In 1976,Jim Millner knew early on that he wanted to
work in the painting industry. In high school he worked for his
uncle’s painting company and then started his early career as a
painter at a hospital. In 1996 he met Einar Skretting, then owner of
Squarehead and started subcontracting for him doing wallpaper
installation and painting.
The following February, at the request of Einar, he put his company
on hold and went to work for Squarehead as a superintendant and by
2001 became vice president. At that time his job included project
management, estimating and overseeing the daily operations. Through
the years he learned many skills such as drywall finishing,
residential and commercial wallcovering, tile work, and carpentry. In
2004, Einar noticed the value and potential Jim brought to the table
and offered him the opportunity to purchase Squarehead which he accepted.
To better improve his company he brought his wife Michele Millner
aboard in 2006 as Vice President and co-owner. Michele quickly made
improvements to the human resource side of the business. This allowed
Jim to do what he does best and that is to oversee the painting and
wallpaper projects with his project manager and foremen. Even today
you may find Jim out in the field painting or doing whatever is
necessary to get the job done.
This is a career that Jim truly loves and enjoys and looks forward to
many more years at Squarehead before passing the “brush” to the next generation.
Michele Millner worked from 1980-2004 as a bedside
nurse nurturing patients and their families back to health. She
developed most of her critical thinking and in depth evaluation skills
taking care of patients in the intensive care units. From 2004-2006
she moved into the human resources department as an RN Staffing
Coordinator. In 2006 Michele became VP and co-owner of Squarehead and
developed a comprehensive benefit package, employee handbook, and
extensive safety program. From there her responsibilities multiplied
and now she and Jim run the day to day operations of the company