Michael J. Milano has been working in the residential and commercial building arena along the Connecticut shoreline since 1982. His commitment to building homes of enduring value and guaranteed quality began under his father’s tutelage during his high school years.
Mike was literally taught the construction business by John Milano from the ground up. As a teenager, under his father’s guidance, he swept streets, cleaned out storm drains and scraped newly painted windows for another contractor. He acquired knowledge and hands on experience in every aspect of the building of a home, a neighborhood, a commercial project. From his earliest years, Mike emphasized excellent craftsmanship , attention to detail, and respect for the environment regardless of a project’s size. These uncompromising standards are the foundation of his reputation today.
With over 30 years of experience, Mike has a number of successfully completed projects in his portfolio. These include 10 subdivisions ranging in location from Madison and Clinton up through Killingworth and Haddam and over to Branford. Commercial properties include 18 buildings in the Nod Road and Nod Place business district of Clinton, several condominium rentals along the water and a new apartment and retail complex, 67 West Main Street.
Over the years, Michael has served on the Boards of diverse businesses including The Guilford Savings Bank. He also founded several successful companies of his own. Throughout his career, Mike has found time to be a generous supporter of local nonprofit organizations. He has provided both cash donations and/or storage space for Wind over Wings, the Clinton Rotary, the Clinton Fire Department, Clinton Little League and The Killingworth Foundation. As a builder, he has donated land to the Clinton Land Trust, the Redwing Foundation of Clinton, Madison, Killingworth and Haddam Land Trusts.
In addition, Mike provided excavation services and coordinated the efforts of local contractors to assist in the restoration of the grounds and a pole barn and a much needed public restroom, and most recently the Sugar Shack project at Parmelee Farm, a community gathering place and historical site in Killingworth. His efforts and those of his building associates and their work crews greatly reduced project costs for the town of Killingworth and the nonprofit Parmelee Farm Committee.
Very much a family man, Michael lives with his wife, Karen, in a restored 1835 farmhouse in Killingworth. Their two children, daughter Kristen and son Michael have also joined the family business and live nearby.
Michael John Milano – President and co-founder, MJM Builders of Connecticut, LLC, MJM Self Storage of Clinton, LLC, Core Investment Group, LLC, RMH Construction, LLC