ABOUT SCHARF BUILDING SERVICES

About Us

Family-owned and operated company
"We Complete Every Job as if it’s Our Own“

Kent and Debbi Scharf loved being in the world of building and construction most of their lives. In 2006 Kent and Debbi created Scharf Building Services. At its core, it is a family-owned and operated company. After 14 years of building a business from the ground up and becoming highly successful, the time had come to bring in the next generation of the Scharf family to take over and take SBS to the next level. In January of 2020, AJ and Kristin Scharf became owners. AJ brings a wealth of knowledge after spending the last 20 years in management as well as hands-on learning from his dad about construction and Kristin is a retired Air Force Veteran of 20 years. Although two slightly different paths, one thing that will never change is their focus to ensure the customer that every job, no matter the size, is important and will be completed with the highest quality, and perfection, that has been the mission of SBS since the beginning. 

Aj & Kristin Scharf, Owners

Kent Scharf

Married to Debbi Taylor Scharf in 1974. Kent and Debbi have two sons, Andrew and AJ, four wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa, Taylor, Andrew (Drew), and Makenzie and of course, the extended family of daughters-in-law, Kristin Scharf, (AJ’s wife) and Amy Scharf (Andy’s wife).

Kent started out at a very early age (9) working on a farm near Millstadt, IL. In the early 70’s he began working in a local body shop learning the trade. He worked there until 1982 when he went to work for Jim Taylor, Inc. (owned by Debbi’s father, Jim Taylor) as an inventory control manager. He worked up through the ranks and became General Superintendent. Then from 2005 through 2006, he briefly moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to run a roofing division for Taylor Roofing. Even though Kent was working full time at one location or another, Kent managed to build his first home with his wife, Debbi, in 1976 working evenings and weekends. Their dream was always to have a little acreage, so again, in 2000; Kent and Debbi built another home on 2-1/2 acres, where they still reside. In 2006, Kent and Debbi decided to start a handyman service and thus opened Scharf Building Services. With the quality of service and knowledge, Scharf Building Services business began to grow exponentially. He is hoping for more great things to continue to grow the business as well as taking care of the small things that our customers still need.

Debbi Scharf

Married to Kent Scharf in 1974. Kent and Debbi have two sons, Andrew and AJ, four wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa, Taylor, Andrew (Drew), and Makenzie and of course, the extended family of daughters-in-law, Kristin Scharf (AJ’s wife) and Amy Scharf (Andy’s wife).

Debbi began working for Jim Taylor, Inc. (formerly Biebel Roofing Company) in 1970 for her father, Jim Taylor. Over the years, she had many hats (including hard hats) to wear while working for her father. Starting out, Debbi worked in the office doing all of the typing and general office work. Yes, on a regular type-writer with carbon paper? She also did some time-estimating on the roofs, operated a crane, helped install a few EPDM roofing systems and helped with the inventory control. Debbi would also help her dad measure roofing systems and make drawings accordingly to expedite the bidding process. Debbi ended her stay with Taylor Roofing as office manager. After her father’s passing in 2000, Debbi became part owner of Jim Taylor, Inc., with two of her sisters, Catherine Taylor Yank and Sherri Reno. While they are still at the roofing company, Debbi, along with Kent, left and started Scharf Building Services in 2006. Debbi takes care of all of the bookkeeping and marketing for Scharf Building Services and can also help on minor things on projects.

Kent started out at a very early age (9) working on a farm near Millstadt, IL. In the early 70’s he began working in a local body shop learning the trade. He worked there until 1982 when he went to work for Jim Taylor, Inc. (owned by Debbi’s father, Jim Taylor) as an inventory control manager. He worked up through the ranks and became General Superintendent. Then from 2005 through 2006, he briefly moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to run a roofing division for Taylor Roofing. Even though Kent was working full time at one location or another, Kent managed to build his first home with his wife, Debbi, in 1976 working evenings and weekends. Their dream was always to have a little acreage, so again, in 2000; Kent and Debbi built another home on 2-1/2 acres, where they still reside. In 2006, Kent and Debbi decided to start a handyman service and thus opened Scharf Building Services. With the quality of service and knowledge, Scharf Building Services business began to grow exponentially. He is hoping for more great things to continue to grow the business as well as taking care of the small things that our customers still need.

I have had SBS do many projects for me over the years. I would NOT trust any other company. Service is amazing, staff is friendly. Quality of work is A++++

Meet The Team

Keith Scharf

Keith Scharf

Married to Rita Dodd Scharf. Keith has three children, Kevin, Jacob and Kathryn. Keith enjoys hunting and being a part of the Elks Lodge #664 in Fairview Heights, IL for over 23 years and the Moose Lodge in Belleville for 3 years. Keith began working for Scharf Building Services, LLC, shortly after opening. Prior to that, Keith also worked for Taylor Roofing. Keith worked as their yard foreman. Before working for Taylor Roofing, Keith worked as a carpenter developing a good deal of skills that he has since brought to Scharf Building Services. He now works as carpenter foreman and can bring a lot of wonderful skills and expertise to all of our projects.

Andy Scharf

Married to Amy Roberts Scharf and has five children, Alyssa and Drew (Andy Jr), Abigail, Catie and Ellie. Andy enjoys hunting and loves to have fun with his DJ business (A&A Music Productions) that he has for the evenings and weekends. Andy began working for Scharf Building Services, LLC, in 2007. Andy previously worked for Taylor Roofing as a journeyman roofer and also did a good deal of sheet metal work for the company. For a short time, he was acting-superintendent before he came to work for SBS. He is now a carpenter and can handle all types of building needs to help SBS complete the quality work that it strives to complete.

Bryan Wilson

Bryan Wilson

Married to Lori Wilson and has three children, Kyle, Dylan and Tyler. Bryan enjoys outdoor hunting and fishing. Bryan came to work for Scharf Building Services, LLC part time in 2009 and went full time in 2012. He owned B & B Plastering for 15 years. Bryan brought a lot of experience to SBS early on and has been able to expand to a great deal more than plastering.

Doran Rakers

Rob Billings

Don Winkler

Don Winkler

Cody Funk

Jeff Gass

Sherri Reno

Sherri Reno