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Many Schaefer employees have spent decades at the company, proving that the firm’s quality culture, employee engagement and project diversification leads to retention. We’re 100% employee-owned — all voices have a say in the firm’s future. As Schaefer continues to grow, our leadership regularly consults employees to maintain our open, collaborative environment and satisfaction. Our passionate people and inclusive atmosphere make Schaefer a Best Firm to Work For.


In-House Training

monthly in-house technical training


employees spend 1-3 years in our individualized mentorship programs

Training Budget

tuition reimbursement program + training budget


Grill Days

burgers flipped at grill days each year

Flexible Hours

flexible work hours to promote a healthy work/life balance

Summer+Holiday Events

summer + holiday Schaefer family events



medical, dental, vision + life insurance


paid time off (PTO) program

Employee Ownership

100% employee owned: stock options available


engineers at Schaefer for 5+ years50%
engineers at Schaefer for 10+ years35%
engineers at Schaefer for 15+ years24%