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The Family Biz Show

Nov 10, 2023

Ep 93 - The White Brothers' Recipe for Family Business Resilience 

In this episode of The Family Biz Show, we sat down to talk to twin brother owners Eric & Scott White of Denver Machine, a family business started by their great grandfather in 1910. The brothers share their journey into the business, their outside experiences, the company's growth and diversification into various industries, and the challenges they faced, including a severe recession and a lawsuit threat. The brothers also share their future priorities, the benefits of being part of a CEO roundtable group, and the importance of industry associations. Don’t miss this episode and share with other family business owners who might enjoy! 



Eric White, alongside his twin brother Scott, has co-owned Denver Machine Shop for over 20 years. Together, they expanded their business by acquiring three more companies, leading to a sixfold revenue growth since taking over from their parents. 

Before venturing into entrepreneurship, Eric served as a Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers for five years, including a deployment to Germany. He then worked in Caterpillar's Marketing Group for Large Mining Shovels for four years. Returning to Colorado, he managed airbag inflator production at Autoliv, Inc. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is proud to be an Eagle Scout. In his community involvement, Eric serves as a Board Member of American Legion Post 17 in Edgewater, Colorado. During his leisure time, he enjoys exploring destinations like Key West. He has been happily married for 30 years and has two accomplished adult children. 


Scott White has been co-owner of Denver Machine Shop, a fourth generation family business for the past 21 years with his twin brother Eric White Together, they have acquired three additional businesses and have grown the total revenue in their operations by six times since buying the company from their parents.  Previous to this, Scott worked for 13 years as a Manufacturing and Metallurgical Engineer for Caterpillar and at Autoliv.  Scott is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, a former officer in the Army Reserves where he served for 8 years, and an Eagle Scout He enjoys serving others through Rotary and his industry association, the National Machining and Tooling Assn.   



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