ANDREW SCHROEDER, CEO
The history of our company has been quite extraordinary. While I was growing up, Schroeder Design/Build was the third sibling in my family, along with Beth and myself. We grew up with our parents trying not to talk about projects, work issues, cash flow, material defects, cost inflation, etc., but however hard they tried, it was a common occurrence.
Eventually, I was blessed to work side by side with my parents in the family business for about a decade before taking the reins at Schroeder Design/Build. Although it was stressful at times when we did not see eye to eye, I would not trade those memories for anything. My parents are pioneers in the design/build industry, fantastic members of society, loving and caring people, and irreplaceable mentors for me. They are still involved in the business in smaller roles to this day.
We turned the page from the ‘Tom & Trish’ regime to the ‘Andrew’ regime at the time of the Great Recession, where we saw the quantity of projects go down as well as their scope and size. This ultimately required our team to hunker down to keep the wheels on. The outcome of our survival through the lean times allowed us to reevaluate our company and concentrate on those growth components that add value to our clients. Since this time, we’ve added many layers, including technology, services and more wonderful team members, all with the focus of adding value.
I was proud when Schroeder Design/Build turned the page again, with the addition of Mark Gill as a partner with me in the company’s operations. He has helped fuel our growth, expansion and focus, and we all look forward to many more years of success, growth and happy customers.