It is with great sadness that Lauren announces the passing of two of our family: Cleve Whitener and Chase Bellah.

Cleve Whitener, P.E., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc. was a visionary leader, a devoted husband, father, and friend.  The company’s Executive Management Team and employees, as well as the many people he worked with and mentored over the years, mourn his loss.  We extend our prayers and sympathies to his loving family, particularly his wife and daughter, who meant the world to him.

Chase Bellah of Brownwood, Texas worked as a pilot for Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc.  Chase leaves behind a wife and son.  Chase was a very gregarious man, well liked, a true professional and a pleasure to be around.  We extend our prayers and sympathies to his wife and family.

We cling to the truth that “[t]he Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”— Psalm 34:18.

Randy Lipps, P.E., PMP, President and Chief Operating Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of Lauren’s Executive Management Team: “With the passing of Cleve Whitener and Chase Bellah, Lauren has suffered a tragic loss. Lauren will continue its commitment to building lasting bonds with our community, clients, suppliers, and employees relying upon Cleve’s legacy and dedication to honesty and integrity.”