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Detroit Free Press
June 1, 2015
By John Gallagher

The Free Press recently interviewed owners of three longtime successful Detroit small businesses. Besides Hall and Murphy, they include Bernard White of White Construction and Christina Lovio-George of the Lovio-George public relations firm. 

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Michigan Chronicle Business
May 26, 2015
By Donald James

W. Bernard White, P.E., founder and president of White Construction, refuses to be outworked and outperformed by competitors. Since the inception of his Detroit-headquartered company on July 31, 1989, White has led one of the region’s most progressive construction entities, which specializing in pre-construction, construction management, general contracting and design build services.

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Crain's Detroit Business
Book of Lists 2015
Metro Detroit and Statewide Chart Toppers
List Researched by Sonya D. Hill

White Construction Co., Inc. is listed as No. 21 of the top 25 on Crain's List: Largest African American-Owned Business, Ranked by 2013 revenue.

Lawrence Tech Magazine
Winter 2014/15
By CWM

White Construction and its founder and president, W. Bernard White, BSCE’80, are playing an important role in the city’s ever-evolving landscape...

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Michigan Chronicle Business
October 2014
By Stacy Cowley

The Detroit that W. Bernard White envisions contains a state-of-the-art sports complex, a streetcar line that's on a roll at last, and a newly constructed, 20-story office skyscraper to house so me of the city's growing workforce.

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Michigan Chronicle Business
August 2014
By Donald James

Detroit-based White Construction was founded on July 31, 1989. Under the visionary leadership of W. Bernard White, P.E., founder and president of White Construction, the company has risen to become one of the nation’s largest African American-owned businesses.

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American Black Journal
July 2014

"The Success of White Construction" with Stephen Henderson & W. Bernard White

(Interview starting at 15:25)

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Crain's Detroit Business
July 2014

Here are the companies known to be involved in the Ilitch family's arena district project. Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc., said additional companies will be disclosed this fall.

It was announced in April that a consortium called Barton Malow-Hunt-White was hired as the general contractor to handle construction. 

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Crain's Detroit Business
July 2014 

A DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE HEART OF DETROIT will begin in September, when the Ilitch family breaks ground on the construction of a $450 million Detroit Red Wings arena concurrently with another $200 million in apartments, restaurants, office buildings, parks and shops over 45 blocks. This is the city’s entertainment district, super-sized.

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Detroit Free Press
July 20, 2014

Detroit’s new arena and entertainment district planned by the Ilitch family for the northern edge of downtown promises to be the city’s boldest and most significant development since the Renaissance Center of the 1970s — creating as many as 2,000 new residential units, dozens of shops, walkable European-style streets and perhaps the nation’s most innovative multipurpose arena.

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CBS Detroit July 14, 2014

W. Bernard White, founder of Detroit-based White Construction, is on a mission.

As head of one of the nation’s largest African-American-owned companies, White has led his company to the forefront of pre-construction services, construction management, general contracting and design build in such sectors as public/municipal, education, industrial, healthcare, religious and residential.

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CAM Magazine
July 2014

Woodward Corridor Revitalization

"Woodward Avenue: The Re-Invention of an All American Road: New Detroit Events Center, Barton Malow-Hunt-White

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Michigan Chronicle-Men Of Excellence 2014
7th Annual Men of Excellence Awards Program

The Michigan Chronicle has recognized over 300 men in our community making tremendous strides and setting an example and standard for future generations.

On Friday, June 13, 2014, we celebrated with President  & CEO of White Construction, W. Bernard White along with 50 other’s that were awarded and nominated Men of Excellence 2014

Thanks to the Michigan Chronicle & Thanks to Detroit!


Detroit Free Press
April 9, 2014
By, John Gallagher

Just over half of the estimated 5,500 construction jobs being created by the Detroit Red Wings’ new arena project will go to Detroit residents under a plan approved Wednesday by Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority.

The DDA approved a recommendation from Olympia Development, the private entity of the Ilitch family that owns the Red Wings, to hire a joint-venture construction management team of three contractors: Barton Malow, Hunt Construction Group and White Construction.

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Crain's Detroit Business
April 7, 2014
By Bill Shea

The new $450 million arena for the Detroit Red Wings will be built by a consortium of three construction companies that was submitted for approval today by the city’s Downtown Development Authority.

Newly formed Barton Malow-Hunt-White, organized as the project’s general contractor, was submitted today to the DDA by arena developer Olympia Development of Michigan, which issued a statement today.

The authority is scheduled to vote on the submission when it meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The three companies are Southfield-based BartonMalow Co., Detroit-based White Construction and Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction Group.

Details about the consortium’s structure and information about financing were not disclosed.

Barton Malow and White were involved in construction of Comerica Park and Ford Field. White recently was hired as a subcontractor for the $137 million private-public M-1 Rail streetcar project along Woodward Avenue.

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The New Police & Fire Headquarters. A White Construction Project.
March 2014

  • Owner: Detroit Building Authority
  • Architect / Engineer: The SmithGroup Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Turner / White
  • Address: 1301 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226

White Construction…Built in Detroit and Celebrating 25 Years.

Thanks Detroit!

-Bernard

Michigan Chronicle
February 5, 2014
By, Donald James

The weather was bitterly cold, but not frigid enough to prevent approximately 90 Detroit Black business owners from attending an M-1 Rail Streetcar Project informational meeting, held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Hosted by the Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 30, the meeting served as a provocative forum to help Black entrepreneurs in the city learn more about subcontracting opportunities with the much anticipated M-1 Rail Streetcar Project.

Several members of Stacy and Witbeck, the general transit contracting company hired to build the light rail system, were on hand to give a presentation of what the company was seeking in terms of subcontractors and scope of services.

The presenters from the California-based company included Mike Sander (project engineer), Travis Galvin (project engineer) and Randy Olmstead (construction manager).

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Crain's Business Detroit
November, 2013

White Construction is the 18th Largest African American Owned Business.

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