Tim is a lifelong resident of Lafayette and very involved in the community. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1993 and then attended Purdue University with dreams of becoming a teacher and coach. Tim frequently helped his father with painting jobs during the summers while in high school and around his classes at Purdue. Firefighting is in the Butz genetics and in the spring of '02, Tim also began his career in the Lafayette Fire Department. It was at this time that he began painting full time on his off days and became a full partner in Butz Painting Service Inc. In July of 2019, Ed and Tim restructured Butz Painting Inc. as Ed is preparing for retirement making Tim the President and majority owner. Tim is passionate about making sure the customer knows all that is required for a quality finished result. That has allowed Butz Painting Inc. to continue to grow as a reputable company known in and around Tippecanoe county throughout the last 80 years.
In 1939, Robert was working for Loeb's Department Store as blinds and drapery installer. While doing installs, customers would ask about who could do painting and wallpaper hanging. He would then start doing those jobs on the side. He then became busy enough with the side work, so in 1940, he started up Robert L Butz Painting and Decorating.
Ed has been a lifelong resident of Lafayette graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1969. While in high school, he began his painting career working for his father, Robert. Ed was hired on to the Lafayette Fire Department in 1973 and like most firefighters, began working a side job on his off days painting. Eventually, with his honed painting skills from the years of working for his father and on his own made way for the opportunity for Ed to begin Butz & Grimes Painting Inc. in the mid-'80s with his partner Jerry. Over the years, the business grew because of their skilled work and great customer service. Offering residential and commercial as well as inside and outside projects including power washing and staining fences and decks. Their company offered quality and integrity. Later, when Jerry Grimes decided to retire from painting, Ed bought him out and the business became Butz Painting Service.