The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio is pleased to announce the recipient of the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement: Kurt Schmitt of Dublin, Ohio.
“Kurt has been a strong advocate for AGC and Ohio’s construction industry,” says Rich Hobbs, AGC of Ohio Executive Vice President. “His head-on approach to challenging situations and willingness to take on complicated issues has benefited contractors in Ohio and nationwide.”
Schmitt, chairman of Lincoln Construction in Columbus, has been involved in AGC of Ohio for 35 years. He is a past president of the association, and was chair of its Legislative Committee Chair for many years. He also served over 15 years as the contractor member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards. His company was one of the first to sponsor a scholarship for students pursuing construction careers under the auspices of the AGC of Ohio Education Foundation.
Nationally, Schmitt has participated in several AGC of America committees and has been engaged on Congressional legislative efforts. For many years he served on the national association’s Board of Directors, including a term on its Executive Committee. He is now considered an AGC of America Lifetime Director.
Locally, Kurt is a past president and active member of Central Ohio AGC. He is also a construction arbitrator and member of the American Arbitration Association.
Schmitt was presented the Pinnacle Award on the evening of November 3 during AGC of Ohio’s 26th annual Build Ohio Celebration at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center. When describing the award, Hobbs says: “The Pinnacle Award honors those that have played an instrumental role in AGC of Ohio, even after holding a direct leadership position. Kurt was president of AGC of Ohio in 1990, and continues to remain actively involved in the association. He regularly attends meetings and is quick to provide feedback on legislative issues.”
According to Hobbs, “the Pinnacle Award is not something AGC gives freely. It takes special person to remain dedicated to an organization after the accolades that come with a high-profile position subside.” Schmitt is only the fourth person to receive the award since its creation in 2006.