The Schmidt Goodman Project Team
Dick Goodman is an original owner and the heart of Schmidt Goodman. In 1974, he started the business and has been a critical team member as President and CEO. Dick is a hands-on leader and involved in company strategic planning and customer relations as well as on-site verifications, estimating, and dispatching our Installation crews every morning- sending them in all directions within a 100 mile radius. Dick enjoys maintaining long-term customer relationships and has a great passion for supporting our local and surrounding communities. Dick enjoys his family time at the cabin and has plenty of fishing stories to go around!
Karen has been a key staff member of Schmidt Goodman Office Products since 1983. She received her BS in Finance/Accounting from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, and is now responsible for accounting operations, Including cash management and financial reporting at Schmidt Goodman. She also oversees Human Resources, including employee benefit plans and payroll. Karen takes pride in managing Schmidt Goodman’s “Denim Days” employee program benefiting our local charities. When Karen is not at work you will find her golfing, baking cupcakes, & watching Minnesota TWINS baseball, … and did we mention, golfing?
Kari joined the Schmidt Goodman team in 2016 as a Staff Accountant. She is managing both the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions for the company, in addition to assisting the Controller with various Accounting and HR projects. She graduated from the Accounting Program at Minneapolis Business College, and when she is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family!
Diane has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products for 6 years. She has been in sales for over 25 years developing business in many markets like commercial, industrial, higher education, financial and healthcare to name a few. Her responsibilities include developing new business in many markets with a focus on office furniture solutions. Diane is responsible for assessing office product needs, including but not limited to: office furniture, interior design, space planning & move management. She works in conjunction with our in-house Design Team and installation Team to assure customer satisfaction on projects of various scopes.
Peggy has been an account manager with Schmidt Goodman for 1 year. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications, Telecommunications from Winona State University in 1983 while also minoring in Sociology. Peggy is responsible for Informing the client about out great team and the resources that Schmidt Goodman has to offer as well as pin pointing the client’s needs and helping them find a solution that fits those needs. She also reaches out to the customer for a follow up, during and after the project is complete. When Peggy can get away from the office she enjoys outdoor adventures including: riding horse, hunting, riding ATVs, Rollerblading and hiking.
Deb has been at Schmidt Goodman for 34 years. She is a key contact with customers responsible for all aspects related to sales including showroom sales, commercial furniture sales, and client meetings. Dunlap and Seeger Law and Exhibitor Media are just a couple notable projects Deb has been a part of while working at Schmidt Goodman. While Deb isn’t working, you’ll find her reading, in her garden, working out, or sipping on a glass of wine.
As Project Coordinator, Kathy works with contractors on project scheduling, delivery and furniture coordination on a daily basis. Kathy manages and shapes our entire services offering and strives every day to ensure customer’s satisfaction with our sales, design and installation services. She has over 30 years in the business and is very passionate about the ‘evolution of the office’ and challenges herself to learn something new every day! She is constantly analyzing how the company can best meet the needs of our customers. Kathy has a passion for art, loves traveling and spending time with her family at their cabin up north!
Ann has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include quote preparation, contact with customers to assess their specific needs, review and prepare orders for purchasing, prepare and assemble formal presentations for clients including booklets, customized forms and color and product boards. Some notable projects include Hormel, Austin Utilities, St. Johns on Fountain Lake, Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls and also in Austin and University of Minnesota Rochester. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors gardening, riding ATV or Snowmobiling, camping and hiking in the woods.
Sam has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for over 20 years. She is responsible for contract furniture management. Her responsibilities include order entry, coordinating dates with manufacturers, managing incoming freight, invoicing and sales support. In addition, she is involved in company operations, assisting the President of the company. In her free time she enjoys family time, traveling and being at the ocean.
Valerie has been with Schmidt Goodman for over 25 years. In her position she is responsible for ordering, tracking, receiving, and billing of several budget furniture manufacturer lines we offer. Valerie works daily with vendors, customers, and staff regarding furniture quotations & orders. She works with Sam in coordinating projects that include multiple vendors. She is also responsible for tracking and invoicing labor hours for our furniture installation crew. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and walking her dog Burt.
Interior Design Manager
Tracey has been a part of our creative and solutions driven design team for nearly twenty years and is our Interior Design Manager. Tracey continues to provide thoughtful and beautiful workplace interiors through CET Designer along with 3D renderings paired with years of dealer design experience. She enjoys meeting with clients directly to create hard working spaces for Healthcare, education and corporate clients as well as working alongside the architectural design community to ensure a seamless transition from concept to completion. Over the years some of her most notable projects include Hormel Corporate and R&D locations, Rochester Mazda, Dunlap Law, Exhibitor Group, 125 Live Senior Center, University of MN- Rochester, McNeilus Steel, Austin Public Utilities and MCHS Franciscan Skemp locations. A proud Maverick from Minnesota State University at Mankato, Tracey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and Construction Management and has minors in both Sociology and Clothing and Textiles. When Tracey has free time you can find her at home gardening and enjoying her family and animals on their hobby farm!
Betsy has been an Interior Designer with Schmidt Goodman for a combined total of over 15 years. Her schooling includes RCTC, University of Minnesota, and DCTC (a F.I.D.E.R. accredited program) for Interior Design. Along with inventory, specifications, and the selection of finishes, she uses her skills in Autocad and CET to create floorplans, layouts, and renderings for her clients. Her goal is to create great experiences and real connections through the art of design. Some of her most recent jobs include Astrup Distributing, J.C. Hormel Nature Center, Third Judicial- Olmsted County, continuing work with Winona State University and most recently primary designer to MCHS Eau Claire and Franciscan Skemp. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Jill is an experienced and innovative designer focused on serving the customer. She earned her degree in Interior Design and Construction Management and a minor in Art from Minnesota State University at Mankato. Jill is very efficient in AutoCAD and CET Designer, creating furniture layouts for clients that best fit their needs with both new and existing furniture along with producing quotes and budgeting documents. Some notable projects would include 3rd Judicial, MCHS Franciscan Skemp, Miller Inginuity, and Riverland Technical College. Jill established her career at Schmidt Goodman in 2013 and when she’s not at work she spends her time doing fun things like playing at the park or going to sporting events with her family!
Laura has been with Schmidt Goodman since 2015 and is amazing at creating inspiring, performance driven spaces. She is a graduate from DCTC’s Interior Design program and is efficient in CET Designer and AutoCAD. She shares her artistic talent to create 3D drawings, floorplans and color boards. She loves the challenge of designing new spaces and was the lead designer of the following projects: 125 Live, WSU Rochester Adult Learning space and SMU Science and Technology project. Laura manages and organizes the design and resource library. When she is not working you will find her thrifting, and antiquing with her husband.
Erica has recently joined the Schmidt Goodman team as an interior designer after moving back to the Rochester area. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a fine arts degree in interior design in 2012. Erica has 3.5 years of previous interior design experience working on a variety of projects including higher education, healthcare, and commercial. Notable projects include the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine and Health Sciences and Altru’s south hospital expansion. She is very efficient in AutoCAD and CET Designer and loves creating beautiful renderings to give life to ideas. In her free time Erica enjoys quilting, crafting, and spending time with family.
Furniture Installation Specialist
Don has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for over 35 years. He is a manufacturer trained installer. Don works with the design team verifying specifications. He also provides installation time and cost estimates for both new installations and reconfiguring customer’s existing furniture. He troubleshoots with our design, sales and installation teams as well as customers. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family especially when it involves fishing or hunting.
Troy has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for 28 years. He is a manufacturer trained installer. Troy is involved in installation, as well as, reconfigurations in educational and medical facilities. In addition to installing he verifies specifications and works with our design team to insure accuracy and provide time and cost estimates.
John has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for 24 years. John is involved in installation, as well as, reconfigurations in educational and medical facilities. In addition to installing he verifies specifications and works with our design team to insure accuracy and provide time and cost estimates. Notable projects he has led include Mayo Health Systems Franciscan Skemp, AgStar and University of Minnesota Rochester.
Will has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for 20 years. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Business at the University of Wisconsin. Will Provides the labor estimates and coordinates furniture installations for Mayo Clinic projects. He is also the foreman of our crew that works directly with the Mayo Clinic. When Will is not at work he enjoys sports, music, and spending time with his family.
OUR INSTALLATION TEAM
Schmidt Goodman is proud to have a team of trained furniture installation specialists to provide service before, during and after the installation.
MAYO CLINIC WAREHOUSE TEAM
Schmidt Goodman also has a great team of employees that work directly with the Mayo Clinic to manage the inventory and delivery of their office furniture.