Meet the Team

Patriot Sawcutting Incorporated is a full-service, subcontracted sawcutting and core drilling company servicing both commercial and residential properties. With more than a combined 75 years in shared industry experience, Mike Garrett and Tom VanGeldren, the owners of Patriot Sawcutting Incorporated, offer clients reliable, high quality service for any and all concrete sawcutting and core drilling needs.

Michael Garrett | Co-Founder :

Michael Garrett | Co-Founder

Michael Garrett, Co- owner and Operator, has been cutting concrete for over 40 years. Beginning his career in 1977 in interior demolition, Mike moved onto bridge and underground utility construction in 1982; here, he built strong roots in saw cutting and core drilling. Strengthening through experience, Mike moved from mechanic’s helper to equipment operator to operations manager for one of the largest concrete cutting companies in the tri-state area.

Mike’s well-rounded background in the construction industry provides Patriot Sawcutting with a high-level of expertise and a strong foundation of knowledge for your concrete cutting needs.

Thomas Van Geldren | Co-Founder :

Thomas Van Geldren | Co-Founder

Thomas Van Geldren, Co-owner and Operator, prides himself in customer care. Tom’s more than 35 years of experience in the concrete cutting field spans from field supervisor and equipment operator to sales representative and chief estimator. His skill set and knack for customer care are a tribute to his success.

Tom’s extensive account development, customer service, and estimate experience are what put Patriot Sawcutting at the forefront of all your concrete cutting and core drilling needs.

Shawn Hillenbrand | Foreman :

Shawn Hillenbrand | Foreman

Shawn Hillenbrand, equipment operator, has more than 24 years construction experience. As a kid Shawn watched This Old House with his father, where he was first drawn to a career in concrete cutting and core drilling. In 1989, Shawn began working in construction and was quickly promoted to the position of operator. A self-described go-getter, Shawn’s on the job experience, coupled with his passion to cultivate new and innovative techniques make him one of Patriot Sawcutting’s top slab saw and core drill operators.



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