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Boley Family Leadership at Prairie Pella

In 1974, Chris Boley returned to Iowa and settled in Des Moines. He started working for J.E. Hammer and Son, who had five team members at the time. Chris completed all tasks, including selling, loading and unloading the truck, assembly, delivery, service and more while learning the business.

In 1979, Dick Franklin became the owner of what is now called Prairie Pella. Chris purchased shares and became office manage, sales manager and eventually general manager. Chris became the owner when Dick retired in 1985.

Chris’ sons, Jered and Jordan Boley, have since joined him at Prairie Pella.

Jered joined the company part-time in 1993. A year later, Prairie Pella expanded and purchased the Quad Cities Distributors.

Jered began his full-time career with Pella in 2002, supporting inside sales before transitioning to become a trade sales representative. He later managed the retail sales division team from 2011–2016.

In 2010, Prairie Pella acquired Wyoming Pella.

Jordan joined the Prairie Pella team as retail sales manager in 2014.

Jered rounded out his knowledge in trade and commercial work in 2017–18. He became the general manager overseeing operations in 2019. Jordan also moved into a general manager role and oversees the sales divisions.

Also in 2019, Prairie Pella adopted Gino Wickman’s Traction Entrepreneurial Operating System, which has allowed the branch to build operational excellence throughout the business.

Chris Boley
Chris Boley
President & CEO
Chris joined Pella Company in 1975, and has worked all aspects of the business: warehouse, production, service, and sales. Hes proudly served as President since 1982, and actively serves as a co-founder/ Executive Board Member of Wildwood Hills Ranch. He has an MBA from The University of Iowa. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and flying.
Jered Boley
Jered Boley
General Manager (Operations)
Jered began his adventure with Pella in 2002 assisting outside Sales Representatives. He has worked on both the Retail side of the business and is currently working with Trade Representatives to partner with Builders to find window and door solutions for their new homes. Jered is happily married to Christina for 18 years and has three daughters, Emma, Liliana, and Claire. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, music, movies and spending time with family and friends.
Jordan Boley
Jordan Boley
General Manager (Sales)
Jordans first summer jobs were at Pella, fixing broken screens and helping with deliveries. After college, he stayed in the northwest, starting his career in corporate sales. He moved his family back to Iowa to work at Pella in 2012. He won Presidents Club 4xs, recognizing the top sales professionals in the country. He then managed a sales team, and recently became General Manager of all Sales in 2019. Jordan loves working for a family business and treasures the lessons hes learned from his dad; Work hard, Play hard. Its better to do a task slow and right, than fast and wrong. Trust, but verify. Always save and give away some of your paycheck Jordan is married to an amazing elementary music teacher and has 3 beautiful daughters.
Jake Foland
Jake Foland
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Jake oversees all aspects of business finances to ensure the overall financial success of Pella Company. Prior to joining the Pella team in May 2019, he began his career in public accounting with backgrounds in audit, tax, and business advisory services. He is passionate about developing business growth through identifying opportunities, planning, and executing industry-leading practices. Jake grew up in Indianola, Iowa before earning his Accounting degree at Iowa State University. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaci, and two sons, Jamie and Miles. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves hunting, fishing, golfing, and coaching his sons baseball teams.
Keith Foust
Keith Foust
Retail Sales Manager
Keith comes to Pella with many years of Sales Leadership experience in various industries. He has a track record of success, and he attributes this success to surrounding himself with good people, leading by example, working hard, and having fun. He prides himself in delivering great customer service to the families he serves. Keith has lived in West Des Moines for 18 years with his wife Dayna and 2 kids Spencer and Julia. He is extremely proud of his children, Spencer went on to get his Masters at Stanford University, and Julia is getting her Engineering Degree at Iowa State. In his spare time Keith enjoys anything outdoors, biking, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Jeremiah Slife
Jeremiah Slife
Service Manager
Jeremiah has been a part of the construction industry since 1995. He has worked in various capacities within the window and door industry. Now as Service Manager of Prairie Pella Jeremiah looks forward to continuing to improve service relationships with Pella customers, and continuing to increase prompt response times. Jeremiah moved to Ankeny from Phoenix in 2014, so he and his wife, Abby, could enjoy raising their 2 boys near Abbys parents. Samuel is a 6th grader at Prairie Ridge Middle School. Adam is a 3rd grader and Abby works as a Special Education Associate at Ashland Ridge Elementary. Jeremiah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, making him a passionate Broncos fan. In addition to enjoying sports, Jeremiah coaches his youngest son in baseball, basketball, and soccer. Each year he hopes to get a bit more time on the golf course, particularly with his sons. In his spare time, Jeremiah enjoys woodworking, landscaping, sitting around the fire pit and enjoying the outdoors. An interesting fact about Jeremiah is that he lived in Antarctica for 6 months in his 20s. He is very happy to be part of team Pella.
Matt Linder
Matt Linder
Operations Manager
I started at Pella Windows in 1998. I worked my way through the business. Started as counter sales/sales support, then entering the sales force, before landing in my current position as operations manager and fulfillment manager. My goal in my job is to keep things running smoothly and making our customers happy. In my spare time, I enjoy bicycling, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and traveling. I have been married 18 years to my wife Lynn and have a son, Cody.
Kristi Gaskill
Kristi Gaskill
Human Resources Director
Kristi Gaskill serves as the Human Resources Director, guiding Pella Windows and Doors of Central Iowa in hiring and retaining top talent across all markets. Kristi has a passion and dedication for team development and people success! Outside of work, Kristi loves to spend time with her three kiddos (Drew, Parker and Izzy), and husband Brad. She is very passionate about fitness and loves to work out to heated yoga, cycling and anything cardio!
Julie Miller
Julie Miller
Executive Administrator
Julie Miller is the Executive Assistant to Chris Boley, CEO & Owner. Julie Miller started with Pella Company in November of 2000. She assists other managers and departments when necessary. Providing excellent service to both internal and external customers is a top priority. Julie earned her Bachelors Degree from William Penn University in Business Administration in 2001. She and husband, Larry, have been married for over 17 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, spoiling their dog, and making memories with their 2 grandsons.