Meet Our Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team, the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. We hire leaders with a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction ranging from preconstruction, contracts, and on-site management. Our leaders are excellent communicators who inspire our employees to do their absolute best.

Together, our team produces the highest quality construction work. Whether it’s for local independent businesses or national accounts, Schmid leaders ensure that projects are finished on time, on budget, and to clients exact specifications.

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John Schmid
Co-Founder, President

A passion for the construction industry fused with exceptional professional ambitions led John Schmid to start Schmid Construction with his brother in 2002.

Early on, John worked in commercial construction at Turner Construction and Nassal Company where he gained hands-on experience executing various theme park projects.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology.

When he’s not at work, John enjoys heading to the beach and exploring new areas with his family, as well as following UCF football.

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George Schmid
Co-Founder, Vice President

In 2002, George Schmid teamed up with his brother and founded Schmid Construction, a company built on a family-first philosophy and a commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations.

Entering the field right after college, George gained hands-on expertise through his previous roles at Turner Construction and Beers Construction (which later became Skanska).

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, George received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and holds a LEED AP Building Design + Construction certification.

In his spare time, he stays busy with his kids’ sports practices and games, traveling with family and friends, and cheering on UCF’s football team.

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Fred Dittmaier
Project Executive

Joining the Schmid Construction family in 2012, Project Executive Fred Dittmaier oversees all aspects of daily operations and encourages a collaborative atmosphere among his team members.

Prior to coming to Schmid Construction, he worked in the industry for more than 20 years where he gained valuable experience as a field engineer, cost engineer, and project manager for Turner Construction.

Fred received a bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Outside of work, you can find him on the golf course and spending time with family.

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Chris Hopkinson
Senior Project Manager

Well-versed in diverse aspects of construction, Senior Project Manager Christopher “Chris” Hopkinson brings more than 30 years’ industry experience. At Schmid Construction, he leads planning and implementation of various projects assigned.

Originally from the United Kingdom, the trade press recognized Chris as one of the top project managers in the UK before he relocated to the United States in 2003.

Chris received training as a chartered director and a chartered builder, and holds a diploma in performance coaching and a license in City and Guilds from the UK

After work you can find him getting a workout teaching Zumba® classes.

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Brian Roehn
Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager Brian Roehn’s passion for building quality projects is an approach he carries into every aspect of his role with Schmid Construction. With more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, he thoroughly enjoys the dynamic work of commercial construction.

In his role, Brian oversees start-to-finish project management for many medical (AHCA) and assisted living facility assignments. His most memorable project, a Federal Bureau of Investigation office, had many high-tech security features like James Bond.

Brian studied business management at the University of Central Florida.

Outside of work, he loves family time and traveling.

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Luke Poynter
Project Manager

For Luke Poynter, a Project Manager, construction runs in his blood. As a teen the Clermont native worked alongside his father, a general contractor, and entered a drafting program in high school. Later, Luke became interested in the management side of the industry.

He joined the Schmid family in 2013 as Assistant Project Manager before being promoted. Luke’s cost management, budgeting, and scheduling skills have earned him a reputation for on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions.

In addition to holding a degree in construction management from the University of North Florida, Luke is also a Qualified Storm Water Management Inspector (SWPPP).

Come vacation time, you can find him at his family’s cabin nestled in the North Carolina mountains.

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Kraig Clabough
Project Manager

For Kraig Clabough, managing a construction project is a lot like preparing for a baseball game. You have to pick players for your team, prepare for curve balls, and ultimately hit the ball out of the park. The Project Manager should know – he played for the Single-A Rome Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

After graduating from Florida Institute of Technology, Kraig worked in industrial construction at power plants for several years.

Kraig’s knack for building things isn’t limited to physical structures; he is passionate about building strong relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

When he’s not working, Kraig enjoys spending time at the lake and in the gym.

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Keith Ringeman
General Superintendent

After working in the construction business for over 35 years, Keith Ringeman can resolve potential problems before they even arise.

As General Superintendent at Schmid, Keith is responsible for constructability pre-planning during preconstruction project pursuits, project walkthroughs to evaluate quality, schedule and safety; subcontractor performance, and overall organization at the project level. At any given time, Keith is managing day-to-day operations for nearly 20 commercial projects.

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in civil engineering, Keith worked in construction in South Florida for 20 years. A Certified General Contractor, Keith has supervised a wide spectrum of projects including medical offices, retail, industrial and more.

In his free time, Keith enjoys deep sea fishing and carpentry.

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Lisa Sells
Executive Assistant

In 2010, Lisa Sells joined Schmid Construction as John Schmid’s Executive Assistant. She is a motivated team leader overseeing Human Resources, IT, Property Management, AIA Contracts, and the organization of corporate events.

Prior to joining the Schmid Construction team, Lisa was in the fashion/retail industry as a buyer and merchandiser for Mercantile Stores and Dillard’s. She has brought her strong negotiating business skills to maximize business savings.

She studied pre-law and marketing at Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida.

When away from work, Lisa is spending time with her family.

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Angela Harrington
Marketing Coordinator

 

Bio coming soon.