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Our History

EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc. is a privately owned mechanical and general contracting firm that specializes in institutional, commercial, and industrial renovation. For 65 years and counting, our team has provided valuable expertise for private and public projects of all sizes throughout Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D. C., Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania. We have experienced remarkable growth and achieved widespread success throughout our lifetime, emerging as a leader in the construction industry.

Three generations of excellence define the EMJAY team. Our journey began in 1954 when Jerome Scherr founded EMJAY Engineering and Construction in the basement of his home. Scherr acted as president of the firm until 1984, when he passed down that role to his son Michael. Later, Jeremy Scherr would join the team and bring his valuable skills to the table. As a family owned and operated business, we treat all employees like family and encourage a welcoming work environment.

With humble roots as a two-person operation, EMJAY has evolved into a recognized expert in the construction industry with support from over 150 skilled employees. Our resources have multiplied, and our skills have drastically advanced to suit all projects. We offer an array of valuable services, such as pre-construction analysis, consultation, specification, and bid preparation.

Our expert team will complete all projects and efficiently manage all subcontractor work. We retain our esteemed reputation through our commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Incredibly pleased with our results, many clients have returned to EMJAY for additional work. When you choose EMJAY, you know you will receive top-notch support from a team that you can trust. Contact us today; our story has only just begun!