Over 30 years ago, Jerry Warder looked at the community of faith and realized that there was a specific need for a company that understood the particular requirements of churches and other houses of worship. Faith-filled people have a need for spaces that are friendly and inviting to the community of their faith. Within the context of beauty and a welcoming spirit, they need spaces that are functional. Houses of worship need spaces that are designed and constructed within a realistic budget that serve both the present and future generations.
Jerry is considered a pioneer in starting a design/build organization that works exclusively with houses of worship. “I wanted to start a company that would allow me to fulfill a personal ministry in service to God and community and, at the same time, allow me use my expertise in the design/build industry. Warder & Associates, Inc. was the perfect solution…dedicated to building houses of worship for all faithful people to the glory of God.”
Jerry spends what free time he has in Annapolis, Maryland or in St. Petersburg, Florida. An adventurer at heart, Jerry skis, pilots aircraft, is an underwater photographer, and enjoys time boating on the Chesapeake. He has done extensive work with the less advantaged, bringing joy to children and helping their families through hands-on gifts and other charitable activities.
Jerry graduated from Columbia Technical Institute where he received the school’s highest achievement award.