MINSTER — Garmann/Miller & Associates Inc. in Minster, has been in operation since 1993, and has seen continuous growth year after year. The full-service architectural and engineering firm employs more than 45 people including registered architects, landscape architects, designers, professional engineers, marketing, graphic design, construction administrators and administrative personnel.
Company founders Bruce Miller and Brad Garmann have released the following report:
In the past year, a few notable projects were completed and several continue with design or construction. Large school projects in northwestern Ohio districts will be of focus this year. Fostoria City Schools has begun design discussions for a new high school, which will be the first of several projects for that district. Ayersville Local Schools is seeking bids for a new K-12 school, and Liberty Center Local Schools continues construction on their new PK-12 school that will open at the end of this year. The large, phased renovation and addition project at Apollo Career Center in Lima wrapped up after two years of construction. In Pioneer, Ohio, North Central Local Schools opened their $9 million Middle/High School in September and Greenville City Schools began 2017 in a brand new 231,368 square foot K-8 facility.
After completing six projects for fiscal years 15-16, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded Garmann/Miller another contract for as needed capital improvement projects for the 17-18 fiscal years.
Garmann/Miller has been working with the Ohio Department of Transportation and designed new full service maintenance facilities in Greenville and Paulding along with an outpost in Hicksville, all are scheduled to open in March. Projects for facilities in Tuscarawas County and Coshocton just bid in December.
Garmann/Miller continues to specialize in educational projects and has expanded its presence into the Columbus area by working with Dublin City Schools and the Southwest Licking School District. A good amount of time has also been spent working with several school districts on pre-bond issues for potential projects. Work will continue as there are several schools that have bond issues on the election ballots this year.
The effort is not limited to the educational market for Garmann/Miller as it has found a niche in doing municipal work and renovating county courthouses. Projects have been in the counties of: Auglaize, Darke, Fulton, Hardin, Hancock, Mercer, Miami, Van Wert, Williams and Wyandot. The Village of New Bremen recently completed a new Public Works building, and will be going out to bid for a new Police and EMS facility early this year.
Garmann/Miller has maintained its membership to the U.S. Green Building Council since 2007. The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through the LEED green building certification program, Garmann/Miller is pleased to have achieved six LEED Gold Certified projects and eight LEED Silver projects. Several other school projects are LEED-registered under the program and upon completion will apply to become certified projects. Garmann/Miller has eight staff members that have achieved LEED Professional credentials by passing a professional exam.
Along with all the major projects, numerous other smaller and private projects and studies were also complete this past year and several other opportunities are in design or set to begin soon.
To find out more information about Garmann/Miller and their projects, visit their website — www.garmannmiller.com or like them on Facebook.