About Us

Jason Carter

Arizona Division Manager (former Vice President/CEO)


Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, 1993

About Jason

Jason has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been with Whiteriver Construction since 1995. Jason has specific construction experience in many different types of projects, including school facilities, correctional facilities, and assisted living facilities. Before following the traditions of his father and grandfather who both owned and managed their own construction companies, Jason worked in the legal field at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Jason has over 300 hours of continuing training and education including the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Jason’s serious work ethic, attention to detail, and passion for exemplary client service has been critical to the growth that Whiteriver Construction has enjoyed and that has earned Whiteriver Construction, Inc. the honor of being one of the fastest growing companies in America from 2008-2010 and featured in Forbes Magazine in their February, 2011 edition. It has also earned Jason the award from ENR Southwest Contractor Magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40” (For more click here) and a finalist for the CFMA Construction Executive of the Year Award (Click here to see Interview).

Mike Cooley

Tribal Liaison (former President)

Mike Cooley has over 48 years business experience and has managed and owned several successful businesses in the White Mountain of Arizona since the 1960’s. Mike is the founder of Whiteriver Construction and is the qualifying party on Whiteriver Construction’s Arizona and New Mexico contractor’s licenses. Mike’s great-grandfather won the town of Show Low, Arizona in a historical card game in 1870 so his roots are firmly planted in the White Mountains. Mike is also a Vietnam Service Medal Veteran. Mike’s business experience is one of the primary reasons that Whiteriver Construction is a top commercial construction company in the Southwest today.