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CHUCK MILLER

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CHUCK MILLER
GMB CGB CGR CAPS CGP MIRM CMP MCSP CSP

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Chuck is a nationally-recognized design-build custom home builder and remodeler and owner of Chuck Miller Consulting LLC, Chuck Miller Education Services LLC, and Chuck Miller Construction Inc.

Chuck Miller Consulting LLC engages in the business of construction consulting, including Business Planning and Coaching, Construction Project Management for Owner-Builders, and Expert Witness and Arbitration Services. Its clients are small volume builders, remodelers, and construction trade contractors; owner-builders undertaking residential or light commercial construction projects; and government licensing board, and attorneys specializing in construction related issues.

Chuck Miller Consulting’s clients include the Idaho Contractors Board for which he reviews consumer complaints against contractors based on the Board's laws, rules, and codes of ethics and provides a written evaluation of the information from the investigative file, noting any perceived errors, omissions, or irregularities regarding the techniques, practices, and conduct of the contractor involved and providing his professional opinion regarding the quality of the services provided, the ethical appropriateness of the client/professional relationships, other areas appropriate to the allegations or evidence, and other information believed to be relevant, including scope of practice and ethical issues consistent with the appropriate Idaho laws and rules and any applicable ethical codes governing practice, and rendering his expert witness testimony regarding his assessment of the contractor’s compliance with the statutes and rules governing practice under Idaho law.

Chuck Miller Education Services LLC engages in the business of providing professional education services with a focus on Builder/Remodeler and Realtor education and Jack Canfield’s Success Principles training.

Chuck Miller Construction Inc. was a nationally-recognized design-build residential and commercial builder/remodeler.  As President and CEO, Chuck was responsible for general management, accounting, marketing, estimating, budgeting and cost control, trade contract administration, purchasing, client contract preparation and administration, customer relations, oversight of field.

Chuck grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois and began his construction career in 1968 as an apprentice carpenter. He became a journeyman carpenter in 1972, worked his way through college, and graduated from Western Illinois University where he majored in Construction Technology and minored in Real Estate and Business Management. He has been involved in the design and construction of single and multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects across the United States.

After graduating, Chuck was a Site Engineer, Quality Control Representative, and Superintendent on a number of projects for Carney General Contractors, a general contractor specializing in government projects.  He was responsible for onsite contract administration, payroll, cost control, scheduling, and quality assurance inspections.
In 1975, Chuck went to work as a Project Engineer for Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc. (M-K), an international general contractor. As Project Engineer, he was responsible for contract administration, estimating, subcontract administration, purchasing, budgeting and cost control, change order management, and scheduling on a number of projects including military housing, the Day lodge at Timberline on Mount Hood, Oregon, a medium security prison, and the rehabilitation mid and high-rise apartment building in the largest cooperative housing development in the world. 

Chuck left M-K in 1985 and went to work for Hunt Building Corporation, the largest design-build builder of military housing projects in the United States where he served as Project Engineer on a number of military housing projects.  

He settled in Boise, Idaho in 1989 where he managed several building companies before founding Chuck Miller Construction Inc. in 2001.

He became a member of his local home builders association, the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho (BCASWI), his state home builders association, the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 1990 and has been active in each ever since joining.
He is a Past President and Life Director of the BCASWI, Chairman of its Ethics and Arbitration Committee, Sales and Marketing Council and Education Committee, and serves on the Builder / Developer Council, the Membership Committee, and its Political Action Committee.

He is a Life Director of the IBCA.

He is also a Life Director of NAHB, a member of its Education Committee, a trustee of the National Sales and Marketing Council, a past Chairman of both the Graduate Remodeler Board of Governors and the Graduate Builder Board of Governors, and a past Trustee of the NAHB Remodelers Council.  He is also a member of NAHB’s Spike Club – the recruiters of new members to NAHB and has achieved Super Spike status having earned 260 Spike credits.

He has earned nine (9) professional designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
- Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
- Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
- Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
- Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
- Certified Green Professional (CGP)
- Master In Residential Marketing (MIRM)
- Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)
- Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP) and
- Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

The residential construction industry is important to the financial health of the nation. However, small businesses in the construction industry have the second highest failure rate of all industries. Chuck is committed to decreasing that failure rate by sharing his knowledge and expertise with other construction industry professionals.  Chuck became an NAHB instructor in 1999, a licensed provider of NAHB education programs in 2015, and a Master Instructor in 2017.
He has served as a Subject Matter Expert on and contributed content for a number of the courses which applicants must complete in order to obtain NAHB designations including
“Principles of Residential Marketing: Research and Analysis”
“Principles of Residential Marketing: Strategy and Implementation”
“Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals”
“Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations”
“House Construction As A Selling Tool”
“Green Building for Building Professional”
“Builder Assessment Review (BAR)”

He also served on the Working Group for NAHB’s publication, Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders and Remodelers, Fifth Edition ©2016.

Chuck’s awards and recognition include:
NAHB 2017 Builder Designee of the Year
NAHB 2016 Institute of Residential Marketing Educator of the Year
NAHB 2015 Master of Residential Marketing of the Year
NAHB 2009 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year
NAHB Energy Value Housing Awards

  • 2006 Honorable Mention – Custom Home – Cold Climate
  • 2005 Honorable Mention – Custom Home – Cold Climate
  • 2004 Builder of the Year
  • 2004 Gold Award – Production Home – Cold Climate
  • 2004 Silver Award – Custom Home – Cold Climate
  • 2003 Silver Award – Production Home – Cold Climate
  • 2002 Silver Award – Production Home – Cold Climate

Idaho Energy Division 2005 Idaho Energy Star Builder of the Year
Building Contractors Association of S.W. Idaho 2003 Builder of the Year
Chuck’s community service includes serving as the 2003 St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Dream Home” Builder and raising over $750,000 for the hospital.
He also serves on the Ada County Building Board of Appeals.
He was a Boise City Public Works Commissioner from 1999 to 2003.
He has presented NAHB’s “Homes of Our Own” programs to teach children, young adults, parents and teachers about home building, environmental issues, and careers in home building industries.
Finally, Chuck is a Reserve Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Ada County Paramedics and was named 2014 Reserve of the Year and presented with the 2014 Directors’ Award for “Community CPR Outreach”