Northern Nevada Construction: Beyond the Headliners

Miles Construction was founded by entrepreneurs and built on the belief that a strong work ethic and dedication to the community goes a long way. It’s a philosophy that has served the company well for more than 30 years.

Through it all, Miles has remained committed to the backbone of northern Nevada’s economy — the local banks, contractors, retailers and residents whose hard work and investment in the community are a constant in good times and bad.

The Post-Recession Construction Boom
Following the 2008 recession, northern Nevada has rebounded with a boom in commercial construction led by an influx of big-name companies like Tesla, Google and Panasonic.

But construction is also booming beyond the headliners, especially in Carson City and Douglas County where Miles focuses much of its business. Today, Miles Construction is steadily building projects that act as a stabilizing counterbalance to the region’s economy.

Farmers Bank
The extensive renovation of the 1900’s era Farmers Bank in Minden was completed in 2016 and now is home to Bently Enterprises’ Nevada team. Miles Construction brought their expertise and knowledge in historic preservation and alternative energy to the complex project. Today, the “new” Farmers Bank is the first construction project in the state to be awarded LEED® Platinum designation, which recognizes its use of practical and sustainable construction techniques in water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery
Miles Construction recently completed the extensive remodel of the 112-year-old Minden Flour Mill & Minden Creamery, built to LEED® standards. Come late 2018, it will once again be processing 100 percent locally-grown grain but this time as Bently Heritage Estate Distillery. The restored mill and creamery will house the distillery’s manufacturing operation, management and business support teams.

When Bently Heritage opens to the public for tours and tastings, it will bring 13 new jobs and an estimated local economic impact of nearly $170 million. The distillery is expected to draw visitors from around the world and become a sought-after destination highlight.

Reno-Carson Lumber
Driven by new businesses and increasing demand for residential construction, Reno Lumber changed its name and expanded to Carson City in mid-2018. The new Reno-Carson Lumber expansion includes a 4.8-acre lumber yard designed to provide quicker delivery and follow-up service to builders in the region.

When it opens next month, Reno-Carson Lumber brings with it four new jobs but expects to add 20 or more positions as operations continue to ramp up.

Williams Ridge
The 250-acre Williams Ridge Technology Park in Douglas County is a unique industrial center of custom manufacturing facilities and warehouse spaces designed in a campus concept similar to that used by Silicon Valley corporations. Today, it is anchored by the high-tech manufacturing operations of Aervoe Industries and by Google, adding to the economic diversity of the region. Williams Ridge is master-planned for three additional buildings with a projected build-out over the next ten years.