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.


Recent Awards

Top Places to Work – Madison (2020) | Wisconsin State Journal
Innovator of the Year (2020) | The Daily Reporter
Project Manager of the Year (2020) | The Daily Reporter
Unsung Hero of the Year (2020) | The Daily Reporter
Award of Excellence (2015 – 2020) | WSPRA
Build Wisconsin Award – Renovation (2019) | AGC Wisconsin
Best New Development – Multifamily (2019) | In Business Magazine
Top 50 Midwest Contractors (2019) | Engineering News Record
Best New Development – Office (2018) | In Business Magazine
Best New Development – Healthcare (2018) | In Business Magazine
Project of the Year (2018) | Milwaukee Business Journal
Best in Show (2018) | The Daily Reporter
Top Project (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) | The Daily Reporter
Best New Development – Office (2017) | Milwaukee Business Journal
Contractor Award (2017) | AIA Wisconsin
Project of the Year (2017) | Milwaukee Business Journal
Celebrate In Design (2017) | International Interior Design Association
National Build America Award | AGC
Milwaukee Business Journal – Largest Milwaukee-Area Construction Firm
Wisconsin Business Ethics Award | Society Of FSP
Top Workplaces (2009 – 2019) | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WI Family Business Of The Year (2x) | Family Business Awards
Golden Champion Award (2016) | National Assoc. Of Minority Contractors
Best Green-Built Project (2016) | In Business Magazine
Best New Development – Education (2016) | In Business Magazine
Minority Business Enterprise Accolade Award | WI Department Of Administration


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.

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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