Meet The Partners

Erin Rademann and Dan Buechel started their interior design and retail business, Partners by Design, Inc., in 1997, after years as top designers with a chic interior design house. They decided to get “Inc.” behind their names as a way to bring artful design without an enhanced price to family and friends and to give back to the community. They have ten employees of their own now, and you can see how their design sensibility is infused in everything they create. Top-notch customer service, from point of browsing to delivery and set-up, is a given. They serve clients primarily in Wisconsin — many are long-time loyal customers whose kind words of recommendation have helped the partners grow the business — but never limit their travels when a great design project pops up.

To their credit, they believe there is nothing style-wise they can’t accomplish. The size of the project is inconsequential. In fact, they’re quick to tell clients the smallest rooms are sometimes their greatest accomplishments. They honestly care about how you’ll live in the space, how you’ll grow with the rooms. They see it through their clients’ eyes, and then rely on each other for a fresh set of eyes to review their designs, making both equally vested in every project.

As a mark of their character, there isn’t a silent auction table in their hometown that doesn’t hold a donation from them, and for many years they donated their interior design services to the creation of the Samaritan House- an entire house raffled off to benefit the community’s free health clinic.

Dan and Erin take the whole “partnership” thing to heart — their collaboration with each other, their partnership with their clients and their connection to the community.