Business Forum rescheduled

The business forum scheduled for Thursday 9/19 is being postponed until Spring 2020.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you!
– Kayla M.


Advantages of the Design-Build Approach for Industrial Projects

Presented by Bill Quenemoen and Rene DeBerdt of Denham-Blythe Company
September 19, 6:30-8:30 pm | Upstate SC Alliance, 124 Verdae Blvd, 5th Floor

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Photo of speaker Bill Quenemown for Japan-America Business ForumBill Quenemoen, PE,
Chief Executive Officer Denham-Blythe
As Chief Executive Officer of Denham-Blythe Company, Bill leads the company’s strategic planning efforts by overseeing client relations and managing Denham-Blythe’s in-house design-build teams. Bill’s leadership reaches more than 200 team members across DenhamBlythe’s three office locations in Lexington, Nashville, and Greenville. Since joining Denham-Blythe in 1995, Bill has held positions as Structural Engineer, Project Manager, Design Department Manager, Vice President, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Bill currently serves on the Japan-America Society of Kentucky Board of Directors as the Program Committee Chair.

Photo of Speaker Rene DeBerdt for Japan-America Business ForumRene DeBerdt, Construction and Development Manager Denham-Blythe
Rene manages Denham-Blythe Company’s Japanese client relations, assisting in all stages of project development. Prior to his current position as the Construction and Development Manager, Rene has 20 years of project management experience for a wide-range of industrial design-build projects across the United States and in Mexico. His bilingual language skills and understanding of the Japanese culture have expanded Denham-Blythe’s Japanese client base from 10% to 45% of the yearly construction volume. Rene currently serves on the Japan-America Society of Kentucky Board of Directors as the Membership Committee Chair.

We are Design/Build
Denham-Blythe Company is a design-build construction company with over 40 years of experience in the automotive, industrial, food/pharma, healthcare, institutional, and commercial sectors. Since 1976, Denham-Blythe has completed more than 10,000 projects across the U.S. and in Mexico for a diverse customer base that includes local start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at

This is a Japan-America Association of South Carolina event.