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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.

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OUR DIFFERENCE

Building for Good

Building for Good

A diverse workforce stimulates innovation, creates opportunities, and builds the local economy. As one of the largest Wisconsin-based construction firms, we believe it is our responsibility to proactively grow our industry and to create meaningful employment opportunities for the people who live here. We’ve long been a leader in the implementation of minority and resident participation programs, encouraging SBE, MBE and WBE participation on all of our projects. While we certainly don’t do this for awards, we’ve been honored to be recognized for our efforts, and we hope this inspires other firms to follow.

Recent Awards

Recent Awards

AIA – 2017 Contractor Award
National Build America Award - Milwaukee Art Museum
AGC- Certificate Of Commendation Of Excellent Safety Record
Wisconsin DWD - Outstanding Achievement Award For Excellence In Safety
IB Executive Of The Year - Top Executive - Eric Schmidt
ENR Top 100 - Top 400 Contractors In The U.S.
Business Journal's - Healthiest Employer
Deloitte - Wisconsin 75 List Of The Largest Private Companies
Becker’s Hospital Review - Top 100 Great Community - Monroe Clinic
Clean Lakes Alliance - Lumley Leadership Award
IB Commercial Design Awards - 3 Projects Recognized
News Makers of The Year - Builder Of The Year & Estimator Of The Year
Milwaukee Business Journal - Largest Milwaukee-Area Construction Firm
Madison Magazine - Best Places To Work
The Daily Reporter - Top Projects Of The Year - 5 Years
Society Of FSP - Wisconsin Business Ethics Award - Large Company Category
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Top Workplaces (2009 - 2019)
Wi Family Business Of The Year Grand Award - 2 Years
National Association Of Minority Contractors - Wisconsin Golden Champion Award
Real Estate Awards - 2017 Project Of The Year
IB Magazine - Small Business Executive Of The Year - Eric Schmidt
AGC - Harvey Peterson Safety Award - 2 Years
Wisconsin Department Of Administration - Minority Business Enterprise Accolade Award

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Where Exceptional is the Standard.

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“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