1978 — KERRY MILLER graduated with a BUS degree from the University of New Mexico with a major in sculpture and an emphasis on architecture. Using his artistic and woodworking abilities learned at UNM, he then spent the next 2 years working for a custom cabinet shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico learning all facets of cabinet making and managing employees.
1981 — Kerry successfully earned his New Mexico Contractors license while still working for this builder.
1988 — Kerry made the decision to expand his business and get back into custom home building, He began building additions, remodels and new homes in addition to the wood and glass business. Having the ability to build the wood and glass products needed in the construction of the homes, additions and remodels that he built, gave Kerry even greater artistic, architectural and quality control over his projects.
1994 — Southwestern Construction begins doing business as “SOUTHWESTERN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION.”
1998 — Southwestern Design & Construction wins the Best Addition over $100,000 in the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico’s Excellence in Remodeling contest.
2010 & 2011 — KERRY MILLER DESIGNER/BUILDER was voted the Best General Contractor in the Ojai Valley by the Ojai Valley News’s Best of Ojai contest in 2010 and 2011.
The business is incorporated. The license # is changed as a state requirement to reflect the new name KERRY MILLER DESIGNER/BUILDER, INC.
A full house remodel and new Guest House was featured on the Ojai Valley Green Coalition’s Green Home & Building Tour.
TODAY — Since living in the Ojai Valley, Kerry has designed and built numerous Houses, Additions and Remodels, all with the utmost quality and desires of their owners in mind. KERRY MILLER DESIGNER/BUILDER, INC. continues to bring the very best in design, technology, green building products and practices together with only the best of artists and craftsmen in their trades, to help each client create his or her dream Living Spaces.