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TJ Iams Bend Painting

Tj Iams, Owner/Founder

Tj has been the owner and operator of Bend Painting since 1997. He has put his focus into the specialization of residential, commercial, and new construction, so that Bend painting can be diversified in the painting industry. While building, expanding, and growing his business, Tj is also a family man and proud father of 3 daughters and a son. He is a man of god and faith who sees the worth in all people. As an owner, he offers guidance and comradery to every employee of Bend Painting. He treats all employees as family, which explains why the turn over for Bend Painting is so modest. Some employees have been a part of Bend Painting for as many as 12-15 years, which is largely due to the extraordinary relationships TJ has with his team. Tj is always working on improving the lives of all who surround him, including himself. He prides his company on quality and customer satisfaction and encourages his staff to go the extra mile on all jobs and go above and beyond expectations.

Gretchen Lupton-Boni, Director of Operations

Gretchen has been a team member of Bend Painting since 2012. During her time with our company, she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus in Accounting and has since obtained her Masters in Accounting through Eastern Oregon University. As a Bend Painting representative who is a business specialist, she is extremely goal oriented and wears many hats within the company. Gretchen has brought much of her education into the business portion of Bend Painting to create a proficient, performance, and production based company, which highlights customer satisfaction. She is also a mother of twin boys and spends a great deal of her time helping coach their football team, take them to baseball, or skiing as a family up at Mt. Bachelor. In the summer you can find her surfing behind the family boat at the lake or camping up at Cultus. Gretchen is a critical team member of Bend Painting and has taken the reigns on building the operations platform of the company.

Ian Knight, Project Superintendent

Ian is a 17-year military veteran serving in the armed forces as a marine and soldier. He currently serves in the National Guard and is a key member of Bend Painting. With over 20 years of project management experience, Ian works closely with homeowners and builders for quality assurance. Ian maintains the highest standard of professionalism within his position at Bend Painting. Along with his 12-year marriage, Ian has 3 boys who occupy a great deal of his time with Tennis, Football, and Baseball. He is a devoted Christian at a local church in the Bend area where he expands his faith through fellowship and continuous learning. Ian enjoys mountain biking and most of all the great outdoor lifestyle that Central Oregon has to offer. Overall, he has become an invaluable asset at Bend Painting and we treasure him as an associate and friend.