Garmann Miller team member Kristi Shaner accepting Zweig Client Experience Award Close Up

Excellence in Client Experience Award

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Garmann Miller is one of four firms nationally to earn Platinum in the Excellence in Client Experience Awards. Presented by Zweig Group and Client Savvy, this highest level of client experience recognizes professional design firms that consistently excel at delivering customer service that is highly valued and recommended to others. “We understand that the key to achieving the highest level …

Garmann Miller team members accept M award from SMPS

GM Wins National Marketing Award

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Garmann Miller was the recipient of the M Award presented by the Society of Marketing Professional Services at its national Amplify AEC conference. Director Doug Rentz, Creative Leader Jamee Thobe and Marketing Coordinator Kristi Shaner accepted the award for Trade Show Marketing at the society’s MCA awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, Aug. 10. Now in its 46th year, the annual …

Kevin Rinderle Mission Trip

Electrifying Change

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GM team member Kevin Rinderle recently had the privilege of participating in a life-changing mission trip to Laurel Mission, where his group engaged in various projects to uplift the community. Laurel Mission, located near Big Laura, Kentucky, on Pine Mountain, is a community that has faced tremendous challenges, particularly after the closure of coal mines in 2012. However, amidst the …

Garmann Miller Interns

Embracing Internships

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Today is National Intern Day, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the passion, dedication and potential of the young designers who contribute to so many of our successful projects. We acknowledge the profound impact internships have on shaping careers and the future of the design industry. While reflecting on her experience at Garmann Miller, Myah Husted noted how her …

Garmann Miller team members


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During its recent strategic planning process, Garmann Miller placed an emphasis on the professional development of team members. The firm identified culture as one of its three key priority issues to complement efficiency and strategic growth. This investment in people has led to learning new skills, earning certifications, gaining experience and other career aspirations. “We have a lot of room …

Garmann Miller team celebrating Zweig Best Firms Award

GM Lands Top 5 Best Firms in U.S.

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“I appreciate the work-life balance we have at Garmann Miller and continue to enjoy our success. We are growing strategically, and I couldn’t be prouder of the company I get to call home.” This employee feedback on the 2023 Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For survey exemplifies Garmann Miller’s commitment to culture and investment in its people. This is …

Eric Baltzell of Garmann Miller holding award received from Parkway Schools

GM CEO Inducted into Parkway Hall of Fame

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Eric Baltzell, CEO of Garmann Miller, was inducted into the Parkway Local Schools Academic Alumni Hall of Fame Wednesday, May 17, during the district’s senior awards ceremony at the Parkway Auditorium. Baltzell, a Rockford native and 1990 graduate of Parkway High School, was selected by the committee for his accomplishments that have made substantial contributions to his profession and community. …

Garmann Miller Scholarship Winner Lucas accepting money from Juliana Brown

Scholarship Winners Announced

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Garmann Miller has named three graduating seniors as recipients of its annual Game Changers scholarship program to help finance higher education for students seeking careers in professional design. Lucas Thiebeau, Minster High School; Andrew Behrendt, Findlay High School; and Sam Johnson, Fairbanks High School; were awarded $1,000 each. Thiebeau (left) is pursuing a degree in architecture from the University of …

Shira Elder

LA Month: 3 Questions with Shira Elder

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We’re proud to recognize World Landscape Architecture Month through the American Society of Landscape Architects to celebrate the vital role this discipline plays in shaping healthy, resilient and beautiful places for the communities we serve. We sat down with Shira Elder, PLA and asked her about her role, its impact on design and a surprise she had along the way. …

Hand-up Village


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April is National Volunteer Month, although giving back to local communities is not a new concept for our team. Enhancing lives has been a priority for Garmann Miller since our founding in 1993, and it will continue this year as we celebrate our 30-year milestone. At GM, employees are allotted eight hours of paid volunteer time annually. Recently, creative leader …