John Bennett Donaldson, III


President / Owner of J.B. Donaldson Company

22 years of Progressive Leadership Experience

Bennett Donaldson, President of J.B. Donaldson Company, is a 4th generation builder. He founded J.B. Donaldson Company after spending his entire career in the construction industry. He began his “education” as a laborer for his father’s construction company. As time passed, he moved into superintendent + project management positions before finally branching out on his own in 1997. This lifetime of construction experience has exposed Bennett to all aspects of the construction process + ultimately became the cornerstone of the comprehensive construction, design-build business he proudly oversees today. Bennett is a high-energy manager, successful in building, motivating dynamic teams + cultivating a company culture in which staff members feel comfortable voicing questions + concerns, as well as contributing new ideas that drive company growth. He is a results-focused management professional offering 20 years of progressive leadership experience. Bennett transforms high-potential staff into outstanding leaders who demonstrate the creativity + savvy that is critical to financial + operational success.

Clay B. Thomas


General Counsel / Chief Financial Officer

20 years of Real Estate Development Experience

Clay is an accomplished real estate + construction lawyer who has helped numerous clients successfully navigate industrial, office, retail, multifamily + residential development projects. Clay is an energetic real estate executive with experience in many aspects of commercial real estate, including: development, law, management, construction, acquisitions, dispositions + leasing. Clay has an undergraduate degree (B.A.) + a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Michigan. Clay is a member of the State Bar of Michigan + serves on the council for its Real Property Law Section. Clay is also a Michigan Real Estate Broker.

Art Eckert


VP Development + Construction

20 years of Construction + Program Management Experience

With more than 20 years of construction and program management experience in the commercial and health care industry, Art Eckert has invaluable expertise in construction management, cost estimating, phasing, scheduling, logistics, client moves, IT integration and vendor relations.
In addition to his experience, Art is a firm believer that communication is what will ultimately lead to client satisfaction and he builds that into each project. His careful attention to detail and focus on planning, estimating and execution, carries a track record of excellence. Just ask any of his satisfied clients in the educational, health care, senior living, commercial, corporate and industrial sectors.
His consciousness for his clients extends to completing projects within budget and on time. Art has managed programs of varying budgets. He has managed more than 2 million square feet of educational, commercial, health care, senior living and corporate space with contract values up to $130 million.
Art is an avid Spartan fan as a graduate of the Building and Construction Management Program at Michigan State University. He is an active member in many industry associations, his church and several MSU Alumni boards.
A small sampling of his past clients includes: Public Service Credit Union, Novi Public Schools, National Electrical Contractors Association, Rite Aid Companies, Cranbrook Schools, Greektown Casino, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, St. Joseph Hospital, DeWitt Public Schools, Cassopolis Public Schools, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fernco Corporation, Beaumont Health and DMC.

Phil Gorny


Senior Project Manager

27 years of Construction + Project Management Experience

Proactive Project Manager, experienced in managing a variety of construction teams + projects. Successful in creating effective communication between personnel, general contractors + the management team. Energetic Construction Manager, oversees construction practice + principles through all phases of projects, including planning, estimating, design + inspection. Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of building construction, providing expert direction to superintendents, contractors + trades.


Little River Hotel + Casino – Manistee, Michigan
Cooker Bar + Grille – MI, OH, KY, PA, VA, MD, TN, GA, FL
Spine Specialists of Michigan – Bingham Farms, Michigan
Dr. Sayeg Plastic Surgery – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
North Novi Medical – Novi, Michigan
37000 Woodward Shell – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Eddie Merlot’s – West Bloomfield, Michigan
Simon PLC – West Bloomfield, Michigan
Roland Berger – West Bloomfield, Michigan
Infinity Medical – Novi, Michigan
Rehab Physicians + Team Rehab – Livonia, Michigan
Honeywell – Colorado,Texas
Associated OB/GYN – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Panache Restaurant – Plymouth, Michigan

Scott Kreutzer


Senior Project Manager

32 years of Construction + Development Experience

Scott has over 30 years in the construction Industry + also has held his Michigan builders license since 1992. Throughout his career, Scott has worn many hats including Director of Field Operations, Lead Estimator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager + Project Executive. He has worked in many areas of the construction industry including Commercial Retail, Office, Health Care, Education, Non-Profits + Industrial. With the time that Scott has put into his career, he has gained many strengths allowing him to bring his projects to completion successfully. Conceptual estimating, Plan + Specification Estimating, Project procurement, Project presentation, contract negotiations, Contract + Scope writing, Scheduling, Situation Solutions + excellent organizational skills.

Dave Haskins


Senior Project Manager

30 years of Construction + Project Management Experience

Dave has been in construction for over 28 years with extensive experience in design-build, plan and spec, construction management and cost-plus delivery methods in both private and public sector work. Working in a dual role as project manager and estimator his entire career, Dave prides himself on building strong relationships with clients, consultants and subcontractors. Diverse experience in several markets including public and private schools, religious facilities, health care, municipal, commercial and industrial warehouse distribution. Dave has a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.


CAM (Construction Association of Michigan), Hindu Temple of Canton project mention
CAM (Construction Association of Michigan), Holy Sepulchre Cemetery project mention
CAM (Construction Association of Michigan), St. Owen Catholic Church project mention

Chris Wickline


Senior Project Manager

20 years of Construction + Project Management Experience

With over 18 years of construction experience, Chris began by installing the underground conduit that powered the old Wonder Bread factory + now powers the Motor City Casino. With projects in over 30 states, he has completed work on light industrial buildings, 700-unit multi-family apartment buildings, retail buildings, country clubs + high-rise renovations for fortune 500 companies. Chris has worked in various capacities, including superintendent, field manager + project manager for companies such s Milzow Builders, Acme Enterprises, PCI + Edward Rose + Sons. Chris has worked on construction projects for GM, Ally Financial, Ulta Beauty, BCBS Michigan + Walmart. This experience, along with a B.A. Degree in Project Management, give him a solid understanding of different construction approaches + help him think outside the box to give exceptional results.

Sahil Navlani


Project Engineer

2 years of Project Engineering Experience

A recent Spartan graduate with a Master’s in Construction Management + a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Sahil is a young passionate constructor. Having been trained in Project Controls, Integrated systems in construction, Building Information Modeling, Lean + Sustainable construction principles amongst many other skills, he is on his way to an advancing career in Project Management. Apart from work, Sahil enjoys soccer + world travel.

Karen Beauregard


Design Manager

19 years of Interior + Exterior Design

Karen is an award-winning Design Consultant who manages large-scale commercial interior projects. She is successful at listening to the needs of the client + collaborating on a creative vision. She is an innovative thinker who customizes each space in a unique way, with visually appealing + inspiring designs. Karen is skilled at finding cost-effective solutions + materials while creating excellent space plans, elevations + designs for all commercial projects, including ‘Preliminary Floor Plan programming.


2010 Detroit Home Magazine, ‘Best Of” Award Winner
2009 Northern Michigan Magazine, Top 25 Design Awards


Arcelor Mittal – Detroit, Michigan
Salt Springs Brewery – Saline, Michigan
Wolverine Packing – Detroit, Michigan
Lucia Landscaping – Roseville, Michigan
Kessenich’s – Madison, Wisconsin
All American Pet Resort – Rochester Hills, Michigan
Great Lakes Hotel Supply Company – Southfield, Michigan
Ingersoll Rand – Livonia, Michigan
Spine Specialists of Michigan – Bingham Farms, Michigan
Pointe Alarm + Technical Living – Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Rehab Physicians + Team Rehab – Livonia, Michigan
Associated OB/GYN – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Lee Liscio


Financial Manager

27 years Operations + Financial Management

Lee is a hands-on results driven manager with extensive experience in managing corporate projects + company operations. Lee manages the financial + operational performance of J.B. Donaldson Company.

Jen Smith-Molloy


Office Manager

12 years Business, Billing + Contract Management

Jen is a skilled financial professional with practical management experience. At J.B. Donaldson Company, she oversees large + complex projects, while maintaining high team morale + energy. She is experienced in A/P processes + managing vendor relations, while diligently managing various contracts, billing, AIA, sworn statements + waiver protocols to ensure company success + client satisfaction. Jen remains calm + poised in high-pressure situations.