Members of the MBC Development team — some with decades of experience, others relatively new to the firm — are on track to achieve 25 percent growth in the size of the company within the next 12 months.
James W. Miller, Jr.
Jim Miller Jr. is responsible for oversight of all new development projects, day to day operations, personnel, and all investment property acquisitions and sales.
A Penn State grad with a degree in Civil Engineering, Jim has led major retail, commercial and industrial development projects for the company since 1998.
The scope of his experience includes the acquisition and rehabilitation of several commercial and industrial properties as well as supervision of 15 build-to-suit projects from start to finish totaling more than two million square feet.
Director, Retail Projects
Pat Higgins is responsible for retail development and project management.
A Penn State grad with a degree in Public Policy, Pat joined the company in 2007 after serving as a land development manager for an engineering firm and a real estate project manager for a convenience store chain.
Pat pursues the identification and acquisition of suitable real estate development sites.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Major is responsible for providing financial and tax planning and reporting, debt financing. He supervises the daily operations of the accounting department.
A Lock Haven University grad with a degree in Management Science, Mike joined the company in 2012 after working for a local public accounting firm and earning his CPA. He has served as CFO/Controller in various industries, including construction, energy and software development.
James L. Miller
In 1976 Jim co-founded Miller Bros. Construction, our parent company, and still runs the show.
He monitors everything from MBCI financials and resource allocation through safety protocols and customer satisfaction.
Jim also stays on the front line of MBC Development’s real estate projects.
Rebecca L. Hoover
Becky Hoover is responsible for oversight of all property management activities taking place within our project portfolio.
Becky directs the building maintenance, landscaping, improvements, repair and financial aspects of our properties.
She joined the company in 2002.
Facility Repair Manager
Ed is responsible for keeping our properties in top condition.
Ed drives more than 40,000 miles per year visiting our properties daily. He ensures that the buildings, equipment, landscaping and site work are kept looking sharp and well maintained.
Ed started with the company in 1989. He is our team member with the greatest longevity.
Thor Markus is responsible for property management of all MBC buildings. Thor is the first point of contact for tenants and not only deals with their day to day needs, he also coordinates preventative maintenance and regular repairs throughout the year. A local McCann School of Business graduate with a degree in Accounting, Thor joined the company during the summer of 2015 after working for a period as a Financial Analyst.
Assistant Property Manager
Vickie Herb is responsible for internal administrative duties and assisting in the property maintenance area.
Vickie supports property maintenance functions, coordinating repairs and maintenance with our Property Maintenance staff and outside subcontractors.
Construction Project Manager
Darrin oversees our $10-to-$15 million dollar annual construction spending. He is responsible for the hiring of our subcontractors and purchase of construction materials.
Darrin has been in the construction industry for 35 years and worked as one of our subcontractors for 20 years before joining the company in 2011.
Ed assists in the daily administrative and organization work that it takes to keep MBC running smoothly. He works on various projects depending on what is currently needed, and brings a fresh set of talents to our team by introducing new ideas and methods.
He is a 2016 graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Prior to joining the company, Ed was previously involved with various small-scale construction and volunteer projects with the Boy Scouts of America, and is an Eagle Scout.
Ed joined the company in 2015.
Real Estate Site Selector
Paul is responsible for securing new sites for development and is the first point of contact with prospective buyers and sellers. He is a Certified Residential Appraiser in Pennsylvania and assists the team in determining the value in buildings and other projects.
Paul graduated from Pitt in 2009 with a Finance degree and served as a full-time appraiser before joining the company in 2017.
Construction Project Manager
Dave oversees the construction of our state-leased buildings. He is responsible for supervising subcontractors and coordinating activities for new building construction.
Dave has been in the construction industry for 20 years. Prior to joining MBC in 2016, he worked as a bid estimator.
Ed Davis, P.E.
Director of Engineering
Ed is our engineering director. He oversees the entire in-house engineering department and reviews final building and site plans, inspections, and engineering reports. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1984 and currently holds licenses in Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, and Maryland.
Ed previously worked as an engineering consultant in Pennsylvania and Florida before joining the company in 2014.
Kevin “P.J.” Melocheck, P.E., P.L.S.
P.J. Melocheck is our in-house engineer. P.J. reviews drawings and engineering reports in regards to our development projects. A 2004 engineering graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, he is currently a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as being a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania.
P.J. has been in the engineering field for the past 15 years. Prior to joining MBC in Summer 2016, he previously worked as an engineering technician with a local design firm.
Construction Project Manager
Dan is responsible for managing the construction of our design-build projects as well as ordering/designing pre-engineered structures. He also hires subcontractors and monitors the progress performed on our specialized development projects.
Dan has been in the construction industry for 20 years and joined our team in Summer 2016. Prior to joining us, Dan worked on many construction projects for the public and non-profit sectors.