Our Foundation

When we first founded Gulf Building in 1991, we did so out of the belief that enhanced results could only come from improvements to the many different components of the construction management and design process. We knew that improved timeliness is just as important as sticking to a budget and that quality materials mean little without the expertise and skill to guarantee precision. With this in mind, we hold ourselves to a higher standard, not only in the work we deliver but in the people that make up our team.

  • John Scherer


    Mr. John Scherer oversees all operations. Pre-construction efforts include conceptual estimating, budgeting, value engineering and scheduling. Construction phase activities include issuance of contract documents, project management, receipt and award of subcontract bids, and corporate representative managing relations with the architect/engineer, owner and regulator agencies.

  • William "Chip" Derrer

    Executive Vice President

    Mr. Derrer has over 19 years of experience in the construction industry. His expertise ranges from estimating, value engineering, contracts, scheduling, submittal review, cost control and billing, pre construction, change orders, project supervision, owner representative, coordination with owners, architects, and local municipalities, and project close out.


Gulf Building was founded in 1991 with a goal to provide an innovative approach to Construction Management and Design. Gulf Building has 25 years of experience in construction management services, design, and planning and for local South Florida, private industry, and governments. Through teamwork and partnering, a strong sense of purpose and a commitment to getting the job done right, Gulf continues to provide top quality service to our clients.

With a key emphasis on integrity, quality and experience, Gulf’s innovative approach to design, management and construction will save you time and money on your construction project.

We are dedicated to quality & integrity

It’s All In The Details!

We’re always looking for new challenges,
new adventures to keep us growing.
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