By Crains Detroit Business
Bernard White, 38
President White Construction
Remaining on track to achieve a growth rate of $2 million a year by the fifth year of business.
"My ultimate goal is become a $20 million mid- to small-sized contractor."
Being an optimist and Detroit booster, Bernard White said he is in the best position for a contractor to be right now: a business working in Detroit.
"I think the city is poised for both public and private development. A lot of pent-up demand exists for housing. A lot of people have been sitting on the sidelines," said White.
The Detroit native graduated with honors from Lawrence Technological University in 1980 and earned his professional-engineer license in 1991.