Meet Our Team

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Controller

Michael Bell is a student for life, after graduating from San Diego State with a degree in Accountancy in 2013 he became a CPA in 2016. An interest in law led to the completion of a Paralegal course, to become a registered Legal Document Assistant in 2020. He is the Controller at KZ Miller Construction, leading the accounting team and using his diverse experience to assist wherever needed. Other interests include student pilot, computer geek, snowboarder, and serving small businesses in Orange County through his own CPA practice.

Nick Byrd

Nick Byrd

Director of Pre-Construction

Nick has effectively overseen some of the firm’s large restaurant and drug store remodel projects. From pre-construction to project completion, Byrd is dedicated to managing project teams and subcontractor relationships. He pursued a career in construction management to connect everything he was passionate about: building, problem solving, and working with us in a cohesive environment. He holds Certificates in both Estimating and Project Management from the A.S.P.E. With his extensive background in Business Management and Sales, Nick is able to effectively manage a team and get the job completed on time. Nick came to KZ Miller Construction from PPG Industries, where he held the title of Construction Document Manager.

Julie Laszlo

Julie Laszlo

Controller

Julie’s primary responsibilities include handling all operational accounting transactions and financial coordination of the CVS Pharmacy account. She also manages the financial activities of the general partners & the property management accounts.

Leah Petzen

Leah Petzen

Office Manager

Leah‘s extensive knowledge comes from 15 years’ experience in the Construction industry. As Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the COO, she has helped shaped the KZ Miller office it is today. Leah manages the day-to-day office operations of the company’s San Diego office including Subcontractor and vendor contracts, equipment leases, and company records. Additionally, Leah works closely with our Director of Pre-Construction assisting with estimating and project assisting.

Juan Carlos Sanchez

Juan Carlos Sanchez

Project Manager

JC received his BS degree in Architecture in Monterey, Mexico in 1984. A career in construction spanning over 30 years, JC has extensive experience in Project Management, Estimating and Architectural design. JC is a Project Manager at KZ Miller, where he manages ground up commercial projects. JC enjoys hiking, cooking at home and tending to his vegetable garden in his free time.

Amanda Zimmerman

Amanda Zimmerman

Assistant Vice President

Amanda’s primary responsibilities include working on acquiring retail development projects in the California and Hawaii areas. Amanda oversees our project management team on managing core assets. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being actively involved with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and serves as a committee member on Kid Works Young Professionals. Amanda graduated from the University of San Diego in 2018 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate.

Matthew Zimmerman

Matthew Zimmerman

Project Coordinator

Matthew Zimmerman officially joined the KZ team in May of 2022. He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. Matt oversees, the "Ho’omaka Marketplace" ground up shopping center development in Kapolei. In addition, he assists our development team source new projects in Hawaii. Prior to joining KZ, Matt interned with Allied Builders. He graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Matthew enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and construction

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