Our History

June, 1983

Kandace and Pam meet

Kandace works at Norrell Staffing Corporation as a Branch Manager and Pam was at Diamond Shamrock in the Human Resources Department. Norrrell specialized in temporary staffing for office and administrative positions.

Kandace hires Pam

Kandace hires Pam from Diamond Shamrock to work with her at Norrell to be her Office Manager.

September, 1983
October, 1985

Tri-Starr was born

Ribbon cutting ceremony was in December 1985 at the Forum Building at 8000 IH10, SAT. Specializing in office/administrative temporary positions again, Pam was Office Manager and Kandace focused on sales.

First logo account – USAA Insurance

Other clients we were working with; Tower Insurance, San Antonio Savings Association (SASA), Clarke Checks (Harland Clarke), Alamo Savings Association, Ray Ellison, Foleys, SwRI, Tesoro Petroleum, Valero, Gill Savings, USAA Real Estate, USAA Bank, American General Insurance. We were all about “personal touch”, both with our clients and our temporary workforce.

April, 1986
September, 1989

Experiencing major growth

Tri-Starr moved to the Fountainhead Building located at 8200 IH-10 San Antonio, Texas. Tri-Starr’s Corporate Back office was formed and moved to the 9th floor. The branch office was on the first floor, where all the operational and sales teams officed.

1st President’s Club

St. John’s in Virgin Island

March, 1990
September 1990

Lake Buchanan Couples Weekend Getaway

TechForce opened

TechForce office opens to support growing manufacturing business.

January 1991
March, 1992

Celebrating 5 year anniversary

Client Christmas Party at the Witte Museum.

2nd President’s Club


March, 1992
December, 1992

Pam “retires”

3rd President’s Club


March, 1994
January, 1995

Tri-Starr sells to Corestaff

Kandace is retained by Corestaff through the buyout period.

Kandace “retires”

Kandace and Wayne Hawkins start a new venture in HR Logistics called TMSI.

December, 1995
October, 1997

Kennmark office opens

Ken Duke named President of Kennmark.

Pam returns to Kennmark as Operations Manager

August, 2007
December, 2008

New medical division

Kennmark opens a medical division named Kennmark Medical Staffing.

Kennmark Bullock Personnel

Kennmark bought Bullock Personnel (a firm specializing in Direct Hire placement) and changes name to Kennmark Bullock Personnel.

April, 2009
June, 2009

HUB, SCTRCA, Women Business Enterprise

Kennmark becomes HUB certified and certified with SCTRCA as a Small Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise.
Kandace, Vice President and Pam, Vice President became majority owners.

Kennmark reassumes Tri-Starr Personnel’s original name

December, 2011
September 2012

Senior Leadership Returned

Kandace returns to Tri-Starr full-time as President and CEO.
Pam became the VP & COO.
Ken became the General Manager.

Kennmark Bullock and Kennmark Medical Staffing are consolidated under the Tri-Starr Personnel name.

December, 2013
June, 2019

Jana Berton joins Tri-Starr as General Manager

Ken was promoted to President.
Kandace retains her CEO title.

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