As president and CEO of CG Schmidt Construction since 1986, Steven is shaping the skyline of Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Founded in 1920 and residing in Milwaukee, WI, CG Schmidt is the city’s largest construction firm and the 18th largest general contractor in the Midwest.
Steven has had a hand in some of Schmidt's most prominent projects, including the internationally recognized Santiago Calatrava designed Milwaukee Art Museum addition and the Puelicher Butterfly addition at the Milwaukee Public Museum. CG Schmidt’s expertise is applied to a variety of markets, including cultural, healthcare, educational, senior living, corpo- rate/industrial, commercial, religious, human services, parking structures and municipal.
Volunteerism plays a significant role in Steven’s life as a current or past board member for several organizations, including Next Door Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, Young President's Organization, and Milwaukee Art Museum Friends of Art. He has acted as chair of the Elm Grove Downtown Development Committee and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee. He also has served as a lecturer at Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering and as a conference speaker for the National Assisted Living Conference. In addition, Steven volunteers for the American Cancer society and the MS Society.
Steven resides in Brookfield, WI with his three children — Ellen, Gwenn, and Steven.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2004.