Melissa St.Gemme-Pate was born in Springfield, Illinois and eventually relocated to Colorado. Melissa married Kelley in July of 1995. Shortly after, they realized their values were similar for raising a family. Melissa wanted to establish a family-owned business in order for her to be continuously involved in raising her children. This became a reality after their first child was born in 1997 and Thayer Manufacturing was established. The name Thayer was derived from Melissa’s mother’s birthplace in Thayer, Illinois. Since the start of the shop, Melissa and Kelley continue to work together to provide quality services to Colorado and the surrounding areas.