Willis Smith Construction Announces the Promotion of Two Project Managers


Sarasota, FL, November 1, 2016– Willis Smith Construction proudly announces the promotion of Rick Scherzer and Jon Taleff as Project Managers.

 Rick obtained his Master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida. Rick began his career with Willis Smith in 2014, and for the past 2 years he has been instrumental in the management and the successful completion of five Fire Stations within Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  He is currently working on his 6th Fire Station in North Port in conjunction with the supervision of the Day Spring Episcopal Camp and Program Center.  Rick stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity and I look forward to taking on a larger role within the Willis Smith Family”!

Jon received his Master’s degree in Construction Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He joined the Willis Smith Healthcare team in 2013 and over the last 3 years he has been actively involved with the St. Joseph Cancer Center, the South Florida Baptist Hospital ICU relocation and the Tidewell Hospice Headquarters Office Upgrade. He currently is managing the new Plymouth Harbor Assisted Living Facility on St. Armands.

Jon explained, “Healthcare has always been a passion of mine.  To be able to develop the patient care environment as a Project Manager with Willis Smith is truly special.  Sarasota is a beautiful city with industry-leading care and standards and I am honored to be a part of such an exciting group.

Dave Sessions , Willis Smith President, commented, “I am very appreciative of the hard work and dedication both of these Project Managers have provided to the projects they have been involved with. I am very pleased to have each of them progress within our organization”.

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a construction management firm headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. The company has a longstanding reputation for superior construction and offers its clients particular expertise in the areas of commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. Willis A. Smith Construction serves to promote excellence and integrity in the construction industry while contributing to the betterment of our clients and the communities we serve.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact Peggy Kronus at 941-366-3116 or email at [email protected]