MILLER RECREATION EQUIPMENT & DESIGN, INC
Qualifications and Experiences
Miller Recreation is a family owned business, and has been in existence since 1997. Joe Miller is the President of the company and Susan, his wife, is the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Prior to starting our own business, Joe worked as a sales representative for Noland Associates on the West Coast from January of 1991- to 1997 selling Miracle playground equipment. The business grew under Joe’s leadership and he received several company awards for his success as a sales representative, and his attention to customer service. In addition, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, in business for more than 90 years and the largest manufacturer of playground equipment in the world..
It is our personal experience that sets us apart from most companies. Joe and Susan Miller spent 16 years in the public parks and recreation sector prior to owning their business. Joe has served as the Director of Parks and Recreation, Administrative Manager of a department, District Superintendent and a center director in those 16 years. He has developed and maintained operating and capital budgets. He has built and maintained parks, playgrounds, pools, athletic facilities, golf courses and community centers during his tenure in the public parks and recreation profession. Joe has a B.S. Degree in Parks and Recreation from Fairmont State University in West Virginia. As director, the department received several national awards from the National Association of Counties.
Susan Miller has B.S degree in Parks and Recreation from Fairmont State University in West Virginia. Susan served as the Director of Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department after graduating from college in West Virginia. Her tenure includes being the Civic Center Director for the City of Norfolk, District Superintendent for the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, Director Arlington Park for the City of Sarasota and Manatee County Girls Club Branch Director before leaving to assist with our business.
Miller Recreation represents a variety of outdoor equipment suppliers in 26 counties in Florida. We have designed and built hundreds of Miracle playgrounds in our territory. Most of these projects included playground equipment, installation, and fall material (to include EWF and Poured in Place Surfacing) for a turnkey job for our customers. In addition, we have designed and built many outdoor picnic pavilions, basketball courts, poured in place surfacing and shade covers. If there is an outdoor item that a customer wants, Miller Recreation represents it.
We use a license contractor to install our shelters and shade canopies.
Miller Recreation has two offices in Florida, covering the West and Central Florida. Our other office is in Clermont and our Sale’s Associate is John Newton. Also, we contract with (5) playground installation companies that are Miracle Certified Installers and are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors.
We are responsible for marketing, planning, designing and installation of many of the products and we are often called upon to act as project superintendent. We also contract with sub-contractors on most of our projects.
Our customers are greatly diversified, such as governmental agencies, day care centers, churches, developers, landscape architects, homeowner associations, resorts and commercial recreation business such as Busch Gardens and Disney.
We are members of the Florida Recreation and Parks Association and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Our commitment is to provide the best quality products and service to our customers.
Over the last several years, we have provided the equipment and surfacing for (16) new elementary schools for OCPS. All of these schools received PIP surfacing on the Tot Playgrounds.
In addition, we just completed a 5000 sf of rubber repair for the City of Haines City.
Miller Recreation is a registered business with the State of Florida. Our number is P97000049934.