OUR PROFILE

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        Proven Integrity:

In our ninety-five year history, CG Schmidt has never been involved in a lawsuit with a client or architect.

Recent Awards:

2014 Daily Reporter's Top Projects - Aspirus Wausau Surgery and Cardiovascular Institute

2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Places to Work

2014 CG Schmidt receives Employer Partner Award by WRTP/Big Step

2014 COO Mike Abuls Receives AGC's Harvey Peterson Award

2014 Eric Schmidt named as TOP Executive by InBusiness Magazine

2014 School District of Brown Deer wins Business Journal Real Estate Award - Best Government Project

2014 Baraboo School District Receives WSPRA Spectrum Award for Outstanding Referendum Work

2014 CG Schmidt Becomes Largest Milwaukee-Area Construction Firm by the Milwaukee Business Journal

2014 Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons and 833 East Michigan Projects in TOP 5 largest projects underway in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Business Journal

2014 CG Schmidt named as one of the TOP 400 Contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News Record

2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Places to Work

2012 Business Journal’s - Healthiest Employer

2012 Vision Award for Ingenuity by the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW) for the Clock Shadow Building Project

2012 ENR Midwest's Best Green Project - Clock Shadow Building Project

2012 Daily Reporter’s Newsmakers of the Year - Builder of the Year

2012 Daily Reporter’s Newsmakers of the Year - Estimator of the Year:Mike Hoadley, MEP Engineer

2012 In Business Magazine's Commercial Design Award - Best New Development or Renovation Large Project

2012 Daily Reporter's Top Projects - Best in Show Award - UW-Madison's Union South

2012 Daily Reporter's Top Projects - Wisconsin Humane Society - OzaukeeCampus

2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Places to Work

2012 Wisconsin Business Ethics Award (WBEA)
 in the large company category by the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

2011
 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award - Grand Award.

2011 Largest Milwaukee-Area Construction Firms
 by the MilwaukeeBusiness Journal.

2011 Department of Administration's Minority Business Enterprise Accolade Award for our efforts on UW-Madison's New South Campus Union project. This is the highest honor the state awards to acknowledge private sector partners that demonstrate superior minority involvement in state procurement and construction-related activities.

2011 Impact Achievement Award by the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW) for the UW-Madison New South Campus Union project.

2011 Daily Reporter's Newsmakers of the Year - Estimator of the Year: Doug Franecki, Senior Estimator.

2011 Daily Reporter's Newsmakers of the Year - SuperSuper: Rod Marron, Superintendent, for his sustainability efforts onthe Monroe Clinic and Hospital Addition project.

2011 Deloitte's Wisconsin 75 List of the largest private companies in Wisconsin.

Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Safety During 2010 by the Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Safety Council.

Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record 2010 from the Associated General Contractors of America for a Zero Incidence Rate - 50,000 work hours and over building division.

2001 National Build America Award from the American General Contractors (AGC), for the construction management of the Milwaukee Art Museum project.

Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) member, 1 of only 3 firms in Wisconsin to receive this highest OSHA rating. 

CG Schmidt has a very low Experience Modifier Rating (EMR), ranking us in thetop 2% of the safest construction firms in the nation.

Outstanding General Contractor Award from the AmericanSubcontractors Association of Greater Milwaukee six times.

CG Schmidt was one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA), the only statewide green building organization at the time of its inception.

We build trust with our clients by offering a two-year, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall warranty on all of our workmanship.


Solid Leadership:

Richard “Rick” Schmidt, Jr., PE – President and CEO
Rick Schmidt has served as President and CEO of CG Schmidt since 2006. Previously, Rick served as Vice President and Regional Manager for Payne & Dolan, one of the largest producers and contractors of asphalt pavements and aggregate materials in the Midwest.

Rick graduated from Marquette University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is the past president of the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association, the Marquette University Engineering Alumni Association, and also a past member on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association.

He currently serves on the Pius High School, “Project Lead the Way” Community Planning Team, Marquette University Construction Engineering and Management Advisory Board, Marquette University College of Engineering National Advisory Committee, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Diversity Committee, Milwaukee Art Museum Board of Directors, Zoological Society of Milwaukee Board of Directors, YMCA Executive Board of Directors, PAVE Board of Directors and the Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees. Rick is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Rick received the Marquette University Engineering Alumni Association "Service Award" in 1997 and the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers "Professional Engineer of the Year in Construction" in 2001. In 2009, Rick received the prestigious “Harvey Peterson Safety Award” from the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee.