In the Beginning:
In 1976, Jim Miller left his job with a general contractor to co-found a construction company with a partner who has since left the business.
“We didn’t have a big, elaborate mission,” recalls Jim, who now serves as president of the company. “Our philosophy was simply to deliver the best work possible at a fair price, whether the job was big or small.”
The Growing Years:
In 1979, Jim Miller and his growing team acquired a barn in Cressona, Pennsylvania to convert it to a new home for Miller Bros. Construction, Inc.
As their reputation grew beyond Schuylkill County, so did the size of their projects. More staff was added. Within 20 years, the company portfolio included projects throughout Pennsylvania.
At the point where staff grew to more than 80, the 4,500 sf office had been stretched to the limit.
In 2002, the company purchased a building that once housed the Pennsylvania Anthracite Research Center, a state research facility.
Subsequently, after the state closed the research center, the building was used as a dormitory for the Schuylkill campus of the Pensylvania State University.
When it came into our hands we renovated it for use as our corporate headquarters.
Today Miller Bros Construction Inc. has dozens of projects in the works at any given time.
We established an affiliate organization, MBC Development LP, to handle the ever growing real estate development and leasing side of our business.
Even as staff size grows beyond 100-plus, each member works as part of a cohesive team, a team widely recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s finest construction companies.
Miller Bros. Construction Inc. possesses an uncommon ability to handle large, high-profile construction projects, yet continues to conduct relatively minor renovations and repairs with the same diligence.
“Relationships with some of our biggest customers began years ago as small projects,” notes Jim. “We grew one job at a time and by recruiting the right persons to the team, one at a time.”
Meet the team that has worked as a tightly-knit unit applying construction know-how, skill, and expertise to meet the needs of satisfied customers for more than three decades.
High-profile office buildings. Cutting-edge manufacturing plants. Efficient distribution centers. Attractive retail plazas. Rehabilitated historical site. Long-term partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. Winners of the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in environmental design.
The diverse services of this exceptional commercial construction team are in high demand. Owners, construction managers and architects come to Miller Bros. Construction for a combination that's difficult to find these days: a versatile single source for outstanding workmanship, dependable scheduling and coordination, and competitive pricing.
|James L. Miller, President: Jim co-founded our company in 1976, and still runs the show. He monitors everything from the financials and resource allocation through safety and customer satisfaction. Jim also serves on the front line with Design-Build and real estate land development projects.|
|Rick Lettich, Vice President: Rick works with new clients to see how we can best meet their needs, and guides design on various projects from renovations and fit-outs to new facilities. Also assists the Chief Estimator on bid day.|
|Bryan Herb, Chief Estimator: Bryan reviews and chooses the projects to bid, selects subcontractors and puts the bid together on bid day. Once the contract is awarded, he reviews quotes, interviews subs, helps design and estimate Design-Build projects, and tracks costs.|
|Beau Bruso, Estimator-Project Manager: As estimator, Beau selects subcontractors and puts the bid together. He reviews quotes, interviews subcontractors and tracks costs. As Project Manager, he works with owners and construction managers to define their needs and project scope.|
|Mike Major, Chief Operating Officer: Mike Major is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company as well as designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures.|
|Jay Meyer, Controller: Jay Meyer is responsible for providing financial and tax planning and reporting, debt financing, and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department.|
|James W. Miller, Jr., Director of Development: As Director of Development for affiliate company MBC Development LP, Jim oversees land acquisition, leasing and sales on the real estate side of the business throughout the region and across the country.|
|Rebecca L. Hoover, Director of Properties: Becky handles tenant relations and directs building maintenance, landscaping, improvements, repair, cleaning and financial aspects of our properties. Her efforts help keep values and tenants' satisfaction levels high.|
|Patrick Higgins, Director of Development: Pat is responsible for development, leasing and project management for our commercial, industrial and residential land development. He is especially focused on identifying leasing and development opportunities in central Pennsylvania.|
|Paul Platko, Real Estate Site Selector: Paul handles land development functions associated with the identification and acquisition of new sites likely to support strategic company goals.|
|Thor Markus, Real Estate Property Manager: Responsible for property management of all company-owned buildings, Thor is the first point of contact for our tenants. He also coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs throughout the year.|
Project Managers:Project Managers create and manage project schedules, coordinate manpower and equipment, and manage subcontractors, execute material take-offs and purchasing. They also handle RFIs and change orders. Our Project Managers work with owners and construction managers to define their needs and the scope of the project.
|Senior Project Manager, Ken Harner|
|Project Managers (l-r) Mike Panak, Darrin Rapali, Joe Sitcosky, Tim Butler,|
|Ralph Renn, Charlie Cox, David Booth, Dan McMahon|
|Sitework Project Coordinator, Tim Nester; Director of Safety, Jim Rich|
(Pictured l-r) Edward E. Davis, Sr., P.E., Director of Engineering; Kevin "P.J." Melocheck, P.E., P.L.S.;
Marke Rourke, Code Specialist; Nate Taylor, Senior CAD Technician;
|Draftsman, Jeff Butz; and Architectural CAD Technicians, Corey Siegfried and Jim Chicora|
Accounting and Admin - Production Manager Assistants,
Gina Brown, Vickie Herb and Nancy Sidleck.