Weekly Profile: Jeff Scheidt

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:40 pm

executive vice president, Siegel-Gallagher Construction Co.

Company: Siegel-Gallagher Construction Co.
Title: Executive vice president
Education: Bachelor’s degree, UW-Milwaukee
Family: Wife, Jennifer, and two children
City of residence: Muskego
Hobbies: Sports, traveling, hanging out with family

What are you working on? "We’re finishing up a 22,000-square-foot tenant improvement job for Children’s Hospital at Fair Park Business Center. It’s expected to be completed in less than 55 days."

How does the market look to you? "Strong, but challenging. The industry is trending toward a commodity approach. Everyone wants speed and price. Our focus is to stay competitive on cost and still bring speed, exceptional customer service, high quality workmanship and safety to every project."

What was the best deal you’ve ever been involved in? "Dick Carlson, Kyle Harmon and Niels Nielsen at Whitnall Summit Co. really gave us our first big break doing a number of high profile build-outs at Summit Place in West Allis. They push hard to ensure their tenants get the best, but it helped us raise our game to a new level."

What was the funniest moment of your career?  "Very early in my career I took a customer golfing (I am not very good). After hitting a great shot after a duff, I jumped up and got very excited. Remembering mid-jump I was entertaining a client, I looked back sheepishly and apologized. He had a huge grin on his face, and he told me to go on right ahead. He was a very good golfer. It defined our relationship for a long time, and I learned much from him. We still laugh about it."

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