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About Us


John Miller is the general contractor and owner of JM Construction. The company was founded in 1995 in the Outer Bank of North Carolina, and initially specialized in the framing and siding of large custom beach homes. John relocated JM Construction to Santa Cruz in 2001 and earned his California contractor license in 2003. JM Construction is now one of Santa Cruz's local small business specializing in residential construction, framing, remodels of kitchens and bathrooms, (License #828061)

Sonia Miller is a sustainability expert and a State of California qualified architectural historian specializing in historic preservation and adaptive re-use of historic structures. Experienced project manager and designer she deals with special issues related to site planning and design, CEQA regulation, and historic evaluation (DPR523 primary records). Sonia is a credentialed LEED AP within the specialty of Neighborhood Development . She holds a BS in Archeological Sciences with Anthropology (1998), a Master in Urban (Regional and City) Planning (2013), and a Master in Art History (2017). She also earned a AAS in Architecture (2009) and is currently pursuing a P.h.D. in the history and theory of architecture and urban design with the Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Sonia has over fifteen years experience working with historic evaluations (CRA), sustainability programs, construction management, and design for the public and private sectors.
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