SERVPRO of Lafayette Employee Photos

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Greg Thomas - Owner/Operations Manager

Greg, a native of SE Florida joined the SERVPRO family in 2009. He spent years working in the marketing and production departments for a SERVPRO franchise in Champaign, Illinois.  Greg and his wife Lisa opened SERVPRO of Lafayette in 2014.

Greg has customer service and leadership management experience that extends back to 2003. Greg is our General Manager and oversees day-to-day operations for all departments at SERVPRO of Lafayette. Greg holds many certifications including water damage restoration, mold remediation and trauma scene cleanup.

Outside of work you can find Greg enjoying movie time with his wife, raising 3 incredible girls,  working on home projects, traveling to visit family or seeking out oceans, lakes, rivers and creeks to fish for anything that swims.

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Misty Gerlach - Marketing Representative

Mistalyn, best known as Misty, has been with us since 2017. She spent years in the production department where she earned her IICRC Fire restoration service technician (FRST) certification. Misty is currently our Marketing representative here in Lafayette. She truly appreciates speaking with members of the community and educating them about our lines of service and how SERVPRO can help them in their time of need. 

At home, misty loves spening time with her grandchildren, lounging on the couch with her rescued cats and dogs, playing Minecraft and New World, crafting, sewing, crocheting, gardening, reading and listening to music. 

Misty's last meal would be a Thanksgiving deat with all the trimmings, surrounded by family and friends. Misty can't choose just one superpower, she would need to have two, telepathy and teleportation. Her advice is to be yourself and always work to be better than you were the day before. Always strive to be kind, honest, trustworthy, loyal, responsible, compassionate and empathetic. All of these attributes make Misty one of kind and a wonderful marketing representative for SERVPRO. 

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Anthony Sanchez - Production Manager

Anthony Sanchez is a production manager / estimator at SERVPRO of Lafayette. We have been blessed to have him join us in August of 2017. "Tony" a Chesterton Native, has 3 IICRC certifications including Water restoration, Applied Structural Drying, & Hazardous Material Restoration.  Tony has plenty of experience with residential and commercial settings. In his off time you can find Tony at the gym, enjoying a good cheeseburger or dreaming of traveling back to Australia.

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Abraham Yacabalquiej - Production technician III

"Abe" is a production technician that joined the SERVPRO ranks in 2020. He is a native of Guatemala and has been an incredible asset to our production department. In his brief time here Abe has been a part of all of the types of work that SERVPRO does. Abraham is currently training in water and fire in hopes of being able to apply for his IICRC certifications. 

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Lisa Thomas - Owner / Office Manager

Lisa Thomas is the heart of SERVPRO of Lafayette. Lisa brings 20+ years of customer service and a 30 year lineage of SERVPRO experience to the table.

Lisa's first SERVPRO experience came at the age of 12 when her sister became a franchise owner and taught her the processes for fire restoration on clothing. Lisa has 2 siblings in Illinois that are both tenured SERVPRO owners. Her expereice with SERVPRO ranges from Marketing to Production to the Office.

Lisa has the following IICRC certifications. Water restoration technician, Applied Structural Drying, Fire Smoke  Restoration technician. Adding to her extensive training Lisa is also a certified Lead renovator and possesses an ICRA Accreditation for Infectious Disease Control. 

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Julie Osbon - Dispatch / Receptionist / Accounting / HR

Julie has worn many hats in our SERPVRO of Lafayette office since 2021. From receptionist to dispatcher and accounting to HR human resources, she is the go-to person. Julie loves the family atmosphere and helping people during stressful times. She plans to become more supportive and helpful during the next ten years at SERVPRO. She enjoys relaxing and watching TV and also riding her motorcycle. Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, and Chris Stapleton rate highly as musical performers. Her last meal--Prime Rib, baked potato, and a Pepsi. Julie, having superpowers, would heal the world of hate while offering respect, compassion, understanding, and love to others. Her best advice--Never go to bed angry!

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Sara French - Receptionist/Job File Coordinator

Sara has worked in the SERVPRO of Lafayette office as our Job File Coordinator since 2021. She is originally from Willimantic CT and has lived in Lafayette most of her life. She loves her job, the people she works with, and especially our owner/operators who genuinely care about the SERVPRO family. Sara hopes to start the water restoration training and move up with the company. She designs shirts, creates anything with her crochet machine, shopping, and makes ideas come to life with painting. She enjoys concerts, and Jack Johnson, Mac Miller, and a long list of musicians are high on her list. She would love to be able to fly but wishes to skydive before her last meal of Prime Rib, mashed potatoes with butter, cheese, and bacon. Sara is a great addition to our team with a super attitude. She says you are only in charge of your own happiness and feelings, nobody else’s'. You can't be truly happy with others in your life until you can love yourself and value your self-worth.

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George Brinson - Production Technician II

George is a Navy veteran and has attained the postion of technician 2 at SERVPRO of Lafayette. He likes serving people in their time of need and hopes to develop his restoration skill set over the next ten years. George lives in Lafayette and desires to obtain a college degree in Emergency Management or Forensic Science. He likes to unwind away from work with his dog and enjoys playing video games, working out, cooking, and hiking. He listens to Gun N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Machine Gun Kelly when he finds the time. His superpowers would teleport him to his vacation destination--Greece. George would drink a beer while enjoying a great meal of steak, red potatoes, asparagus. He feels empathy is one of the greatest traits to have. Welcome aboard, George.

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Douglas McClanahan - Production technician I

Doug is new to the SERVPRO family as Production Technician and originally from Indianapolis.  Doug would like to earn his certification in water.  Professionally in 10 years he would like to be in a management position.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, auto mechanics and listening to Slipknot.  As his last meal he would enjoy Biscuits & Gravy with Coke.  He would love to one day travel to Rome or Ireland.  If Doug could have a superpower, he would like to have super strength.   Doug believes never let yesterday hold you back from tomorrow.  Welcome aboard, Doug

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Shelby Smith - Production Technician I

Shelby is new to the SERVPRO family as Production Technician and a native of Lafayette.  Shelby would like to earn her certification in water.  Professionally in 10 years she would like to own her our cleaning company.  In her spare time, she enjoys taking naps, exploring nature, and listening to Three Days Grace.  As her last meal she would like Southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, cheesecake, and Coke. On her bucket list she would like to explore abandoned places.  If Shelby could have a superpower, it would be so she could move things and not have to get up.  Shelby believes one bad day doesn’t make for a bad life, so let go of what’s making you mad or sad.  Welcome aboard, Shelby