Kim Schachte is a Workplace Consultant for Lerdahl Business Interiors, a commercial furniture dealership, located in Middleton Wisconsin. Lerdahl has been in business for 34+ years, is one of the only family-owned and operated furniture dealerships in Southern Wisconsin. LBI has had the privilege of winning the InBusiness Executive choice award for the last 15 years in a row!
As a project consultant, Kim parlays her passion for design, relationship building, and problem solving to find design solutions for her clients that are not only aesthetically pleasing and highly functional, but also promote wellness and inspiration. Kim shows clients how they can leverage the built environment to improve the overall experiences and productivity of their employees. One of Kim’s favorite aspects of her job is being a part of the confluence of design and trade disciplines that work together to create a holistic design.
Outside her professional life, Kim has been active in community service projects for more than 15 years. Kim is one of the founders of WAHA, a state-wide hockey program focused on championing top talent, while also keeping the sport local. As a 4-year board president for the Middleton Soccer Program, she led development and fundraising efforts. She also served on the athletic board and co-chaired the Booster Club’s largest fundraiser for 4 years, raising over $120,000. In addition, she was a parent volunteer for the Middleton Swim and Golf programs.
Kim has also been active in community service in her own field. As a designer for Design for a Difference, Kim and her team work to bring sustainable, efficient and contemporary design to non-profits around the area. Additionally, Kim volunteered for the Fond Blanc Foundation, helping to raise over $450,000 for the care and education of over 1000 children in Fond Blanc, Haiti.
Kim went back to school in 2012 after raising four children. A member of the Dean’s List all four years, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the School of Human Ecology.
When she’s not working, Kim enjoys exercising, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and her 14-year-old English Pointer, Dixie.