who we are

Experience, Passion, and Teamwork

At ML Bell, our employees know what it takes to make projects successful for our clients. We strive to add value to our clients and are passionate about our work.

Mike Bell


Mike grew up in a construction family. His entrepreneurial spirit must have been natural, because he started a landscaping business at the age of 15. After college, Mike did site engineering. Before long, he was coordinating and designing entire buildings. He learned the most from the contractors in the field and it is this background in design that gives Mike an edge over others in this industry.

In 2003, Mike started his own construction company. As a graphic person, Mike likes to sketch a client's vision. He understands clients' needs and helps them visualize the end results through drawings, samples, and material selections.

Even after 29 years of being in this business, every project is a new challenge that Mike enjoys. He is passionate about bringing a client's vision to reality.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Hannah, and their four boys. You can regularly find him on the sideline coaching area youth sports teams, or camping and hiking with his family.

Kellie Slutzah

Project Executive

Kellie Slutzah is a Richmond native that first became interested in construction while in college. She is a VCU graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate. During her time at VCU, she enjoyed watching the changing real estate landscape on campus and in downtown Richmond. Watching old, dilapidated buildings being transformed into something new is what sparked her interest in the real estate/construction industry and inspired her to study Real Estate.

Kellie came to M.L. Bell with experience in operations, real estate management, acquisitions and project management. Her previous role, as a real estate manager for a large, public university, allowed her to gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of a project from the acquisition of the land, through the construction phase, securing a tenant and then maintaining the property and tenant/landlord relationship.

Outside of work, Kellie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. On any given night you can find her cheering for her kids at the baseball/softball fields or on the basketball court. She also loves to travel with her husband and run with friends.

Sonya Terry

Accounts Payable Specialist

Sonya grew up in Richmond but relocated to Georgia after high school. She has spent the last seventeen years living in Georgia working in accounting. Sonya chose to go into accounting because she has a natural talent for problem solving and loves jobs that keep her continuously busy. Her biggest strength is her organization, accuracy, and attention to detail.

When not at work, Sonya enjoys yoga, cooking and kickboxing.

Stephanie Hixon


Stephanie is a Roanoke native that first became interested in construction after taking a high school drafting class. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Technical Graphics with a specialization in Engineering Graphics. After receiving her degree, she moved back to Virginia to begin work.

Today Stephanie brings over twenty years of Construction Estimating experience to our team. She has worked with both residential and commercial markets. Stephanie has a huge passion for projects she gets to help design. Her strength lies in her attention to detail and her ability to get our clients the most bang for their buck.

In her spare time, Stephanie coaches middle school soccer and enjoys traveling with her daughter's club soccer team.