Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc. was started in 1964 by Dave and Lori Schmitt with 2 pieces of equipment; an Allis-Chalmers end loader, and a Bucyrus excavator.
At 32 years old, Dave had five young children to feed and was working as an excavating operator for a business that was going to be closing its doors. With unemployment on the horizon, he decided to use his knowledge and experience to venture out onto his own, thus beginning Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc., an underground utility business.
After 19 years of working in utilities, Dave felt the need to diversify the company, and expanded his services to incorporate earthwork and site grading, bringing a significant increase in work.
Today, Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc. is a multifaceted, diversified excavating and grading contractor with over 80 employees, growing the services offered to include sewer jetting/vacuum, CCTV pipe inspection, hydro excavation, trenchless pipe repair, site utility locates, building/site demolition, tree removal, trucking, hauling, and directional boring.
Dave is still an active member of the company, serving as the Chairman of the Board. His daughter and majority owner, Stacy McDowell, looks forward to carrying on the company legacy and continuing to instill the core values inspired by Dave and Lori. Serving with her are Patt McDowell, the company President, John Berns, company CEO, and Jay Gallery, Director of Operations.