Meet Our 2023 Summer Interns

 In Diversity


The next generation of leaders in the construction industry has arrived, and they are just getting started!

Tre Ampe – Project Engineer Intern
Madison College

Tre is a born and raised Madison kid who grew up on the city’s east side. Currently working towards his degree in Business Management, Tre’s career aspirations lie within the construction industry. In his free time, Tre loves being outdoors. He spends most of his time golfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. 

What are you looking forward to in your internship?  

“I truly enjoy having conversations and meeting new people. I am looking forward to working at CG Schmidt and eager to learn as much as I can.” 

Why are you pursuing a career in the trades?  

“Working as a construction project manager is where I’ve always wanted to be.”

Gabbi Unitan – Marketing Intern
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Studying strategic communication, Gabbi hails from Stoughton, WI and loves being a part of a construction company that has created positive growth and change in both her hometown and her beloved City of Madison. She is grateful for the community of patience, support, fun and passion for building she found with CG Schmidt. When Gabbi isn’t at the office, she is reading, watching musicals, running or planning her next trip to Disney World, where she previously interned for four months. 

Why did you choose a CG Schmidt internship?  

“I enjoy the culture of the office, and I care that it’s an ethical company that cares for its employees and its community.” 

Advice for future interns?  

“If you don’t know the first thing about construction, that’s okay! The CG Schmidt team is ready and eager to teach you. Everybody you’ll ever meet at the coffee machine will somehow make time to explain whatever you have questions about.” 

Brentell Handley – Business Development Intern
Marquette University 

Recently graduated from Menomonee Falls High School, Brentell solidified his interest in pursuing business development when he joined the Business Academy, a program that integrates academic, technical and 21st century skills to prepare students for a career in business. Brentell is looking forward to his freshman year at Marquette University’s School of Business for many reasons, but especially because he will be playing soccer for the university team.  

Why did you choose a CG Schmidt internship?  

“Being a Business Development Intern will really advance me and ready me for college. Thankfully, my education at Menomonee Falls was able to give me a strong foundation to help me keep up with the speed of things here at CG Schmidt.” 

What are you looking forward to in your internship? 

“I look forward to getting to know everyone here. The opportunity to work here at CG Schmidt is great, and I intend on making a strong impact and doing the best of my abilities to make sure what I do is quality.” 

Kevin Klug – Safety Intern
University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Kevin has always liked building and working with his hands. Growing up in Thiensville, WI, Kevin worked in landscape for years and has recent experience in rough carpentry while building houses. Kevin enjoys being with friends, the outdoors and playing rugby with the Men’s Rugby Club at his university. Kevin also works as a firefighter in the Platteville area.  

What are you hoping to gain from your internship?  

“I hope to gain a deeper knowledge of both the construction industry as well as the safety aspect of it.” 

What is the best part of your internship? 

“Making connections and seeing all the different jobsites at various stages of completion.” 

Violet Putz – Project Engineer Intern
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Violet grew up in Muskego, WI and came across CG Schmidt during a school career fair. She admired the company and saw herself reflected in the firm’s core values of caring, quality and integrity. Violet hopes to gain lots of field experience so that she may learn and address site challenges in person and be able to be part of the solution. Off the field, she enjoys hiking, exploring Milwaukee and going to live music around the city. 

Why are you pursuing a career in the trades?  

“I have always been fascinated with the construction industry and how each and every building is unique. It is the kind of industry where no day is ever quite the same.” 

What are you most looking forward to in your internship?  

“I’m looking forward to the field experience and general knowledge about the construction process.”  

Remy Meremable – Project Engineer Intern
University of Wisconsin – Platteville

The construction industry caught Remy’s attention after he witnessed a devastating earthquake in his hometown of Gros-Morne, Haiti in 2010. When poor construction practices were cited as a cause of extensive damage, Remy knew he wanted to pursue a career in the trades and learn as much as he could. Outside of work, Remy plays soccer, bikes, hikes and takes walks to spend as much time outdoors as possible.  

Why did you choose a CG Schmidt internship?  

“I chose this internship because of the great reputation and work CG Schmidt has done.” 

Advice to future interns?  

Ask questions, and don’t hesitate to do a new task.” 

Bryce Lorbiecki – Project Engineer Intern
University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Bryce joins CG Schmidt with a background in finish carpentry, water mitigation and as a former ULINE intern. A Franklin, WI native, Bryce remembers being a grade school student and seeing the red trucks and company logo around town during CG Schmidt’s work with Franklin Public School District in 2012. In his free time, Bryce fishes, hunts and works on cars.

Why are you pursuing a career in the trades?  

“I enjoy the process of construction and being able to see a project transform over time.” 

Advice to future interns? 

“Pay attention. Be a sponge. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” 

Brittany Peters – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Intern
Marquette University 

Brittany was born and raised in West Bend, WI, and with prior experience in civil engineering, she was eager to join CG Schmidt as an MEP Intern. Brittany has always been interested in the construction field, and when she’s not at her desk or onsite, she spends time baking, hiking, reading and exercising. Brittany hopes to join the firm full-time following her graduation.  

What is the best part of your internship?  

“The department I work with!” 

Advice to future interns? 

“Don’t be scared to try the field and the office. You learn so much from both.” 

Sean Maas – Virtual Design and Construction Engineer Intern
Milwaukee Area Technical College  

With extensive experience in residential and commercial building maintenance, Sean’s transition to VDC stems from his interest in architecture and urban landscapes. In his internship, he has spent ample time learning the industry, building relationships and taking in all of the knowledge available to him. Living in Milwaukee, Sean is a Brewers and Bucks fan and enjoys hanging out with his kids staying busy with video games, music, movies, soccer, basketball and skateboarding together.

Why did you choose a CG Schmidt internship?  

“It kind of chose me. Some connections through school thought the fit would be right, and it has been perfect!” 

What are you looking forward to in your internship?  

“I’ve been able to directly put my studies into use at work, and my work inversely helps with my studies.” 

Jason Buzzell – Estimating Intern
University of Wisconsin – Platteville

In his role at CG Schmidt, Jason manages data for implementation of new estimating software and takes part in estimating and takeoff for hard bid projects. Describing himself as a focused, detail-oriented individual who connects easily with people, Jason likes the exposure to many different environments, projects and opportunities through his internship. His hobbies include fishing, riding ATVs, weightlifting and snow and water skiing.  

What do you hope to gain from your internship? 

“As the summer continues, I hope to see many more jobsites and get to more walk throughs. I also hope to see all stages of construction and more of the construction process.” 

Advice to future interns?  

“Slow your roll, take the time to learn what you are working on. Many people at CG Schmidt are willing to explain anything you may have questions about. It’s not a race, try to absorb as much information as possible.” 

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