About Us

J&V is Different. Pure & Simple.

At the end of the day, J&V is just different, pure and simple—and we demonstrate it in all that we do. It’s found in way we deliver service to our clients and customers, and evident in the personality-infused, expertise-driven relationships we develop. It’s seen in our willingness to explore new markets and offer new services, as well as our decision to create a powerful experience for every chef and cook, whether professional or home-based, every time they walk through our doors.

Where it Started

J&V began not as a restaurant supply company or as a fire suppression company. In fact, we started as a refrigeration company. Founded by Jim and Vonda Laird in 1976, the company served the needs of many restaurants, many of whom expressed their need for a local, reliable restaurant supply company. A few phone calls later and the couple opened the side of our business that so many know us for today.

We are still a family-owned and operated company, and still offer refrigeration services on walk-in coolers but have evolved to become a leading local provider of both products and services ranging from space design to fire suppression. Every new line we pursue has to meet the same criteria: it has to be high quality, and it must serve the needs of our clients and the communities we serve.

Meet the J&V Team


Dennis Torgerson

Branch Manager

Clayton Scheafer

Inside Sales Associate

Tim McNicholas

Sales Associate

Damien Palma

Inside Sales

Mac Jackson

Purchasing Manager 

Jacque Dabler

Branch Manager

Courtney Olds

A/R and Inside Sales (Great Falls)

Fire Supression

Carl Schmidt

Kyle Anderson


Collette Spangler


Contract & Design

Vance Paulson

Project Manager

John Fetter


Tom Chouinard

Project Coordinator


Customer Service

Jim Laird


Vonda Laird


Pat Laird 

Project Manager

Ian Laird

Chief Operating Officer

Where to Find Us

In addition to our original location in Bozeman, Montana, you can visit us in our Billings and Great Falls stores. You’re also likely to see our fleet of vehicles on the road throughout Montana and Northern Wyoming—we’re always where our local customers need us most. And of course, you can always find us right here online, where you can shop for supplies or reach out to learn more about our many services.


544 E. Mendenhall
P.O. Box 250
Bozeman, MT 59715
PHONE: 406-587-9303
FAX: 406-587-3162

Great Falls

810 1st Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59715
PHONE: 406-452-6152
FAX: 406-452-6236


547 S. 20th Street West #3
Billings, MT 59102
PHONE:  406-252-2814
FAX:  406-259-9733

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Brian Schrumpf

Outside Sales Representative
Since joining J&V in 2018, Brian has rapidly become a valuable member of our work family. He is a professional trained who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.)-Atlanta in 1992 and has spent 30 years in hospitality management and development. Our customers appreciate Brian for his exceptional communication and his focus on building exceptional relationships. We asked him to share what he’d like people to know about us, and he shared that it was the fact we’re a family-owned and operated company that cares about the work we do and treat people fairly.

Jacque Dabler

Store Manager
Jacque takes on a variety of roles, including sales and customer service to planning department activities, hiring new staff, conducting training, coaching employees and order products. She has been with J&V for 13 years, and has completed PRIDE PEAK training, equipment dealer training and management training to become even better at her job. She takes pride in working with a team dedicating to going above and beyond for the customers, including the experienced fire and safety team. Jacque is a Packers fan, a wife and mom of two, and someone who loves being outdoors.

Courtney Olds

A/R and Inside Sales (Great Falls)

Courtney, who joined our team in 2019, is always on the go both at work and at home. She spends her day helping customers and her teammates whenever and however needed as well as making deposits, sending out statements, and stocking the showroom floor. Outside of work, she is a mom with two boys, and the whole family loves to be outside camping, boating and kayaking. When asked about what sets J&V apart, she said she appreciated J&V’s support for local communities and our company’s commitment to helping our customers succeed.

Vonda Laird


Vonda has been working with J&V since the beginning in 1976. She oversees accounting functions and financials. She loves getting to interact with customers and vendors on a daily basis. When asked what she’d like people to know about J&V she said, everyone asks about where their name came from and are usually surprised when she tells them her brother came up with the name.

Being from a small town in North Central Montana, she loves sports and she truly means all sports. A wife and mother, Vonda enjoys gardening and digging in the dirt during the summer and traveling in the winter.

Pat Laird

Project Manager

Pat has worked with J&V on and off throughout his life, but has been full-time since 2006. He oversees projects and assists the J&V team in equipment specification and solutions. When asked what he enjoys most, he said using his experience and education to help J&V become the leader in providing what our customers’ need–he’ll never stop listening and learning. A husband and father, Pat loves to get out fly fishing as much as he can and roots for the MSU Bobcats in all sports.

Ian Laird

Chief Operating Officer

Ian has worked with J&V on and off throughout his life, but has been full-time for the past 20 years. He heads up marketing for the company as well as individual stores, addresses customer service issues, and oversees stock for all locations. He enjoys helping sales staff meet customer requests as well as helping customers take their project from an idea to completion. A husband and father, Ian is the radio broadcast for the Gallatin Raptors and the Bozeman High Hawks in both football and basketball.