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CG Schmidt has been a family-owned company since 1920. Our long history of leadership and innovation began in 1907 when 19-year-old Charles Schmidt left his home in Rosendaal, Holland to come to the United States. Charles began his career in Milwaukee as a maintenance worker for a local brewery.

In 1920, he set out on his own and launched Charles Schmidt & Sons Construction. In 1929, Charles' son, Charles G. Schmidt, inherited the company and expanded the business through diversification. CG Schmidt was then incorporated in 1946.

Now a fourth-generation firm, CG Schmidt is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard L. (Rick) Schmidt, Jr. CG Schmidt has shown dramatic growth and consistently ranks among the largest Construction Managers in the country by Engineering News Record magazine. By revenue, CG Schmidt is currently ranked as one of the largest Milwaukee-area contractors by The Business Journal of Milwaukee.

photo at left
from bottom left to right:
Richard Schmidt - former Chairman and President
Rick L Schmidt, Jr. - President and CEO

from top left to right:
Eric Schmidt - Vice President & Managing Director - Western Region
David Schmidt - Director of Development
Mark Schmidt - Director of Field Operations
Ryan Schmidt - Project Manager
Brad Schmidt - Assistant Project Manager
Auditors consistently issue an 'highly favorable' opinion within their independent auditor’s report of our company. In addition, CG Schmidt consistently receives a "Best-In-Class" rating from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Their yearly data survey results are regarded as the construction industry's standard for financial benchmarking.
A great many things have changed since 1920, yet some things have not changed at all...
We care about our clients, we care about our employees and we care about the communities we serve.