From proposal to punch list, we’ve got you covered.

C.R. Schmidt offers quality installations of paver bricks and segmental retaining wall block – which we fondly refer to as ‘hardscaping’ – in a wide variety of styles, materials, designs and applications. Our hardscape expertise spans a wide range, from hand installed clay pavers to mechanically installed permeable pavers to block wall installations in water, and everything in between!

C.R. Schmidt has been in business and enjoyed a wonderful reputation as a hardscape installation expert since 1986. We have done a variety of different types of projects, both large and small, both straight forward and complex; and treat every one of them as if it was our featured job.

Pavers    Retaining Walls


WBE, DBE, and FBE Certified

ICPI Level 1 Concrete Paver Installer

ICPI Level II ICIM Paver Technician

ICPI Permeable (PICP) Installer Tech.

OSHA – 10 Hour & 30 Hour Completion


The Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates of Chicago (ASA)

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)


Midwest Construction Project of the Year Wabash Avenue River Walk

Belgard Hardscapes Commercial Paver Project of the Year Westlake Shopping Center

Golf Inc. Public Course Renovation

Midwest Construction Project of the Year Wabash Avenue River Walk (Landscape/Urban Design Division)

Certifications & Affiliations
C.R. Schmidt is the proud home of The Brick ChickSM. Our certifications include Women’s Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and Female Business Enterprise. We are honored to be able to offer these certifications to our clients on their projects to meet and exceed project participation goals.

Certified Female Business Enterprise