Employee Profiles

Five Star Owners

Doug Leiker, an original owner of Five Star Mechanical Inc., has been in the HVAC business for over 30 years. Doug works primarily as an on-site technician specializing in Pool Paks, boilers, compressors, chillers, and factory start-ups. Doug also serves as a trainer for some of our technicians, helping them understand the importance of being dedicated to providing the best possible service and the attention to detail, including safety regulations, for our customers.

Doug Leiker
Stacey Richards

Stacey Richards, an owner of Five Star Mechanical, Inc., was one of the original founding members of Five Star and is currently the President of the company. He has been with the company since its inception in 2005 and has over 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry, specializing in chillers, boilers, and controls. He enjoys the relationships created by directly working with our customers. Stacey holds several certifications including a master plumbing license and master mechanical license. He has also been awarded UA Star certification for HVAC from Local Union 441. He volunteers on various committees at his church, as well as serving as the Executive Chair for the Church Council. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, going to sporting events and spending time with his wife Shawna and their family.

Scott Wegerer is one of the original owners of Five Star Mechanical. He oversees the service division of the company and shop operations. Scott started in the trade as a service technician in 1996 and uses that experience daily in communicating with our technicians and explaining equipment repair and replacement options to our customers. Certifications include Journeyman Mechanical License and certification in Thermal/Infrared Thermography. In 2015 he was chosen for and graduated from the Emerging Leaders program in Wichita. He spends much of his spare time volunteering at his parish and spending time with his wife Tiffany and their six children.

Scott Wegerer

Construction Sales and Service Support Personnel

Drew Schon

Drew Schon came to Five Star Mechanical in 2014 as the Construction Manager. Drew brings 20 years of experience in the construction and installation of plumbing, mechanical and industrial piping, construction management, and estimating to Five Star. He also supervises our Sheet Metal Department and assists in scheduling and service work for Five Star.

Chuck Bennett is Five Star’s piping superintendent and works closely with Drew Schon. Chuck has been with Five Star since 2012, but has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years and has excellent knowledge of trade related piping systems and the installation of those systems. He assists Drew with manpower scheduling for the construction department and also helps field technicians with decisions regarding piping needs. He is known for his job done right and done on time with our customers.

Chuck Bennett

Reliable Controls Sales and Support Personnel

Todd Helmut

Todd Helmut, a 12 year veteran in the HVAC controls industry, has been with Five Star since the spring of 2014. Todd focuses on the day to day operations of Five Star’s Controls Department, including sales, support, installation, projection management and service. He currently has Level 4 Reliable Controls ® Authorized Dealer certification, along with specialties in Advance BACnetintegration, Modbus, LONWorks, and JCI N2 integration. He enjoys programming and troubleshooting complex control strategies and sequences for our customers using creative techniques and ideas to satisfy our customers.

Sales and Service Support Personnel

Shawn Fraley has worked with Five Star Mechanical, Inc. since 2006 as one of the first employees that Five Star hired. Shawn graduated from Pittsburg State University with an associate’s degree in applied science and has 18 years of experience in the HVAC industry with many of those years being in the heavy commercial and industrial areas of the trade. He specializes in chiller and boiler maintenance and repair. If Shawn is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family on aquatic vacations and enjoys the great outdoors.

Shawn Fraley
Sean McKibban

Sean McKibban, a Service and Sales Supervisor, specializes in sales, estimating, mechanical technical support, and controls technical support. He has been in the HVAC industry for over 10 years and started working for Five Star in 2015. He is Tridium Certified and a graduate of Kansas State University and Vatterott College. Sean is an affiliated member of ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and specialized in providing our customers with solutions for their facility needs. He enjoys giving back by volunteering with youth sports and is actively involved with his church.

Keith Rohling, a Service and Sales Supervisor, started with Five Star in 2016. He brings with him over 32 years of experience in troubleshooting HVAC equipment. He works on a variety of estimates, from minor repair to replacement of entire systems. He also provides support for field technicians as necessary and occasionally takes care of some repair work himself. He received some of his education from Wichita Area VoTech and is a member of ASHRAE. He also volunteers at his local church.

Keith Rohling

Office Personnel

Ryan Woodard

Ryan Woodard is a graduate from York College in York, NE, holding a BA in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting. He came to Five Star in 2011 as an internal accountant for Five Star and has since become the Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing all functions within the office, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Human Resources, IT, Payroll, Sales Tax Law, and Financial Statement preparation. He enjoys helping customers resolve problems and providing excellent customer service. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Carpenter Place, a local no-profit in Wichita serving at-risk youth and is a children’s education teacher with his church.

Vicky Hopkins, dispatch coordinator, has 17 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has been with Five Star for over five years. She is responsible for service coordination of the technicians and handling incoming service requests from our customers. She enjoys working with the HVAC technicians, customers and vendors. She also enjoys volunteering for a local Thanksgiving charity dinner in Valley Center yearly.

Vicky Hopkins
Glenda Everhart

Glenda Everhart has been with Five Star since 2015, but has been in the accounting field for many years prior to coming to work with us. Glenda’s responsibilities include accounts payable, posting accounts receivable checks, backflow tracking and submissions to government entities, and serves as a backup for payroll. She received her education from Wichita State University.