Eric Schmidt


“I will ensure we continue to change the physical landscape of cities everywhere and of equal importance, create opportunities for cultural, educational, workforce and economic development for the businesses and communities we serve.”


Generational leadership

Eric Schmidt serves as President of CG Schmidt, Inc., a leading construction management firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eric has been in the family business for over thirty years, starting his career leading some of CG Schmidt’s most notable projects. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Administration from University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.


Growth through partnership

Eric’s leadership style follows this key principle: people are the foundation of all we do.  His goal to increase CG Schmidt’s building service area includes maintaining strategic partnerships as well as fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. This focus will drive innovation, expand economic capabilities, and evolve services and approaches to align with CG Schmidt’s clients’ changing needs, while creating sustainable employment opportunities for the people who live in the communities CG Schmidt serves.


Professional Affiliation

UW-Milwaukee Business Advisory Council, Member 


Community Involvement

Milwaukee County Historical Society, Board Member

St. Francis Borgia Catholic School, Board Member

Greater Milwaukee Committee, Member




Notable Commercial Real Estate Leader
BizTimes Milwaukee

40 under 40
InBusiness Greater Madison

Executive of the Year
InBusiness Greater Madison 2016

Top Executive
InBusiness Greater Madison

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