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C.D. Smith Team Testimonies

C.D. Smith Construction Team Testimonies: Office and Field Career Opportunities Span Generations


A Culture for Building Careers

We do what we do, every day, to build C.D. Smith's brand and reputation as an industry leader providing the highest quality commercial construction services. We'll continue to be known as the company with the best people regardless of position or title because every single member of our team not only embraces our culture and values, but lives them. Our President and CEO, Justin Smith, says it best.

Our people make C.D. Smith who we are. Their incredible work ethic and commitment to safety and quality are the foundation of our success. Through each team member’s loyalty, determination and passion for construction, C.D. Smith has been
providing the very best customer service for
over 85 years.

Justin Smith, President and CEO
Fourth Generation Smith Family Leader

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But you don't have to take Justin's word for it. We just updated the testimonials section of our Careers Page. We found that not only do we have the great fortune of working with awesome teammates who bring their very best every day, but also exemplify a work ethic and dedication to success that spans generations.

C.D. Smith Construction team members strive to consistently provide world-class service backed by generations of industry leadership and technical expertise. Dana Wagner's father and four uncles were working for C.D. Smith long before Dana. He's continuing to live the culture of commitment, determination and hard work that brings opportunity for the company and his family.

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"I guess you could say masonry is in my blood. When I started 23 years ago, my father and four uncles worked for C.D. Smith. If you’ve been here long enough, you know the culture and story of C.D. Smith Construction. With such a great group of lead men, the opportunities to learn the trades are endless. When I came to C.D. Smith just a day out of high school, I never thought I would be where I am today. It’s a great feeling." - Dana Wagner, Mason Foreman

Project Executive Paul Smedberg speaks to the surprising small-town family atmosphere for such a large company. Paul also talks about ongoing advancement opportunities. His son Andy is a superintendent at C.D. Smith.

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"Working at C.D. Smith for the past 22 years has been extremely rewarding. I've had the great fortune of continued career growth with the company and the many owners, clients and trade professionals I’ve had the opportunity to build relationships and partner with on projects. C.D. Smith is a large company with a small-town, family atmosphere where no two days are alike. Opportunities abound! At C.D. Smith, all it takes is talent and desire, and ongoing advancement opportunities will be there." - Paul Smedberg, Project Executive

Project Manager Sara Wright started at C.D. Smith as an intern and knew she wanted to be a part of a company that gives back. She saw her own values mirrored by the company culture and looks forward to continuing her career with C.D. Smith.

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"I had the opportunity to intern with C.D. Smith and I knew I wanted to be part of the team. I’ve gained knowledge from colleagues in the office and the field. Every team member is dedicated to moving projects forward and building the highest quality facilities. I love working for a company that’s always giving back, and I look forward to continuing my career at C.D. Smith Construction." - Sara Wright, Project Manager

Our previously featured testimonies (at the bottom of this post for easy reference) illustrate a true boots-on-the-ground mentality with a commitment to best-practices and unparalleled quality and a strong work ethic that spans generations. Sincere thanks to all of our team members and partners choosing to build your careers and professional experience with C.D. Smith Construction. Opportunities abound because you make us WHO WE ARE!

Date: Mar 26, 2021 | Author: Tracy Lisowe

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Scott Krings | "Three generations of my family have or continue to work here. My father provided for our family through his career at C.D. Smith and my nearly 20 years here is providing for mine. There are too many similar examples to count where families have 3rd, 4th or even 5th generation C.D. Smith employees. I think that is unique to our company and creates a very strong group of core employees."

Sarah Heltemes | "I love working at C.D. Smith because of the people. I have been privileged to work with some great people over the past 23 years. I truly enjoy coming to work every day where I am able to have fun and grow with some of the hardest working people I know."

Andy Leonard | "C.D. Smith has been an excellent place to build my career. I have been employed here for the past 21 years. C.D. Smith's workforce is second to none. Our employees take pride in delivering on time while keeping quality and safety as our main focus. The people, core values and hardworking culture put C.D. Smith a step above the rest. Looking forward to the future of C.D. Smith."



About C.D. Smith

C.D. Smith Construction is a nationally recognized industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and in-house technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through closeout. With veteran leadership and dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.

We Build Careers!
We Build Careers!

C.D. Smith Construction offers a wide variety of growth opportunities in the trades. Start as a laborer and work your way into an apprenticeship program that best suits your interests and skills.

You can make a comfortable living and build your retirement while earning your education. Apprenticeships offer on the job training and are 100% paid!



» Health Insurance
» Pension
» Paid Apprenticeship


» Valid Drivers License
» Age 18 or Older
» High School Diploma or GED


» Laborer
» Concrete Finisher
» Mason
» Carpenter
» Ironworker
» Operator

Click the 'We Build Careers!' link to request more information.


Our self-perform capabilities are a direct result of skilled trade career paths in construction.

Learn more about C.D. Smith Construction's self-performing capabilities from our WEB PAGE:

Are you looking to build your career with an industry leader in construction? We'd love to hear from you!

Click the 'WE BUILD CAREERS!' link to request more information about our Skilled Trade Career Apprenticeships.


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