Testimonials

About Me Elain Schmidt
Quality Home Builder

My passion for building homes started about 16 years ago. I have a large family, and needed a home with more than the standard 3 bedroom variety. As there were not many of these homes on the market, I decided that the only way I was going to get the home I wanted, was to build it. The first home was a challenge, as I was entering into the construction world that did not have much feminine perspective. Together, with all the sub trade contractors, we succeeded and built a beautiful home that was exactly what I wanted. I was accepted as the ‘boss’, and built very strong relationships with my sub trades that I still enjoy today.

I enjoyed every minute of the construction process so much, that I decided to form my own construction company, “Schmidt Contracting”, eleven years ago. The business has been very successful, as I monitor every stage of building. Every home I build is built for me, as if it was going to be my personal home. I do not cut corners, or use inferior products or tradesmen. Many standard features of my homes are upgrades and extras in the housing industry. For example, I enjoy cooking and entertaining, so I have designed many beautiful and functional kitchens with the family atmosphere in mind.

I have designed homes for large families, homes for small families, homes for retirees that require additional garages and parking. The list goes on and on. Each one of them has the hours of design and personal touches that has made home construction my passion. I build to make every home classic and unique.

Thank you,
Elaine Schmidt, Medicine Hat



When my husband and I decided to build our own home, I must admit that we found the prospect intimidating. A good friend of ours suggested that we contact Elaine Schmidt of Schmidt Contracting, and are we ever glad we did! From the first time we met with Elaine we knew that she understood our goals for our new house. Elaine went above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied with every step of the construction of our home. From helping us decide on a lot to build on, to our choice in paint colors and lights, we put our trust in her and were rewarded with amazing results at every turn. We were very impressed with the quality of the work that was done and the efficiency of the entire process. We got our dream home completed on time and on budget!! The best part of the whole process was we had a lot of fun too!! Thanks Elaine for building us a house that we are proud to call our home.

Lisa Mathison



After three days of searching for houses that our realtor thought we should be in, we decided to look around the city on our own as we were not from Medicine Hat.

We were pleasantly surprised and excited when we saw this beautiful brick front house with rich reds and coppers with stunning curb appeal. It was the only traditional home we found that was brand new and drew you, to see the inside.

Elaine was selling this home on her own as it was just completed by herself and a team of contractors. When we called to inquire, she had previous plans but dropped everything to accommodate our schedule.

Once we entered inside the house we knew we would be purchasing it as the beautiful quality and traditional kitchen with exotic granite slab were exquisite. The view from the back up and down walkout basement is by far the greatest home with plenty of privacy.

We have only experienced two small warranty issues which Elaine addressed with her trades and were tended to all within 24 hours.

This house always receives compliments from the inside and out, which makes us proud home owners. We have lived in many homes the past 35 years from Fort St John, B.C to Medicine Hat and if we were to build, we would without hesitation hire Elaine to build our home with her highest quality and service to you the customers.

Dan & Chris Miller



In our decision to purchase a home came after viewing homes built by many contractor's and not finding what we were after. We contacted Schmidt Contracting after seeing a house for sale we really liked in the area we were planning to build. This home was already sold,but after seeing this home we were sold on the design,inside and out with all the added features. We worked with Elaine,the architect and crew to make the necessary changes to fit our needs. We moved into our lovely home with-in the time limit she promised.

Since then it has had many complements and is a testament to the type of home Schmidt Contracting strives to maintain.

Maryann & Fred Whiteside, 53 Sundown Close, Medicine Hat,AB.