Leadership

Over the last two decades, Milender White has relied on the vision and passion of a team of key leaders dedicated to our success and that of our clients. Through outstanding customer service, unsurpassed quality control, an exemplary safety record and industry-leading expertise, our core leadership team built our reputation based on trust and success. 

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  • BRYON WHITE
    PRESIDENT & CEO

    After a decade of management experience working for one of the nation’s premier construction companies, Bryon formed Milender White Construction Co. with Mike Milender in 1997. Bryon leads the company’s strategic vision and the implementation of future growth initiatives, along with maintaining customer relations and keeping the company fiscally responsible.  Like many of Milender White’s employees, Bryon’s construction career began at an early age, allowing him to gain knowledge in all areas of construction.  Bryon earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and more recently completed the Anderson School of Business, Management Development for Entrepreneurs program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Mike Milender
    Executive Vice President 

    A Wyoming Native, Mike and his family moved to Colorado in 1984, where he took a position with a major Colorado-based contractor. For the next eight years, he traveled throughout the country, directly supervising several large and diverse projects. During this time, he acquired the skills and experience necessary to successfully staff and manage large-scale projects in various market conditions. Returning to the Colorado market in 1992, Mike spent the next several years focused on managing large projects in the Denver metro area.  As co-founder of Milender White Construction Co. in 1997, alongside Bryon White, Mike’s primary responsibilities are managing field operations and the training of employees, subcontractors, owners and design professionals to continually instill the core values on which the company was founded.

  • Darren Hinton
    Construction Executive & Senior Vice President 

    Darren is passionate about historical restoration and renovation and has had the opportunity to work on projects, like Denver Union Station, The City and County Building, the Sage Building and a number of other significant historic buildings throughout Denver, since joining Milender White in 1998.  A graduate of Kansas State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Management, Darren is accountable for the success of each project under his leadership and is actively involved from preconstruction, construction and close-out of each of his projects.  Darren is on the Board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and is the 2016 Chairman.  He is also involved in a number of charitable organizations focused on improving the lives of children throughout the Denver community.

  • Shane Fobes
    Construction Executive & Senior Vice President 

    Shane joined Milender White in 2000 and worked his way through the ranks to become the first employee shareholder in the company.  He is actively involved in every stage of the projects he manages, from preconstruction to construction and closeout.  Motivated by new and unique challenges encountered on each project has further augmented his passion for legislative issues and the impact they have on the construction industry.  He has met and/or testified before numerous State and Federal legislators on behalf of the construction industry and is actively involved in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Shane is a proud husband and father to three daughters.

  • Allen Becker
    
Field Operations Executive & Vice President

    As one of the first employees of Milender White Construction Co. - joining the company in 1998 - Allen has helped to create the company's strong processes for safety and field operations. A native of Minnesota, Allen graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. His desire for large project construction brought him to the Denver area in 1994. As Field Operations Executive, he is passionate about working with superintendents on field-related operations while ensuring the safety and health of the company’s employees and subcontractors. Allen’s wide-ranging project experience has developed his talent for scheduling and logistical management of multifaceted projects in all types of conditions. Allen is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and oversees Milender White’s apprenticeship program with the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado (CITC).

  • Adam Mack
    Construction Executive & Vice President

    Adam has 26 years of experience in the construction industry. He provides leadership and vision that leads to the success of the projects he manages. Adam has a natural way of relating to all stakeholders in a project and developing a cohesive feeling of TEAM, while ensuring that all budgetary and quality goals are met. He is well-versed in estimating, purchasing, engineering and managing both new construction and renovation projects. Adam has experience in constructing projects on behalf of tribal entities and understands the nuances of partnering with sovereign nations. Prior to joining Milender White, Adam was Vice President and General Manager at a major civil construction company. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.

  • Morgan Lysohir
    Construction Executive

    After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Florida, Morgan started her career in structural engineering.  She soon realized that designing was not nearly as exciting to her as building, so she went back to school and earned her master’s degree in Construction Engineering & Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As the Construction Executive in Southern California, she works directly with clients to help them advance from conceptual ideas to project start; then leads her teams through successful project completion.  She enjoys using her problem-solving skills to help balance design, cost, quality, and schedule to best satisfy the expectations of her clients.  She drives results within her teams through consistency, process, honesty and communication.

  • Don White
    Vice President of Multi-Family Work Procurement (SoCal)

    Don is the Vice President of Multi-Family Work Procurement (SoCal). His duties include managing the client base in Southern California and fostering new relationships. Don joined Milender White in 2014 after a 40 year career in multi-family residential construction having managed the construction of over 40,000 units. In the 15 years prior to joining Milender White, Don was the President and CEO of White Residential Inc. in Irvine, CA. Don is an avid golfer and enjoys 4 wheeling in the Cabo desert.

  • Matt Joens
    Work Procurement Executive

    Matt started his construction career at age 14 when he worked for his next door neighbor as a concrete laborer.  After seven seasons of concrete work, and working his way through college, Matt started his professional career in Las Vegas as a Project Engineer.  During Matt’s 14-year professional tenure in Las Vegas, he participated in multiple complex and challenging projects, highlighted by three concrete high-rise buildings totaling 109 floors.  Matt, along with his wife and two sons, moved to Colorado and accepted a position with Milender White in November 2013.  As Estimating Executive, he is responsible for all work procurement pursuits and oversees the company’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) department. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from South Dakota State University.

  • Rob Mierau
    Pre-Construction Executive

    With over two decades of experience in preconstruction, field operations, and construction management for one of the largest builders in the nation, Rob joined Milender White in 2010. His focus is to advise clients on the viability of projects at their inception and to provide guidance to the design team on constructability and value analysis during the preconstruction/design phase. Rob graduated from the Fenn College of Engineering, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Kenny Arnold
    Field Operations Executive

    Kenny brings over three decades of experience that includes the responsibility of daily coordination and direction of a myriad of large and complex projects. Kenny’s organizational skills include a comprehensive understanding of the importance of project logistics and team-building at the inception of a contract. He has a thorough understanding of constructability issues and the ability to collaborate with architectural and engineering teams on developing cost effective design solutions that incorporate means and methods into the final documentation. Kenny has managed projects with delivery methods that include both design-build and hard bid, with labor forces comprising up to 1,200 personnel.

  • Tim Fredregill
    Development Executive

    Tim laid the groundwork for his development career via a degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa. Upon graduating he joined a structural engineering firm and spent several years designing projects ranging from multi-story residential developments to industrial and manufacturing facilities. Having developed a passion for real estate, Tim obtained an MBA at the University of Colorado Boulder to build the core knowledge which would advance his real estate career. While enrolled at CU, Tim interned under Marcel Arsenault at Real Capital Solutions, then joined RCS full-time, launching his career in real estate finance and development. Tim now leads Milender White’s development initiative, bringing development experience ranging from 150-acre master-planned subdivisions to boutique, multifamily infill opportunities. Tim is an active CU Real Estate Center Young Alumni board member.

  • Brian Shelton
    Board Member

    Brian is the Finance Director of CH2M HILL's Facilities and Infrastructure Division and was the company's Treasurer for five years. CH2M HILL is a $6B multinational engineering and construction firm. Prior to his involvement in the engineering and construction industries, Brian spent 12 years as a commercial and investment banker where he specialized in operational and capital-raising , as well as mergers and acquisitions. Brian received his Masters of Science degree in Finance from the London Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.