Powering Piemakers, Just in Time for the Holidays


The kind of scale on which Village Piemaker produces pies requires a lot of power.  

Power that Larry Lange, Miller Electric Project Manager, wanted to make sure Village Piemaker had more than enough of. 

“With over 15,000 square feet of refrigeration equipment in Village Piemaker’s space, the refrigeration loads are pretty large,” says Lange. “Relying on knowledge we gained working on past projects in buildings similar to this one, we decided to give Village Piemaker enough power to easily allow for further expansion and higher demand than what they have today.”  

In the big picture, every detail matters.

The timeline for this project was compressed, yet it wasn’t a concern because of the design build process used to plan and execute the work. 

After the project was completed, we provided our as-built drawings to the project engineer along with a full set of prints made off what we provided. 

Whether it was man hours, equipment size or on-the-fly engineering, having experience dealing with similar out-of-the box scenarios made it easier and less stressful to achieve success on this project.  

Because of past experience, Miller Electric had no problem taking nameplate readings on the equipment, sizing it in-house and relying on code to feed things as needed.  

Upon project completion, those adjustments were included in the design build drawings, providing an accurate roadmap for servicing and maintaining the equipment down the road. 


  • Installation of 1,200 AMP service and 400-kW generator 
  • As-built drawings delivered at project completion 
  • Construction of fixture packages and components