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  • Welcome to the Ruder Group

    Over 45 years of combined experience servicing the A&D community.

    We Partner with independent manufacturers to bring innovative products, top tier customer service and forward thinking to the Architecture & Design community.

    Our Team

    We have the top talent in the industry.

    • Carrie Hahn
      Carrie Hahn

      Carrie has a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati. She has 17 years of experience as an interior designer in both New York and Chicago. Carrie also worked as a corporate account manager for a furniture dealer in Chicago prior to joining manufacture sales in 2017. Given her extensive design background, and both dealer and manufacturer sales experience, Carrie's breadth of knowledge and experience make her an invaluable member of our team. Carrie enjoys traveling with family and friends, seeking out the most scenic hikes possible, when not spending time at home in Chicago with her husband and two sons.

    • Edgar Cobar
      Edgar Cobar

      Edgar has a residential interior design background and in 2019 he decided to give the commercial furniture world a go. He comes to us from a furniture dealer in Chicago. Given Edgar's extensive design background, organizational skills and creative talents makes him an essential member of our team.

      He lived 6 years in Argentina, which lead him to the design industry. He enjoys traveling and showing friends and family around Chicago.

    • Alyssia Magnuson
      Alyssia Magnuson
      Alyssia covers the states of WI and MN for the Rüder Group! She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Interior Design. Prior to coming to the RG, she practiced interior design at dealerships and within A&D. This unique background has equipped her with a well-rounded understanding of the industry. She is the Co-Director of Milwaukee City Center on the IIDA Board and she and her hubby reside in Milwaukee with their pup, Nash!
    • Suzanne Carney
      Suzanne Carney
      Suzanne has been a member of the Chicago Architecture and Design community for over 30 years. With her unique perspective - having filled roles as end user, specifier, project manager and dealer - she has a deep understanding of the interiors design and procurement process. Suzanne works to support the Ruder Group in all matters organizational and project management. She lives in Oak Park with her family.
    • Brad Scelfo
      Brad Scelfo
      Brad was fortunate enough to grow up with two parents in Contract Furniture Sales and has had a keen eye for furniture from a very young age. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois and has a creative side which is very beneficial within the A&D community. He proudly serves on the DIFFA Auxiliary Board and prides himself on excellent customer service. Brad lives in River North with husband, Alan and their precious toy poodle, Dolly.
    • Chrissy Thompson
      Chrissy Thompson
      As TRG’s offering continues to grow, Chrissy focus lies in Architectural Product Sales. She is truly a resource for the A&D Community and her attention to detail serves this role well. Chrissy currently serves as a member of the DIFFA Auxiliary Board. She lives with her husband and son in Chicago.
    • Cedric Smith
      Cedric Smith
      With a background in design and start in construction, Cedric is our project manager. He provides insight, direction and technical support to projects at any phase. Cedric and his family live in Chicago.
    • Matt Ruder
      Matt Ruder
      Matt founded The Ruder Group in 1999. He has been active in the Chicago A&D community for close to 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of his clients and projects. Matt is an active supporter of IIDA, DIFFA and IIDC. He, his wife Jennelle and three kids live in Chicago.
    THE RUDER GROUP UNDERSTANDS OUR NEEDS, AND HELPS US OVERCOME OUR DAILY CHALLENGES TO ENSURE OUR PROJECTS GO AS SMOOTHLY AS POSSIBLE. THEY ARE A VALUED RESOURCE TO OUR PROJECT TEAMS.