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!
Our Sales Manager, Carilee, loves solving problems! She is committed to providing our customers with innovative, value based space planning and product solutions. Her experience in strategic planning and her holistic selling approach provides the foundation for our dynamic sales team and the value Schmidt-Goodman works to bring to our customers. Carilee recently returned to Schmidt-Goodman after 10 years of working for a Fortune 500 company as a top sales performer. Prior to that she worked for Schmidt-Goodman for 16 years and was integral in developing market share within our Healthcare and Higher Ed segments. When she’s away from her desk you’ll probably find her visiting with customers, riding her motorcycle or enjoying her country home with friends and family on the weekends.
Diane is an experienced furniture Account Manager and has been with Schmidt Goodman for 11 years. Her focus is on the Healthcare market and enjoys working closely with facilities and project management and believes engaging early on in the development phase is a key to providing value to her customers. Diane’s educational background in Retail Merchandising and Marketing from the University of Minnesota is a great fit for her eye for furniture placement and color as she works with our design team. She enjoys developing business and spending time getting to know her customers and their needs. Diane loves gardening, cooking, spending time with family and road-biking with her husband!
Peggy was a customer of Schmidt Goodman and enjoyed the relationship with her Account Manager so much she decided to become a part of our team! With 3 years of sales experience she is developing several education accounts such as Winona State University, Cotter High School, Rushford Peterson School District and St. Mary’s University. Peggy has a BA in Mass Communications and Sociology from Winona State. On the weekends she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys the thrill of ATV riding the trails in Wisconsin!
Debra has 37 years of experience at Schmidt Goodman and is now dedicated to working on furniture projects with corporate accounts as an Account Manager for the past 5 years. She concentrates on the Rochester, Austin and Albert Lea areas and enjoys finding workplace solutions to best fit the needs of each client. Her work on 125 Live, Dunlap Law, Briese Iron and Prairie Island Indian Community projects are fabulous examples of her large project capabilities. She studied at both Arizona State and the University of MN, enjoys traveling and having a glass of wine with her friends!
Mike is an experienced Account Manager with a background in copiers and printer sales. Mike is new to Schmidt Goodman and will cover the Rochester area and surrounding communities as a Furniture Account Manager. Mike attended Winona State University and studied Social Work. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their six children, watching sports and traveling.
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.
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.
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 is a Lead Installer and Estimator for project installations where he also oversees the crew, reviews plans, and works on site with construction contacts. Troy has 32 years of experience at Schmidt Goodman at various locations such as: Winona State, St. Mary’s University, Western Tech and Cotter School in Winona. Troy enjoys spending weekends in Wabasha camping and boating along the Mississippi with his 3 boys!
John is a Lead Installer and dedicates most of his time on larger key accounts such as Mayo-Gonda and Stabile, University of MN-Rochester, Hormel, Franciscan Skemp and Western Tech to name a few. John attended Mankato State and has 25 years of experience at Schmidt Goodman. He enjoys watching his kids grow up and attends all of their sporting events in his free time!
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.
Integrated Technology Coordinator
Domenick is our Integrated Technology Coordinator and assists in house and with clients on updating, installing, trouble-shooting and coordinating needs for technology. He has been at Schmidt Goodman for 5 years and in his free time enjoys duck hunting and spending time with his two dogs!
Jeff has 15 years of experience as an installer for Schmidt Goodman on Mayo Clinic projects. He has education background from Rochester Technical Institute in the Electronic Technician program. When Jeff is not at work he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dan has almost 20 years of experience as a Foreman/Lead Installer for Schmidt Goodman on Mayo Clinic projects. He has education background in Management and Practical Nursing from Super Value University, St. Mary’s and RCTC. Dan is an outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Matt is a Lead Installer with 6 years of project experience in healthcare, education and corporate installation and really enjoys communicating with the clients. He is a huge Packer’s fan and loves spending time with his family and going on vacation.
Casey has been a Furniture Installer for 5 years and daily duties include unloading freight, unboxing furniture, placement and installation. In his free time he enjoys fishing and anything to do with cars!
Connor has been a Furniture Installer since 2015 and daily duties include unloading freight, unboxing furniture, placement and installation. Outside of work, Connor spends time fishing and hunting.
Tim works as an Installer with our Mayo Clinic team and has been with Schmidt Goodman almost 4 years. He has education background from Winona State University in Economics, enjoys fishing, hunting and baseball.
Jason has been with Schmidt Goodman for over 6 years and works with our Mayo Clinic installation team. He enjoys hunting, fishing, football, hiking and spending time with his dog Grizzly.
Nouv is a Furniture Installer and daily duties include unloading freight, unboxing furniture, placement and office furniture installation working with different crews on projects. Nouv has some auto tech and I.T. background and enjoys anything to do with cars!
Reth is new to the Installation team and daily duties include unloading freight, unboxing furniture, placement and installation assistance. A notable installation experience for Reth was assisting at the MCHS Eau Claire 5th floor project. Reth is a huge sports fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and T-Wolves and also enjoys to fish!
Lead Installer/Web Designer
Todd has over 15 years of experience as a Lead Installer on our crew that works directly with the Mayo Clinic. He is also responsible for Schmidt Goodman’s website and graphic designs. Todd has a Bachelor degree in 3D Animation/Media Arts from The Art Institutes International Minnesota and an Associate degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Community and Technical College. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing, painting, and spending time with his family.
Scott has 25 years of experience at Schmidt Goodman and is our Warehouse Manager. Duties include inventory management, deliveries and accepting and warehousing all of the freight for our main location. Scott has education from Pipestone Vo-Tech in meat-cutting. In his free time he enjoys hockey, camp fires, hunting and fishing.
Billy has 14 years of experience as a Lead Installer for Schmidt Goodman on Mayo Clinic projects. He has education background from RCTC, enjoys being outdoors, running and playing bean bags!
Richard is a Lead Installer with over 17 years of project work at Mayo-Gonda and Stabile, 125 Live, University of MN-Rochester, Winona State and Franciscan Skemp to name a few. Richard has an Associate degree in Accounting and Tax from The MN School of Business. In his free time he enjoys fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Mike is a Furniture Installer and daily duties include unloading freight, unboxing furniture, placement and office furniture installation working with different crews on projects. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding and spending time with his grandchildren.
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.
Steve has been with Schmidt Goodman for 9 years and is our Warehouse Foreman for Mayo Clinic. Steve is in charge of inventory management and coordination. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Colin has 10 years of experience as our Mayo Clinic Truck Driver where he transports and hauls furniture and freight specifically for Mayo. Colin is an outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hunting and boating with his family.
Kyle has been with Schmidt Goodman for 4 years and works with our Mayo Clinic warehouse team. His duties include furniture inventory and assembly. When Kyle has free time he enjoys anything sports related!
Nick has 3 years of experience at Schmidt Goodman and currently works in the Mayo Clinic warehouse where he maintains furniture inventory. He also prepares and transports furniture items for the clinic campus. Free-time? What’s that!?