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Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. (MILHOUSE)  was incorporated in 2001 by Wilbur C. Milhouse III. The Milhouse parent company encompasses a full-service architectural and engineering firm with more than 100 employees. Milhouse specializes in 10 specific markets including: Aviation, Construction, Education, Energy, Facilities, Healthcare, Power, Parks and Recreation, Transportation and Water/Wastewater.  The firm provides a diverse portfolio of services including: Civil, Construction, Electrical, Energy, Environmental, Mechanical, and Structural engineering services along with architecture services.  With its latest water/wastewater endeavors, Milhouse is proud to be a part of the  high profile CAMBI project at District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) in Washington, D.C. – complete with its state-of-the-art new technology biosolids management process.  The CAMBI installation at Blue Plains will be the first such system installed in the United States, and the largest CAMBI installation in the world.  CAMBI selected Milhouse as the Engineer of Record for the mechanical systems.

Milhouse’s project portfolio includes other large, complex and noteworthy engineering projects such as the 9C-27C and 10C-28C runway designs at Chicago O’Hare International Airport; the mechanical design for Clarence Buckingham Fountain; the retro-commissioning services for ComEd’s Smart Ideas® program; and the program management services for the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

Under the leadership of the executive team, Milhouse’s “wildly important goal” is to become the largest engineering firm in the Chicagoland area. Milhouse continues to expand its projects portfolio and to hire “Best In Class” talent who will deliver quality services and solutions to their growing client base.

Meet the Executive Team:


Wilbur-Milhouse-IIIMr. Wilbur C. Milhouse III is a recognized and accomplished entrepreneur. He is the Founder and President/CEO of Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. (Parent Company), established in 2001. Mr. Milhouse is instrumental in the growth of his six companies. Concurrently, there are two subsidiary companies of the Milhouse parent company: Milhouse Construction, Inc. and Milhouse Technologies, Inc. Mr. Milhouse leads his companies’ goals to provide excellent service through quality work performed with integrity. His beliefs are based on the confidence of hiring great people; challenging them to excel; and maintaining a laser focus on the needs of the clients. Mr. Milhouse possesses over twenty-one years of diversified experience in civil and structural engineering. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science in Structural Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the following locations: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.





PPP_2299Mr. Joseph Zurad is the Executive Vice President of Engineering for Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. and it’s subsidiaries with over 37 years of extensive technical and managerial experience. His experience includes planning projects and staff management in the areas of electrical, mechanical, process control, civil, structural and architectural projects. Additionally, he has on-going experience in construction working with sophisticated electrical and control systems. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the following locations: Illinois, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.







PPP_2342Mrs. Dolla Crater is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries. She joined the company in 2007 as the Marketing Director and within the year accepted the position as Vice President; bringing to the company more than twenty years of business experience ranging from financial to marketing to operations management. Currently, Mrs. Crater leads the company’s business operations in administering business development, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and office management services in the most effective and efficient manner through demonstrated best business practices. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Crater has received multiple awards including the Patent Design award, a Total Customer Satisfaction award, and a “Go for Gold” peak performer award … just to name a few. Mrs. Crater received her Master of Business Administration degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.