One of the things that gives small business owners headaches is the cost of relocating their office to new space. Unless you are looking for an empty warehouse to just store stuff, adapting someone else's office build-out to suit your company's needs always requires some adjustment. Either you change the way you process the company's work flow to match the build-out - or you change the build-out by tearing out what's there and putting in new stuff so it works for you.

Today's guest is Judi Schumacher, President of Schumacher Companies, a successful local construction company that specializes in commercial construction and particularly in tenant build-outs. Judi and her husband Jerry founded the company 9 years ago and have learned to divide up the responsibilities so they don't step on each other's toes. Judi says she is responsible for everything "before the shovel hits the dirt".

Judi's sojourn into construction took a circuitous route beginning as a hospital phlebotomist that assisted with autopsies, then the Chamber of Commerce and then a builder's association in Collier County. Now she has found her niche and loves the satisfaction of seeing the smiles on clients' faces when they move into their new offices.

A consummate networker and volunteer, Judi is also a founding member of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast CREW and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, the West Palm Beach Boys & Girls Club, March of Dimes, Easter Seals - and a few more.


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Judi Schumacher

Judith Schumacher, Partner and Owner, manages client development and pre-construction services for SchuCom. With over 20-years of experience in the construction industry, she understands the importance of building trusted client and consultant relationships. Judi focuses on project requirements before the actual construction begins. Communication and coordination with the client, other consultants, and subcontractors, ensures that the project results will truly be the client’s vision. Her personal involvement during pre-construction is what sets SchuCom apart from other companies. Schumacher Companies - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SCORE-ing YOUR BUSINESS EPISODE 70 with Judi Schumacher - TITLE IMAGE

Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE is a non-profit who's mission is helping local small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by offering mentoring, workshops, business consulting and counseling services, networking opportunities, events and partnerships within the Palm Beach / South Florida business corridor.

SCORE-ing Your Business' host Penny Pompei serves as Chapter Chair for our local Palm Beach SCORE Chapter #224, located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach. Palm Beach SCORE - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SYB-70 with Host Penny Pompei


About the Author(s)

 Penny  Pompei

Penny Pompei is a serial entrepreneur having launched three of her own businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and several others in partnership with others throughout the country.  She has relocated to South Florida and is now a volunteer subject matter expert with SCORE Palm Beach.

SCORE Volunteer, SCORE Palm Beach

Key Topics

SYB 70 | The Journey from Phlebotomist to General Contractor •  Schumacher Companies