TEAM

From our design team to our in-house builders, our focus at Rieke is to find the most innovative way to create unique workspaces. Thanks to the many skills and wide variety of experience on our entire team, we are able to come together to solve the question, “how can we build your dream office?”

Check out the many faces and personalities that make up the Rieke team.

Management

Todd Rieke

CEO

Todd Rieke is the engine of ROI. His vision, creativity, and energy keep us propelled forward. He is never satisfied with the status quo, always striving for new, innovative ways to improve our products, our manufacturing, and the way we think. He inspires us to be our best and do our best and does this by example. Todd is an expert on many interesting topics and has patented inventions. He has never been bored a day in his life!

Email: trieke@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2001

Melissa Dotson

President & CFO

As President & CFO of Rieke Office Interiors, Melissa Dotson, CPA, has 17 years of experience with hands-on managing as well as unabashed devotion to our customers. She is the “go to” person, willing to help everyone. Melissa loves to play volleyball and win! She is very passionate about most everything.

Email: dotsonm@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2030

Miguel Martinez

VP of Operations

Miguel Martinez has worked at ROI since he was a teenager and he is now Vice President of Operations. Miguel has an uncanny knowledge of people, business, and processes. He understands that the customer always comes first and makes sure that every person working in production and post production understands this concept.

Email: mmartinez@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2035

 

Colleen Baader

Creative Director of Design

Colleen will be your main point of contact. She graduated from Illinois State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Interior Design. She began her career in corporate office design and then made the leap into heath care design and project management. As the creative director at ROI and Vertical Interior Design, Colleen uses her variety of design experience to guide clients in attaining an inspiring environment. Colleen’s design philosophy is to use design to connect people to their environment. When we have connections to the environment we work in, we have greater job satisfaction which leads to better productivity.

Email: cbaader@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2017

Carol Nelson

VP Human Resources

Carol joined ROI in 1994 where she met customers at the door and showed them used furniture. Today, as the head of the HR Department, Carol’s focus is all about gathering the very best employees who understand the ROI mission and always have the clients’ best interest in mind. In her time away from the office, Carol plays with her grandchildren, supports the Barrington community, gardens, and volunteers at JourneyCare – hospice & palliative care.

Email: cnelson@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2038

Laura Klingberg

Assistant to the President

Laura graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Risk Management. After beginning her career at ROI in Order Entry, she is now the Assistant to our President. Outside of work, you will see her goofing off with her 2 children Gavin and Anna, building something with her husband Scott, exploring in her home-away-from home in Wisconsin, or sewing.

Email: lklingberg@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2037

Libby Rieke

Empress of ROI

Libby Rieke is the heart and soul of ROI. She’s our cheerleader, our den mother, our Santa Claus…. She makes a profound difference in the culture of our company, having only the best interests of each and every one of us at heart. Libby is one of the big reasons that shopping and working at ROI is so very special.

Email: lrieke@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2000

Gracie Rieke

Giver of Love

Gracie Rieke serves as entertainer, stress-reliever, and official greeter at ROI. It’s true, she has her favorites (she has a custom built-in bed in Accounting), but she is loved by all. She has homes in Sleepy Hollow and Barrington Hills, and at one time summered on a rather nice boat. Gracie has life figured out and she brings joy to many!

 

Sales

Alan Kirk

Account Manager

I enjoy time with family including my wife and 12 year old son. We like to spend our time volunteering in our community, boating, paintball, and traveling.

Email: akirk@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2026

Alexis Cooper

Account Manager

Alexis Cooper, New Business Development Sales, is a 3rd generation Office Industry veteran with a passion for her clients and designing transformative spaces. Alexis has a heart for being a helpful professional. Dedication to discovering and fully understanding clients’ needs is the foundation on which she builds and delivers a personalized office environment.

Email: acooper@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2018

Danielle Nelligan

Account Manager

Since graduating from the University of Kansas, Danielle has had much success in her professional career and found her niche in helping to innovatively transform office spaces. Danielle strives to make every client’s experience at ROI a successful one by enthusiastically approaching each project with an understanding for their distinctive needs and making sure to manage them effectively.

Email: dnelligan@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2025

Ellie Miller

Account Manager

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Ellie’s career has been helping clients with their interior office environments; supporting clients throughout the Midwest.

She joined our ROI team as Senior Account Manager in 2014. Focused on both New Business Development and Account Management, Ellie works with her clients to understand their vision and goals for immediate and long term office environment needs. She takes pride in assuring that all clients have a personal experience working with ROI; working closely with our internal team members to strategize how we can create an inspired workspace to bring her client’s vision to life.

When not helping clients achieve their ultimate office design– Ellie enjoys spending time outdoors, preferably biking or hiking with her family and friends.

Email: emiller@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2024

Gini Shahzada

​Senior Account Manager

Gini joined the Rieke Office Interiors team in 1997. Her focus is in sales, new business development, marketing, sustaining client relationships, and account management. She takes pride in assuring that all of her clients have a personal experience working with her to create a perfectly tailored corporate environment.

As a senior account manager, Gini is your main point of contact. It is her role to ensure project objectives are identified and addressed. It is also her responsibility to manage your project throughout every phase. Gini will communicate your project objectives to her internal design team. By doing so, she will lead them to create inspiring and efficient space plans, furniture designs and product specifications. She monitors the manufacturing process and product packaging to ensure your product is delivered and installed on time and on budget.

Email: gshahzada@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2015

Jorge Ramirez

Used Sales

Jorge Ramirez has been with Rieke Office Interiors since 2005 working at the warehouse pulling used furniture orders. He joined the used sales team in 2008, and ever since he proudly helps the walk-in customers and clients find the perfect furniture fit for their office space within a budget.

Email: jramirez@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2507

Lauren Colwell

Project Manager

Lauren has been managing design projects since 2006 and joined the Rieke Office Interiors team in 2013. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design from Southern Illinois University in 2004. As a project manager, Lauren coordinates project details and logistics with her clients, building managers, and general contractors to complete projects accurately and on schedule.

Email: lcolwell@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2034

Lisa Basham

Account Manager

Lisa Basham has been with ROI for seven years. She started in new business development, and then moved on to project management, and, ultimately, account management. Lisa helps her clients achieve Inspired Workspaces by listening to their needs and understanding their vision for their home away from home.

Email: lbasham@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2002

Mike Warren

Workplace Culture Consultant

Mike Warren has an incredibly positive outlook on life and is passionate about his family, community service and helping companies grow their business. He helps companies understand how important their workspace is to attracting and retaining the best talent. Mike is inspired by others reaching their goals and uses that enthusiasm to be an effective Workplace Culture Consultant and outstanding baseball coach.

Mike is the Vice Chair of the Board for the Food for Greater Elgin food pantry and Past President of the Rotary Club of Elgin. He is also involved with the Chicago Innovation Awards, Technology and Manufacturing Association, and Elgin Chamber of Commerce.

Email: mwarren@rieke.com
Phone: 847-812-8786

Molly McKay

Senior Account Manager

As a Senior Account Manager, Molly is dedicated in her approach to provide exceptional customer service. Molly’s goal is to instill into each and every client’s business an office that not only meets all of the project requirements, but also creates an environment to reach unlimited success and inspiration. She accomplishes this by listening to the strengths and challenges they are experiencing within their current operations. After evaluating the client’s needs and vision, she identifies solutions to proactively transform their space into not only the office for today, but the office of tomorrow.

Molly joined the Rieke team in 2011 and since then has found her passion within the adaption of corporate culture into office design. She is from St. Charles, Illinois, and was a graduate from Eckerd College of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Email: mmckay@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2021

Nancy Molitor

Account Manager

Nancy likes to sell things! She has been in sales since her early 20’s, she has discovered that she loves to see the “before and after” – meaning when things are tarnished and older, she likes to be a part of making them polished and modernized! She is very proud to be an Account Manager at ROI to help customers create INSPIRED WORKSPACES.

Nancy grew up in Barrington, IL and has lived in downtown Chicago for over 16 years building relationships and networking with the passion for being a team player. On her free time, she enjoys wake boarding an snowboarding (along with teaching them as well).

Email: nmolitor@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-4174

Natalie Kaplan

Project Manager

As project manager, Natalie will coordinate both internal resources and third party vendors to ensure the flawless execution of your project. She will problem solve and communicate with you until your order is completed accurately and on-time. She has had a successful career in relationship and project management, and is excited to be utilizing her skills at ROI. Natalie earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Western Illinois University

Email: nkaplan@rieke.com
Phone 224-238-2008

 

Tara Linta

Project Coordinator

Tara moved to Illinois from Nevada; she studied Criminal Justice and planned to become an agent with the FBI.  Instead, she decided to do something more interesting…become a mom.  Tara is fiercely dedicated to her children and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.  She has been a Project Manager at home for over a decade, and in the business world for 3 years.  Tara’s attention to detail and organizational skills will keep your project on target.

Tim Halvax

Senior Account Manager

As a senior account manager, Tim takes pride in identifying goals and objectives for each of his customers to ensure that information gets communicated and executed by his internal design team. He finds enjoyment seeing his customer’s business prosper by helping to create inspired workspaces with the help of our talented designers. Tim joined the Rieke Office Interiors team in 2000. His focus is in sales, new business development, account management and nurturing client relationships by always being their best advocate.

Email: thalvax@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2041

Flooring

Jared Todd

Flooring Manager

Jared has been in the construction industry since the age of 13. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Western Illinois University in 2004 and joined the ROI team in 2011 . As flooring manager, Jared coordinates all flooring project details from start to finish with his clients and general contractors to complete projects precisely and on schedule.

Email: jtodd@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2006

Loren Zuckweiler

Flooring Assistant

Loren Zuckweiler began in the Commercial Flooring Industry in 1996. With almost 20 years of extensive experience, she continues to challenge herself to stay ahead of current industry trends to further assist our customers to achieve the complete workspace project.

Email: lzuckweiler@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-4175

Design

Colleen Baader

Creative Director of Design

Colleen will be your main point of contact. She graduated from Illinois State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Interior Design. She began her career in corporate office design and then made the leap into heath care design and project management. As the creative director at ROI and Vertical Interior Design, Colleen uses her variety of design experience to guide clients in attaining an inspiring environment. Colleen’s design philosophy is to use design to connect people to their environment. When we have connections to the environment we work in, we have greater job satisfaction which leads to better productivity.

Email: cbaader@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2017

Ashley Towle

Interior Designer

Ashley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and has always had a strong interest in commercial design. Since joining the team in 2014, Ashley has developed skills to provide effective design solutions and successfully manage projects. As your designer, she will partner with her account managers and clients to create designs which provide efficient workspaces and encourage a blend of task focuses and team collaboration.

Email: atowle@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2019

Carey Roy

Senior Interior Designer

Carey joined the Rieke Office Interiors team in 2002. Since that time she has developed the expertise to ensure her designs are functional and efficient. She continues to educate herself on workplace trends to provide work spaces that will sustain the evolution of technology. Carey earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Interior Design from Purdue University in 2001.

Email: croy@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2027

Jenna Bartolic

Interior Designer

Jenna graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture. She joined Rieke Office Interiors’ team in 2013. Since that time she has developed skills in corporate interior design, effective space planning, and successful management of projects. It is her attention to detail that allows her to continuously provide efficient spaces that address the project objectives and reflect their corporate image.

Email: jbartolic@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2031

Julie Hartman

Senior Interior Designer

Julie works closely with both her account managers and clients to achieve an environment that meets project requirements and exceeds her client’s expectations. Through space planning, finish selections and product specifications, Julie will create a unique design that reflects your corporate culture and image.

Julie joined Rieke Office Interiors in 2004. Since that time she continues to educate herself on workplace trends to provide solutions that address not only the needs of today, but can help accommodate projected future needs of your business. Julie graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.

Email: jhartman@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2022

Lisa Anderson

Senior Interior Designer

Lisa provides over 20 years of experience in the contract interiors industry. Her main objective is to become her client’s advocate in creating spaces that are functional and unique while meeting budgetary requirements. She provides exceptional knowledge in contract furniture solutions, innovative workplace designs and enthusiasm towards meeting project requirements and client expectations. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. She is also a member of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), Northern Illinois Chapter. In Lisa’s spare time, she continues to dance at her local dance studio and has performed in 7 local nutcracker productions. She has had feature roles including: The Queen of Heart in Alice in Wonderland, the queen in Sleeping Beauty and several others. There is no better joy than sharing the stage with her children.

Email: landerson@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2042

Nicole Schopp

Interior Designer

Nicole graduated with a Bachelor’s in Interior and Environmental Design from Illinois State University in 2012. Upon graduation she has worked in facilities management and commercial design. Now as a member of the Rieke Office Interiors Team, Nicole works closely with our account managers and clients to create unique and efficient spaces that meet the functionality and budget required for each project. Nicole believes in being her customer’s best advocate by creating innovative spaces based on the ever-changing trends within the workplace.

Email: nschopp@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2013

Engineering & Programming

Fernando Galvez, Jr.

Programmer

Fernando started at ROI working on the Weeke and the KOMO CNC machines for three years.  He developed an interest in Programming and took an AutoCad training program which led to shadowing the Programmers.  Now a full-time Programmer himself,  Fernando enjoys the challenge of making manufacturing more efficient and with working alongside his friends in production.  He appreciates the opportunities ROI has given him to  learn and grow.

Whenever his schedule permits,  he travels to his hometown of Toledo, Iowa  to spend time with his family.  His hope is to build a career in real estate while still being part of ROI,  building a secure future for his family.

Email: fgalvez@rieke.com
Phone: 641-352-0231

 

James Medelberg

Engineer Programmer

As a programmer, James creates and designs custom products using the design Teams idea as a template. It is his responsibility to ensure programs are accurate and efficient for production to cut and assemble in house. James communicates with sales, design, and production, along with other programmers to find the best solution for every scenario. James earned his Associates of Computer Drafting and Design from ITT-Technical Institute in 2005, and Bachelors in Game and Simulation Programming from Devry University in 2007.

Email: jmedelberg@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-4176

Miguel Angel Pineda-Hurtado

Programmer

Miguel began in our woodshop as a cabinet assembler.  He learned to calculate and order materials for upcoming jobs, and then he became a machine operator (edge bander, CNC, laminator, Thermofoil, and ZUND).   Most recently he was promoted to Programming.  He thanks Miguel and Melissa in management for giving him the opportunity!

Miguel really enjoys working with systems that demand precision and that present him with challenges.  He appreciates the atmosphere at ROI and likes working with smart people who are willing to help him learn.

In his spare time he relaxes with his family and plays video games and soccer.  When Miguel retires, he wants to be a soccer coach.

Email: mpineda@rieke.com

Phone: 708-476-7336

Accounting & HR

Carol Nelson

VP Human Resources

Carol joined ROI in 1994 where she met customers at the door and showed them used furniture. Today, as the head of the HR Department, Carol’s focus is all about gathering the very best employees who understand the ROI mission and always have the clients’ best interest in mind. In her time away from the office, Carol plays with her grandchildren, supports the Barrington community, gardens, and volunteers at JourneyCare – hospice & palliative care.

Email: cnelson@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2038

Elvia Nunez

Accounts Payable Specialist

Elvia Nunez has been with Rieke Office Interiors for a long time, almost 20 years. She helps in accounting with invoices, purchasing, and also does order entry. Elvia loves this company, and it’s a pleasure to come to work here every day. During her free time she loves to garden by staying in touch with nature, and is a huge animal lover.

Email: enunez@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2023

Karen Banke

Scheduler

Karen Banke has been with ROI for almost 5-years this time around…she loved it so much the first time that coming back was one of the best decisions she has ever made. Karen handles the scheduling of all installations and communicates with the clients in order to provide them a date they’ll be happy with.

Whether it be boating or sitting on a beach; being by the water is where she is most relaxed and happy! Karen also loves spending time with her children and grandson.

Email: kbanke@rieke.com
Phone:224-238-2010

Lexie Banke

Receptionist/Accounts Receivable

Lexie Banke joined Rieke in December of 2016. Her sense of humor, personality and love for helping people made her a great addition to the team. Lexie believes the job is great, the people are fantastic, and the atmosphere is one that makes you look forward to coming to work every day. During her free time, she likes to read, enjoy the scenery outdoors, or go to the gym. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her nephew.

Email: lbanke@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-4172

Margaret Whitted

Controller

Margaret is engaged in the pursuit of lifelong learning. If some of the facts she has learned in her journey can be used to rule at Trivia Crack, even better. When not at ROI or answering obscure questions, Margaret can probably be found at the gym, her garden or the nearest library.

Email: mwhitted@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2011

 

Renee Kagels

Accounting

Graduate of Northern Illinois University, Renee comes to Rieke with over 15 years of experience in the field of Accounting.  Renee believes you can work hard and still have fun while doing it! She is also a strong proponent of continuous improvement. If there is a better way to do something, Renee will try to find it.

Whether it is running around to her girls’ extracurricular activities, relaxing on lazy Sundays, or planning for their annual Disney vacation, Renee loves nothing more than spending time with her family.

Email: rkagels@rieke.com

Phone: 224-238-2012

 

Samantha Torres

Order Entry

Samantha joined Rieke during the Spring of 2017.  Her passion and love for interior design has already made her a great fit with the team.  She enjoys spending time with her two puppies, Cooper & McClane, looking for design projects to do around her own home, or relax on a golf course.  Her recent travels to Paris & London sparked a bigger interest in traveling abroad.

 

Email: storres@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2045

Production

Production Team

The production team at Rieke are the craftsman behind our craftsmanship. Our team consists of experts in a field that requires commitment, focus and artisanship. With 9+ years experience at a miminum, each member that manufactures our final products are cross trained on every piece of machinery as well the installation process. Being well versed in all aspects from start to finish allows for a better workflow and a commitment to continuously improving our processes both internally and for our clients.

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Elgin, IL 60123-7814
Phone: 847.622.9711
Fax: 847.622.9750