DENNY GERDEMAN

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman

From developing successful client solutions, to forming multi- disciplinary teams, to advising up-and-coming designers, Denny Gerdeman has been hands-on at the helm of Chute Gerdeman for more than 30 years. At his core, he’s a hardworking retail veteran. To the industry, Denny is an ambassador, leader, and mentor rolled into one. To all of us at Chute Gerdeman, he’s the cornerstone of the firm, along with Elle Chute, his wife and partner. Denny’s leadership has guided Chute Gerdeman to international acclaim, winning four Store of the Year awards and landing on Design:Retail’s list of most important Design Firms an unprecedented 17 times.

EXPERTISE

Architecture
Retail Innovation
Store Design
Store Planning
Business Trends and Insights
Implementation
Design Leadership
Education and Mentorship

KEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

Bealls, Inc.
Christopher & Banks
Checkers
Domino’s
Hamleys
Hanesbrands Inc.
HMS Host
Kohl’s
Kodak
Lane Bryant
Mattel
M&M’S/Mars
Marriott Vacation
Red Lobster
Smithsonian
Target
Tillamook
Walmart

HONORS

Shop! Hall of Fame
Shop! (2017)

Retail Design Luminary
Design:Retail (2014)

Retail Design Influencer
DDI Magazine

Retail Design Legion of Honor
Retail Design Institute

Markopoulos Award
DDI Magazine

Commencement Speaker
Columbus College of Art and Design

Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree
Columbus College of Art and Design

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HOW WE THINK SETS US APART

A collection of insights research and observations across retail, restaurant, c-store and grocery. Helping brands provide a better experience for their customers. Enjoy.

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CHUTE GERDEMAN
455 South Ludlow Street
Columbus, OH 43215 USA
+1 614 469 1001
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