Jayh Construction Offers Quality Home Renovation Services
Photographer / Lana King
Aaron Jay Miller and his brother, Elmer H. Miller grew up on their family’s small, rural farm. When they were finished with school they began working construction jobs to help supplement the family income.
Eventually, they were lead to the RV industry for employment, but they never lost sight of their dream to have their own construction business.
When the recession happened in 2007-2008, the RV industry slowed significantly. The brothers went back to what they knew and began picking up construction gigs here and there to keep their family finances afloat.
Aaron and his wife Ida, had five children to support, and Elmer and his wife Linda, had five children as well.
“One thing led to another and finally we decided to run some ads and see what kind of response we got,” Aaron says. “In the spring of 2009, I took a voluntary lay-off from the RV industry and jumped out of the pan and into the fire. My goal at that point was to have enough work for the two of us, a driver and work for my sons when they got older.”
Aaron and Elmer’s dream became a reality and Jayh [pronounced JH] Construction was born. The brothers and business partners derived the name from their combined middle initials and, 11 years later, Jayh Construction is still hammering away.
“We started out doing anything we could get, but roofing and remodeling are what got us going,” Aaron says.
Interior trim work, cabinet installs and windows and doors, followed suit, and, before they knew it, the brothers had built their first new home from start to finish within three years of starting the business.
“One thing I really enjoy as a business owner is all the great people we get to know and the great friendships that come with that,” Aaron adds. “It’s a great feeling knowing that I’ve contributed to my customers and employees in a positive way. It’s very rewarding to help someone select quality products and see their dreams come true.”
Jayh Construction prides itself on quality work at an affordable price.
“If it’s worth doing – do it right the first time,” Aaron says.
The Miller brothers share the responsibilities of the business and have 12 full-time employees. Aaron takes all customer calls, provides the quotes and estimates and supplies the material lists and material orders. He also handles the office responsibilities.
Elmer is the project manager. He meets with the customers, finds out what they need, takes measurements and follows up a second time to review the plans and set a schedule.
There are three crews lead by Duane, Steve and Lamar. They are all well versed in their skills and help each other out when needed.
“I’m blessed to have such great employees, I couldn’t do it without them,” Aaron says.
Jayh Construction can do any type of roofing a customer needs and the business is a certified installer for GAF shingles. Shingles are the primary roof material used, but Jayh also offers standing seam metal roofing and EcoStar roofing, which is made from recycled plastic.
Jayh Construction can help customers make decisions from a design perspective too.
“One of my philosophies is, if I don’t take care of my first customer, I don’t deserve the second one,” he says. “I never thought we’d be so blessed with so many great customers.”
Exterior porches and composite decking is a feature Aaron would like to expand upon.
“The business focuses primarily on residential projects but I love a challenge, so if everything is just right, we might try anything,” he says.
Jayh Construction is based in Etna Green and covers a 50-mile radius. A three-year labor warranty plus a manufactures warranty is included with all of the completed projects.
“We try to be simple, down-to-earth folks who are here to serve our customers and help our communities,” Aaron adds. “Our goal is to keep striving for quality service and keep our customers satisfied.”
Jayh Construction is located at 7717 N. 800 W. in Etna Green. For more information call (574) 646-2154 or (574) 453-7938 or visit jayhconstruction.com.