Past Owners


Gary Fahndrich

President of West Side Decorating Center from 1982 until 2019

He has served on the board of directors and as President for the PDRA (Paint & Decorating Retailers Association). He is active in the community with local organizations such as Rotary, Fordney Club, North Little League and many other organizations.


During Gary's tenure, West Side won the Best Small Business award from the Michigan Small Business Development Center (  West Side also won Saginaw Township Business of the year from the Saginaw Township Business Association (

He founded the Independent Business Association of Saginaw County in 1999. The "Buy Local" website is


Elmer Fahndrich

President of West Side Decorating Center from 1966 to 1982 before selling this business to his son Gary.

Before starting West Side, he ran some of the largest paint crews in all of Michigan. 

He decided to open up his own paint store to supply his crew. 

Before the West Side name, the store was originally called Rockcote paint. The store only sold painting supplies but once the name was changed to West Side Decorating Center, it paved a way for what it is now.

Michael Stoddard


Mike has worked at West Side Decorating Center since 2000, then became President of the store in August of 2019.  When he isn't assisting customers he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, his dog and anything fitness related.


Dave Harris

Paint Consultant

Dave has been working with West Side Decorating Center since 2000. When he is not working, he likes to go golfing in the summer, hunting in the winter and also spend quality time with his 13 grand kids.


Sonia Severin

Decorating Consultant

For the past 19 years at West Side Decorating, Sonia has had the opportunity to work with some amazing people and great projects both commercial and residential.  Some of which include Team One Credit Union, SVSU, The Saginaw Club and City Rescue Mission.  In her spare time, she volunteers with Underground Railroad, Great Lakes Bay Health and serves on the Arts and Enrichment Commission and member of several local associations.  Sonia loves giving back to her community and promoting Saginaw.  She loves to run, CrossFit, travel and is a music and animal lover.


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Marsha Pacholke

Interior Designer

Marsha has grown quite the reputation here at West Side Decorating since starting here in 2010. She has put together some amazing decor projects for her customers, who were more than happy with her work. Marsha has an Interior Design Degree from Delta College. She has been in the business of interior design since 1991. Before coming to West Side Decorating, she was previously an Interior designer for Ethan Allen. 


Jenna Marks

Decorating Consultant

Jenna has been with West Side Decorating Center since 2012. She attended Delta College and earned degrees in Business and Interior Design. Throughout her years at West Side Decorating, she has worked with amazing individuals, worked on fun and exciting projects and built strong professional relationships. What she likes most about her job is that not any two projects are the same and each day is different. When Jenna is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, art and reading.


Maverick Spoke

Assistant Sales Manager

Maverick joined the team February 2020 after relocating from Madison, WI area.  Maverick grew up in a family of contractors and has spent the last 10 years working in customer service. Of those 10 years, 4 were on the management staff at another retailer. In his free time, Maverick likes to spent time with friends and family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.