Our People

Gerald Stark - Owner and President

Gerald Stark

Owner and President

President of Stark Transportation, Pipeline and Oilfield Services, Gerald Stark has always been able to make hard jobs look easy. When he started hauling drilling equipment to rigs in his pickup truck in 1995, he laid the foundation for the successful company he now oversees. Although he started small, he had a big dream. As the president of a thriving transportation company with a fleet of more than 20 trucks and 25 employees, it’s just the beginning.

A team player, Gerald is no stranger to hard work. Over the years, he has operated everything from pickups to cranes to get the job done. In fact, it is his willingness to do whatever it takes to overcome challenges, and his commitment to keeping his word, that has allowed his company to grow.

Gerald grew up on the north side of Houston and attended Lutheran High North. He built his business with a work ethic that was passed on to him from his father John, a Houston native. He is passionate about earning the respect and trust of his customers, and insists that every Stark employee is committed to these values that helped him make this company a success. He is proud that Stark has become known for getting big jobs done professionally and safely.

Although his work is his passion, Gerald is actively involved in giving back to the community through the Tomball Texas Food Bank and Family Ties Family Resource Services.

Gerald and his wife enjoy hopping on their motorcycle on the weekends and touring the beautiful landscapes all across Texas. He is also an avid sportsman, but has a special love for football.

While Gerald has watched his business grow, he isn’t finished dreaming yet. He takes pride in the company that he started with his family name, and plans to continue to expand. His goal? Stay true to his initial commitment to deliver what he promises and stay true to his family’s values.


Charles Stautmeister - Director of Operations

Charles K. Stautmeister, Jr.

Director of Operations

Director of Operation, Charles Stautmeister, Jr. lives his life based on a foundation that began with service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He carries this motto “Semper Fidelis” or “Always Faithful”, into both his personal and professional life, providing unwavering service to his family, his community, and his company.

Stautmeister began his career with Stark five years ago as a truck driver and crane operator. He was soon promoted to supervisor, followed by safety coordinator, and in 2012, Director of Operations.

With more than 25 years of experience in the trucking and oil industries, he has built a reputation for dependability, integrity, and professionalism. In his current position, Stautmeister keeps his focus on coordination and solving logistical problems that help meet the needs of clients. He makes it his goal to maintain the exceptional reputation that Stark has established over the past 17 years and is thrilled to be a part of a successful company that continues to expand each year and plans to be a part of the company’s continued growth by building new and profitable relationships in the field.

A Texas native, Stautmeister was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. After serving in the Marines and receiving a Good Conduct Medal, he started his family in the Houston area. His family remains his priority and the activities he most enjoys are spending weekends camping at the lake, bowling, and watching football.

Committed to serving his community, Stautmeister is actively involved with non-profits dedicated to eliminating family violence, sexual violence, and child abuse. He supports Toys for Tots, and Family Ties, Family Resource Services, a children’s and family crisis center in Waller, Texas.


Josh Kemery - Comptroller

Josh Kemery


Josh Kemery joined Stark in 2011 as the Finance Manager. In less than two years, his experience with numbers and problem-solving paid off, and he was promoted to Comptroller.

Kemery believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That philosophy has served him well throughout his career.

Prior to joining Stark, Kemery attended college where he earned his BA in business followed by an MBA. He put his education to work as a manager at Brookshire Brothers Co. and as a staff accountant at Hodge Accounting Services where he was involved in general accounting, financial maintenance and planning, cost management, and subcontracting. He believes that his greatest strength in his current position at Stark is sourcing and bidding jobs. He is passionate about working to lower costs and to solving the new challenges that show up as you build and grow a strong organization.

Giving back to the community is important to Kemery. He supports many causes that help underprivileged and abused children, and is involved with the March of Dimes.

Although Kemery is passionate and hard-working, he is equally committed to his family and friends. He enjoys date night with his wife, hunting, fishing, and football, but his number one passion is motorcycling.

One of Kemery’s biggest goals is to pass the CPA exam and to continue to be a part of the expansion of Stark. Years of experience, his broad finance knowledge, and a dedication to providing ideal long-term solutions make him an integral part of the Stark team now and in the future.

Contact Us

Stark Transportation and Pipeline Services
30210 Waller Spring Creek Rd. 
Waller, Texas 77484

(888) 867-1942 - Toll Free
(281) 357-0762 - Office
(281) 687-7762 - Emergency
(281) 357-0763 - Fax

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