAM ROUTHIER
PROJECT MANAGER

Adam graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering and from Curtin University in Australia with an MBA. He has over 20 years of construction industry experience that includes large scale infrastructure and housing projects. He is also a master craftsman, having worked as a finish carpenter for many years. He lives in North Yarmouth on a 45 acre organic farm.

OUR FIELD TEAM

Diverse Skills Serving a Common Goal

Complex construction problems require both a wealth of resources and a single-minded focus on the “big-picture” plan. Zachau has the tradesmen trained to tackle all phases of project development and the leaders seasoned to coordinate their work. Our supervisors have an average of at least 25 years’ experience in directing the people and plans that can get the job done.