About Thayer's

Improving Homes, Building Relationships

Gary Thayer - Founder

Gary is a native of Lafayette. Raised in the Romney area, he graduated from Southwestern High School in 1967. He then went to Purdue University where he graduated from the Krannert School of Management in 1971. Before starting Thayer’s Painting & Wallcovering in 1976, Gary owned Mini Pets, worked in the insurance area with USF&G, and National Homes Acceptance Corporation. Gary likes golfing, spending time with his grandchildren, and volunteering with Juanita in the MarriageRestored Ministry.

Juanita Thayer - Office Manager

Juanita also is a Lafayette native. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1970. After graduation from high school, she immediately went to work in the secretarial/bookkeeping field. She has helped with the business from the beginning, as well as holding other positions. When Juanita is not working with Thayer’s Painting & Wallcovering, she is volunteering her time with the MarriageRestored ministry. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.

Jason Thayer - Part Owner

Jason, the oldest son of Gary and Juanita, is a 1991 graduate of Jefferson High School. After high school, Jason attended Purdue University for a year in the field of Construction Technology. Jason worked in some different construction/maintenance positions before joining the family business in 1994. In 2012, Jason took on the position of managing Thayer’s Exteriors. Jason and his wife, Tammi, have two daughters. Jason enjoys running, participating in several different sports, and spending time with his family.

Jon Thayer - Part Owner

Jon, the middle son, is a 1995 graduate of Jefferson High School. After high school, Jon attended Taylor University for a year and Purdue University for his second year of college. Jon joined the family business in 1997. Jon and his wife, Jennifer, have a son and two daughters. Jon enjoys playing basketball, participating in several different sports, and spending time with his family. 

Josh Thayer - Part Owner

Josh, the youngest son, is a 1997 graduate of Jefferson High School. After high school, Josh attended Ivy Tech State College in the Business Management field. Josh joined the family business in 1999. Josh and his wife, Jessie, have twin daughters. Josh enjoys playing golf in his spare time, as well as spending time with his family and friends.

Benji Blankenship - Painting Lead Project Manager

Ben has been employed by Thayer’s since December of 2001. He is married to Cassy and they have four daughters. Benji’s hobbies are fishing, camping, yard work and spending time with his family.

Seth Redmon - Painting Project Manager

Seth has spent several years on the painting crew, now he helps lead and manage our drywall and painting teams. Seth enjoys staying busy with the Thayer’s team while at work, but when not at work he enjoys being outside trailing, up at Lake Michigan. Along with spending time around a nice fire with his wife, Bliss, and his boys. 

Levi Kinzie - Exteriors Lead Project Manager

Levi began working for Thayer’s as a subcontractor in 2015 and joined the Thayer’s team as a Project Manager in 2019. He enjoys being with his wife, Kendra, and their four children, as well as caring for the spot of creation God has given him.

Dustin Hurley - Exteriors Project Manager

Dustin, originally from Oregon, has been with Thayer’s since September 2023. He enjoys working with the team and making improvements to clients’ homes. Outside of work, he enjoys his time with family, golfing, and making furniture. 

Jonathan Bohl - Outside Sales

Jonathan is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a major in Organizational Leadership. Jonathan joined Thayer’s in 2020 and took on the position of Outside Sales. Jonathan and his wife, Erica, have three kids and enjoy working in the yard, family time, and traveling to any coastal waters. 

Matt James - Outside Sales

Matt has been in the construction industry for over 10 years and loves what he does. He has experience in steel, landscape, and home construction. He enjoys helping others find solutions for their home needs. He and his wife, Jessica, got married in 2009 and they have 2 children. When not at work, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and hunting. 

Cassidy Thayer - Assistant Office Manager

Cassidy, Jason’s oldest daughterjoined the Thayer’s team full-time in May 2022 after receiving her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. She enjoys watching TV shows, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.