White Construction Inc
Over the last 60 years, White Construction Inc. has transformed from a small trucking and excavating company into a recognized leader in the construction industry, committed to building infrastructure and energy projects across North America. We provide a range of traditional, design-build and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a variety of markets, including fossil and renewable energy power, petrochemical, pharmaceutical as well as state and federal infrastructure.
We strive to stay at the forefront by investigating advancing technology as our organization grows, embracing industry changes and the needs of our clientele. We continuously diversify our skill set to separate us from our competition and foster loyal customer relationships through the breadth of expertise and our collaborative process, as well as our impeccable safety record and customer service.
We are committed to client satisfaction through excellent performance. To achieve this vision, we make every effort not just to meet client expectations, but to exceed them. We monitor our performance on all projects through our ISO-9001 certification as we enhance our processes, customer relationships, and industry recognition.
White Construction Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of (IEA) Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC. Joining the IEA team has brought extended resources and capabilities to White Construction which will increase our ability to grow and diversify for decades to come.
White Construction Inc. traces its roots back just prior to World War II. Its founder, Herman White, began his journey into entrepreneurship with the purchase of a dump truck which he used to haul coal and gravel in the early 1940s. Herman then noticed a growing need in his community for excavation work. In 1946 he purchased two nonfunctioning bulldozers. Over the long winter he worked diligently, taking parts from each dozer to make one working machine. By the spring of 1947 Herman began advertising as White Trucking and Excavating – adding bulldozer work to his business offerings.
As the fledgling enterprise grew, the White family’s life revolved around the business. The office was located in their home and the maintenance shop was in their back yard. The 1960s brought about further growth for the company in order to manage larger earthmoving projects such as site development for area industries, including Eli Lilly, Clinton laboratories, sewage lagoons, and construction at the Newport Army Ammunition Plant.
During the 1970s the company continued to expand into new markets and was growing by leaps and bounds when an unexpected tragedy hit – the company’s founding leader suddenly passed away. The company had been left in the hands of Herman’s wife, Coriene, and their children. The company’s leadership role was assumed by Herman’s son, Herman “Buddy” White II.
Remaining true to its founder’s entrepreneurial vision, the company continued to adapt and grow. In 1983 the company name was again changed to its current name of White Construction Inc. (WCI) to better reflect its growth beyond earthmoving into a broader range of construction services. Throughout the 1980s White Construction expanded its operations to include crane and heavy rigging services and industrial plant maintenance. In the 1990s the company began to flourish, expanding into the construction of over 5,000 MW of co-generating gas peaking plants across the Midwest.
When the 21st Century dawned, White Construction answered the call to investigate methods of energy independence. Entering into the renewable energy market would propel White Construction to grow over 600% in just six years. As a pioneer in wind energy construction, White Construction is proud to have helped shape the common practices of the wind industry, including instilling proactive efforts to ensure employee safety. The company also forayed into both biomass and solar power construction services and continues to offer them all as an extension of its heavy civil services.
After more than 60 years of growing a family owned business, White Construction saw an opportunity in 2011 to join forces with Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA). White Construction is proud to join IEA and become a platform company within their organization, ensuring continued growth and synergy for decades to come.
We aspire to be the recognized leader in the construction industry, committed to building infrastructure, power, and industrial projects across North America. We strive always to provide the highest value to our owners, customers, and community with a critical eye towards safety, quality, and service.Vision:
White Construction strives to grow our organization through investigating advancing technology, industry changes and the varying needs of our clientele as our industry evolves. We will continuously diversify our skill set to distinguish us from our competition and foster loyal customers as we build infrastructure and energy projects that improve the quality of life in North America.Values: