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Brian Bamesberger – President and Owner

At 5 years of age, Brian would venture out to watch his dad work drywall around the local jobsites in the Kansas City area. At age 16, Brian worked some nights after school, weekends and summers to learn the trade of drywall installation.

Brian began working for Star Drywall in 1984. In 1990, the owner of the business at the time, wanted to change career paths and asked if Brian had any interest in purchasing the business. He happily accepted and became the sole owner. In 2003 he expanded the business to include insulation installation and later renamed the business – Star Companies, Inc.

In his free time, Brian loves spending time on the golf course or racing cars. He is happily married to wife Kenda and is the proud father of their children, Jake and McKenna. As a family, their favorite vacation spot is Arizona where his son attends Arizona State University and daughter attends the University of Arizona.

Brian strives for excellence in his company’s work, providing quality workmanship combined with a staff that guarantees unmatched customer service.

Jon Erwin – Vice President

Jon has been employed by Star Companies for 29 years. Over the years he has grown from field superintendent to vice president. As VP he places emphasis on the importance of open communication with builders in order to effectively and efficiently offset rising material and labor costs as well as providing exceptional workmanship.

He likes to spend his free time outdoors either hunting, fishing or golfing. He is married to wife, Sheila, and they have one son Tommy who attends the University of Missouri.

Steven Wayland – General Manager

Steven has been with Star Companies for 21 years. When he first joined the company in 1998, he was a taper on the drywall side. Over the years his role has progressed from taper to Sales Manager to General Manager and basically everything in between. Since 1998 he has been overseer of the insulation side of Star Companies.

In his personal time, he enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish and camp with his wife Tracy and their three children, Josiah, Faith and Jordan.

According to Steven, he likes knowing that he has a hand in the quality installation of drywall and insulation provided by Star Companies. He rests assured that new homeowners have healthy & comfortable homes.

Vince Hammond – Drywall Superintendent

For 33 years, Vince has been in the drywall field spending the last 19 years with Star Companies. Vince does an outstanding job supervising the jobs, his staff and always gives attention to quality work and is “proud to put my stamp of approval on every job”.

Away from the office, you can find Vince hunting or fishing.

Cindy McClure – Executive Assistant

Cynthia (Cindy) has worked for Star Companies, Inc since January 2018. She is the first face you see upon entering Star Companies office and she will always greet you with a smile. If you call the office, she will direct your call to the appropriate staff member. She oversees scheduling warranty work for clients.

When she’s not smiling at her greeting station, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years, or with her two beautiful grandsons, her son and his wife. She also enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

Patty Decker – Accounting Manager

Patty celebrates 4 years as accounting manager at Star Companies as of April 2019. She has a BS in Business management, BS in accounting and an MBA.

While in the office she supervises and/or handles all accounting duties in the company including; collecting payments, paying bills and managing financials.

When she’s not working at Star Companies, she is traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. She is a big Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan.

Tim Nelson – Sales

Tim has been with Star Companies for 8 years. Insulation sales: 29 years

Tim thrives on saving customers money by teaching consumers, clients & builders the value of insulation and educating as to how it works, what R value means, what options there are for upgrades, etc. Insulation is one of the least expensive products that goes into your home and saves you the most money for your efficiency and comfort. It’s the guts of your home with the biggest reward.

Outside of the office he enjoys being with his family, traveling, golf and wine.

Teana Stoddard – Office Manager

Teana joined the company on June 4, 2018 and brought almost 20 years of office management and administration experience to her post. She spent much of her career as the office manager for Deffenbaugh Recycling (2001 – 2013).

Teana is a diehard Kansas City sports fan. She has had season tickets to the Royals for the last couple of years and is lucky enough to have a part-time job that allows her to be at Arrowhead for the Chief’s home games. She also loves watching KU basketball.

Mark Peterson – Warehouse Manager

Mark joined the Star Companies in April 2019 and brings 25+ years’ experience in construction and warehouse management. It is his task to manage all aspects of the warehouse and oversee vehicle fleet maintenance. His “team first” attitude is a fantastic fit into the Star Companies family.

When not at the office, Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lori Kayser – Marketing, PR & Insulation Executive Assistant

Lori began her career with Star Companies, Inc. in June of 2018 bringing over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to her various roles within the company.

When not at the office her time away is spent with her son, daughter, and two fabulous grandsons.

Alex Bove – Drywall Foreman

Alex has been with Star Companies since 2014, mowing for the company. He has since been developing his skills in drywall which earned him his current position.

He likes the close knit, ‘family like’ setting at Star Companies and is excited about the company’s continuing growth and ongoing opportunities. He brings a great attitude and encouraging leadership to our drywall crew members.

When away from Star Companies he enjoys hanging out with his fiancé and their two children.

Robert J. Wayland – Texture Crew Foreman

Having worked at Star Companies for 21 years and having 45+ years of drywall finishing experience, Robert provides quality texture for our builders which not only enhances the reputation of Star Companies but helps to give builders a finished home to be proud of. He has always enjoyed construction and making something look good. Bottom line is providing quality workmanship on every job.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, watching movies and playing video games. John has been married to wife, Neveda for 44 years.

Juan Delgado – Insulation Foreman

For the last 15 years, Juan has shared his talents with Star Companies. In his current position his focus is to check the quality of jobs and finished work of our insulation team. He encourages our insulation installers to perform at a level of excellence that produces top notch installs that our builders have come to trust.

Juan has been married for 17 years and has 3 children. His free time is spent watching football, playing soccer and attending car shows with his family.

Services

We are the area experts when it comes to insulation and drywall installation. Specifically, we specialize in the following areas:

• New construction
• Remodeling and upgrades
• Fiberglass insulation – blown-in, batt, loosefill
• Spray foam (including flash and batt)
• Drywall – installation and repair

Service Area

We provide insulation and drywall services to the following counties:

Missouri:
• Clinton
• Caldwell
• Clay
• Ray

• Platte
• Jackson
• Lafayette
• Cass
• Bates

Kansas:
Leavenworth

• Wyandotte
• Johnson
• Miami
• Linn

Our Affiliations

We are part of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, High Performance Insulation Professionals Association, Insulation Contractors Association of America, Better Business Bureau and Insulate America. Additionally, we are one of a select few Owens Corning Certified Energy Experts® — an industry-leading badge of outstanding service, quality products and overall assurance.

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