“This business has been built on relationships. I have a personal attachment to every project.”
Construction has been Dan’s life. The son of founder Peter Schwabe, Dan joined the firm as a teenager and has dedicated more than 60 years to Peter Schwabe, Inc. (PSI) and our clients. Dan’s deep appreciation for customer service and “making friends” is the foundation of PSI’s growth and longevity. He was the visionary behind PSI’s multiple affiliates over the years, including PSI Design, PSI Carpentry, Badger Construction, California Construction, Pennsylvania Construction, Creative Leather, Woodmill Products, and more. The impetus of all of these new divisions and locations was client requests and feedback.
Dan’s intense knowledge of and respect for the industry were developed through the multiple roles he has played at PSI. From carpentry apprentice to project manager to president and CEO, Dan’s vast experience gives him a unique understanding of what it takes to run a successful construction project…and business. As current Chairman of the Board, Dan works closely in an advisory role with his son, Peter, who became President & CEO in 2022.
Dan has a personal attachment to each of his projects. He has been part of more than 2500 McDonald’s restaurants, including the 50th Anniversary Store in Chicago and 60th Anniversary Store in Grafton. Perhaps most rewarding was his involvement in the construction (and subsequent remodels and additions) of Ronald McDonald House Milwaukee.
- Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee - Board of Directors, Founding Member, Past Chairman, Volunteer, Supporter
- Norris Adolescent Center – Volunteer and Supporter
- Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer and Supporter
Outside the Office
Dan is an outdoor enthusiast who revels in sharing his love for nature with his wife Geri, their five children, 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He has enjoyed many sailing and fly fishing adventures. He visits Colorado as often as possible, taking in fly fishing, concerts and, of course, skiing the slopes.
Chairman of the Board