MillerCo, Inc.: Safely Providing Electrical Services to the Tower Industry for Over 20 Years

MillerCo Inc., a privately held woman-owned Mississippi Corporation, specializes in the installation, repair, and upgrades on all medium and high-intensity lighting systems and their respective monitoring products. Founded by Jimmy Miller, President, in 1997, MillerCo began with one man in one truck doing one job.

“I worked 17 years for a large utility and it was a great avenue to learn the business. After building a radio system used for the 1996 Olympics, I hung up my suits and ties and grabbed a tool belt. I had been fixing things all my life and decided it was time to roll up my sleeves full time,” said Miller, who is now a Master Electrician licensed in six states.

MillerCo offers services in obstruction lighting, tower maintenance—including site maintenance, site inspections, and groundskeeping—plus electrical services. With a fleet of 22 trucks strategically placed throughout the United States and a trained staff of technicians, they have the ability to move fast, offering complete tower maintenance services.   

“We know how imperative it is for our clients to keep their equipment up and running. That’s why we’re proud of our ‘one trip’ repair rate of 98 percent—our technicians are always ready to facilitate fast repairs,” said Miller.

The company is deeply focused on providing customer-driven value-based solutions and keeps it simple. “Tell the truth, stand behind your mistakes, and try harder than anyone else,” said Miller. “I ask my people to do the right thing for the customer, add value when they can, and to go the extra mile—that’s our philosophy!” 

The company partners with vertical real estate owners, and both nationwide and local carriers. MillerCo also provides services to local utilities focused on energy management and substation control. Additionally, they serve public safety entities, ensuring first responders can communicate during an emergency. Their goal is to keep wireless working from the tower end.

MillerCo also focuses on the safety of its employees. It’s not only their policy; it’s their way of life. MillerCo takes a proactive aggressive stance on all issues regarding safety. Their standards and policies meet or exceed industry standards and they empower employees to stop a job for safety reasons. “We don’t want anyone to get hurt. It’s okay to call a timeout,” said Miller.

To further safety training for employees, the company is in the process of building a training tower at their headquarters in Gulfport, MS. “Construction will wrap soon, and we hope to unveil it at our upcoming annual company meeting in the fall,” said Miller. “We’re excited to complete Comtrain Rope and Rescue on the tower for new hires and recertification for our veteran staff. We hope to be able to enhance our onboarding process by allowing new hires to train and practice climbing and safety techniques on the tower, while also allowing them to troubleshoot lighting systems on top of a tower. We hope to bring real-life scenarios to our training demonstrations, and are very excited about this opportunity.”

Additionally, Miller has been on the board of NATE for several years, which has provided continuous training for him. “I’m so thankful to be a part of NATE; it’s a very good way to give back to the industry that’s been so good to us,” he said.

MillerCo has operational centers situated in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. By having trucks spread throughout the Southeastern U.S., technicians are able to reach customers as far west as New Mexico, as far North as Wisconsin, as far Northeast as Pennsylvania, and as far South as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

MillerCo, Inc. is located in Gulfport, MS and has served over 80,000 NOTAMS in the United States. For more information or to contact a representative, visit http://www.millercoinc.com.

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