Albert and Elmina Miller founded A&E Building Service in 2007 but their story began much sooner than that. Both of them were raised in the Amish community of Dover, Delaware. At age 12, Albert began working in the construction field with his family. By the age of 16, he was a full-time bricklayer. Eventually, he started his own businesses framing houses across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In 1997, Albert and Elmina made the difficult decision to leave the Amish community. Although it was a tough decision, they both remain grateful for the work ethic and discipline they were taught growing up.
Albert continued in the construction-framing field for the next ten years until the real estate crash began affecting business. In 2014, Albert stepped into the real estate world to pursue his passion for renovating homes that were in really bad shape. He participated in a year-long coaching program through DelREIA, with Mike Ferris, and learned a lot about real estate investing.
It was in January of 2017, that Albert went all-in with the real estate business to work full time for A&E Building Service. Now in the year 2020, we have a team of 14, including student interns from Polytech and the Air Force.
We believe our company exceeds industry standards because at the core of our company are authentic and genuine people who believe that passion, integrity, outperforming, generosity and faith are crucial to success. We have a set of 10 core values that our company grounds itself on.
From building quality homes to revitalizing places that would otherwise be forgotten, to offering people a chance to partner and receive a competitive return, A&E is always striving to be a trusted resource in our community.
The entire team looks forward to many years ahead of fulfilling our vision,