Some would call it chance, others destiny. Call it what you will, today, Sue Miller is the force behind Ellzey Construction. For decades, Sue played a supporting role in the homebuilder’s success story and now has earned her position as president.
It all started in 1975. Sue was a student at Louisiana State University studying business education. To complement her education, she started to work for Ellzey Construction. Well, it just so happened that Sue lived near the same subdivision as many of the homes being built by the company back then. So, absent of cell phones and so forth, Ken Ellzey would often ask Sue to swing by homes under construction to check on things. What she found on the job site was her passion…her livelihood.
Sue fit the business and the business fit her…odd as that might have been back in the day. Ken and Sue kept building. You name it, they built it: houses, duplexes, commercial properties, etc. Then, in 1985, they relocated the company to Gulf Breeze, Florida, with the focus of building for the growing retirement market. Their goal was to help people downsize in space but not in quality.
In 2003, Sue took over reins as president. She’s come a long way from working out of her Toyota Camry at the job site to earning respect industry wide as one of the region’s finest homebuilders.