Henry S. Miller Company
Henry S. Miller Company is one of the largest independent brokerage and property management firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Founded in 1919, the business and the metroplex seemed to grow together. In a 1999 editorial naming the leading 20 Dallasites of the 20th Century, Henry S. Miller was called "the master of real estate brokerage."

The company was founded by Henry S. Miller, Sr., who had worked in retail and real estate prior to venturing out on his own. The one-man business had offices in the Southland Life Insurance Building in downtown Dallas. In the 1930s, Henry S. Miller, Jr. joined the business and helped it diversify into insurance. The father and son formed an official partnership during World War II.

In 1960, the company was incorporated and continued growing. Henry S. Miller, Jr. was named its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is credited with providing the leadership for the company's continued diversification. The portfolio of services included property-management, office and shopping center leasing, as well as industrial property leasing. In 1961 and 1962, the company posted record-breaking sales. In 1961 alone, its sales were more than $15 million.

From 1970 until 1977, Roger Staubach
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, then the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys
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, worked for the company in the off-season. (He went on to a career in commercial real estate after his retirement from sports.)

Example projects included high-profile properties such as Highland Park Village
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, Preston Royal, and Richland Plaza shopping center. Clients included a wide variety of professional and retail firms such as Wyatt's Cafeterias. The company also provided services free of charge to non-profit agencies in the Dallas area including the Red Cross, the YMCA
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, and the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children. Additionally, the family was active in many other civic projects. The Dallas Morning Newss Rena Pederson described Henry and Juanita Miller
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 as "stalwart" patrons of the arts in the community. Without their stewardship, there would not have been a Dallas Opera
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The company merged with another real estate firm in the 1980s, but the family bought back Henry S. Miller Co., Realtors. The company then had 26 offices in cities in Texas including Austin and Houston. In March 1994, Henry S. Miller Commercial Co. was launched as a full service real estate company, which also had a significant base in the residential real estate market. By 1996, it was the second largest Texas firm, after Ebby Halliday Realtors, and was ranked 29th in the nation by a Real Trends survey, based on its 1995 home sales transactions. It is the largest independent real estate brokerage services firm in Texas.

"My wonderful family has taken over the legacy that my father began the year I was born," said Henry S. Miller, Jr. in a 2005 interview with The Dallas Morning News "The established goal for them, as it was for me, is to continue the Henry S. Miller legacy for generations to come with the level of integrity on which it was founded. I carried the legacy to the best of my ability, and now it is their turn. It's not an unfinished goal but an infinite goal."
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