Timeline

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October 15, 1979

MillerClapperton Founded

MillerClapperton was founded by Ted S. Miller and Dave Clapperton as a manufacturer’s representative firm out of Ted’s home in Smyrna, Georgia

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1980

Building Relationships

Founders Ted and Dave worked hard to build relationships and trust with architects

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1980

Specialized Installing Subcontractor

MillerClapperton has built a solid reputation in the southeastern United States as a reliable source for polished stainless steel, bronze, and specialty aluminum architectural metalwork

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1984

First Office

In this space, we specialized in providing premium, custom designed architectural metalwork

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1985

We Learn About The Fabrication Business

We learned what it took to become a national quality fabricator. Ted and Dave also learned about working with General Contractors. Eventually we learn to become our own fabricating installer

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1987

Buckhead Diner Opens

Our first major project of significance. The restaurant is still in existence today and is an iconic landmark in Buckhead, Atlanta

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1988

First Fabrication Facility Established

We move into a facility that allows us to fabricate MCM (Metal Composite Material) panels for the first time

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1989

Ten Year Anniversary

We celebrate 10 years of MillerClapperton

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1990

Doug Bruton Become Partner

Doug was highly instrumental in organizing the addition of the fabrication of composite aluminum panels – taking MillerClapperton to the next level in the industry

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1992
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1994

We Move Into A Larger Fabrication Facility

Our new facility was nearly 20,000 sq ft. We would be here for the next 8 years. Our first CNC router table was delivered this year

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1997

Home Depot Store Support Center

Atlanta, GA | 500K sq ft of MCM panels
Home Depot has consistently used us for every building ever erected on their campus. We’re proud to have been the only wall cladding company to have worked on their campus.

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1999

Twenty Year Anniversary

We celebrate twenty years of MillerClapperton

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1992

BCIA Terminal 2 Opens In Beijing, China

MillerClapperton beat out several international teams vying for this project. Our founders visited China several times to work on this deal.

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2001

We Move Into A Larger Fabrication Facility

Expanding again, we move to Austell, GA to a facility well over 40,000 SF. Our second CNC router machine was delivered this year

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2004

25-Year Anniversary

We celebrate 25 years of MillerClapperton

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2004

Rapid ACM Is Formed

A new e-commerce company, Rapid ACM was created to sell sheets of ACM in simple shapes only. It was the beginning of what would become a highly viable subsidiary for MillerClapperton

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2004

Top Place To Work

MillerClapperton named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces.

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2004

MCM Certified Premium Fabricator

The MCA (Metal Construction Association) enlisted the help of founder Ted S. Miller to create the MCM Certified Premium Fabricator certification. As such, we became an original member of MCA’s certification program for such fabricators

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2005

Georgia Aquarium

Until 2012, Georgia Aquarium was the largest aquarium in the world and the catalyst for the growth around Centennial Park—preceding World of Coke, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Aquarium Hilton Garden Inn, College Football Hall of Fame, and numerous restaurants.

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2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

MillerClapperton Goes Cruising

For a few years, the employees of MillerClapperton were treated to a company cruise. It was the talk of the company for years (and still is!)

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2009

Rapid AMC Becomes RapidMaterials

In addition to its name changing, RapidMaterials also began taking on additional manufacturers and products

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2009

Ted S. Miller Begins MCM Corner and Blog

Ted S. Miller begins writing weekly blogs, which were published on the MillerClapperton website.  He also wrote articles for Metal Architecture magazine, which were published monthly in a special section titled “Ted’s MCM Corner.” The articles became a staple read in the metal construction industry, but what Ted left behind when he passed in 2012 was a legacy, not only by the company he built, but also in his writings.

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2012

Laser Scanning

We create a level of customer service that further differentiates us from our competitors—providing a cutting-edge technology that utilizes a sophisticated form of measurement to improve efficiencies and ensure accurate fabrication and installation of materials

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2012

Founding Partner Ted S. Miller Passes

Ted lost his courageous battle with cancer. Senior Estimator Scott Stafford recalls his impact on the company, its employees, and the industry at large. In his honor, MillerClapperton employees and associates continue to gather annually for the Ted S. Miller Blood Drive.

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2013

College Football Hall Of Fame

MillerClapperton engineered, fabricated and installed the panels on this project’s most prominent and complex structure. We are proud to have played a part in the construction of this iconic addition to Atlanta

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2014

Center For Civil And Human Rights

Located in downtown Atlanta, this is one of the most uniquely complex and delightfully intricate designs we’ve ever had the pleasure to engineer.

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2015

RapidMaterials Takes Off

We hire on David Trefzger as RapidMaterials manager—an industry expert and eCommerce aficionado who breathes new life into our RapidMaterials subsidiary—selling construction supplies and materials exclusively online

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2015

MillerClapperton West

We opened our 2nd fabrication facility in Mesa, AZ, allowing us to truly penetrate the West Coast market for the first time. We also add our fourth CNC router machine here.

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2016

Building Expansion

MillerClapperton expands its Austell location and doubles the square footage of our Corporate office. The new expansion offers a dedicated space for drafting, engineering, and our field operations departments, as well as making additional room for our metal shop.

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2016

Phipps Plaza

The high-end shopping mall, Phipps Plaza, is located in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. MillerClapperton fabricated nearly 16,000 square feet of material for the project, which included both Metal Composite Material and Porcelain tile

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2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Top Place To Work

MillerClapperton continues to be named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces.

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2017

Friday5 Earns CMA SUPERSTAR Award

MillerClapperton’s Friday5 blog is recognized by the Construction Marketing Association in the Digital Marketing / Blog category, earning the SUPERSTAR Award

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2017

New Company Wesbite

The company launches a new website design in December

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2018

MillerClapperton Cares Is Launched

MillerClapperton started an annual charitable initiative to support good work happening in the community. The company raised more than $20,000 for its first charitable partner, the Kyle Pease Foundation

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2018

United Therapeutics

For this project, MillerClapperton fabricated and installed 106,500 square feet of Metal Composite Material panels in addition to 24,300 square feet of perforated panels and 1,100 square feet of decorative grills. The 210,000 square-foot, elliptical shaped “Unisphere,” is the largest site Net Zero commercial building in the US

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2018

lilli Midtown

Named Curbed Atlanta High Rise of the Year in 2018, Lilli Midtown’s bone white panels were accented with charcoal panels to highlight the building’s unique architecture, while also framing the units. For this project, MillerClapperton installed and fabricated more than 29,000 square feet of Metal Composite Material panels

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2018

CMA Award Winner

MillerClapperton recognized by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) annual STAR™ Awards for marketing excellence in the construction industry for the second consecutive year

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2019

Founding Partner John David Clapperton Passes

Dave lost his courageous battle with cancer. Senior Estimator Scott Stafford recalls his impact on the company, its employees, and the industry at large

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2019

Metal of Honor Award

RapidMaterials recognized as a top metal roofing industry supplier for the 2019 Metal Roofing Magazine Metal of Honor Awards

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2019

Forty Year Anniversary

MillerClapperton celebrates forty years of business

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2020

MillerClapperton Moves To Troon Circle

Our team is once again under one roof as MillerClapperton upgrades to a new 121,000 SF facility at 8050 Troon Circle in Austell, GA.

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2021

New Website

MillerClapperton launches their new website

MillerClapperton Today

MillerClapperton is proud to serve as your experts in the wall cladding industry, producing over one million square feet of MCM annually and creating iconic buildings (and relationships) with our customers.

8050 Troon Circle, Austell, GA 30168

Tel: 770-941-8281

Email: info@millerclapperton.com

Bids: bids@millerclapperton.com

Fax: 770-941-8276

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