Schmidt Builders is a locally-owned and operated residential builder and licensed contractor for both commercial and residential building.


Ray Schmidt learned how to build homes within the long-held Mennonite tradition of woodworking, carpentry and craftsmanship. As he gained experience and confidence, he founded Schmidt Builders in 1996, a full-service construction company. He then encouraged his sons Matt and Eric in the trade and together they became Grafton, North Dakota’s premier residential builder and licensed contractor for commercial and residential building. We uphold a standard of excellence and treat each customer we work with as if they are family. 

Move to DeRidder, LA

Eric continues his home building business in North Dakota, but Ray and Matt moved their residential builder business to DeRidder, Lousianna in 2006. Today we remodel, renovate and build homes in the greater DeRidder area, including Leesville, Rosepine, Longville, Dry Creek and Ragley. We use cutting-edge technology and trusted sub-contractors to help us create strong, reliable structures. In addition to homes, Schmidt Builders is a licensed contractor for steel frame buildings. Among them are barns, sheds and commercial buildings.

Excellence in Project Management

The Schmidt’s provide excellent commercial and residential builder services to their customers from the beginning to the end of a project. We meet with clients to draft and estimate the cost of a home or project. Ray strives to simplify a complicated process by being educated about the options and leading clients through the various decisions. Upon approval of the draft, we then oversee the project to completion. And finally, we provide cleaning services once the project is complete. Every service we provide is tailored to your specific wants and needs, within your budget. 

Residential Builder and Licensed Contractor

Schmidt Builders, LLC, commercial and residential building contractor, carries General Liability and Worker Compensation insurance and holds both Commercial and Residential Licenses so they can manage and oversee multiple types of projects.

Contact Us to start your project today!