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.

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5789 State St. Suite 1 Saginaw, MI 48603

+1 (989) 793-6182

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