Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics moves

New facility just completed

BELPRE — Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics has a new facility at 2354 Richmiller Lane in Belpre and will begin seeing patients in this new clinic on Wednesday.

They started seeing patients in 2013 in their original office in Parkersburg on Dudley Avenue and then in 2015 they opened their second location in Belpre. Expansion of the Memorial Health System’s Belpre Medical Campus was the catalyst to find a new location, the Millers said.

The business is owned by Mark and Nancy Miller of Belpre; both are native of Ohio. Nancy is originally from the Youngstown area, and Mark grew up in Marietta and went through the Warren Local school system.

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics sits along Ohio 7 near Farson Street in Belpre. The land that was once Bob’s Mobile Homes has been transformed into a medical park with two new buildings.

The first building to be completed is the new home for Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics. The 3,400-square-foot building is tan with bricks, has ample windows and is accented with a bright blue and white sign visible from the highway.

The building will have a flag flying high after the official flag raising ceremony on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

The building being constructed adjacent to the Millers’ business will be the home to First Settlement Physical Therapy and First Settlement Orthopaedics.

The Millers are thrilled with their new clinic. They believe the new space will be perfect for their patients: it is easy to find, easy to enter and is built with their comfort in mind.

The rocks, trees and hillside surrounding the area provide a serene and welcoming feeling, the Millers said.

The Millers will keep their original Parkersburg location in addition to their new Belpre Clinic. They wanted to be as close to their current location in Belpre as possible, and were fortunate to find land and build their own building just across the highway, the Millers said.

Mondo Building and Excavating broke ground on July 18 and finished the building in less than three months on Oct. 12. The excavation was done by Mark Mondo himself, as he wanted to make sure the project was off to a solid start, the Millers said.

The Millers said they were pleased with the attention to detail and quality of construction on their new Belpre clinic.

John Anderson, Kevin Guiler and Chad Hendrickson were the primary project managers and supervisors who expertly managed the project, the Millers said. J.H. (Chip) Wilson was the architect who created the beautifully designed building and completed the plans in one month as promised, the Millers said, and Eric and Alisha Morgan from Sustaining Development Engineering helped get the project started, along with Jonathan Perkins Surveying.

Along with the builders, Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz, Safety-Service Director Ron Cross and Code Enforcement Officer Leonard Wiggins helped the Millers in their first development project and were very supportive of the new growth in their city, the Millers said. Karen Waller, executive director for Belpre Chamber of Commerce, along with other chamber members, also helped guide the Millers, especially when they searched for somewhere to relocate.

As the project progressed, other local companies were brought in as subcontractors.

“The responsiveness and dedication to our project was amazing,”said Nancy Miller, who acted as the project manager for Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics.

For example, their painter, Tiera Arnold of T’s Transformations, could be found anytime day or night painting the entire building, inside and out.

She, along with a slew of teams, worked together and around each other to get the work done, the Millers said.

The Millers said they thanked the hard-working crew and everyone involved with the project with a barbecue on-site on Oct. 12. It was an opportunity for all project workers to come back and see the finished project.

“We are very proud to be involved with the people of our community to pull off a project like this in record time,” said Nancy Miller.

The Millers said they feel proud to be part of the growth that offers new technologies and medical services in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

“Our region has the good fortune of significant growth of medical services which can be seen everywhere. In Belpre alone we have seen recent additions of dialysis, pulmonary, ambulatory surgery, Memorial Health System’s emergency services and cancer center. Parkersburg is no stranger to the growth as well. Camden Clark opened their new Emergency Room last year at this same time, and have significant plans for future growth,” Nancy Miller said.

The community is invited to the Flag Raising Ceremony that will be led by the Belpre American Legion Post 495 and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by the Belpre Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Mike Lorentz on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. A Grand Opening Celebration open to the public will be combined with their Five-Year Anniversary and Christmas Party on Dec. 12 from 4-8 p.m.

“Thanks again to everyone who helped pull off this incredible building project. We commit to serving the needs of our community for artificial limbs, braces, supports and all pediatric orthotic needs,” the Millers said.

“We will continue to find smiles with Keating, our three-legged therapy dog, and build the limb lost community spirit with the Prosthetic Users Group who will meet at our new office on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.”

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