25 Years of Remodeling &
Renovation Experience


About Us



Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. 

Our mission is to deliver comfortable, healthy, energy efficient and beautiful living environments. 

We believe in helping others, treading lightly on our planet, and finding elegant and effective solutions.  

To do this, we provide a complete set of Remodeling services, Building Repair services, and Energy Performance Contracting services.  

We operate our business based on a triple bottom line -- people, planet, profit.  We look for innovative ways to better serve customers, reduce our environmental footprint, serve our employees, and support strong local economy. 


In the year 2000, we started as a small Washington Business called Metro Green Remodeling, a green remodeling, general contracting firm in Olympia, WA. We changed the name to Quality Renovation and Carpentry along the way, all the while, continuing to provide residential remodeling services in Thurston County-- primarily replacement windows, bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, and room additions. In 2008, we learned of energy auditing and building performance. We got hooked, took more and more classes, and created Energy Efficiency First to partner with our general contracting firm and to focus on energy performance contracting.  

We found that by marrying our construction experience with principles of building science, and by embracing emerging energy-efficiency technologies, we can provide customers with a complete set of home performance contracting services.  Most often these days, we're approaching homes and small businesses through the lens of energy efficiency.  We're working to make structures energy efficient, safe & healthy, and comfortable.  When we see structures in need of repair, we address those building durability issues.  We still do remodeling and we really like it when a customer wants to incorporate home performance into the design.        

Our Team


Bernie Miller - Owner and Team Lead

A third-generation carpenter and artisan, Bernie takes his commitment to quality and reliability to heart.  Bernie learned the trade from his father and older brothers in Ohio doing projects from framing houses to building sailboats.

Bernie moved to Washington in 1999 for the great outdoors.  Bernie has provided remodeling and carpentry services in Thurston County since 2000 and offers fine craftsmanship at affordable prices. He is proud to be the owner and operator of Quality Renovation & Carpentry LLC.

Bernie is also certified by the Building Performance Institute to apply nationally recognized standards when conducting energy audits and weatherizing buildings and homes.  From 2010 to date, Bernie has conducted over 300 full diagnostic energy audits and hundreds of residential energy assessments.  Bernie created Energy Efficiency First as a partner of Quality Renovation and Carpentry to focus on doing the work to make homes and small businesses in our community more energy efficient, durable, and healthy.  Bernie is committed to lowering carbon emissions one building at a time and to making customers happy through enhanced comfort and energy savings. 

Jacqui Brown Miller - Owner and General Manager

Jacqui uses her entrepreneurial, organizational, and analytical skills to provide general company support.  

The company’s mission and eco-friendly philosophy are inspired by Jacqui’s passion for environmental sustainability and social justice. In addition to a regular law degree, Jacqui has an LL.M. in environmental law from George Washington University.

Jacqui has served public sector clients as an attorney and public policy analyst, primarily on environmental and natural resources issues. She is pleased participate in a company that provides quality services in a manner that serves a triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit.   Jacqui also practices at Cascade Pacific Law PLLC - www.caspaclaw.com.  

Nancy Thompson - Executive Assistant

Nancy graduated with honors from both Pe Ell High School and from the Legal Office Assistant program at Centralia College.  Nancy has worked as a librarian, a property manager, and as a bookkeeper and office manager in the fields of real estate and heating & cooling. 

Nancy has been with our company since 2012.  She executes a combination of administrative and managerial functions. She is responsible for scheduling company-related appointments, managing records, and assisting with office management.  She is our company brain.  She simultaneously administers the glue to keep our company cohesive and the grease to keep the gears functioning smoothly.