About Us

A vision based on community



See how we’ve grown and stayed true to our vision.


Merritt At-a-glance


Our dedication to creating and maintaining environments where people can grow and prosper—across all three companies—has resulted in more than 1,000 proud Merritt employees contributing to their communities.


Far more than simply running a business for a half century—no small feat in itself—our anniversary in 2017 will celebrate providing a place for growth, service and personal achievement.


From creating work environments that are lasting homes for businesses to creating personalized physical fitness regimens for individual members, we make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of area residents and employers.


Greater prosperity for our customers

Greater opportunities for our employees

True to Leroy Merritt’s vision, we focus equally on the efficient operation of our businesses and on our impact on the community—our commitment to doing what’s right, every day, for every customer.

Scott Dorsey CEO

Scott Dorsey


Focusing on strategic planning and long-term goals, Scott oversees relations with financial institutions, government agencies, economic development organizations and industry groups. He joined the company in 1972. Scott is Chairman of the Board for the Maryland Economic Development Corporation and Maryland Business for Responsive Government, and sits on the Board and Executive Committee for the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Young Life-Urban Baltimore Board of Directors, M&T Bank Greater Baltimore/Washington Director’s Advisory Council, the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, and the Board of Trustees for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland.

Robb Merritt - President

Robb Merritt


Robb oversees daily operations and management of the company, having learned the development business from the ground up. He is former president of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is currently a member of the Legislative Committee. He also sits on the President’s Advisory Council for the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission. At the national level, he also serves on the NAIOP Industrial Development III National Forum and sits as a governor on the NAIOP Research Foundation. In addition, Robb is a board member for the Maryland Business Leadership PAC and Living Classrooms Foundation. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Robb received an MBA from Loyola University.

Learn More About Our Companies

Merritt Construction Services

Building a Better Way
Merritt stands for respect, collaboration, and quality because that’s what our founder expected from his team. He saw these as essentials often promised but seldom delivered, so he developed a thoughtful, flexible approach to construction — an approach we follow to this day. Before we complete a project that’s worthy of your business, we believe we have to do a job that’s true to our name.

Merritt Properties

Creating Homes for Businesses
We believe in simply doing what’s right, every day for every customer. It’s a pretty uncommon notion in the commercial real estate industry, because it means going beyond what’s simply required. It means doing whatever is necessary to address your needs, put your mind at ease, and create a comfortable home for your business.

Merritt Clubs logo

Fitness That Matters
We’re changing the way Baltimore thinks about fitness. Each facility is designed to meet the needs of the neighborhood it serves, continually evolving programs to bring people together through new experiences that support the overall well-being of our members. We’re not just supporting active lifestyles, we’re creating a happier, healthier community.