The Schmidt Goodman Project Team
Dick is one of the original owners of Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc., which he started in 1974 in his hometown, Rochester. As president of the company he is the key contact involved in all aspects of the business. Including coordinating all installations, moves, and on-site visits. Aside from keeping Schmidt Goodman running smoothly he enjoys going fishing at his cabin and spending time with his family.
Bill joined Dick Goodman and Fred Schmidt, the founders of Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. in November of 1975. He was the fifth employee of the young company and was hired for outside sales. Schmidt Goodman began in a small store front near downtown with Dick, Fred and Bill in sales, one inside store clerk and one delivery person. Our company has grown to over 40 employees serving southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin and strive to always provide our customers with the best service and products. Currently Bill is responsible for general management duties and day to day operations. When Bill finds time to get away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family at the cabin.
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 local charities. When Karen is not at work she enjoys Golfing, baking cupcakes, and is a die-hard Minnesota Twins fan.
Kari recently joined the Schmidt Goodman team as a staff accountant. She will be 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!
Becky leads our sales team in years of experience, having been at Schmidt Goodman for almost 30 years. Her product knowledge paired with ability to communicate with her customers about their spaces and needs is superior. Becky works directly with our design team to position the right product and price point for her customers providing layouts and specifications for commercial spaces both new and existing. Key accounts she manages are: University of MN- Rochester campus, Mayo Clinic Health System- Canon Falls, Austin & Albert Lea as well as RCTC campus among other. Becky is known for her quick response to her customers. If she isn’t working, you’ll find her riding horse or her motorcycle and spending time with her family including two adorable granddaughters!
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.
Kathy has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products for 30 years. She started in the retail division in sales, then moved into outside sales managing accounts in Rochester and the surrounding communities. Kathy currently does sales support and project management for Diane Mirsch, Account Manager who covers Rochester, LaCrosse, and the Winona market. A few of the major accounts Kathy has worked with clients including Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Winona State University, Winona Technical College, Mayo Health Systems, and Vernon Memorial Healthcare. When Kathy can find time out side of the office she enjoys to travel and loves to be in the kitchen baking some delicious treats.
Ann has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products for 20 years. Starting as receptionist for the first five years and is now an Account Management Assistant. She has an AA Degree from Rochester Community College in Business Management and a diploma from Rochester Technical and Community College in the Executive Assistant Program. Her responsibilities include quote preparations, contact with customers to assess their specific needs, review and prepare orders for purchasing, make formal presentations for clients including booklets, customized forms and color and product boards. Some notable projects that Ann has worked on include Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Cannon Falls, Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin, University of Minnesota Rochester, and Rochester Community and Technical College. When Ann is not at the office she enjoys being in the outdoors camping, 4-wheeling and on the farm she grew up on.
Sam has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for 19 years. She has an Associate in Business degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. Sam is responsible for contract furniture management which includes ordering, invoicing customers, managing incoming freight, and sales support. At time of order entry she takes responsibility for managing dates, coordinating multiple vendors and working with our vendors, staff and customers to insure the ease and accuracy for installations. She is a point of contact for our customers and our staff. In addition, she assists the President of the company, taking on many administrative roles. When Sam is not keeping an eye on the ordering and scheduling of a major installation you might find her relaxing by the ocean, as it is her favorite place to be.
Valerie has been with Schmidt Goodman for 26 years. She started out as receptionist, moved into furniture sales, and am now in sales administration. She has an AA Degree in Liberal Arts from RCTC (2007), and a diploma from Rochester Technical College for their Administrative Assistant program (1989). In her position she is responsible for ordering, tracking, receiving, and billing of several budget furniture manufacturer lines we offer. Val 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 installers.
Interior Design Manager
Tracey has been with Schmidt Goodman as an Interior Designer since 1998. She graduated from Mankato State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design & Construction Management and with minors in Sociology and Clothing & Textiles. She provides furniture layouts using both AutoCAD and CET Designer. Tracey also meets with clients to define project requirements and develop design criteria including space plans, concepts, budgeting documents, renderings, schedules, presentations and material selections to best suit the project and the user needs. Some notable projects Tracey has been a part of are: Dunlap Law, Exhibitor Group, MCHS- Franciscan Skemp, McNeilus Steel, Crenlo, KSTP, Mazda, RCTC, and Clements Chevrolet. Tracey’s favorite place to be is relaxing on the beach with friends and family or with her hands in the garden at home.
Betsy has been with Schmidt Goodman for a combined total of 12 years as an Interior Designer. She attended school at RCTC, University of Minnesota, and DCTC. She uses her skills in AutoCAD and CET to create floor plans and furniture layouts that are appealing and functional to best suite each projects needs. Winona State University is a notable project she has recently worked on. Betsy is also responsible for inventory, specifications, and the selection of finishes. Outside of work Betsy loves to travel with her favorite place being on a beach along the seashore.
Jill has been with Schmidt Goodman for the last 16 months as an Interior Designer/Space Planner. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with a degree in Interior Design and Construction Management and with a minor in Art. She is efficient in AutoCAD, working/creating furniture layouts for clients that best fit their needs with both new and existing furniture, along with producing quotes, specifying and updating our office library. When Jill is not working on a new design you may find her watching Gopher hockey or out shopping.
Laura has been with Schmidt Goodman for the last 8 months. She is a graduate from DCTC’s Interior Design program. She is efficient in AutoCAD and CET. She shares her artistic talent to create 3D drawings, floorplans and color boards. Laura manages and organizes the design and resource library. When she is not working you will find her thrifting, and antiquing with her husband.
Kara joined the Schmidt Goodman team in early September after relocating to Rochester from the Twin Cities. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Interior Design, and minor in Facilities Management. Kara will be providing furniture support in all aspects of the Schmidt Goodman furniture selection, specification and site verification process. Kara enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, and watching her daughter swim at meets on the weekends.
Furniture Installation Specialist
Don has been with Schmidt Goodman Office Products, Inc. for 33 years. He is a manufacturer trained installer. In addition to installing he verifies specifications, works with our design team to insure accuracy and provide time and cost estimates. As a lead installer he project manages accounts which may consist of coordination of other trades such as electrical, data, construction, and carpentry, as well as coordinating freight and being the main contact for customers.
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.