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#Duckumentary - Craig Schmid

Today we speak with EDA Project Manager, Craig Schmid!

What did you do before your time at EDA?

I have been in the construction arena since I was a student in high school. I spent many years working in the field in different trades and worked my way through the ranks of Laborer, Journeyman, and Foreman. I was a union roofer with Local 8 for some time. I also owned a glass business for a period and have been involved in all levels of construction management.

What brought you to the construction industry?

Construction was the best option available to me when I graduated high school.

Can you briefly explain what you do at EDA?

My position at EDA is Project Manager. I oversee projects from start to finish.

What are some things that most people don't know about you?

I like to cook. I do volunteer work at Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers. I love being on the water. I enjoy doing things anonymously to help elderly people. I enjoy skydiving, I am an avid cliff diver, and I enjoy speed skating. I also have a passion for F1 car racing and am a driving enthusiast.

If you weren’t in the construction industry, where would you be today?

If I wasn’t in the construction industry, I’d probably be a private pilot.

If you could work in any other trade or department here at EDA, where would you be?

I’d work in Estimating.

What has been the best part about your experience working with EDA?

The best part has been feeling like a part of the big picture.

What is your favorite EDA value, and why?

It’s more of a family atmosphere, you’re not just a number. People want you to be engaged and are always looking for ways to help you improve your approach to a successful project.