Our History

The History of Stark Services and Church Services

Stark Service Company (a.k.a “Stark Air”) was started in 1999 and became part of the Church Services family in 2012.

In 1989, Chris Church had several foundation repair companies visit his residence to evaluate his foundation repair needs. After they left, Chris realized that he could perform a better job and provide a better overall customer experience. So, in 1990, he founded Church Foundation Repair. And, through word of mouth, the company grew.

As the foundation repair business and his list of references grew, Chris discovered that customers didn’t need repeat foundation repair more than once because once a slab is repaired, there should not be any repeat business. So, in 1996, Robert Shelton joined the company bringing with him Spring Air, an HVAC (air conditioning and heating)  company. In addition to adding HVAC division, Church started a plumbing division with just one plumber and a helper. In doing this, Church Foundation Repair became Church Services.

In 2003, Church Services added Electrical and Pest Control to the list of services for residential and light commercial customers. Starting in 2008, Church Services moved into Central Texas when they acquired Christian Brothers Air Conditioning in Austin. To add plumbing to their array of services in Central Texas, the company acquired Southwest Plumbing in San Marcos, TX. In 2013, both Central Texas companies were rebranded as Church Services and their offices were consolidated in South Austin.

Church Services expanded into the DFW area with the acquisition of Four Seasons HVAC in 2009 and, later, in 2012 added Stark Air and, Lewisville HVAC. Starting in mid-2013, plumbing services were added to the DFW market. All companies in the DFW market were rebranded as Stark Services in 2015.

Over the years, foundation repair has continued to be a big part of the Church Services business. Their customer base has allowed the foundation repair division to expand throughout Texas and Oklahoma.