On October 8, 2022, Dave Schmit was inducted into the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Construction Hall of Fame.
Initiated in 1982, the goal of the Construction Hall of Fame is to honor those who have truly distinguished themselves in the construction profession. Nominees are distinguished not only because they contribute to construction of quality buildings and have the esteem of peers, but also are active in their profession, serving as officers in professional organizations and in their community.
Dave earned BS and MS degrees in Construction Management at the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Construction Management where he is an emeritus board member and annual guest lecturer to graduating seniors, sharing his views on ethics and operations in the development industry.
After leading some of the nation’s largest homebuilding companies through dynamic growth, Dave created Schmit + Associates, a vehicle for unique partnerships that create one-of-a-kind town-centered places. These include large projects, such as the redevelopment of Assembly – the former GM auto plant in Doraville, Georgia and smaller home-town style developments in Roswell, Acworth and Auburn, Georgia.
He is an active member of his own community in Roswell, GA where he currently serves on the board for Roswell Economic Development & Tourism. He served as chairman of the City of Roswell Comprehensive Plan, is a past president of Roswell Rotary, and past vice-chair of Habitat North Georgia. A longtime baseball coach, Dave volunteers with L.E.A.D., an inner-city sports-based program that empowers young black leaders to live a life of significance.