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Q&A With Project Manager, Ryan Miller

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Ryan Miller, PE, LEED Green Associate

Project Manager | Associate

Ryan Miller, PE, LEED Green Associate serves as the Project Manager for the El Paso office of DBR and joined the firm in 2014 immediately after his graduation from Texas Tech University. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Ryan has developed a wide range of project experience including new construction, additions, renovations, and system upgrades. Ryan enjoys his daily interaction with clients and colleagues and his engagement throughout the entire project life cycle.

As a LEED Green Associate, Ryan has developed an understanding of the requirements and best practices for energy-efficient designs. With a conscience for responsible and sustainable design, he works to ensure a better-built environment for our clients.

When he is not hard at work Ryan enjoys rooting for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and all Houston professional sports teams. If the weather is nice, Ryan likes to barbecue with friends or find his way to a shooting range. Family is important and while they are a little further away, since his move out West from Houston, Ryan knows it is important to remember who will always be there for you and where you came from.

Ryan’s easy-going attitude, flexibility, and mechanical know-how make him a valued leader in our El Paso office.


Q&A with Ryan:


Q: What are some best practices you have used to develop excellent customer relationships?

A: Being prepared. While it is impossible to predict a customer’s needs in this industry, being available and ready to answer questions is always important. It shows that the customer’s project is as important to you as it is to them. It is hard to be prepared for (and to answer) every tough question from customers, but honesty and personal accountability will take you a long way in both business and life.

Q: What do you love most about being an engineer?

A: Being trusted to solve others’ issues. It is not always about being the smartest person in the room, which I am not, but the willingness to tackle problems from a different perspective and not giving up without a resolution. Having pride in your abilities to come up with a viable solution to the issue and earning that individual’s trust as a problem solver is rewarding in and of itself.

Q: What do you see as key opportunities for the El Paso office in the next 5 years?

A: Building a successful team to follow up and reinforce the existing relationships in El Paso while building up all of the services that DBR has become known for in other parts of Texas. Robert Borunda, our Branch Manager, has spent a long, successful career in El Paso and is well respected in the area as an Electrical Engineer. It’s our goal to show that a one-stop MEP shop can be as effective and trustworthy as the typical Electrical or Mechanical only firms that are found out here. Additionally, there is a great opportunity to increase our state-wide presence with the El Paso office by pursuing work in the largely under-represented areas between here and what I now deem to be East Texas.


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Have questions? Give Ryan a call:

Ryan Miller, PE, LEED Green Associate
Project Manager | Associate
[email protected]