Our Leaders


  • Douglas W. Wilcox, II President of Scherer Construction
    of North Florida, LLC

    Doug Wilcox is the President of Scherer Construction of North Florida, LLC. After starting as a draftsman, superintendent, and project manager at Scherer Construction in St. Petersburg in 1987, he went on to open the Gainesville office in 1991, taking what was essentially a one person satellite office and turning it into the thriving 40 person operation it is today. Doug is a graduate of the University Of Florida Rinker School Of Building Construction and holds certifications as a General Contractor, a Roofing Contractor, and an Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor. As a balance to his professional life, Doug enjoys his time as a private airplane pilot and a hunting enthusiast.

  • James A. “Jim” Crookston President of Scherer Construction
    of West Florida, LLC

    Jim Crookston is the President of Scherer Construction of West Florida, LLC, located in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1984, he joined the company as a project manager and, while working closely with design staff, quickly developed a knack for attention to detail that has won him praise from both customers and subcontractors. Jim is a graduate of the Engineering Design program at Hoover Technical School in Canton, Ohio, and holds certification as a General Contractor and a Building Contractor. His work life is augmented by his participation at his church, being a father of six, and by his enjoyment as an avid, long distance cyclist.


Our History


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In 1984, with one truck, a garage for an office, and a degree from the School of Building Construction at the University of Florida., founder Clark Scherer created Scherer Construction. His goal was to create a company whose very basis was founded on delivering quality projects and exceeding the expectations of the customer by providing a seamless and trouble-free experience for them.  This concept motivated Clark to focus his attention on the Design/Build turnkey concept. After three months, he hired Jim Crookston to help expand the business. One of their first projects was a 2,300 square foot Precision Tune Auto Care Center. Due to the success of this project, it was later followed by seven more of the same concept.

As the business grew, more staff was needed to keep things running smoothly. In 1986, Clark invited Doug Wilcox to join the team. Doug eventually moved to Gainesville to attend the School of Building Construction at the University of Florida and had three projects ongoing while working from his dormitory room. In 1988, Clark Keator was brought on board. He then moved to start their Orlando, or Central Florida, office in 1990. In 1992, when Doug graduated from UF, he stayed in Gainesville and opened the North Florida office. Eventually there would be other offices in Georgia and Texas. Over the years, these offices completed work from Florida to California, in almost every imaginable commercial construction project including: all types of pre-engineered metal buildings, retail projects from interior remodels to town centers, masonry warehouses, tilt-up structures, hospital remodeling, various automotive projects, manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Annual revenues grew to over $100 million.

Now with three  offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and St. Petersburg, Florida, Scherer Construction has the experience, capacity, and resources to meet the needs of any project throughout the southeastern United States. Scherer Construction has established itself as an experienced and quality-driven design/build, construction management, and general contracting firm that endeavors to lead the industry by following a core set of principles rooted in our absolute commitment to customer satisfaction. From free standing buildings to remodels, tilt wall structures to pre-engineered metal buildings, no project is too big or too small for our highly capable team. We consistently deliver a quality project on time and within budget.

Our mission is to build our clients’ visions and exceed their expectations. This has brought us repeat business, referrals, and an ever-expanding customer base. Our commitment to deliver quality, efficient and turnkey construction services to our customers is the driving force in our company. Because we all share this legacy of exceeding expectations, it is ingrained in the senior staff and employees of all Scherer Construction offices.