Rick Schmidt

CEO and Chairman of the Board

“Our success stems from an unwavering commitment to our mission and our clients’ missions. We approach every project with integrity, caring and a passion for excellence, making CG Schmidt a valued partner for over 100 years.”


Creating a vision

As a champion for CG Schmidt’s mission to create exceptional facilities that improve the lives of others, Rick Schmidt continues to exceed industry standards and client expectations by forming strong professional partnerships based on CG Schmidt’s core values of caring, integrity and excellence. These values and his vision have sustained and strengthened CG Schmidt’s reputation as one of the most recognized and respected firms in the construction industry.


Building today for the communities of tomorrow

Inspired by the legacy his great-grandfather built when he created CG Schmidt in 1920, Rick approaches each project with the goal to build for tomorrow, today. Rick encourages every CG Schmidt employee to think beyond the norm to deliver innovative building solutions that will benefit the communities for generations to come. Rick is passionate about community service and has personally led the company’s efforts to foster community service-minded efforts that ensure every employee has the opportunity to support the advancement of every community we serve.


Professional Affiliations

AGC of Greater Milwaukee
Past President

AGC of Greater Milwaukee
Research Foundation Board

Marquette University College of Engineering Thought Leaders Council
Advisory Board

Building Trades Pension Trust Fund

Building Trades Executive Committee

Greater Milwaukee Committee


Recent Awards

Wisconsin 275 Most Influential Business Leaders
Biz Times

Vatican II Award for Service
Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Distinguished Citizen Award
Boy Scouts of America

Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductee
Biz Starts

Corporate Citizen of the Year Award
Biz Times

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Marquette University College of Engineering

Icon of Construction
The Daily Reporter

Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Award
AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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