As President of A.D. Miller, Adam leads the team of 45+ staff in nurturing the company culture of ‘Building on Higher Ground.’ In 2004 Adam began working with the founders—Allen, his father, Tony, his uncle—and his brother, Drew Miller, to grow the business. He has worked his way up from the estimating department and billing and learned every position at the company before being named President.
In his role as President, he oversees the daily operations to meet company goals. In his role as Executive PreConstruction Manager and Executive Project Manager, he works directly with Project Superintendents to ensure the appropriate resources are allocated to meet client goals. Adam’s focus on utilizing technology improves the pre-construction and construction process to propel staff forward. Adam is known for his ability to relate to everyone involved in any project, from the owner and CEO to the concrete subcontractor –he understands the perspectives of so many involved in constructing a facility. He is passionate about maintaining the AD Miller brand with integrity and commitment to clients, consultants, and staff.
Adam’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Masters of Science-Construction Management from the University of Denver, and a Real Estate Development Degree from Augustana College. He began his career in Dallas, Texas where he served as a Project Manager for Real Estate and Facility Ramp-up projects across the United States and Mexico.
Andrew “Drew” D. Miller, Vice President, serves as Executive Project Manager on many of the firm’s largest projects. Focus on utilizing technology to help improve the pre-construction and construction process. After working up the ranks in managing estimating, billing, and contracts and serving as a Project Engineer, and Project Manager before being named Vice President. Drew has an established reputation for being tenacious, focused, and driven. He is authentically hard-working, and knowledgeable about the many facets of the construction industry and managing a construction company.
Drew’s career began in Texas at a large Fortune 500 corporation where he managed projects across the U.S. Drew moved back to Colorado in 2007, earned his real estate license, and started Peaks To Plains, a property management company. He obtained his MBA in Construction Management from the University of Denver, he joined A. D. Miller in 2008.
Having earned his MBA in Construction Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance, a Minor in Psychology, Drew embraces AD Miller’s unique philosophy of direct and proactive involvement with staff and projects. He holds an OHSA 30 certification and an IBC Class A license.
Melodee Crawford is the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for A. D. Miller Services, Inc., with over 35 years of experience as an administrative assistant in various fields. Having worked in commercial real estate, banking, and the White House, co-owned and running both a floral shop and veterinary hospitals, Melodee has excellent multi-tasking skills and can change working direction quickly. She has strong social skills and an incredible repertoire with management, staff, clients, and visitors. Her daily responsibilities include overseeing contractor licenses, company vehicle licensing, staff tech equipment, and phone system technology. In addition, Melodee assists the Accounting Department staff, participates in event planning, and engages in the general management of the office. She serves as the administrative assistant to the owners, controller, general superintendent, and staff accountant.
Eric Bakanowski delivers value to clients by drawing on his 16 years of construction experience. Eric works directly with clients concurrently he works cross-functionally with internal personnel including project managers, site superintendents, as well as subcontractors to generate preliminary budgets, project estimates, and schedules. Eric assists the entire team in maintaining project flow and diligently manages submittals, RFIs, ASIs, and change requests. He is skilled at project quantity surveys. Eric routinely works on smaller specialty projects as well as those with multi-million dollar construction budgets. His depth of experience provides him valuable insight into various project conditions and goals. With a Masters’s Degree in Operations Management and Project Management, he is skilled at maintaining composure while meticulously producing thorough pre-construction responsibilities.
Greg works directly with Adam and Drew Miller to manage client relationships and brings in new business. With a 25-year sales management career in Colorado, Greg is well connected in the industry and how to support the end-to-end sales process. He plays a key role in due diligence, pre-construction consultation, client development/retention, and targeted marketing. Greg serves as client liaison between sales, pre-construction, marketing, and operations providing all clients an extra point of contact to ensure service is delivered at the highest level. He is responsible for preparing proposals including strategy and estimating support. Greg serves as the CRM administrator.
Kelly manages the accounting and front office staff and is responsible for various responsibilities, including accounts payable/receivable, owner billings, and financial reporting. She is responsible for the onboarding of new employees, facilitates employee benefit plans, processes payroll, and manages insurance renewals. Kelly serves as administrator of the company’s technology assets and vehicle fleet. With a degree in Business Administration, she began her career in construction in 2005 for a residential builder in Arizona.
As Staff Accountant, Celina manages the invoices/change orders from the hundreds of subcontractors working for A. D. Miller on over 40 commercial projects. She handles email communications and Lien and Supplier Waivers. Celina assists with payroll working closely President, Vice President, and the Controller. Her background in banking and construction loan industries provides her with the critical skills necessary to ensure A. D. Miller’s accounts payable are accurate and current. Some of Celina’s strengths lie in her ability to oversee and improve various accounting systems, streamline financial management within the company, and support coworkers in project accounting.
Melissa plays a critical liaison role between Project Managers, Superintendents, Subcontractors, Architects, and Project Engineers. She performs numerous tasks to assist Project Managers and Superintendents, including progress billings and contract administration. Her responsibilities include the preparation of purchase orders, change orders, and subcontracts in Procore. Melissa creates the AIA contract documents and processes pay applications. She is instrumental in the coordination of weekly OAC Meetings, including the generation of CPM schedules and 3-week look ahead schedules. She generates and organizes the Warranty and O&M Books and assists with punch lists and finalized permits. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Real Estate.
Sean is a Project Engineer for A.D. Miller Services, Inc., with over 15 years of experience in construction. He has the ability to perform numerous tasks to assist the Project Manager and site Superintendents, including scheduling, estimating, cost budgeting and control, progress billings, and contract administration. Excellent at providing project support to manage the back-office workflow of submittals, RFIs, ASIs, and change requests in a timely and efficient manner, adding value to all projects. Sean has worked on projects of up to 45-million-dollar total value. Sean also has a deep understanding of multiple types of project management software and has been a Procore implementation manager for multiple companies. Due to this experience, he has a deep understanding of projects of any size.
Sean Leahey is a General Superintendent for A.D. Miller Services, Inc. With over 30 + years of expertise in commercial construction and 20 + years as a superintendent, he is a proven, hands-on construction and development professional with expertise in all facets of the industry. Sean maintains a successful track record of completing multi-million dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building a positive rapport with architects, engineers, local officials, vendors, and clients. He is well versed in project estimating, identifying design problems, document control, building code and regulations, material purchasing, and onsite management from groundbreaking to certificate of occupancy. Sean built his career by working up through the trades, and his skills are clearly noticeable on the job site. Sean runs his projects focusing on safety and efficiency; there isn’t a problem or job that Sean couldn’t resolve. He holds both an ACI, RRP, and OSHA 30 certifications.
Chris Chapla, Superintendent, has been with A.D. Miller since 2019 and is dedicated to his clients and team, working to keep all in step with the project schedule and goals. Chris is inspired by learning something new on each job he leads and provides the proactive skills to keep teams motivated. He is described as always willing to “get his hands dirty” to ensure the job is done right. Chris began his career in construction at the young age of 15 in residential construction, after which he transitioned into specializing in HVAC. He is a Colorado native with a wealth of industry connections and is currently leading the renovation of Lakewood High School for Jefferson County Schools.
Andy Hatch, Superintendent, has years of experience serving in the Superintendent role with a construction career beginning in 1979 in the Boston area. He has been involved in the Colorado market for 21 years, leading teams on numerous education, healthcare, and science R&D projects. Andy is driven by the satisfaction of creating “something out of nothing” and is invigorated by the fresh opportunity each project presents to resolve challenges creatively as a team. Described by clients and colleagues as dedicated and trustworthy, he believes fair treatment is paramount to team cooperation. Andy is currently involved with the Creighton Middle School Project for Jefferson County Schools and the Queen of Peace Parish Hall Addition for the Archdiocese of Denver.
Ty Hess, Superintendent, joined A.D. Miller in 2021. He is a motivated team leader who enjoys the comradery with co-workers and trades professionals as they navigate each project’s unique design, code, and jurisdiction requirements. Ty is respected in the industry for maintaining job site cleanliness and delivering promises. He began his construction career in his teens working in residential construction through college. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his series 7 and 63 licenses, he practiced in finance for a few years before returning to his true career calling–commercial construction. Having lived in Colorado most of his life, he takes pride in knowing that his work impacts the built environment in communities across Colorado. Ty is currently serving as Superintendent on the Auraria Higher Education Campus renovations and tenant improvement projects for CBRE.