Meet Our Staff

The staff at Schmidt Homes are committed to building you the home you deserve. You can depend on our knowledgeable and experienced staff to help you achieve your desired lifestyle.

Steven Schmidt, President and Owner of Schmidt Homes, Inc.

“We chose Schmidt Homes to build our new home because they were highly reputable and respected. We couldn’t be more pleased with the choice we made. He took plans that we brought to him and built the house exactly as we wanted. Steve had very good, practical suggestions along the way but each little detail was our final decision to make. The project was completed on time and on the budget Steve laid out. The home turned out beautiful and we’d recommend Schmidt Homes to all of our friends and family.”  -S.Fox

Steve founded the company in 1981. He serves as the project manager for all new residential and commercial construction. Born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Steve graduated from Northfield High School and attended South Central College. He and his wife Lori have three children: Mary, Tom, and Tim, grandsons Felix & Julian and granddaughter Louisa.

Steve enjoys bicycling, running, skiing, fishing, and golfing. He attends Twins games with his family and is a frequent visitor to the Boundary Waters. Steve has been extensively involved with local and national charities, including the United Way, and he currently serves on the board of South Central College.



Sara Miller, Accounts Manager

Sara Miller is our wonderful bookkeeper extraordinaire.  But her title does not come close to describing all the different aspects of her work.  She handles the phones, supplies, cleans, runs errands, manages the entire office beautifully, and much, much more.  She has a quick wit and a is real go-getter.

She recently purchased a 100 year old home in Faribault and through it is learning more about painting and construction than she ever wanted to know!



Emily (Custard) Schwamb: Interior Design and Marketing

“…Emily was fun to work with and very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. She helped me to navigate the often confusing selection process and really listened to what I wanted as she drew up the design. She always responded quickly to my questions and concerns… Both Steve and Emily have excellent communication skills and deliver on their promises…I give them my highest rating and recommendation.” – J. Fox

Emily has been practicing Interior Design since graduating in 2006 from the FIDAR accredited Art Institute of Colorado with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design.  She specializes in Residential Design, space planning, kitchen and bath design, and material selections.

Emily joined Steven Schmidt Construction in November of 2010. Returning to Minnesota after nearly a decade in Denver Colorado, she and her two kids (Jonas and Hadley) now call Northfield their permanent home.

To see examples of Emily’s work with Schmidt Homes visit our facebook and Houzz pages.


Jeff Schmidt, Vice President, Owner and Project Manager

Jeff is a skilled carpenter and nephew of Steve Schmidt. He lives in Northfield with his wife Lindsay and two children, Caleb and Nora.  Jeff is a graduate of Southeast Technical College in Red Wing, MN and has worked with Schmidt Construction for over 10 years.  Solving a variety of problems, working on a multitude of projects and spending time with the crew is why Jeff likes what he does.  Not only an avid golfer and 1st baseman, Jeff also enjoys the finer things in life like bow hunting and fishing.


Mike Wick, Lead Carpenter

Mike grew up in Faribault where he currently lives with his wife and seven children. He appreciates the camaraderie between carpenters at Schmidt Homes. Mike spends his free time hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

Chad LaCanne, Lead Carpenter

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Chris Kimber, Carpenter

Chris likes to hunt and fish. He graduated from Northfield High School and now lives in Lonsdale, MN.  He is married and is the proud father of a little girl and brand new baby boy.

Josh Bentzen, Carpenter

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Chet Masso, Carpenter

Chet is a single father of 2, a son and a daughter. He enjoys snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle, fishing and working on cars. He got into carpentry about 1 year ago.

James Tupa, Carpenter

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