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Residential | MILROM COS. LLC
'We respond to people. We're trying to
build people's dream homes.'
After earning a degree in mechanical engineering, "I took some
courses in elective constructional analysis," he recalls, adding that he
grew to love building soon afterward.
With the help of a professor, Milrom won a job with a general
contractor that built transit depots in New York. After working for his
father-in-law's roofing company, he built his first house in 1982.
After holding positions at other companies, Milrom opened his
own firm in 2009. Today, most of Milrom Cos.'s projects are jobs that
he has developed on his own. When looking at potential project
areas, "I'm trying to see what is the need and what the market calls
for," he says.
He also evaluates what would draw people to certain areas, such
as easy commutes or lot sizes. "We try to run numbers and have
projections," he says. "That's how we make our decisions."
Milrom Cos. sets itself apart by being hands-on with buyers on its
residential projects. "We are very much in contact with [them]," Milrom says, noting that the company has something close to personal
relationships with its buyers.
Cos. makes its projects as
sustainable as possible, preferring
to buy green products.
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"If they have a question, they can call and ask," he says, adding
that the company's principals can be easily reached. "It's not like you
call a number that tells you to dial one, then three and you get an
"We respond to people," he says, noting that Milrom Cos. also
makes sure to bring a lot of creativity to its projects. "We're trying to
build people's dream homes."
A Broad Portfolio
Milrom Cos.'s current projects include Sky Manor Airpark Estates in
Alexandra Township, N.J. Located adjacent to a private airport for
small airplanes, the gated community will feature 19 homes.
Each residence, Milrom notes, will have a hangar for the owner's
private airplane. "Whenever you want to use it, you taxi it to the
runway and take off," he says.
Another developer previously started the project and built five of
the homes. However, "He ran into some financial trouble," Milrom
recalls, explaining that he stepped in to build and sell the remaining
locations in the project.
Milrom Cos. also is at work on the Delaware Water Gap Travel