While gratitude is something to practice all year round, the holiday season gives us a timely opportunity to reflect on a few important things we are particularly thankful for at Miller Electric.
Miller Electric Company is proud of our people, and not just because we’re employee-owned. Identifying the best local electricians in the industry, hiring them, training them and retaining them is the secret to our success. It has allowed Miller Electric to sustain the largest core workforce in the area while providing the finest talent for every job.
We know we’re only as good as the customers we serve and this year, those customers made us not just the best in Omaha, but the best in the world. Miller Electric was recognized with a Best of Omaha B2B Award for the 13th year in a row, as well as an ASHE Vista Award from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and a Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service in the 2017 International Business Awards.℠
Miller Electric took top honors for Customer Service Success, along with Samsung Electronics America. Bronze winners were from companies located in Montreal, Canada and Mumbai, India. What we’re most thankful for is that our commitment to putting our customers first came through to the judges, one of whom said the following:
“The fact that Miller Electric believes every employee is a customer service representative is outstanding. Sticking to your roots of quality work is important and commendable in today’s environment where a lot of companies run for the revenue.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
New Headquarters Addition
The pace of business moves fast. Perhaps that’s why our headquarters expansion feels like it happened longer ago than it actually did. Earlier this year, we added nearly 15,000 square feet of space to our existing headquarters on St. Mary’s Avenue. This move allowed us to accommodate additional staff and warehouse activity.
Expanded Prefab Operations
A growth in prefabrication work over the past few years created a good problem – the need to build more prefab facilities. Miller Electric now has two prefab facilities, one in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the other in western Omaha, which is allowing us to hire and train more wiremen and scale up the efficiencies we deliver to clients on job sites.
Custom Commercial Success
Since launching our custom commercial department a few years ago, we have seen incredible growth and satisfaction in our ability to serve clients of various sizes with an array of jobs effectively. We’re thankful to have performed custom work for the KANEKO building and some unique light installations there. It’s just one of the clients we’ve been privileged to serve through our custom commercial department.
ACE Mentorship Program
This year, as in years past, Miller Electric employees partnered with other area Trades industry professionals and educators to provide more than 70 high school students with an opportunity to gain hands on exposure to a career in the trades. Supporting the development of a highly trained, educated and skilled workforce capable of supplying the labor needed to support infrastructure and manufacturing projects in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is an essential aspect of our culture at Miller Electric.
We don’t just work here. We live here and want to see Omaha thrive for generations to come. We’re thankful to have the opportunity to support Omaha through the ACE Mentorship Program.
Supporting Business Growth Throughout Omaha
Speaking of supporting Omaha, Miller Electric has been privileged to power Omaha’s business backbone for more than a century. We attribute that accomplishment directly to our founder’s values and the fact that they have been passed down to generations of journeymen electricians, project managers, low voltage technicians, electrical engineers and company leaders.
Through the years, we’ve been involved in many of Omaha’s landmark construction projects; from the Mutual of Omaha headquarters in 1936 to TD Ameritrade’s headquarters in 2012 to data centers and commercial facilities for local, regional and even international companies, we have engineered, installed and maintained electrical excellence at a high level for a long time.
Looking back, around and forward, we can see the fruit of our labors in the ideas we help bring to life; the people who go to work in the facilities we wire; and the families who thrive in a safe and supported community. Our participation in this work is a responsibility we don’t take lightly and one that we want to continue to be trusted to perform for the next hundred years.