3 GENERATIONS OF HOME BUILDING
In the 1920's, Arthur Schmidt began building homes in Sioux Falls and thus began one of the oldest and most respected home building companies in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. Schmidt Construction is a Charter Member of the Sioux Falls Homebuilders Association (now the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire), and has earned a reputation as a premier custom home builder and remodeler.
Art's son, Roger, an Augustana College graduate joined the company in 1952 after serving in the Navy and he continued the company's reputation for quality, excellence, and personalized service. Roger was President of the Home Builders Association and was recognized by Custom Builder magazine for being a participating builder in their annual Estate Homes issue.
Roger's daughter Lisa, joined the family business in 1989 after receiving her undergraduate degrees in economics and statistics from the University of Minnesota and her MBA from the University of Denver. Lisa became the first Certified Graduate Buider in South Dakota. Lisa is a graduate of Leadership Sioux Falls and she was a board member on the Sioux Falls Building Board of Appeals and Community Development. Lisa has been a very active member of the Home Builders serving on and chairing many committees. Recently, Lisa chaired the Home Builders Care Foundation and the Sponsorship committees. Lisa has been President of the Home Builders Association she has received the Builder of the Year Award.