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One Lincoln Park Wins 2018 Best of Senior Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com

One Lincoln Park, Dayton’s Premier Retirement Community, is proud to announce that they have been selected as one of the 2018 Best of Senior Living Award Winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. SeniorAdvisor.com is in their fifth year of hosting the Best of Senior Living Awards. SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 Award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families.  This exclusive designation honors the top one percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada. The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards tabulates over 150,000 family created reviews to find the highest quality care providers for this honor.  Of the nearly 45,000 communities currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, just over 1,600 were recognized with this prestigious award.  To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2018 Awards, care providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving four or more new reviews in 2017. One Lincoln Park is one of the only winners in Kettering, Ohio, and regularly receives exceptionally positive (more)

Burkett Place in Washington, PA — Now Open!

We are proud to announce that Burkett Place, a new affordable apartment community located in Washington, PA is now open! Located at 200 Burkett Lane, Burkett Place gives residents easy access to a variety of services; shopping, restaurants, entertainment, healthcare and city parks. With a fun community and great location, Burkett Place is filling up quickly. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “after being in business for over 50 years, Miller-Valentine Group continues to be honored to bring high-quality affordable housing to those who need it most.  It is our privilege to enhance the quality of living and give our residents peace of mind while living at Burkett Place.” This pet-friendly community of 48 two and three bedroom apartment homes features contemporary floor plans with modern amenities at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes full-size washer/dryer connections and plenty of extra storage. Creating an active lifestyle for its residents, Burkett Place also features a community clubhouse that boasts a media room and clothes care center; as well as outdoor areas where residents can enjoy the companionship of (more)

4 Benefits of Centralized Preconstruction Services

Do you have plans that will help fuel the expected growth in residential, commercial or industrial building construction? If your answer is “yes,” then find out how centralized preconstruction services can help. What are Preconstruction Services? When you are considering a construction project, one of the biggest challenges you face is understanding project feasibility. You have a budget, but there’s no price catalog for the unique variables in any project—location, time of year, materials construction techniques and more—that influence cost. And therein lies the problem. Too often, the grand vision for a project and the budget don’t match. Comprehensive preconstruction services—like those Miller-Valentine Construction has always offered through its project management—help to ensure that the project scope and budget are in alignment. How Centralized Preconstruction Services Support Your Needs Miller-Valentine uses a centralized approach to its preconstruction services, which allows us to realize efficiencies in our own workflow that also benefit our customers. But centralized or distributed, our preconstruction services also stand out for several reasons to support your needs. Centralized preconstruction services offer a comprehensive view of the market. Centralized preconstruction services allow a broader view of trends in the types of product being built and their locations. With (more)

Welcome Construction Recruiter – Josh Welsh

There is no better time to be a job seeker in the construction industry, and Miller-Valentine Group’s new Construction Recruiter, Josh Welsh, is connecting top candidates with a promising future at the company. Josh joined the Miller-Valentine Group in November, bringing with him a background in sales and recruiting and a passion for construction. In fact, he intended to go into construction after graduating from the University of Dayton, but his career took him in a different direction. Now, he has the best of both worlds. “This opportunity was the perfect spot for me,” Josh said. “I can further my path in recruiting at a company I have followed for many years. Almost every building on the University of Dayton campus was touched in some way by Miller-Valentine, so I was familiar with their work long before this opportunity came up.” As a Construction Recruiter, Josh is responsible for bringing in top talent to the construction team, from Senior Project Managers to Superintendents and Field Supervisors. He is focusing on filling current openings as well as conducting outreach to potential candidates. Josh is optimistic about the prospects and about the company’s unique selling points for new recruits. A nationwide shortage (more)

Stay Safe in Cold Weather!

As record low temperatures and wind chills affect the eastern half of the nation through the first week of January, please watch for signs of cold stress and related illnesses, including hypothermia and frostbite! The below chart from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration illustrates the dangers caused by winter winds and freezing temperatures. It is important to remember that the following risk factor can contribute to cold stress: Improper or wet clothing Predisposing health conditions Certain medications Exhaustion For more information about safety on the job, contact Bill Burke, Miller-Valentine Construction Safety Director, at 513.774.8400.  

Happy New Year! Sharing a Few Of Our Favorite Moments from 2017

Here are just a few of our favorite moments from this past year. Groundbreaking for Digestive Specialists’ state-of-the-art medical facility Gold LifeSaving Ambassador’s Club Award for blood drive excellence Groundbreaking for Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services’ new corporate headquarters Ribbon cutting for WaterStone at Hamburg, a luxury apartment community in Lexington, Kentucky Annual food drive Solar eclipse party Groundbreaking for Ag47, the largest development in Silverton, Ohio’s history New school supplies for elementary school children Excellence in Construction Awards ABC Diamond Step Award Miller-Valentine Group Earns 2018 Military Friendly® Employer Designation Elizabeth Mangan Named CEO of Miller-Valentine Group In 2018, we look forward to carrying on our tradition of celebrating your milestones, giving back to the community, and having FUN! Wishing you and your team a bright 2018.

2017 Dayton Office Market Continues to Recover

The Dayton area office market continued to show signs of further recovery in 2017 based on results from Miller-Valentine Group Realty Services’ 4th Quarter Office Survey. The vacancy rate for the overall Dayton area office market decreased to 22.78%, with notable positive absorption in most markets. The overall market saw a positive absorption of 292,839 sqft.  The most notable improvement in absorption was found in the suburban markets, which had a combined absorption of 199,649 sqft. in 2017; however, we also saw improvement in the CBD with over 90,000 sqft. of space absorbed. Of the suburban markets, the South market showed the greatest activity, with over 185,000 sqft. absorbed. The South market also represented the area’s strongest office market with a current vacancy rate of 16.16%.  A majority of the newly occupied space was observed in the CBD market, primarily in the 111 Building with the addition of Taylor communication. The CBD market showed a net positive absorption of over 90,000 sqft. in 2017. Notable office transactions for the Miller-Valentine Group Realty Services office team include: Leases Huffy Corp. – 8877 Gander Creek – 55,000 SF SMITH – 3601 Rigby Road – 4,376 SF Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – (more)

Spreading Some Joy

Miller-Valentine Group Associates spread the joy of the season this week by donating toys and gift cards to the Dragonfly Foundation. The Dragonfly Foundation provides distractions from the emotional, physical, and financial toll of cancer and bone marrow transplants for young patients and their families.

New Apartment Community in New Braunfels, TX Now Open

We are proud to announce that Reserve at Engel Road, our newest affordable apartment community, is now open. Located at 135 Engel Road, Reserve at Engel Road gives residents easy access to a variety of services; shopping, restaurants, entertainment, healthcare, and city parks. With a fun community and great location, Reserve at Engel Road is filling up quickly. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “after being in business for over 50 years, Miller-Valentine Group continues to be honored to bring high-quality affordable housing to those who need it most.  It is our privilege to enhance the quality of living and give our residents peace of mind while living at Reserve at Engel Road.” This pet friendly community of 96 one, two and three bedroom apartment homes features contemporary floor plans with modern amenities at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes full-size washer/dryer connections and plenty of extra storage! Creating an active lifestyle for its residents, Reserve at Engel Road also features a community clubhouse that includes a business center, media room, and fitness center; as well as (more)

Elizabeth Mangan Named CEO of Miller-Valentine Group

We are pleased to announce leadership changes and a spinoff that will allow for more focused growth, safeguarding the legacy of our founders well into the future. New CEO Senior Partners Bill Krul, Ed Blake and Mike Green have named Elizabeth Mangan as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mangan will transition to her new role on January 1, 2018. “Miller-Valentine Group has enjoyed 54 years of delivering high-quality real estate solutions to a broad range of customers. Our diversified business has led us to serve customers in more than 20 states.  Looking forward, we are excited to sharpen our focus on construction and development in local markets where we live and work” said Mangan.  “We have an outstanding team and I’m honored to work with them as we continue our long tradition of providing unparalleled customer service.” Mangan graduated cum laude from West Virginia University and earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She joined Miller-Valentine in 2008, was named General Counsel in 2011 and became a partner in 2014. After becoming a member of the Executive Committee, Elizabeth was chosen to lead the strategic planning initiative for the company. For the past two years, she has been instrumental in (more)

Echelon Luxury Apartments – Project Update

As 2017 comes to an end, Miller-Valentine Construction continues work on Echelon Luxury Apartments, located on Glen Este-Withamsville Road in Cincinnati.  By January, 78 of 187 units will be ready for leasing.  Landscaping has begun, a portion of the parking lot is complete, and exterior finishes around half of the building are in place.  The courtyard is taking shape and will be home to a saltwater pool, outdoor grill area, and a large outdoor gathering space. We currently have approximately 100 workers on site daily finishing rough framing, drywall, painting, casework and countertops, flooring and final cleaning.  By May, this project will be 100% complete just in time for swimming and grilling season. Echelon Luxury Apartments are rich in amenities, including open concept floor plans, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and expansive patio/balcony space.  Visit www.echelonluxuryapts.com for leasing information or to schedule a tour.  Echelon is a PLK  communities property. For more information about this project, contact Dustin Bailey, Miller-Valentine Construction Senior Project Manager, at 513.774.8400.  

Miller-Valentine Group Earns 2018 Military Friendly® Employer Designation

Miller-Valentine Group is proud to announce that it has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® Employer designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2018 Military Friendly® Companies survey. Miller-Valentine Group has received this award every year since 2013, and currently employs 40 Associates who have served in the military. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees. Military Associates bring their talents to a variety of positions at Miller-Valentine Group, from construction workers on job sites to administrative assistants in the office.  “Their loyalty, flexibility, and work ethics are traits we value, and we are honored to employ these Associates throughout our organization,” said Bill Krul, CEO, Miller-Valentine Group. “Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive (more)

Southridge Senior Lofts in Des Moines Iowa – Coming Soon

We are proud to announce that Southridge Senior Lofts, a new community exclusively for adults 55 and over, will open its doors very soon! Southridge Senior Lofts, located at 695 East Army Post Road, will be welcoming residents in January 2018.  This beautiful, brand new community of one and two bedroom apartment homes will serve adults 55 and over who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. In this pet-friendly community, future residents will enjoy spacious floor plans with amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at an affordable price: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer. Southridge Senior Lofts also boasts a fitness center; theater/media room; business center; and a large multi-purpose community room with a kitchen and dining area which will allow residents to enjoy the companionship of friends and family. In addition, the building is smoke-free and environmentally friendly. The professional onsite management and maintenance staff provide residents with superior service, allowing them to live comfortably. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “Miller-Valentine Group is excited to open our third community in (more)

Excellence in Construction Awards Presented to Miller-Valentine Construction

The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas recently recognized Miller-Valentine Construction with Excellence in Construction awards for three recently completed projects in 2017: Eagle Award for the interior up-fit of Belimed within the Atlas I building. The Belimed up-fit consisted of a 25,000 SF tenant improvement for a medical sterilization equipment manufacturer and included approximately 10,000 SF of office build-out and 15,000 SF of warehouse space. Belimed Infection Control is a global leader in supplying innovative cleaning, disinfection and sterilization solutions for the medical and life science fields with a physical presence in 10 countries worldwide. Miller-Valentine had the distinguished opportunity to perform the tenant build-out for Belimed’s only U.S. operations facility in Building 1 of the Atlas Commerce Center in North Charleston, SC. This facility focuses on the assembly and installation of its product line of sterilization equipment for medical utensils and equipment and includes a state-of-the-art showroom and equipment testing area that simulates a sterilized hospital environment. Merit Award for the industrial design/build construction of the Atlas Commerce Center. The Atlas Commerce Center consists of two 67,500 SF, Class “A” tilt-up speculative industrial warehouse buildings and associated site improvements. The Atlas Commerce Center is a speculative industrial (more)

Lincoln Park Manor Named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

Lincoln Park Manor, a Miller-Valentine Group Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, has just been named as one of the best nursing homes in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country. Brenda Wirrig, Executive Director of Lincoln Park Manor, is proud of the designation.  Wirrig states, “We are flattered to receive this level of recognition.  We understand the importance of having an amazing, caring team of staff members who play a key role towards earning this designation.” Lincoln Park Manor has served residents and their families for over 28 years and has become a trusted neighbor within the city of Kettering and surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more or take a tour of Lincoln Park Manor, located at 694 Isaac Prugh Way in Kettering, OH 45429, please contact Ann Wittoesch, Admission Director, at (937) 297-4300 or [email protected]  For more information, please visit LincolnPark-Manor.com.    

Keokuk Senior Lofts – Coming Soon

Miller-Valentine Group is proud to announce that Keokuk Senior Lofts, their newest community exclusively for adults 55 and over, will open its doors very soon. Keokuk Senior Lofts, located at 925 Main Street, Keokuk, Iowa, will be welcoming residents in late December 2017.  This beautiful, brand new community of one and two bedroom apartment homes will serve adults 55 and over who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. In this pet-friendly community, future residents will enjoy spacious floor plans with amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at an affordable price: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer. Keokuk Senior Lofts also boasts a fitness center; theater/media room; business center; and a large multi-purpose community room with a kitchen and dining area which will allow residents to enjoy the companionship of friends and family. In addition, the building is smoke-free and environmentally friendly. The professional onsite management and maintenance staff provide residents with superior service, allowing them to live comfortably. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “Miller-Valentine Group is excited to open our first community (more)

Congratulations to Vail Miller Jr. – Regional Leader of the Year

Miller-Valentine Group congratulates all the business and individuals who were recognized at last night’s Business of the Year awards event!  We extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to Vail Miller Jr., CEO of Heidelberg Distributing, for his contributions to the Dayton region.  Cheers to Vail for being named Regional Leader of the Year!

At Home Opens 3rd Location in Columbus

Congratulations to At Home on the opening of their new home décor superstore, located at 1160 Gemini Place in Columbus, Ohio. This is At Home’s sixth location in Ohio, and the third location in the Columbus market. Miller-Valentine Construction is proud to have been selected to perform site work, general construction, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and electrical work for this project. For more information on At Home and to plan your next trip, please visit www.athome.com. For more information about this construction project, please contact Denny Whitehead at 937.293.0900.  

Project Update – Midway Logistics II

A second, 200,000 SF Speculative Industrial facility has been completed in the Lexington County Industrial Park, West Columbia, SC. Miller-Valentine Construction delivered this project under budget.  This facility is ideal for a variety of uses, including: Distribution Warehouse Light Manufacturing Miller-Valentine Construction has built a number of projects within the park, including space for companies such as Republic National Distributing Company, Home Depot, Husqvarna, and Interline Brands. For more information about this project, or to speak with a specialist about your facility needs, contact Kevin Werner at 803.798.3800.

Centerville Senior Lofts – Coming Soon

Miller-Valentine Group is proud to announce that Centerville Senior Lofts, their newest community exclusively for adults 55 and over, will open its doors very soon. Centerville Senior Lofts, located at 421 North Main Street, will be welcoming residents in late December 2017.  This beautiful, brand new community of one and two bedroom apartment homes will serve adults 55 and over who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. In this pet-friendly community, future residents will enjoy spacious floor plans with amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at an affordable price: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer. Centerville Senior Lofts also boasts a fitness center; theater/media room; business center; and a large multi-purpose community room with a kitchen and dining area which will allow residents to enjoy the companionship of friends and family. In addition, the building is smoke-free and environmentally friendly. The professional onsite management and maintenance staff provide residents with superior service, allowing them to live comfortably. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “Miller-Valentine Group is excited to open our first community (more)

Proud to Recognize Our Military Veterans

Saturday, the 11th of November, is Veterans Day. On this day we celebrate and thank those who have served/are serving in the military, and remember and pay respect to all the men and women who have died for our country. Miller-Valentine Group has been identified as a Military Friendly Employer every year since 2013 and recently received this designation for 2018. At this time we wish to recognize and thank these Miller-Valentine Group Associates for their service in the Armed Forces: Michael Howard Belcher Construction Supervisor Lance Block Sr. Estimator Purchasing Agent Bill Burke Safety Director David F. Burres Service Technician Terry W. Canady Service Technician Bob Cannata IS Assistant Systems Analyst Cody Blake Collins Construction Michael G. Dalton Director of Operations, Prairies at Wright Field Michael J. Dayton Administrative Assistant Thomas James Dirr Service Technician Jeffrey A. Fisher PWF   Quality Assurance Manager Laura Fortner Executive Administrative Assistant Tara Gilland Accounting Specialist David  Brian Hatch Project Superintendent Anne F. Heishman Leasing Professional Charles Joseph Helton Service Technician Lewis Hubbert Construction Project Manager Olivia Kepner STNA Kenneth Robert Kruetzkamp Service Technician Greg W. Kuhlmann Construction Janie Michelle Lane HR/Payroll Manager Randy Wayne Marcum Grounds Technician Anthony Matheny Maintenance Technician Daniel Matzdorff Construction Michael (more)

Market Street Lofts – Coming Soon

Miller-Valentine Group and East Liverpool Community Partnership for Revitalization (ELCPR) are proud to announce that Market Street Lofts, their newest affordable apartment community, will open its doors very soon. Market Street Lofts located at 419 Market Street, will be welcoming residents in late December 2017.  This beautiful, brand new community of one and two bedroom apartment homes will serve families who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. In this pet-friendly community, future residents will enjoy spacious floor plans with amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer. Market Street Lofts will also feature a business center, media room, and fitness center; as well as a large multipurpose room with a kitchen/dining area where residents can enjoy the companionship of friends and family.  In addition, the building is smoke-free and environmentally friendly.  The professional onsite management and maintenance staff provide residents with superior service, allowing them to live comfortably. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “Miller-Valentine Group is excited to open our first community in (more)

Clinton Iowa

4th Avenue Lofts – Coming Soon!

We are proud to announce that 4th Avenue Lofts, a new affordable apartment community, will open its doors very soon! 4th Avenue Lofts located at 238 4th Avenue North, will be welcoming residents in late December 2017.  This beautiful, brand new community of one, two and four bedroom apartment homes will serve families who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. In this pet-friendly community, future residents will enjoy spacious floor plans with amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer! Residents will also enjoy free Wi-Fi in each apartment home. 4th Avenue Lofts will also feature a business center, media room, and fitness center; as well as a large multipurpose room with a kitchen/dining area where residents can enjoy the companionship of friends and family.  In addition, the building is smoke-free and environmentally friendly.  The professional onsite management and maintenance staff provide residents with superior service, allowing them to live comfortably. Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development, says “Miller-Valentine Group is excited to open our (more)

Open House – The Lofts at Roberts Apartments

Miller-Valentine Group is excited to offer a look into The Lofts at Roberts, a newly renovated apartment community built exclusively for adults 55 and over.  The open house will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Lofts at Roberts located at 420 South High Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the former Roberts Hotel, which was recently transformed into 83 one and two bedroom apartment homes designed to serve adults 55 and over, who desire high-quality affordable rental housing. This pet-friendly community features amenities you would expect to find in a luxury community at affordable rental rates: spacious floor plans; walk-in closets; a gourmet kitchen with energy-efficient design and appliances, as well as an island with a breakfast bar; oversized bathrooms; central air conditioning; and convenient elevator access. The Lofts at Roberts offers several other amenities which separate them from their local competition; a grand multipurpose room with kitchen and dining area for entertainment functions and events; a fitness center, allowing residents to maintain an active lifestyle; as well as a media room, and business center.  Topping it all off, the professional on-site management and maintenance staff (more)

Tips to Make the Commercial Construction Loan Application Process Easier

The decision to build or expand commercial space sets in motion a thousand moving pieces, not least of which is obtaining financing for the project. For most business owners, a commercial construction loan is essential for getting the project off the ground. These short-term loans typically fund the construction and lease-up phases of the project and could include: Land development loans, which are used to fund construction-ready improvements to undeveloped sites Acquisition and development loans, which can be used to make improvements to infrastructure or buildings on construction-ready sites Construction loans, which fund the labor and materials to construct the project For owners who are not well versed in real estate financing, the process of obtaining a commercial construction loan can be fraught with surprises and risks. After all, putting debt on real estate is a much different prospect from carrying operational debt. Here are seven ways that owners can prepare themselves to come out ahead when applying for construction financing: Know what you need. Before you get started, understand the type of terms you are looking for. Is it a loan to get through the construction period, or do you need a longer-term loan that will amortize over a (more)

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