Who We Are

who we are

Who We Are

Industry Leader in Heavy Civil Construction

We are highly competent and down-to-earth professionals. We are experts in the work we do. Our team has the strengths, skills and knowledge to deliver quality, complex projects with scopes including wet utilities, utility rehabilitation (water and sewer) concrete structures/flatwork and roadway infrastructure projects. We take care of our employees, and we promise they’ll take care of you and your project. Our business is not family-owned, but it’s run like a family. ​

Strong Roots In Southern Arizona

With roots going back to 1998, Mike Mills and Brent Ellison branched from their original parent company and formed Ellison Mills Contracting in 2007. In 2012, Mike Mills became the sole owner of Ellison Mills Contracting. In 2019, Jason DeCarlo came aboard EMC and in January of 2021, Mike and Jason formed Ellison-Mills Contracting LLC and continue to build on the already great reputation it has established.

Authentic & Genuine

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire our colleagues with innovation and reward their achievements, while expanding market leadership. Even our competitors will tell you we are a strong company with honesty and integrity at the core of our work. We take care of our clients, treat our multiple projects as if they are a single priority, and take care of our team.

Our Expertise

Specializing in CMAR, JOC, Design-Build, & Design-Bid-Build

Ellison Mills Contracting has extensive experience in delivering multi-million dollar projects. No matter the scope or size of the project, if you partner with EMC, you can always expect the highest quality product in the market with unmatched, hands-on construction management. Additionally, our history and experience establish us to be an industry leader for completing projects under Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), Design-Build, Job Order Contracts, and traditional Design-Bid-Build (Hard Bid) concepts. We are a group of innovative, dedicated, and skilled professionals who work diligently to deliver well-managed, on-time, and under-budget projects.

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Safety is our #1 Priortiy

Every Move Counts

Ellison Mills Contracting's safety slogan, “Every Move Counts,” is a way to remind every employee about their actions. Whether you are working around a traffic work zone, heavy equipment, an excavation, or in a confined space, your move matters. Failure to make the right decision or the right move can have a negative impact and potential injuries. 

Every Move Counts is more than a slogan—it is how we conduct business as a company, is how we deliver a quality project, is how we interact with the community and clients, and it also means that we will be safety conscious and make the right safety decisions. “Every Move Counts” is about making the positive moves resulting in a positive image, positive projects, and creating a positive and safe work environment.