In 1948, Nickitas “Nick” Thomarios started a small painting company to serve the residential markets of Akron and the surrounding communities. His business steadily grew into the commercial fields, and eventually became incorporated in 1969.
Nick’s son Paul began learning how to paint houses with his father at an early age. By the time Paul graduated high school, Nick was taking summers off returning to Greece, this left Paul in charge of the business. After Paul graduated from The University of Akron, he realized he had an opportunity to grow his father’s business. He did this by adhering to key components that his father instilled in him while he was young. Paul learned from his father that quality and integrity were keys to success.
Paul was instrumental in directing and expanding THOMARIOS to a different level. Paul continued the quality and integrity demonstrated by his father, and in doing this, larger clients took notice. Clients such as Goodyear, Bechtel, Flour Daniels, and Metric began doing business with THOMARIOS. This then led to more substantial projects throughout the country in the 70s and 80s such as the Arnold Air force base in Tullahoma, TN, the Kelly Springfield Tire plant in Tyler, TX, and the Trident Missile Facility in Kings Bay, GA. During this time THOMARIOS became known as one of the largest specialty paint and coatings contractors in the industry. Since that time THOMARIOS has grown to become a diverse corporation, with comprehensive services in Construction Management, Design Build, General Construction, Commercial and Industrial Painting and Coatings, Powder Coatings, Historic Spacecraft, Aircraft, & Building Preservations / Restorations, and Specialty Fabrications.
In the same manner Nick instilled in Paul the values of quality and integrity in both business and in the community, Paul has passed the same principles to his son, Adam Thomarios, the third generation of the Thomarios family to be associated with the operation of THOMARIOS. Both Paul and Adam are proud to look back at what THOMARIOS has accomplished locally and nationally. As the third generation of the Thomarios family continues in the business, both believe the best is yet to come for THOMARIOS and its business partners.