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Our Leadership Team

Meet our longstanding team that built Milender White from the ground up.

Our Dedication to Success Starts at the Top

For more than two decades, Milender White has relied on the vision and passion of a team of key leaders devoted to our success and that of our clients.

Through outstanding customer service, unsurpassed quality control, an exemplary safety record and industry-leading expertise, they have built our reputation to be a company that clients can trust to deliver success. And with their dedication to and longevity with Milender White, our executive leaders have also created an environment where our employees are more than just coworkers—we’re family.

Meet the Milender White Executives

Bryon White


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. He also completed the Anderson School of Business, Management Development for Entrepreneurs program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

20+ Years

Mike Milender


A Wyoming native, Mike and his family moved to Colorado in 1984, and 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. Since cofounding Milender White Construction Co. with Bryon White in 1997, Mike’s primary responsibilities have been managing field operations and training employees, subcontractors, owners, and design professionals to continually instill the core values on which the company was founded.

20+ Years

Adam Mack


As Executive Vice President and District Manager at Milender White, Adam oversees all operations in Southern California. His 30 years of construction experience includes extensive knowledge of the multifamily, hospitality, and affordable housing sectors. 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. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Milender White, Adam was Vice President and General Manager at a major heavy civil construction company.

5+ Years

Darren Hinton


Darren is passionate about historical restoration and renovation, and he has had the opportunity to work on projects such as 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 to construction and closeout of each of them. Darren is on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which he chaired in 2016. He is also involved in a number of charitable organizations focused on improving the lives of children throughout the Denver community.

20+ Years

Shane Fobes


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. The new and unique challenges encountered on each project have 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 he 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.

5+ Years

Allen Becker


As one of the first employees of Milender White Construction Co., which he joined 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. He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and he oversees Milender White’s apprenticeship program with the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado (CITC).

20+ Years

Morgan Lysohir


Morgan began her career at Milender White in the Denver office, after which she was selected to lead the Southern California office as Construction Executive. Morgan was instrumental in the growth of Milender White in the region. She drives results within her teams through consistency, process, honesty, and clear communication. She enjoys using her problem-solving skills to help balance design, cost, quality, and schedule to best satisfy the expectations of her clients. In 2019, Morgan returned to Colorado and was promoted to VP and Work Procurement Executive. Morgan is responsible for all work procurement pursuits, and oversees the company’s preconstruction team and Building Information Modeling (BIM) department. She received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida and earned her master’s degree in construction engineering & management from the University of Colorado. Morgan lives in Golden, Colo. with her husband and two daughters.

5+ Years

Albus Brooks

Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

Albus has a long-standing history of supporting community development and providing servant leadership in Denver. He served for eight years on Denver City Council for District 9 and two terms as City Council President. He also served as the Director of the Issachar Center for Urban Leadership and as the Outreach and Political Director for John Hickenlooper’s Governor’s campaign. As Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Albus helps guide Milender White’s legacy of developing and constructing equitable and inclusive projects across Colorado and Southern California. He is an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, a member of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship and a national leader on urban issues and innovative housing opportunities facing cities.

Matt Joens


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, including 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 Work Procurement Executive. In 2019, Matt was promoted to VP and Construction Executive. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from South Dakota State University.

5+ Years

Rob Mierau


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.

5+ Years

Kenny Arnold


Kenny brings over three decades of experience that include 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


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 multistory 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 that would advance his real estate career. While enrolled at CU, Tim interned under Marcel Arsenault at Real Capital Solutions. He 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.

Brandon Tripp

Preconstruction Executive

Brandon brings more than 15 years of experience in project management and estimating. He was promoted to Chief Estimator in 2015 and Preconstruction Executive in 2018. Brandon leads collaborative efforts with owners, architects and subcontractors from initial contact through the entire preconstruction process. Brandon is an expert in understanding client goals and maximizing the project value. Brandon graduated from North Dakota State University, where he earned BS in Construction Engineering and served as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He lives in Irvine, CA, with his wife and twin boys.

5+ Years

Brian Shelton


Brian is the Finance Director of CH2M Hill’s Facilities and Infrastructure Division, and he 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 specializing in operations 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.

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