Miles Dunstan was raised in the construction industry where his deep respect for family tradition hooked him on the process of changing the built environment. After studying Economics from the University of Georgia, Miles formally started his career with his family’s general contracting and development business in his hometown of Augusta, GA.
As part of Dunstan & Dunstan, Miles led clients through the delivery of successful commercial construction projects in multi-family, light industrial and retail markets. He found himself inspired by the entire project process – from watching concepts come alive in architectural drawings to buildings emerging from dirt and completed facilities opening for business.
Miles passion for construction led him to start his own contracting business, RCMM Construction. While working with a preferred developer, Miles constructed several projects throughout the Southeast for one of the nation’s largest retailers.
In 2012, Miles joined with Sam McElreath to establish Milestone Construction, a client-focused construction business that creates success by meeting schedules and budget goals. When faced with challenges, Milestone helps clients figure out solutions that work for every team member. “Every project will encounter challenges no matter how much forward planning is involved,” Miles explains. “Whether it’s coordinating with a municipality or something as simple as bad weather, I stay calm and focused and work with the team to mitigate those challenges.”
To Miles, being present is one of the most critical contributions a contractor can make – both in terms of physical presence on site and when listening to clients’ goals and concerns throughout the construction process. “Being available to clients through every aspect of the process is important,” Mile shares. “Every client has different levels of experience with construction. We work with them to make sure they understand the many moving parts of the project.
Building relationships with clients is his favorite part of the job. Miles enjoys getting to know them personally, and finds that by learning about other businesses, he is better equipped to grow his own.