CEO Spotlight: Aaron Milner, Johnson + Milner, Inc.

Aaron Milner is the President of Johnson + Milner, Inc. (J+M) a Structural Engineering Firm established in Tallahassee in 2013. Aaron founded the firm with George Johnson, Jr and Primus Mtenga. Aaron and George met each other working together at another local Engineering Firm. Primus was Aaron’s Professor and Mentor. After working together for several years, the three shared a desire to create a practice to produce high-quality, functionally efficient, budget-conscious engineering that gratifies and inspires the end user. Thanks to the support of their former employer, they were able to get a solid foundation to create the new venture. With the addition of another engineer, Marlon Hill, J+M has a competent staff that can take on any challenge.

Though J+M is young, their team has had numerous years of experience previously taking the role of design leaders in some of the most technically challenging and rigorous building types, for example healthcare, higher education, commercial, residential, and specialty engineering. They take pride in cultivating long-term client relationships by focusing on forming lasting associations with clients based on a genuine interest in each client’s unique goals, strengths, strategies, and direction. The J+M team has tried, since its inception, to be frequent contributors to various community groups both monetarily and by giving time. With their work ethic, they pride themselves on treating every client with care no matter the magnitude of the project.

In 2019, J+M was honored to be acknowledged as the 2019 Minority Enterprise of the Year by the Office of Economic Vitality and Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Committee which recognizes the diligent efforts and contributions of minority-owned firms in Tallahassee and its surrounding areas.

Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Aaron came to Tallahassee in 2000 to receive his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Florida A&M University, College of Civil Engineering. He served in the US Army Reserve (2000-2014) and completed two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program (EEP) (2014) and the Jim Moran Institute Small Business Executive Program (2016).

He currently serves as a Board of Directors member for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Aaron is grateful for the opportunity to advocate for Construction and Development in the city that adopted him and became his home.