Meet The Team
Anastasia has been with Sterling Services since the beginning and she is ruler of the office. When you call in Anastasia is often the person you will speak with. She is the “Mistress of the Morning” for all of our early morning callers. The technicians can always depend on Anastasia to keep them on schedule. When she is not knee deep in invoices, she is proudly defending her Four Square Mayorship and has a passion for the overall company growth. When asked what she likes most about working for Sterling Services she replied “The nice view from my office”. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado one of Anastasia’s favorite childhood memories was her trip to DisneyWorld. Anastasia loves to travel and hopes one day to go to the Bahamas. Some of her other hobbies are Cabin hunting up North and Cheering on her daughter at Dance Competitions. One thing you may not know about Anastasia is she almost joined the Air Force before she moved to Arizona. In Five years from now Anastasia sees herself retired and sitting on the front porch of her future cabin up North. That is if Joel will let her!
- Music – Rock
- Food – Mexican
- Movie – The Exorcist (original)
- Sports Team – San Francisco 49ers
- Bucket List Item – Go to the Bahamas
- Fictional Character – Mad Hatter
Kindra grew up in Mesa and has 4 children. Her favorite memory from her childhood was playing in the orchards. When we asked Kindra what she enjoys most about Sterling services is she answered: “the Staff and the hours”. Some of Kindra’s hobbies are swimming, plays and shopping. One thing you may not know about Kindra is that she is a Coupon Freak! In 10 years Kindra sees herself taking a trip to the Bahamas. One day she would like to pay off her house and take a hot air balloon ride over Sedona. Kindra tells us that when she retires she would like to do nothing but sit around her pool and get a tan.
- Music – Classic Rock
- Food – Mexican
- Sport – Basketball
- Movie – Labyrinth
- Bucket List Item – Fly in a hot air balloon over Sedona AZ.
Kindra came aboard as the company grew and Anastasia needed more help in the office. That was about four years ago and she is now the primary Dispatcher and Scheduler. Those are some pretty big responsibilities! Kindra has a great working relationship with the field technicians as well as keeping our customer’s best interests in mind and we are happy to have her as such an important part of our team.
- Music – Rock -N- Roll
- Food – Italian
- Movie – Full Metal Jacket
- Sport – Hockey – Coyotes
- Book – Pride and Prejudice
Shelly grew up locally in Apache Junction and has a husband, one daughter and two step daughters. They have 3 dogs and one tortoise. Her interests are scrap booking, camping and gardening. Shelly’s bucket list item is to see the Red Sox play at every major league ballpark. The one thing few know about her is that she is obsessed with the Titanic. Shelly’s key to success is to be determined, driven and kind. When asked what she likes most about working at Sterling Services, she lists the comfortable family atmosphere and everyone’s willingness to help each other out. As a side note, Shelly also adds that we smile and laugh a lot around here and nobody takes themselves too seriously.
- Music: Roger Cline & the Peacemakers
- Food: The Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolls at Zipps
- Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
- Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Book: Anything True Crime related
- Sport: Baseball
Shelly came aboard in 2019 when Anastasia needed help meeting deadlines and realized everyone else around her already had their plates full. She has turned out to be an amazingly fast learner performing some very important work in areas like getting payroll processed in time! Shelly fit in immediately since you have to have a sense of humor around here in order to survive and is a real keeper!
HVAC Technician / Technician Development
Bill grew up in both Illinois and here in Arizona and has fond memories of climbing his grandparents apple trees. He is married and has a daughter, who he hopes to help accomplish all she wishes to. His bucket list item is to fly in a wing-suit and mostly wants to hunt and fish when he retires. Immediate interests and hobbies are motorcycles, guitars, German Shepherds, hunting and fishing and the fictional character he associates himself with is Spiderman. (We’ve seen him in attics and this is pretty accurate!) Bill wants to be traveling 10 years from now and says he enjoys working with his customers and coworkers to overcome challenges and provide exceptional customer service. Bill is most amused when when one of the guys says “ok, so…” and others laugh and respond, “he just said Queso”. (It’s a silly bunch at times).
- Music: Classic Rock & Hard Rock
- Food: Pizza
- Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
- Movie: Anything Comedy
- Sport: Baseball
Bill was a great addition to our team towards the end of 2015. He is skilled in various areas and now fills a number of roles within the Company. Bill is serious about great customer service and operates with the highest integrity. For these reasons he is now serving in a Technician Development role for the Company as well. I may be particularly fond of Bill partly because I had the pleasure of working with Bill’s father for several years and I now have the pleasure of having Bill on board. I am looking forward to watching and being part of Bill’s success for years to come!
Johnny grew up in Blythe, California. He has a lovely wife, Kylie and three kiddos. Like many of our guys, Johnny is the outdoor type, listing hunting, fishing, camping and shooting as interests and hobbies. He lists his favorite childhood memory as Christmas mornings. One of Johnny’s bucket list items is watching the Red Sox at Fenway Park. When he retires he would like to open up a bait and tackle shop. Johnny lists a key to success as Organization and likes the co-workers and the team environment most about working at Sterling Services.
- Music: Anything Catchy
- Food: Fried Chicken (we found out Johnny hates bell peppers!)
- Movie: Boondock Saints
- Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
- Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
- Sport: Baseball
Johnny came to us in the Fall of 2018. I knew early on he was going to be a great fit within the Company culture and his values are very much on target with the Company values. Johnny carries a positive outlook and easy demeanor with him everywhere he goes. He has an appetite for learning and a sense of humor appreciated by all. I am looking forward to working with Johnny for many years in the Company.
Rik grew up in Ohio. He has a wife, Courtenay and two teenage sons, as well as a cat named Squirrel and two dogs (Kevin and Oobie). His interests are fishing, camping, BBQ as well as stay-cations with the family. In fact, Rik lists “Enjoy my Family” as what he wants to do when he retires. His bucket list items are Deep Sea Fishing and Salmon Fishing in Alaska. Rik’s key to success is working hard and treating people right. When asked what he likes most about Sterling Services, Rik says “Teamwork-techs help each other out when needed. Meetings to learn things I didn’t know before”
- Sport: Football and Baseball
- Food: Anything made on my smoker
- Sports Team: Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Indians
- Movie: Hunt for Red OCtober
Rik is a very smart guy. Here’s how we know: within the first month of joining us, Rik took it upon himself to smoke pork and bring it to one of our service meetings for a huge BBQ breakfast. Needless to say, Rik very quickly became popular with the other guys! I particularly like Rik because he will tackle anything. He has an unquenchable desire to learn new things and wants to learn EVERYTHING. He is the first to try new things and I admire his tenacity in tackling problems both big and small.
Don is from Des Moines, Iowa and enjoys Golf and Football. His wife is Marlene and has a son (Gabe) and a grandson (Chance). His dogs are Owen and Moose; in fact under “one thing people don’t know about you” he says “I really love my dogs!” Don enjoys spending time with family and wants to do “Absolutely Nothing!” when he retires. He does however list a bucket list item as going to Atlantis in the Bahamas. Don’s key to success is caring about employees and customer concerns. When asked what he likes most about working at Sterling Services, he lists “How much they care about their customers and employees. Great place to work!” For an amusing workplace story, Don recalls “when we had pulled pork BBQ sandwiches for breakfast at a team meeting at 7:00 am”
- Music: Jazz
- Movie: John Wick
- Food: Pizza
- Sport: Football
- Sport Teams: Oakland Raiders
- Book: John Grisham (A Time to Kill)
Don joined our team in the Fall of 2018. We wanted some healthy growth in our plumbing department and I needed a key figure there with many years of industry experience. Don came in quickly became a highly respected leader due to his professionalism and eagerness to see the plumbing team succeed. Don is one of those people who gets along with anyone and everyone and is just a pleasant person with a kind demeanor that wears off on others. Needless to say, we have found him to be a fine addition to our company culture in addition to the technical expertise he brings.
Gabe grew up in Yakima, Washington and recalls playing football in the snow. He is here with us now with his son (but no pets!) Gabe is obviously dedicated to his craft since his lists “Plumbing” under Hobbies / Interests. His bucket list item is simply to retire and eat tacos and drink margaritas in Mexico. When asked about what he most likes about working at Sterling Services, Gabe says it’s the great customers we work for. An amusing workplace story is when Gabe had to go underneath a mobile home porch, only to have the gate swing shut and latch behind him. Fortunately he had his phone to call the office, who then phoned the customer and kindly asked if they could let our plumber out from under the house! Although it bit embarrassing at the time, we certainly laugh about it now.
SPORTS TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
BOOK: The Firm
Gabe came to us with high expectations due to his vast plumbing experience and great track record. He is extremely versatile in tackling a wide range of plumbing projects from a quick minor repair to large and complex projects. Better yet, customers love Gabe and his large number of positive reviews certainly reflect that. There are just “plumbers” and then there are true “plumbing professionals”. Gabe is definitely in the category of professional technician who we continue to be thrilled to have on our team.
- Music: 80’s Rock
- Food: Mexican Food
- Sports Team: Chicago Bears and Cardinals
- Interests: Camping, Fishing, ATV Riding
Michael is the key figure of our Plumbing operation. He can happily run service calls all day long at a very high level of customer satisfaction, and the next day accomplish a large project just as efficiently. Michael always has the customer’s best interest in mind and takes pride in everything he does for the customer and the company. I have come to rely on him heavily in helping to grow and manage the Plumbing department. He is truly a key component in the success of our plumbing operation and I have enjoyed watching him grow into greater roles in the business.
Ricky has a wife and 3 children, along with a dog named Blue. He grew up locally here in Mesa and enjoys fishing, sports and video games. Ricky is the youngest of 6 kids and wants to travel when he retires. He lists a bucket list item as going deep sea fishing. Ricky’s key to success? He says it’s having a constant urge to learn more and having manners. What Ricky likes most about working at Sterling Services is “the atmosphere and the employees”. When asked about an amusing workplace story, he talks about the customer that INSISTED that Ricky sit in his new Mustang a rev the engine.
- Music: Rock, Rap and Country
- Movie/TV: Once Upon a Time in America
- Food: Ribs
- Book: Soldier Boys
- Sport: Football
- Sports Team: Arizona Cardinals
I noticed Ricky listed his urge to always learn as one of his keys to success. I definitely see this trait in him just about every day. Not only does he want to tackle unique problems, I see the satisfaction he gets out of solving a tough problem or learning a new type of equipment. The fact that his values are in line perfectly with the Company core values makes Ricky a great fit. His residential experience and customer service skills are top notch and now he’s learner the commercial side of the business as well, which will make him a great long term part of the service department.
Sales & Install Manager
Amy has a daughter and two sons (all teenagers!). Being a military brat, she grew up in California, Hawaii, and New Mexico. Favorite childhood memory is playing “hide and scare” with parents. Amy lists interests as Home Improvement projects and one thing people don’t know abut her is that she loves a good wet cotton ball fight. Bucket list items are learning to weld and shooting a bow and arrow on horseback and her key to success is to never stop moving and improving. When asked what Amy most likes about working at Sterling Services, she says that it feels like family and that ideas are welcomed and she gets to think outside the box freely.
- Music: All kinds: from Celine to Metallica
- Movie/TV: Game of Thrones
- Food: Green Chili and Pepperoni Pizza
- Book: Egonomics
- Sport: Meh…
Amy’s title just reads “Business Development” mostly because I could not fit everything on a business card unless it was the size of a billboard. Residential Sales, Commercial Sales, Marketing efforts and events, Installation inventory and management, Quality Control checks, some more of this, some more of that… Amy has a long list of experience in many different areas of our industry, so we try to utilize all of it! We are very fortunate to not only have someone this well rounded, but someone who is willing to tackle just about anything!
- Music: The Star Spangled Banner
- Movie/TV: Fix-it type shows (and shark week)
- Food: He eats anything!
- Book: Any repair manual
- Sport: Bowling with parts