Kyle Miller was a road warrior seeking a work-life balance.
Miller was in construction with a general contractor that remodeled restaurants throughout the state. He would be away from home and his family for several days at a time, and once celebrated his young daughter’s birthday via FaceTime.
“I started to look around for something different,” says Miller, who started in construction when he was 17. “I don’t want to miss out on those things.”
His father had the solution – USA Properties Fund.
“My dad had nothing but great things to say about the company,” says Miller, whose father was in maintenance at USA Properties’ Vintage Park at Westpark community in Roseville.
Responsible for projects at 21 apartment communities
Miller was hired as a Maintenance Technician and joined USA Properties in summer 2016.
“I’ve been lucky to get a lot of exposure” to different apartment communities and maintenance projects, Miller says.
His experience and hard work opened the door to a new opportunity with USA Properties as an Asset Preservation Manager in October 2019.
He oversees major improvement projects at 21 apartment communities, from Morgan Hill and Napa to Sacramento. From handling a massive interior paint job to replacing fire-sprinkler system heads, Miller ensures capital projects – those $10,000 or more – stay on track and are a success.
“Anything major that needs to be done at a property comes to asset preservation,” says Miller, who drives at least 1,000 miles per month but is home almost every evening with his wife and three children.
‘Making a property better for residents’
Some capital projects take a couple weeks, others require several months.
“It feels great when we’ve completed a project,” says Miller, who has been busy with several high-profile projects.
But the best feeling is the response from residents.
“It’s about making a property better for residents,” Miller says. “Everybody is very proud of our communities.”
And USA Properties’ commitment to developing and maintaining first-rate communities for residents and supporting team members should never be taken for granted, says Miller, who left to become an electrician with another multifamily company. He returned to USA Properties six months later in the new position.
“I loved the job and what I was learning, but USA has always felt like home to me,” he says. “I know how good USA takes care of its employees. USA is one of those companies where it can start as a job but it can easily become a career. And it’s given me a better work-life balance.”
Outside the office
Kyle Miller enjoys spending time with his family, especially in the outdoors camping, hiking or fishing.
Miller, who has a daughter and two sons, also spends free time working on his vehicles – a 2019 Dodge Challenger RT and a 1999 Dodge pickup.
“If it has a motor, it intrigues me.”