Local Disaster Restoration Company Serving Novi, MI and Lower Michigan

top damage restoration in Michigan from MJ White & Son

We are Built on a Foundation of Strong Core Values with Our Clients at the Forefront of Our Minds

With over 40 years of residential and commercial disaster restoration experience, M.J. White & Son has become a leading expert in the restoration industry throughout lower Michigan. The company was established in 1979 by Mike White Sr. and his wife, Cindy. Mike worked hard to deliver quality service and create a company built on professionalism, honesty, and integrity. In doing so, he developed a well-respected reputation with numerous insurance companies, fire departments, and municipalities. Today, this highly regarded locally-owned business has expanded to cover the southern half of Michigan’s lower peninsula. The business is still managed today by the White family, who remain highly active in the day to day business.

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Customer Service is of the Utmost Importance to Us at M.J. White & Son.

It is our goal to get your property back to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. Because we have experience working with many insurance companies, the amount of downtime in coordinating with your agent and adjuster is kept to a minimum, reducing the time spent on your restoration. As a customer-focused residential and commercial restoration company, we will always provide you with a direct phone number to reach the people working on your property when you have questions.

Because M.J. White & Son is a true full-service restoration company, we have the capability of completing the entire job from start to finish. This means that as a property owner, you will never have to worry about coordinating different companies to handle different services. All of our restoration technicians wear corporate uniforms and will always arrive in an M.J. White & Son vehicle with the company logo. Our company is licensed and insured, and all employees are drug tested and background checked.

Meet the Team 

Michael J. White, Sr.

Founder and Past President

Forty years ago, Mike White, Sr. had a dream of starting his own company. He was a painter by trade and had learned the construction industry from past construction jobs. He started off Marketing his business by distributing flyers himself. The "company" consisted of pretty much one man and a station wagon! By 1980 he had a 1200 sq. foot warehouse on Fremont in Livonia and had hired a carpenter and a superintendent. Mike's wife, Cindy, managed the office. M.J. White & Son's business continued to grow, with hard work, dedication, and the company's excellent reputation for work on insurance claims for being both consistent and reliable. In 1998 the White's moved to larger headquarters on Ten Mile Road in Farmington Hills, and then expanded the business to our current headquarters in Novi, MI. Mike White Senior is still actively involved in the business and local community organizations.

Cynthia White


Cindy’s career in the construction industry actually began many years ago when she was working for a General Contractor. From that experience, she was able to learn most aspects of the construction business. It was this knowledge and background that Cindy brought to M.J. White. She joined Mike in the venture to make M.J. White & Son, Inc. into the thriving business it is now.

Michael J. White, Jr.



Michael graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management following four years at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy. Michael has received designations from the Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design and Building and NAWIC, as well as the American Institute of Constructors. He is a Certified Master Water Restorer and Certified Master Fire and Smoke Restorer as designated through the IICRC. Michael worked his way up the ranks by working in all facets of the company before graduating. He currently oversees all business operations. Michael is married to Angela White, the CFO, and they have 2 children.

Angela White


Chief Financial Officer

Angie started with M.J. White & Son in 2001 as the Finance Manager, overseeing the finance department and the administrative staff at all of our office locations. Angie is an integral part of the company as the CFO. She attended Mercy High School and earned a degree from the Business School at Michigan State University. Angie is married to Michael White Jr., and they have 2 children.

Les Neal


Operations Manager

Les joined M.J. White & Son, Inc. in October of 2007 as an estimator with over 20 years of experience in the restoration industry and 30 years of experience in the construction business. Les attended OSU and after graduation, he started his own construction company that focused mainly on residential remodeling. This is where he learned all the skills necessary for construction. Les has an excellent reputation with both clients and insurance companies. His dedication and work ethic earned him the respect of his industry peers because of his knowledge of both estimating and coordinating insurance losses. We are proud to have Les as part of our M.J. White & Son team.

Mark Rylance


Senior Estimator

Mark joined M.J. White & Son, Inc. in December 2004. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Mark learned Construction Technology at Lawrence Institute of Technology. He was a self-employed licensed builder dealing mainly in remodeling. Mark has been in insurance restoration work since May 1999. He has 10 special certifications through IICRC. Mark's expertise makes him a valuable asset to our estimating team.  

Joel Patterson


General Manager

Joel has been with M.J. White & Son, Inc. since 2003. He received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Business Management and Accounting. He put his business acumen to good use in operating his own company for many years. Joel has been involved in renovating residential and commercial properties since 1988. He has over 20 years of experience in contents restoration as well as water and mold remediation. Joel is IICRC certified and proficient in Xactimate. Joel's outstanding leadership has enabled him to attract and keep top-quality workers in the Contents Division at M. J. White & Son, Inc. Joel makes sure that our client's property is treated with the utmost care and attention to detail. The work ethic of this group is unsurpassed in the industry.

John Price



John Price has been with M.J. White & Son since early 2020. Prior to joining M.J. White & Son, John had worked in restoration for 5 years.  He is certified in IICRC Water Restoration and OSHA 30 certified.  His personal accomplishments include providing relief for Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and the Ohio Tornadoes of 2019.  John is also a Marine and actively served our country from 2012-2017. John has proven to be a valuable asset to M.J. White & Son, and we are happy to have him on our team. 

Teena Neal

Marketing Director


Our team also includes Carpenters, Water technicians, Mitigation specialists, Trauma specialists, and our Contents division.  


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