Our History

June, 1983
Kandance 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.

September, 1983
Kandace hires Pam

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

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.

April, 1986
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.

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.

March, 1990
1st President’s Club

St. John’s in Virgin Island.

September, 1990
Lake Buchanan Couples Weekend Getaway
January, 1991
TechForce opened

TechForce office opens to support growing manufacturing business.

March, 1992
Celebrating 5 year anniversary

Client Christmas Party at the Witte Museum.

March, 1992
2nd President’s Club


December, 1992
Pam “retires”
March, 1994
3rd President’s Club


January, 1995
Tri-Starr sells to Corestaff

Kandace is retained by Corestaff through the buyout period.

December, 1995
Kandace “retires”

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

October, 1997
Kennmark office opens

Ken Duke named President of Kennmark.

August, 1997
Pam returns to Kennmark as Operations Manager
December, 2008
New medical division

Kennmark opens a medical division named Kennmark Medical Staffing.

April, 2009
Kennmark Bullock Personnel

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

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.

December, 2011
Kennmark reassumes Tri-Starr Personnel’s original name
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.

December, 2013
Kennmark Bullock and Kennmark Medical Staffing are consolidated under the Tri-Starr Personnel name.
June, 2019
Jana Berton joins Tri-Starr as General Manager

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