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Detroit General Contractor Makes an Impact on Their Hometown


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.

As part of the events center project, White Construction is providing a lot of opportunity for Detroit residents and Detroit-based businesses to be part of building The District Detroit.

White Construction is in charge of hiring the companies that provide services that support construction operations, such as installing temporary power, cleaning office trailers and printing construction signs, among others, also known as “general conditions” services.

“There are a lot of people in Detroit who want to work but don’t have the opportunity,” said Donovan White, deputy operations manager. “Working on this development has given White Construction the chance to provide others with an opportunity.”

Founded in 1989 by Donovan’s father, Bernard White, the company has been contracted to work on other large-scale projects in Downtown Detroit such as Comerica Park and Ford Field. Now, White Construction has a hand in transforming The District Detroit and building the new home of Detroit Red Wings.

Donovan White hopes this project will keep White Construction and other Detroit-based businesses on the road to success.

“This project is definitely a step in the right direction for us,” said Donovan White. “My father created a legacy when he founded this company over 26 years ago and I plan to continue that legacy and move it to even greater heights.”

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