Senior Project Manager Mark Broughton Reflects on His First Six Months with Miller Valentine Construction
Mark Broughton has spent nearly 40 years building trust in the construction field. Starting in 1988, he has worked as a foreman, field engineer, carpenter, superintendent, and now a senior project manager. After six months with Miller Valentine Construction, Mark has found a culture where he feels truly equal.
“I’m absolutely about mutual respect, and that’s the environment here,” said Mark. “Miller Valentine is the best move that I’ve ever made in my career.”
Years ago, when he was working for a general contractor, Mark met a Miller Valentine Associate who talked to him about life with the company. From that one conversation, Mark knew he wanted to work for Miller Valentine. When the time came, he took the opportunity.
Over the past six months, Miller Valentine has granted Mark the tools and resources he’s needed to get up and running quickly. Now, Mark builds trust with subcontractors, colleagues, and owners by carrying out the Miller Valentine promise to build certainty.
“Miller Valentine is all about continual improvement,” said Mark. “The company is on a strong trajectory for growth, and I’m excited to contribute my expertise to the effort.”
Since joining Miller Valentine, Mark has been working on the Union Apartments project in Cincinnati’s East Gate neighborhood and the Midland Apartments project in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mark’s early work helped shape his understanding of the importance of close, collaborative relationships with project partners, and informed his approach to maintaining safe and efficient job sites. To that end, Miller Valentine has also placed Mark on its Safety Committee.
His years working on high-profile, metropolitan job sites — including Great American Tower and the dunnhumby headquarters, both in Cincinnati, Ohio — have taught him how to manage the risks and logistics of operating in limited spaces.
Although Mark recognizes that recent years have been challenging due to some volatility in the construction industry, he feels that Miller Valentine’s collaboration with its stakeholders has kept things on track. Miller Valentine’s consistent value of Mark’s expertise is proof that he can contribute to the company’s sustainable growth.
“Keeping morale high and supporting staff makes me happy,” said Mark. “From our CEO, Elizabeth Mangan, all the way to our field Associates, you are a person at Miller Valentine, not a number.”