In Awards, Diversity, Press Releases


[Milwaukee, WI, September 26, 2023] – CG Schmidt is proud to announce its recent achievement of Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75™ Distinguished Performer Award in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) category. In addition to this prestigious accolade, CG Schmidt is ranked No. 67 among the Wisconsin 75™ largest private companies in the state based on sales revenue. 

The DEI award recognizes CG Schmidt as a company that optimizes opportunities found in the intersections among cultures, values, and perspectives that has made a positive impact within the company, among employees and throughout the community. CG Schmidt executes a vision for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in three areas: community outreach, workforce development and professional development. The firm hosts diversity pipeline sessions and prequalification services, seeks out small and local businesses to engage in mentorship, and encourages hiring of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). CG Schmidt has partnered with 148 underrepresented subcontractors, with 74 of these firms currently working on active projects. 

CG Schmidt’s president, Eric Schmidt thanked, congratulated and acknowledged the company’s community partners who have made CG Schmidt’s DEI initiatives possible. 

Eric Schmidt accepts the Distinguished Performer Award

“As an industry leader, we recognize our responsibility to positively impact our communities, and we’re extremely proud to invest in the communities we serve,” said Schmidt. “Only through ongoing focus and action can we build a stronger and more inclusive community, together.” 

“As we celebrate the achievements of these 75 enterprises, we are reminded of the driving force they represent in fueling economic growth and contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our state. Deloitte is proud to recognize the economic impact of these 75 private companies in Wisconsin —the Wisconsin 75. This year we will not only celebrate the individual successes of each of these organizations, but also the collective impact of private companies in powering Wisconsin’s economy,” said P.J. DiStefano, Wisconsin managing partner of Deloitte LLP.   

CG Schmidt previously ranked No. 67 on the 2022 Wisconsin 75 list and has been featured on the list numerous times. Additionally, CG Schmidt achieved a distinguished performer award in the diversity category in the 2017 Wisconsin 75™ awards.   

Deloitte’s annual Wisconsin 75 list salutes the largest privately held Wisconsin-based companies. These companies play a key role in the state’s economy. Wisconsin 75 award winners are selected based on annual sales revenue.  

To be eligible for Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 recognition, companies must have a majority ownership by an individual(s), family, employee stock ownership plan, or private equity firm. Public companies are eligible when greater than 50 percent of the value or vote of the shares are owned by individuals, family, an employee stock ownership plan, or private equity. Additionally, companies must have annual sales revenue of at least USD 50,000. The Wisconsin 75 excludes cooperatives and accounting, tax, legal, and consulting service companies. 

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CG Schmidt, a family-owned company since 1920, is a leader in quality construction management, general construction, and design-build services with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. The company serves the markets of education, healthcare, senior living, multi-family, corporate, industrial, community and religious facilities. As a fifth generation, family-owned construction firm, CG Schmidt is a respected industry leader. The company has built a reputation for tackling the most recognizable projects in the state, helping to literally shape the Milwaukee skyline and create quality, state-of-the-art buildings in Madison, the state of Wisconsin and beyond. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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