Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah School Greenhouse

Jos. Schmitt & Sons was asked to assist on a project for the Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah High School to build a new greenhouse.

Said to have “never having facilitated the building of a greenhouse of any sort, or to be honest, never having even been successful growing a house plant, I knew we’d need help with this project,” Dr. Ann Buechel Haack, Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah School District Administrator contacted Jos. Schmitt & Sons.

What started off as a hoop greenhouse turned into an attached expanded design greenhouse design. This new design had a much bigger price tag but Jos. Schmitt & Sons was confident, and others followed. It was an opportunity to move forward.

Thanks to the support of so many people, not only were they able to reach their fundraising goal of $222,500 for the project, they surpassed it by $10,000 within approximately four months from the beginning of campaign.

Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah School District now has a new state-of-the art, 1,625 sq. ft. greenhouse facility with irrigation, aquaponics, in-floor heat, and much more.

“Steve met with school staff to explore not only what we felt was needed, but all the possibilities, and once he lit the fire, the ideas flowed, a new concept materialized, and a visionary design was created.” -Dr. Ann Buechel Haack, Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah School District Administrator

“Steve Schmitt, of Jos. Schmitt and Sons Construction was instrumental in designing the greenhouse and co-facilitating the fundraising effort with the district.” -The Sheboygan Press

Project Owner

Elkhart Lake-GlenBeulah School District

Jos. Schmitt’s Role

General Contractor & Architect


Abacus Architects, Inc.

Completion Date

May 2015


201 Lincoln St
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
United States