Vision, Discipline, and Integrity Turn Business from Struggle to Success

In less than a decade, one woman built a team that, together, righted the sinking ship that was Huckestein Mechanical Services and put it on a promising path. Wendy Staso thought she knew what she was getting when she purchased Huckestein Mechanical Services in 2010: a mildly embattled operation in need of a minor facelift. A few months in, however, …

SBA Administrator Listening Tour

I had the privilege, along with five other women small business owners, to meet informally with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon’s a couple of weeks ago. McMahon was in Pittsburgh as part of a “listening tour” in which she plans to visit all 68 SBA district offices over the next two years. Topics covered included healthcare, taxes, and regulations, all which …

Core Purpose

Core purpose. . . is the organization’s fundamental reason for being. . . When properly conceived, purpose is broad, fundamental and enduring; a good purpose should serve to guide and inspire the organization for years, perhaps a century or more” (Collins & Porras 224, 76-77). As a lifelong learner, I’m always looking for ways to improve our business. Every year, …

Welcome

Welcome to our new website! I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I became the owner of Huckestein Mechanical Services. When I assumed the helm, I believed the company to be a stable, profitable business in need of fresh ideas and direction. With a little management and focus I could refine and grow the operation. Within three months however, …