Eric Schmidt Awarded 2024 BizTimes Notable Leaders in Construction, Real Estate & Design

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Awarded BizTimes 2024 Notable Leaders in Construction Real Estate and Design, Eric Schmidt, President of CG Schmidt, is a visionary leader within the construction industry. In his third year as president, a role that follows his over 30 years with the firm and in the industry, he has spearheaded multiple strategic initiatives to grow the company, expand services and engage community and local business opportunities to improve the lives of the people in the places that CG Schmidt serves. 

CG Schmidt has served the Milwaukee-area for 103 years, and Eric opened the Western Regional office in Madison, WI in 2006. The firm recently opened a new office in Tempe, Ariz., with a grand opening and ribbon cutting already in the books. In his tenure, Eric has been equally focused in creating opportunities for cultural, educational, workforce and economic development for the local businesses in the communities CG Schmidt serves. He has led the firm’s mentor/protege program with Milwaukee-area minority construction management firm, JCP Construction. High DEI project participation and numerous CG Schmidt project awards in Racine County — including within the multi-phase redevelopment of Belle City Square — is reflective of Eric’s work in expanding opportunities for underrepresented businesses and laborers. CG Schmidt is also serving as Construction Management as Advisor to Racine Unified School District’s $600 million, 30-year referendum to make necessary upgrades to over two dozen schools throughout the district. The workforce development with Racine County serves as a model to ensure that smaller firms, skilled laborers and even the businesses that benefit with an influx of construction investment have local opportunities to develop skilled tradespeople, contract smaller firms, secure employment and benefit from economic growth. 


Eric’s influential leadership is evident in recent media coverage on company milestones and achievement:  

Eric sits on the board and is a current member of various Milwaukee-area community organizations including the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and St. Francis Borgia Catholic School. 

Read more about Eric’s Notable Leaders in Construction Real Estate and Design nomination.


CG SCHMIDT is a family-owned company since 1920 and a leader in quality construction management, general construction and design-build services with offices in Wisconsin and Arizona. The company serves the markets of education, healthcare, senior living, multi-family, corporate, industrial, community and religious facilities. As a fifth-generation firm, CG Schmidt is a respected industry leader. The company has built a reputation for tackling the most complex and recognizable projects to create quality, state-of-the-art buildings in communities across the nation.  

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