Surrounding Yourself with a Strong Team to Revitalize a Company

January 27, 2022
Greg Crumpton


In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Greg Crumpton spoke with Wendy Staso to learn more about her incredible journey leading Huckestein Mechanical Services from insolvency to becoming a member of the Service Logic family.

Staso discussed her journey from working in the energy division of Westinghouse at the beginning of her career to becoming a full-time, stay-at-home mom until she transitioned back into the workforce as CEO of Huckestein Mechanical Services.

The reason for becoming CEO, “a partner who ran the business straight into the ground.” Staso purchased the business and began a 10+ year journey to realizing a the dream of joining Service Logic.

When she first started as CEO, she quickly realized that things were much more dire than she had imagined. “I was so naïve, I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew how to surround myself with really, really smart people… I know how to ask qood questions and synthesize information.” Staso continued to explain that she “just asked questions and questions and questions and then put into practice the things that (she) learned. Threw away the bad and kept the good.”

Staso’s insightful leadership approach eventually led to the solvency and sale of her company. Learn how this dream is presently playing out in her life, how her son helped her get there, why she made the decision to spend two years preparing to sell her company, and much more.

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