How Love and a Messy Desk Grew a Construction Business (Video)

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Updated Nov 12, 2022

He grew up in the construction business after his dad put him on a skid steer at age 4.

She was fascinated with his work, but his messy desk ... not so much.

After Missy and Trevor fell in love, they became partners in life and in their company, T. Scherber Demolition & Excavating in Rogers, Minnesota. Missy straightened out the business side, and Trevor focused on the jobsites. Both took to heart the company’s motto: “Integrity in Construction.”

Together, they have grown T. Scherber into a $3 million to $5 million company with plans to build a long-lasting legacy.

To find out more about T. Scherber, one of Equipment World’s 12 finalists for 2022 Contractor of the Year, check out the video above.

The awards program recognizes contractors who display the highest standards of business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement. Each year, 12 finalists receive an expense-paid trip to Las Vegas to participate in roundtable discussions and an awards ceremony.

The 2023 program will coincide with ConExpo-Con/Agg, North America’s largest construction trade show

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Missy Scherber (00:00):

The way I got into this industry was through meeting Trevor, and he and I fell in love pretty quickly and I started visiting the job sites and was just so intrigued by what he was doing, trying to build the company. But then I visited his office one day and there were stacks and stacks of invoices and mail and bills, and I was like, "You need support to make this happen."

Trevor Scherber (00:30):

I grew up with my dad being in the construction industry. He was a builder. As a kid, he liked the Tonka toys and stuff. My dad's started putting me in a skid loader at 4 years old, 5 years old. So I was around it as a kid. I really liked the equipment.

Missy Scherber (00:45):

Integrity in construction is in our byline for a reason, and we want to have integrity with everything we do on- and off-site. I think it's just having the top standards, even if it takes longer, even if it costs a little more. We don't cut corners. What's the right way to do this? What's the safe way to do it? We definitely have our sights on legacy. This work is too hard and rigorous to not build something.