We seek to embody a culture of commitment:
In the end it is the quality of our relationships that matter most to us at Seibold Baker. Our passion for what we do is the key to our success.
Seibold Baker has grown into a large regional rep organization serving Chicago and Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. How we got here is a great American success story.
Founded in 1971 by Jim’s father – Bill Seibold – then Seibold & Associates was one of the first regional manufacturer rep firms in our industry. Bill and his son Jim, with the help of some really great sales professionals like Dick Farley in southern and central Ohio and Indiana and Jerry Miller in central and western Michigan, grew Seibold & Associates to an industry leader. Jim joined the firm in the early '80’s and has been dedicated to growing our firm since.
Jim became the Principal and owner as Bill retired in the mid '90’s. Bill continues to work for us part-time and act as a valuable consultant as our “Chairman Emeritus”. Seibold & Associates grew and thrived during this transition.
In 2004, Marty Baker joined the firm as a partner with Jim and Seibold Baker was formed. Marty was the Vice President of Sales for Metro Furniture (now Coalesse) and before that ran a successful dealership in Toledo, OH.
Seibold Baker grew with the addition of Brent Weirtz in Columbus in 2007. Brent came to Seibold Baker having owned his own rep firm, Brent Weirtz Marketing, and we have experienced significant sales growth with this expansion. In 2014 Sue Stawick joined us in Indianapolis coming from both dealer and manufacturer sales, and Kristen Mick in the Cleveland market adding to the wealth of talent on our team. Kristen was new to furniture but not to design sales having been a leading wallcovering rep for five years in Northeast Ohio. Abby Ruppert joined Seibold Baker in Lansing, MI in 2018 having already been a key selling partner with Workrite. Her skills in selling ergonomic solutions have helped to further differentiate our offerings.
In Perrysburg, OH our support staff is led by Julie Stearns who has been with us as Sales Coordinator since September 2010. Along with Michelle Baker and Terri Seibold we have invested in an internal team ready to serve our customers with the highest sense of urgency and accuracy.
Adding to our exciting growth, Seibold Baker expanded in to the Chicagoland and downstate Illinois market in October 2014. We have rapidly built a leading rep organization and have added several industry leading manufacturing partners. Colin Baker brought his sales experience and energy to Seibold Baker in October 2016. He is focused primarily on dealer development and broadening our reach in the market. Colin has significant sales experience with large multi-national companies--Booking.com and Reynolds & Reynolds. Sara Kukatla joined our IL sales team in May of 2017. Sara's strong background, as a designer and in design sales, adds a significant sales resource to our team. Chicago native and industry veteran Elisa Taccogna joined our team in September 2017. Elisa's training as an interior designer, and her wealth of knowledge and abundant energy, rounds out our Illinois team. Marty and Jim are active in the market managing both dealer and specifier relationships.
We will continue to build our regional brand in Chicago and offer our customers new and exciting options. Seibold Baker is committed to a strategy of attracting and retaining the very best sales talent and leading with true manufacturer partners. We are writing new history every day!