With in-house designers, production staff, and expert carpenters, Bartelt is with a remodeling project from start to finish, ensuring total customer satisfaction. Our hardworking team is always available to answer questions, ease concerns, and make sure a project runs smoothly. Striving to be a resource to homeowners, Bartelt offers functional design, craftsmanship, and quality products.
Rick Bartelt is the owner, OGR, CAPS, CCP, MBC. Rick began in the construction industry at 12 years old, assisting his father, Ronald Bartelt, on project sites during weekends, holidays, and summer vacations. He continued to learn about carpentry, and in 1984, Rick and his wife Chris started Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource.
Chris Bartelt is the office manager. Before taking on this role, Chris was a legal secretary at a large law firm in Milwaukee. This experience along with her schooling at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) allows Chris to effectively communicate with Bartelt’s customers, employees, subcontractors, and vendors on a daily basis.
Amanda Coakley is the marketing director. She is responsible for media and customer relations, social media, advertising, and event planning. Amanda received her bachelor of arts in Professional Strategic Communications – Public Relations from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has been part of the Bartelt team since 2012 (or 1989, if you count growing up in the family business).
Project Designer & Coordinator
Matt Retzak is the project designer and coordinator. Matt joined the Bartelt team in 2003 and oversees the design process, helping clients think outside of the design box. He has also served as a resource for numerous publications, including Better Homes & Gardens. Matt has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Interior Designer & Project Coordinator
Mary Sweet is an interior designer and project coordinator. Mary joined the Bartelt team in 2010 and oversees the entire design and selection process, helping clients make the best choices for their remodeled spaces. Mary has a bachelor of arts in Interior Design from Mount Mary College.
Interior Designer & Project Coordinator
Heather Scott is an interior designer and project coordinator. She has over 22 years of experience in the remodeling and new construction industries, joining Bartelt in 2014, and oversees the entire design and selection process, working closely with clients to create cohesive designs. Heather has a degree in Interior Design from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and has been a licensed interior designer through the State of Wisconsin since 1996.
Design and sales coordinator
Jessica Boll is the design and sales coordinator. A member of the Bartelt team since 2007, Jessica assists the designers with the measurements of existing conditions, solicits and compiles bids, and creates 3D renderings. She received her bachelor of sciences in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Vice President of Operations
Matt Swanger is the vice president of operations. With over 30 years of carpentry experience, Matt is a Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) through NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), taking on his current VP role at Bartelt in 2016. Throughout his career, he has supervised projects and worked closely with subcontractors and homeowners.
Terri Inhof is a production administrator. Joining the Bartelt team in 2002, she works closely with the project managers, designers, carpenters, subcontractors, and customers to ensure each project runs smoothly. Terri also oversees scheduling and client and subcontractor communication.
Dawn Manthey is an accounting manager. With over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry, Dawn has worn many hats as an office manager and has worked closely with project managers. She joined the Bartelt team in 2016. She also attended Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), focusing on accounting.
Randy Lewis is a production manager and joined the Bartelt team in 2022.
Lead Rough Carpenter
Ryan Derus is a lead rough carpenter. Joining Bartelt in 1999, Ryan oversees a crew of carpenters and is lead-safe certified and a certified materials handler. He also works closely with project designers and the production team.
Terry Reno is a lead carpenter. Joining Bartelt in 2000, Terry oversees a crew of carpenters and also works closely with project designers and the production team.
Lead Finish Carpenter
Duane Wolf is the lead finish carpenter. He graduated from MATC and has over 20 years of finish carpentry experience. Joining Bartelt in 2005, Duane collaborates with other field staff, project designers, and production staff to complete the details.
Second Level Rough Carpenter
Kane Peterson is a second level rough carpenter. He has been part of the Bartelt team since 2007, working closely with project designers and production staff to complete rough and finish carpentry.
Alan Schroeckenthaler is a lead carpenter. With over 13 years of carpentry experience, Alan joined Bartelt in 2016 and works closely with project designers and production staff to complete rough and finish carpentry.
Casey Van Scoy
Casey Van Scoy is a carpenter and joined the Bartelt team in 2018. He attended Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), focusing on building trades and carpentry.
Mason Swanger is a carpenter and has been with Bartelt since 2017. He has many years of carpentry experience working with his father.
Darrin Wearing is a rough carpenter and joined the Bartelt team in 2018. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps and in local law enforcement.
Jim Shoemaker is a carpenter and joined the Bartelt team in 2022.
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