"Most employees have very long tenure with this company. That helps build trust between employees and employer which improves the project because we can trust things will get done."
Senior Project Manager
Mike joined Schaefer in 2004 and held the positions of Project Manager and Estimator for 8 years, and he has recently re-joined the Schaefer Team as a Senior Project Manager. Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991. Mike is a Leader in Energy & Environmental Design and has received several awards including the IDA May Willis Preservation Award, BKD Presidents Award, Award of Excellence – U.S. Marine Hospital, A.B.C. Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Mike has managed projects all across the U.S. that have varied in size and scope from a few thousand to multi-million dollar jobs. Some of his larger projects with Schaefer include the U.S. Marine Hospital, Atria Evergreen Woods & Windsor Woods, Golden Ventures Camelot, Holy Angels, Kindred Cambridge and Highland Presbyterian among others.
Mike is an excellent communicator and leader who effectively defines roles and responsibilities for his team members. He easily controls all the moving pieces which must come together to make a construction project successful. Mike manages all types of out-of-the-ground projects, as well as building stabilizations, interior demolitions and renovations, elevator installations and more. Mike is experienced with CAD, AutoCad 3D, Sketchup 4, ProEst Estimating, Computer Ease Project Management Document Control Software, iSqFt Bid Management, Microsoft Project, Office, Outlook, and various other programs.
Mike is a Deacon at Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon, Indiana. I also teach bible stories to the children in the pre-kindergarten class on Sundays and help out wherever he can. Mike also assists in the Habitat for Humanity projects in Southern Indiana. As a family the kids also volunteer in band, missions group and youth activities. He also financially sponsors two children oversees through Compassion and World Vision. His top priorities are faith and family. Mike believes when his relationship is right with God, it overflows into every other aspect of life. Raising his children with his wife takes up most of their free time. They enjoy Friday movie night as a family and just spending time outdoors. They homeschool their 9 remaining children at home, where they teach not only text book education, but life skills. They even raise chickens a pig and are hoping to get bees next year. As busy as they are, Mike and his wife are never too busy to have a glass of lemonade with visitors to their home. When they do get a free moment, they take a date night and grab dinner out, just the two of them.