Chuck Miller is a National Association of Home Builders Master Instructor, owner of Chuck Miller Education Services LLC and Chuck Miller Consulting LLC , and former President and CEO of Chuck Miller Construction Inc., a nationally-recognized design-build custom home builder and remodeler.
As Chuck Miller Education Services LLC, he provides professional education services with a focus on Builder, Remodeler and Realtor education. He is a licensed provider of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) professional education courses and along with NAHB, is committed to providing the best residential home building and new home sales training to foster success in the industry.
Chuck is the author of “Plan To Profit: Business Planning for Builders and Remodelers.” During his career, he has witnessed many of his fellow builders and remodelers fail. Small businesses in the construction industry have the second highest failure rate of all industries. The residential construction industry is important to the financial health of the nation. He is committed to decreasing that failure rate by sharing his knowledge and expertise with other construction industry professionals.
Construction Mediator, Arbitrator and Dispute Resolution Board Member
Chuck is a certified construction mediator, arbitrator, and dispute resolution board member. He is also an affiliate member of the American Bar Association.
Chuck became a member of his local home builders association, the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho (BCASWI), his state home builders association, the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 1990 and has been active in each ever since joining.
He is a Past President and Life Director of the BCASWI. He currently serves as Chairman of its Ethics and Arbitration Committee and Education Committee. In addition, he also serves on its Builder / Developer Council, Membership Committee, Sales and Marketing Council, and its Political Action Committee.
Chuck is also a Life Director of the IBCA.
In addition, he is a Life Delegate of NAHB as well as serving on its Education Committee and its Business Management and Information Technology Committee. He is also trustee of the National Sales and Marketing Council and an Alternate Trustee of Build-Pac, its political action committee. Previously, he served as Chairman of both the Graduate Remodeler Board of Governors and the Graduate Builder Board of Governors, and as a past Trustee of the NAHB Remodelers Council. In addition, he is a member of NAHB’s Spike Club – the recruiters of new members to NAHB and has achieved Super Spike status having earned 288 Spike credits.
Chuck became an NAHB instructor in 1999, a licensed provider of NAHB education programs in 2015, and a Master Instructor in 2017.
He has also served as a Subject Matter Expert on and contributed content for a number of NAHB courses including”
- “House Construction As A Selling Tool”
- “Principles of Residential Marketing: Research and Analysis”
- “Principles of Residential Marketing: Strategy and Implementation”
- “Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals”
- “Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations”
- “House Construction As A Selling Tool” (2008 and 2018)
- “Green Building for Building Professionals” (2009)
- “Builder Assessment Review (BAR)”
Chuck was a member of the Working Groups that updated NAHB’s publication, Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders and Remodelers, Fifth Edition ©2016 and Sixth Edition ©2022. Residential Construction Performance Guidelines is the most widely used recommendation by the home building and remodeling industry on how homes should perform during the warranty period. This fully-amended reference tool will help builders and remodelers manage customer expectations and resolve customer complaints, while delivering high-performance homes.
Believing in the value of education, Chuck has completed the required courses and earned eleven (11) professional designations from the National Association of Home Builders.
- Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
- Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR)
- Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
- Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
- Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
- Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP)
- Certified Green Professional (CGP)
- Master In Residential Marketing (MIRM)
- Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)
- Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP) and
- Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
Awards and Recognition
Chuck’s awards and recognition include:
- Building Contractors Association of S.W. 2019 Company of the Year
- NAHB 2018 Builder Remodeler Educator of the Year
- Idaho Building Contractors Association 2017 Builder of the Year
- NAHB 2017 Builder Designee of the Year
- NAHB 2016 Institute of Residential Marketing Educator of the Year
- NAHB 2015 Master of Residential Marketing of the Year
- NAHB 2009 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year
- NAHB Energy Value Housing Awards
• 2006 Honorable Mention – Custom Home – Cold Climate
• 2005 Honorable Mention – Custom Home – Cold Climate
• 2004 Builder of the Year
• 2004 Gold Award – Production Home – Cold Climate
• 2004 Silver Award – Custom Home – Cold Climate
• 2003 Silver Award – Production Home – Cold Climate
• 2002 Silver Award – Production Home – Cold Climate
- Idaho Energy Division 2005 Idaho Energy Star Builder of the Year
- Building Contractors Association of S.W. Idaho 2005 Spike of the Year
- Building Contractors Association of S.W. Idaho 2003 Builder of the Year
Chuck began his construction career in 1968 as an apprentice carpenter. He became a journeyman carpenter in 1972, worked his way through college, and graduated from Western Illinois University where he majored in Construction Technology and minored in accounting, business management, and real estate.
After graduating, Chuck was a Site Engineer, Quality Control Representative, and Superintendent on a number of projects for Carney General Contractors, a general contractor specializing in government projects. He was responsible for onsite contract administration, payroll, cost control, scheduling, and quality assurance inspections.
In 1975, Chuck went to work for Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc. (M-K) as a Project Engineer. M-K was an international general contractor. As Project Engineer, he was responsible for contract administration, estimating, subcontract administration, purchasing, budgeting and cost control, change order management, and scheduling on a number of projects including military housing, the Day lodge at Timberline on Mount Hood, Oregon, a medium security prison, and the rehabilitation of mid and high-rise apartment building in Co-Op City, Bronx, New York -the largest cooperative housing development in the world.
Chuck left M-K in 1985 and went to work for Hunt Building Corporation, the largest design-build builder of military housing projects in the United States. As a Project Engineer and was responsible for contract administration, subcontract administration, purchasing, budgeting and cost control, change order management, and scheduling on a number of private apartment complexes and military housing projects.
He relocated to Boise, Idaho in 1989 where he managed several residential building companies before founding Chuck Miller Construction.
During his 53+ years in the construction industry, he has been involved in the design and construction of single and multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects across the United States.
Chuck’s community service includes building the 2003 St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Dream Home” and raising over $750,000 for the hospital.
He serves on the Ada County Building Board of Appeals.
He was a Boise City Public Works Commissioner from 1999 to 2003.
He has presented NAHB’s “Homes of Our Own” programs to teach children, young adults, parents and teachers about home building, environmental issues, and careers in home building industries.
Finally, he was a Reserve Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Ada County Paramedics and was named 2014 Reserve of the Year and presented with the 2014 Directors’ Award for “Community CPR Outreach”