Jerry has received a multitude of awards during his career, including the Lewis L. Huntley Pacesetter Award for Community Vision, the Clay County Builders Council “Builder of the Year”, the Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Person of the Year”, and the “Distinguished Flying Cross” for aerial combat in Vietnam. He is also a Rotary Club “Paul Harris Fellow”.
As a developer he has expert knowledge in the areas of economic development, environmental permitting and infrastructure development. He is well versed in working with all of the professional disciplines necessary to complete a development of significant size i.e., civil engineering, traffic, environmental, legal, financial, etc.
He resides with his wife, Kay, on Fleming Island, in Clay County. They have one daughter, Louisa, who is a registered nurse critical care specialist, and has blessed them with three grandchildren.
Jerry is the Founder of ARGUS Executive Suites and President of Developers Realty Group, Inc., a company dealing primarily in real estate development and property management. He is a state certified building contractor and a licensed real estate broker. Jerry is a graduate of Wentworth Institute, Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in mechanical design, holds a degree in Construction Technology from the University of North Florida and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Clay County Economic Development Corporation and has served as the Chairman of the Clay County Builders Council, Orange Park Medical Center, the Clay County Economic Development Council, the Clay County Development Authority, the founding Chairman of the Clay County Utility Authority, the Northeast Florida Workforce Development Board and Clay County Builders Council. In the past years, Jerry has served as a board member for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeast Florida Builders Association, the Clay County Citizen Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Growth Management Act, the Advisory Committee for the Clay County State Housing Incentive Program, the United Way of Northeast Florida, the Transportation Advisory Committee of Clay County, the Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank of Jacksonville and was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush as a Director of Workforce Florida Inc.
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