About / Team

Derek Mills

Director of Custom Metals

Please note, Derek retired at the end of 2023.  He left us to enjoy his passion for golf and the great outdoors.  We all wish him and his wife well in their pursuit of the perfect drive. . .

Should you need any assistance on your project, please feel to contact Josh Bright at 816.627.5456 or, via e-mail:  jbright@ssm-kc.com.

You can even call our front desk or send a message through our website and any one of us will be happy to help!


  • Emily Griffith Tech College (Denver) – Associates HVAC/Refrigeration
  • SMW Local 9 (Denver) – Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
  • Iowa State University – Industrial Administration

Work History

  • SSM – 31+ years
  • Chavez Sheet Metal – Apprentice, Denver Licensed Journeyman, Purchasing Mgr, Estimator/PM – 8 years


  • Holds Current Company Block Mechanical License, Hold U.S. Patent on a Custom Roof Curb