Our Company

Four generations of creating exceptional facilities that improve the lives of others.

Our story starts in 1920, when Dutch immigrant Charles Schmidt left his job at a brewery in Milwaukee to found Charles Schmidt & Sons Construction. Through four generations of family ownership, we’ve built a reputation for tackling some of the largest, most recognizable projects in Wisconsin. And we’re just getting started.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Rick Schmidt
CEO and Chairman of the Board

Eric Schmidt

Mike Abuls
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Todd Rakowski
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Finance

Sarah Dunn
Senior Vice President of Business Development & Client Services

Mark Lillesand
Senior Vice President

Dan Chovanec
Senior Vice President

Bryce Unger
Vice President



Focused on Workplace Safety


Make no mistake, construction can be dangerous. That’s why we never stop looking for new ways to keep the people working on our jobsites safe. From the latest in PPE innovation, to advanced safety training and rigid enforcement of safety standards, we give our workers and staff the tools to do their job safely. Everyone leaves the site the same way they arrived, that’s our commitment.

CG Schmidt is committed to assuring the safety of everyone entering the construction zone. We’ve successfully implemented the SafeStart Program to improve safety at the workplace and beyond.

SafeStart is the most successful safety training process in the world for developing personal, 24/7 safety skills that address human factors in safety— proven to reduce injuries 30%–70% in 6–18 months. Improved PPE compliance is only one of the many benefits SafeStart provides.


Where Exceptional is the Standard.

Let’s start a conversation about your project.

“CG Schmidt has done a terrific job of not just building this building on time and on budget, but also creating a very safe environment. … we can’t help but be inspired when we walk through this building”

Joseph Hogan
Former President, GE Healthcare

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