Well-designed offices do more. They inspire the team. Facilitate collaboration. Impress customers. And, as studies have shown, they improve employee attraction and retention.

All office spaces, big or small, have potential. We’re on a mission to help you get the most out of your office.

At Vertical Interior Design, we create high-performance office interiors that reflect your brand and inspire your team.


Typical office interior design firms are limited by what’s in their vendors’ catalogs. Working in tandem with our internal manufacturing facility (Rieke Office Interiors), our approach is different. Our designs are focused purely on your needs and how you imagine your space, without the limitations of standard fixed dimensions found in catalogs.


Colleen Baader

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President at Rieke Office Interiors, Colleen is responsible for managing the design, flooring, programming, project management, IT & marketing teams.    Colleen has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Prior to her current role at ROI, Colleen launched the Vertical Interior Design Division in 2014 as Creative Director. This division has given ROI a full spectrum of services to provide a Turnkey solution to our clients. Colleen has a passion for design and construction and is devoted to creativity and innovation in all aspects of her job.  Collaboration has been a key factor in Colleen’s success in business.


  • Bachelor of Science in Commercial Interior Design from Illinois State University (1994)
  • 24 years total experience creating innovative interior environments
    • 11 years of Corporate Interior Design
    • 10 years of Health Care Design
    • 3 years of Construction Project Management


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

Development Specialist

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

Jamie Leonard

Senior Interior Designer

Jamie began her career in luxury residential design. During this time, Jamie worked under the direction of an architect who influenced her to develop strong technical skills in architectural details. Jamie’s attention to architectural details allows her to provide beautiful designs that make a huge impact on spaces. After 11 years in the residential industry, Jamie transitioned into commercial design.  Utilizing her residential background, Jamie can bring a softer side to your office design. Workplaces often become our second home and she believes the workplace should be a fun and inviting environment where employees are proud and excited to work in each day.  Jamie will help you manage your project from beginning to end starting with space planning, furniture and finish selections all the way through construction and project management. Her attention to details is evident from the first client introduction meeting to installation day, she will ensure your project runs smoothly and every detail is implemented. Jamie received her Bachelor of Science in Interior and Environmental Design from Illinois State University in 2005.

Email: jleonard@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2043

Meaghan Brown

Interior Designer

Meaghan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Interior and Environmental Design from Illinois State University in 2014. After her graduation, she worked widely in residential design and furniture sales, but has since started her career in commercial design. As a part of the Rieke Office Interiors Team, Meaghan works closely with the other designers to develop the best possible space for the client, creating a functional and inspired space. Meaghan is a hardworking, dedicated designer who is determined to be the best advocate she could be for the clients of Rieke Office Interiors.

Email: mbrown@rieke.com
Phone: 224-238-2036



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