About Us

Experts You Can Rely On

Synergy & Mills Development is a privately held construction and real estate development company located in Dayton, OH. We are driven by the relentless pursuit of quality on every project. We don’t just develop, build, and manage facilities. We provide our clients with the foundation to shape their industries, transform their communities, and achieve their strategic goals.

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We combine our trademark nimble approach with finely tuned processes to mobilize resources, accelerate your schedule, and aggressively manage your costs.

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No two projects are alike. Our team excels at devising innovative solutions to your challenges and developing inspired designs that fulfill your vision.

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Our deep-seated knowledge of the local market and proven experience with technically advanced projects results in measurably improved outcomes for our clients.

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We help you define your vision, scope, and budget. Then we get to work clearing hurdles, eliminating risks, and maximizing value.


We are the reliable and trusted partner of choice, going the extra mile to deliver a first-class experience to our clients and their stakeholders.


To continue being the Miami Valley’s leading real estate development and management company by offering sophisticated solutions to our clients’ most pressing challenges.

  • We develop the best sites in the marketplace.
  • We construct buildings that have timeless architecture and quality.
  • We provide exceptional service to all of our clients, tenants, customers, and partners at all points in a building’s lifecycle.

“With Synergy, we found a total solution partner…Truly, Synergy is much more than a construction company.”

Debbie Feldman
President and CEO, Dayton Children’s


Called to Serve our Community

We believe there’s a higher purpose to what we do. This call to serve is engrained in our culture, and our team is quick to answer. Through volunteering, financial donations, and other contributions, we direct our skills, knowledge, and initiative toward improving the quality of life for community members throughout the region.

Our Team

Our team is bound by a shared passion for delivering outstanding results to our clients and a drive to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

Jerad M. Barnett -- President and CEO
Jerad M. Barnett
President and CEO
John Trick -- Vice President
Jon Trick
John Kopilchack
Vice President
Tony Greene -- Chief Financial Officer
Tony Greene
Chief Financial Officer
Faith Sichman -- Senior Project Manager
Faith Sichman
Senior Project Manager
Todd Alexander -- Senior Project Manager
Todd Alexander
Senior Project Manager
Maureen Bereda -- Director of Property Management
Maureen Bereda
Director of Property Management
Janel Barnett -- Partner Investor
Janel Barnett
Partner Investor
Tim Parker
Tim Parker
Development Manager
Jennifer Castellano
Lisa Wygant -- Office Manager
Lisa Wygant
Office Manager
Philip Ditmer -- Superintendent
Philip Ditmer
Greg Eakle -- Superintendent
Greg Eakle
Danny Morgan -- Superintendent
Danny Morgan
Cody Morggan -- Superintendent
Cody Morgan
Caleb Ditmer
Matt Sichman