Meet Our Team

Our Consultants

Gary Bettinger

Gary Bettinger

Gary began his career as a window production manager in 1994 and brings years of experience retrofitting replacement windows and employing best installation practices. He became a consultant for SWDC in 2004, and utilizes his expertise to provide the best solution for your window and door replacement needs.

  • I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our window project. Scherer Window and Door Consultants (SWDC) did a great job, start to finish. Their sale rep, Gary was personable and super knowledgeable. I’m afraid we bothered him more than needed. No problem. Not only did he take time to understand what we were looking for, he also hooked us up with some upgrades for our existing Marvin Windows. Not only did they do a great job of installing the windows, but cleaned up afterwards. Awesome job by that bunch. Professionals at every step, and not just sales, installation, finishing. There were several people I never met that probable have a lot to do with this successful project. Got lots of emails, mailings, calls and reminders from the office staff. Their communications over the course of the project was tremendous. Thanks Scherer Window and Door Consultants for taking care of our family’s home.

  • I had a very positive experience replacing 3 basement windows and a problem kitchen window. The salesman was terrific. He gave me a number of different options with no high pressure sales as did other companies who gave me quotes. I was pleased with the entire process from start to completion and have already recommended the company to others.

    Tom J.
Dave Wahlstrom

Dave Wahlstrom

Dave studied window construction in Norway as a window production manager. As the former Window & Door Service Manager for Scherer Bros., Dave has extensive problem-solving knowledge and expertise in best installation practices, and has been with SWDC since 2004.

  • Scherer Window and Door were fantastic from beginning to end. We replaced our entire second floor of windows. Dave Wahlstrom was knowledgeable, helpful and practical in working with our desire for new windows in our home. The installation team was focused and worked well together to accomplish the job in less than two full days. Everything was spotless when they completed the job. The windows are high quality and the workmanship of the windows and install brings a new level of beauty to our home. I highly recommend Scherer Window and Door!!

    Barb V.
  • Both my wife and I are very happy with our experience with you guys. Dave was a great salesman — no pressure, straight forward, helpful, and went out of his way to fix an error that occurred with 2 of the windows. Communication with the office has been great, and the actual work on the windows was awesome — fast, quality, nice, communicative workers. I wish all interactions with contractors were like this.

Tracy Mayer

Tracy Mayer

Tracy’s window and door industry career spans over 25 years in manufacturing, commercial/project management, service and operations. As a member of the SWDC team since 2005, he brings in-depth retrofitting knowledge and expertise in best installation practices.

  • From the first step of contacting Scherer for an estimate I was very impressed. Tracy was amazing and the process when fast and painless. I had a quote within hours of him visiting our home. I contacted him and set up a time to see the product at the showroom and signed a contract. Within one day I was contacted for scheduling and this process started just before Thanksgiving. I anticipated a February installation due to holiday schedules and was very surprised to be scheduled the first week in January. The installation was completed yesterday and the new product is amazing. The installation crew was awesome. So considerate and caring. I am so impressed with the entire project.

    Lisa L.
  • We had Scherer replace six large three season windows, and we were very happy with the entire process and product. We received estimates from three companies and Scherer not only had the best price but also had the product we wanted to match our existing windows in that room.. The entire process was well managed. We were kept apprised of all delivery and installation dates, and the installers were very knowledgeable. They exhibited a high concern for quality installation. We would definitely choose Scherer again for any future projects.

    Debra B.
Chris Judd

Chris Judd

Chris has been a window consultant since 1991, and spent 14 years learning about the many types of residential windows while working with Harmon Glass. He started with SWDC in 2005, utilizing his extensive knowledge and expertise to create optimal window replacement solutions.

  • Everyone at Scherer Brothers was great to work with each time we have used them to replace windows in our 1950s house. Not only did the sales rep (Chris) visit us multiple times to confirm the windows would work for us, he offered suggestions to achieve the view goals that we had with the windows. Installation was professional and timely and the crews clean up well once completed.

    Maureen C.
  • Scherer has been a pleasure to work with. Chris, the sales person we worked with, was focused on what we needed and we never felt the slightest bit of pressure to buy a certain product, or to buy at all frankly. Chris and the office staff have always been very responsive.

    Joshua M.
Kirk Gillespie

Kirk Gillespie

As a former Harmon Glass project manager for commercial and residential installations, Kirk has seen a wide range of windows, which gives him a unique perspective on which windows are the most energy efficient. Kirk joined SWDC in 2008, and uses his vast industry knowledge to create the best solutions for retrofitting replacement windows.

  • Absolutely outstanding! From the sales rep, to the scheduling, to the install crew, everyone was exceptional in their work and communication. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outstanding quality of service and windows which we received. They are beautiful – the people and the windows! I would highly recommend this crew of exceptional professionals.

    Linda Sue A.
  • We needed basement windows replaced and a kitchen window fixed that had previously been replaced by another company. The salesman was very knowledgeable and professional. There was no high pressure sales pitch or price that was good for only 2 hours! The installers came, replaced the windows, cleaned up their mess, and our windows have been performing flawlessly. We couldn’t have been happier and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

    Jacqueline J.
Tom Argabright

Tom Argabright

Tom spent two years at Marvin Windows’ manufacturing plant in Warroad, MN as a corporate trainer—educating architects, designers, and contractors on the entire spectrum of Marvin products. In 2015, Tom joined Scherer Bros. Lumber Co. as a sales associate, focusing on Marvin window and door products. His experience working at the manufacturing facility gave him in-depth knowledge of the construction and quality of Marvin products.

  • My new windows were installed yesterday and they are awesome! Better than I even hoped! The installers were easy to have here in our house, friendly, accommodating and patient with me, professional and they did absolutely beautiful work. They even cleaned up inside and out perfectly. And Tom was exceptional to work with and your advice about my choices was spot on. Thanks for giving me so much time helping me figure out the perfect windows. I am even considering doing more windows fairly soon. I am so happy I went to Scherer Bros. Thanks

  • The Scherer crew is outstanding, takes care of all details, cleans everything involved after the project is over, and makes sure the customer is satisfied. They are highly professional craftsmen who know their business, and are a pleasure to have work in a home. A finer crew and company could not be found.

    Richard D.
Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Jim has worked in the remodeling industry for over 30 years, with the last 17 years focusing on the window and door replacement industry. Jim started working at Justus Lumber in Hopkins in 1999, eventually starting his own Marvin Window replacement company in 2006. Jim joined Scherer Window & Door in 2016. Being a long-time carpenter and contractor, Jim brings extensive experience to the window installation industry. He understands how homes are built, which helps in assessing what windows are best for your home.

  • Our project couldn’t have gone better! What a GREAT team we were blessed to get! Everyday after they left, no mess was left behind. They were professional and friendly! Really a joy to have them around! From Jim our friendly salesman, to Kevin our awesome contractor who worked so hard and made everything look beautiful, we couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. Not only would I hire them again in a heartbeat, I would recommend them to anyone who appreciates quality craftsmanship and professionalism

    Lisa R.
  • “Your installers were excellent and very professional. We are almost finished replacing every window in our 90-year-old house with Marvin. You do a great job, and we will always recommend you to anyone asking.”

    Nancy M.

Our Leadership Team

Barb Anderson – Managing Director, M.A.   

Barb has completed post-graduate work in Organization Development, Leadership & Strategic Planning at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business & Carlson School of Management.  Additionally, she holds certificates in Business Management Processes, Change Management, and Marketing Management and has been a volunteer judge for the Minnesota Quality Award.  Prior to coming to Scherer Bros., she was Vice President of a local manufacturing/retail operation for 15 years with a focus on Sales, Marketing, and Operations. 

Upon joining Scherer Bros. in 2004, she recognized consumers’ need for quality, installed replacement windows and doors from a company they could trust, and subsequently pioneered Scherer Window & Door, utilizing the immense talent and resources available at Scherer Bros. Lumber Co. 

Derek Jones

Derek Jones – Operations Manager

Derek has been with Scherer Window & Door since 2016.   Derek has an A.A. degree in Construction Management, as well as over seventeen years of experience in both new construction and remodeling.  Derek oversees all of our window and door projects and our installation crews to ensure best practices are utilized and projects run smoothly from beginning to end. He is also the liaison between the sales staff, installation crews, and our customers.   He will ensure, with his depth of knowledge and expertise in the construction industry, that projects are completed to your satisfaction and our high standards.

Petra Lawrence

Petra Lawrence – Customer Care Coordinator

Petra has been with Scherer Window & Door since 2015.  Prior to that, she worked for Great Clips, coordinating national events, and creating presentations.   Petra is our service expert for all SWDC product lines.  She works diligently to make sure all replacement parts and service are completed as quickly as possible and is extremely responsive to customers’ needs. Petra also has a background in Social Media and Reputation Management. You can follow her Facebook posts on our SWDC site, showing some of our amazing projects! 

Jaime Rossiter

Jaime Rossiter – Project Scheduling Coordinator

Jaime graduated from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Arts and Communication.  She applied her skills as a project manager at Best Buy before coming to SWDC in 2018.  Jaime oversees project permits, installation scheduling, material requisitions, crew insurance and bonding, and everything in-between that arises during a remodeling project. She ensures projects keep moving through the various stages and are completed as quickly as possible.  Jamie is also a professional photographer.  We are fortunate to utilize her fabulous photography skills to showcase our wonderful craftsmanship!

Brittany Blackford

Brittany Blackford –Financing/Administrative

Brittany has an A.A. degree in Architectural Drafting and has been on our Administrative team since 2019.  She has been active in the Twin Cities residential construction industry since 2010.   Outside of SWDC, she is the owner of “The Raspberry Panda,” specializing in children’s furniture and also teaches local DIY classes for all ages.  Brittany processes our projects in the start-up phase to ensure all information has been completed.  She will assist you in scheduling your in-home consultation for window replacement, as well as answer any financing or contract questions you might have.

Carolyn Dismore

Carolyn Dinsmore – I.T./Administrative/Marketing

Carolyn has worked in Information Systems for over 25 years, including careers at General Mills and Nordic Track.   She is well versed in domestic and international I.T. systems implementation as well as web site development.  Carolyn is our resident expert in assisting SWDC with business processes and digital marketing campaign management. 


Jami Kramer – Administrative Sales Support

Jami started at Scherer Window & Door in 2020. Jami holds  A.A. degrees in both Business Administration & Business Management.  Before taking over her role as Administrative Sales Support for Scherer Window & Door, she spent 9 years with Park Nicollet Health Service as a Medical Department Assistant to Primary Care. Jami’s attention to detail and organization skills ensure that each project is complete and that all paperwork is in line and correct for project completion.


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