The W. Bernard White Education Foundation was proud, to once again present $500 each, to 20 African American students at Lawrence Technological University on Dec. 11, 2018 at LTU.

For those who care to make a donation to the Foundation, please go to to purchase the “White Construction … An American Story … Built in Detroit” book and/or make a donation. All proceeds help fund the W. Bernard White Education Foundation which supports African American students pursuing Education in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Recipients of the 2018 Scholarship Fund (Alphabetically) - Matthew Acquah, Arthur Asberry, Terrence Beard, Kayla Bowens, Dwaine Evans, Steven Harris, Malik Jordan, Shamira Joyner, Miah McConnell, Cedra Moore, Amari Myers, Jaylen Parker, Kierra Posey, Joshua Rhodes, Victoria Smith, T'Ara Stamps, Alexis Swint, Diamonique Thomas, Jordane Watson, and Tanisha Wright.

Congratulations to our Vice President, Donovan J. White for being selected as one of Crain’s 40 under 40 Class of 2018!

American Black Journal Interview

Stephen Henderson talks to W. Bernard White, the founder of White Construction, about the importance of building a legacy and wealth for the next generation of business leaders.

Interview with Bernard White and Donovan J. White on Michigan Entrepreneur with Tara Kachaturoff conducted on August 2, 2018.


We received a copy of this interview of Bernard White from a 2006 interview with Tara Kachaturoff of Michigan Entrepreneur (who just interviewed me, again and my son Donovan on August 2, 2018).  It was interesting to see myself and thought process during that time.


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Since its inception in 1989, White Construction has become one of Detroit's most succesful African American-owned businesses.

Read how W. Bernard White rose from humble beginnings in Detroit, to evolve as a student, person and professional, to start, own and operate White Construction. See color photos and renderings of White Construction projects, many of which have become notable landmarks and structures throughout Detroit.

The Foreword was written by former Mayor Dennis Archer.

Books are available to purchase for $55.00 Click here to purchase.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the W. Bernard White Education Foundation, and all the proceeds will go to African-American students pursuing education in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics).

If you prefer to donate, please visit to help fund a student's education and to see the scholarships awardees from last year.

This year 20 students were selected to receive $500 each to use for Books and Supplies. Please visit The W. Bernard White Education Foundation website to make a donation at and click "Donate" to Fund a Future.

This year's awardees are:
Click here to see this year's recipients.

Crain's Detroit Business
September 6, 2017
By Bill Shea

Wandering inside new Little Caesars Arena, getting a look at the areas hidden to the public, it's easy to think one is inside an upscale hotel.

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Michigan Chronicle Business
August 21, 2017
By Roz Edward

The District Detroit, which includes Little Caesars Arena and many other new developments, has already created more than 670 apprentice and pre-apprentice positions with hundreds of Detroit and Michigan-based contractors since April 2015. 

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W. Bernard White was proud to be recognized as a member of the Benefactors Society by Lawrence Technological University (Virinder Moudgil, President, LTU) for cumulative giving of $25,000 or more at "LTU's Springsation", held at The Henry Ford on May 18, 2017.

This year 10 students were selected to receive $500 each to use for Books and Supplies. This year's awardees are: 

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Donovan White DEEC 

via Detroit Red Wings
October 28, 2016

With about a year to go on #LittleCaesarsArena, we're making impressive progress. Hear firsthand from the men and women building it. #DistrictDetroit

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Please welcome our summer intern Jalen Ward who is a Senior at Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies. After high school Jalen plan's on studying at Michigan State University and majoring in either Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management.

 "These last couple of weeks at White Construction has been great and I’ve learned many different things in and outside the office such as having to create project proposals, and not getting every project that has been offered. Also, I have learned about having many different important roles to have a successful company.

 So from having my internship here, I will gather as much knowledge as I can to make me have the best future for myself."

The Who's Who In Building and Construction
Spring 2016
By Vicki Speed

The founder and CEO of White Construction-one of the largest African-American owned construction companies in the nation-is known for his work ethic and his customer and community-minded focus.

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Whos Who Cover Page

Photo credit: Scott Stewart

Crain's Magazine
April 21, 2016
By Mark S. Lee

District Detroit will cover 50 blocks and have various destinations, parks, restaurants, residences and the new Detroit Red Wings arena, which is slated to open in the fall of 2017. 

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The District Detroit
March 25, 2016
By Ed Saenz

Donovan White is grateful for a chance to give back to his hometown. White, 36, is the deputy operations manager of Detroit-based White Construction—one third of Barton Malow-Hunt and White, the general contractor of the Detroit Events Center.

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WXYZ Detroit/ABC 7 News
March 14, 2016
By Dave LewAllen

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The construction of the new Detroit Red Wings is providing jobs for hundreds of city residents.

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