In the late 1960s and 1970s, John Thains office remodelling business was booming.
It took a few years for the business to catch up with demand and Thains remodel firm started to make a name for itself.
But in 2010, Thains company filed for bankruptcy and in 2017, he sold his assets to a Houston investor, Mark Daley, for $4.9 million.
Thains family is now taking over the business, but the focus is still on his remodeling firm.
We wanted to start the remodeling business with John and to help him to continue to build on what he’s built,” said Thains’ grandson, Chris Thains.
The family plans to move to Houston to begin construction on a $100 million remodel project at its former headquarters.
The remodel plan, called the Thains House, is expected to include:Adding new floors, walls and ceilings; installing new electrical and plumbing fixtures and fittings; adding new kitchens and bathrooms; and adding new floors.
The project will be a $30 million project.
That means the remodel will be completed within two years.
In 2018, the Thins also announced plans to expand their office to create an 18,000-square-foot, four-story building, and also to purchase a vacant lot in the city for $500,000.