Rochester-Miller Restoration


Timeless. Quality. Craftsmanship


Rochester-Miller Restoration offers competent and competitive contracting for the restoration and maintenance of early American masonry structures.  We have worked on well over 100 antebellum structures in our 35 year history.  Restoration is an area not adequately served by the new housing industry, and we have invested much time and energy into mastering the craft of building methods and research of materials of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Rochester-Miller Restoration has developed techniques and systems to deal with the unique problems encountered in historic restoration work.  To make this possible we maintain a large inventory of salvaged period materials for reuse.  In all of our projects we strive to use the best resources available to achieve a finished product that is architecturally correct, structurally sound, and aesthetically pleasing.   


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Miles Clay Miller

Miles Miller is the president and owner of Rochester-Miller Inc. The company was formed in 1981, soon after Miles graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Business. The restoration business was booming everywhere, fueled by matching grants for nearly any restoration project (prior to the Reagan Administration) and there was a desperate need for skilled craftsmen able to address the special needs of early historic structures.


Business Administration, 1981



The only 2 time winner of The Blue Grass Trust's "Preservation Craftsman award" which includes all the trades.
Preservation Kentucky's "2016 Preservation Craftsman Award" Only the 2nd recipient to receive this award.
Kentucky Heritage Council's "Service to Preservation award 2005

Presentations, Workshops, & Classes

Presented twice at the International Preservation Trades Workshop: Leadville, Colorado 2009, and Frankfort, Kentucky 2010.
Taught four 2 credit hour courses for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Taught Three courses at Western Kentucky CTC, and the fourth at The Maysville College campus.
Taught two 3 day workshops at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County for students in the Historic Preservation Graduate Program at The University of Kentucky.
Taught a week long course for the National Park Service and The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Graduate Program.  This was held at the historic Ferry House at Ebey's Landing, near Coupeville, Washington on Whidbey Island.
Presented at least 3 statewide preservation conferences for the Kentucky Heritage Council.
Presented numerous lectures for The Blue Grass Trust, and The Lexington-Fayette Urban Country Government's division of Historic Preservation.
Taught a 3 day workshop in Bardstown, Kentucky sponsored by The National Trust for Historic Preservation and arranged through Preservation Kentucky and The Kentucky Heritage Council.
Lectured at the Plato Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.



Nancy G Miller



Jerry Cooper         Foreman/Mason          26 years

Frank Powers       Mason                          31 years

Walter Aubrey       Mason                          13 years

Dale Marshall       Materials Handler        13 years