Director of Weddings and Events
1513 Industrial Dr.

Creative, passionate, energetic

Janice Houser has worked from coast to coast planning weddings and events. On the east coast, she served as the Conference Concierge Trainer for The Ritz Carlton, and on the west coast, she worked as a wine steward and maître d for a four-star restaurant. 

The family business eventually led her back to Mid-Missouri, where she now serves as the director of weddings and events. “As I was growing up, my family was always involved with special events,” Janice says. “My grandmother started Boessen Catering and my mother followed in her footsteps.” And Janice wasn’t too far behind.

Janice’s great uncle, Hugo Gentges, founded a roofing and sheet business in 1939 called U.S. Gentges, Inc. “In 1954, he rented out his hammer for five cents and U.S. Rents-It was conceived,” Janice says. “Now we’re a full-service equipment and party rental company with locations in Jefferson City and Columbia.”

Janice loves the challenge of taking her client’s ideas to the next level. “We have endless resources to help their vision become reality,” Janice shares. “We can transform their venue into the perfect party while keeping their budget in mind.”