Stark Appliance Services – Your local family business since 1955
Stark Appliance originated at the home of Richard and Margaret Stark in 1955. It soon progressed into a partnership with Richard’s brother, Howard. By the mid 1970s, Stark Appliances was operating as a business providing the service and sale of new and reconditioned appliances. The business first opened next to Yetter’s Diner when Richard’s son, Don, came into the business. In 1981, Don’s wife Bev joined the team.
Stark Appliance continued to grow through the 80s and 90s, eventually working up to seven full-time employees. At this time, changes were needed to keep up with all this business, and the decision was made to close the sales portion of the business and operate as a service only company. When Don and Bev decided to enter missionary work in Florida, Stark Appliance Service was sold to a wonderful young couple, Michael and Jenna Casserly, another Sussex County Family, whom the Stark Family are proud to say have done a wonderful job carrying on the legacy.
Michael Casserly a Sussex County resident since 1974. His parents, Carol and Tad Casserly, are well-known in Sussex County and amongst the Lafayette Federated Church for Speech Pathology, Teaching Science at Veritas, and The LFC puppet show at the State Fair in Augusta. Michael graduated from Sussex County Tech in 1993, following his grandfather’s choice of Career as an Appliance Repair man. In October of 2015, Michael was married to Jenna Casserly at Lafayette Federated Church. Jenna Casserly currently a Sussex County resident, born to Sherri and Joseph Smith of New York State. Jenna graduated from Minisink Valley in 2007 and continued her education at Phoenix University as a Communications major.
Jenna and Michael’s goal is to continue giving the same great service that the Starks gave for many years. It is often said that Jenna and Michael picked up where Bev and Don left off. The policies, pricing, and practices will continue to stay the same. Currently Jenna and Michael donated over three hundred dollars worth of gift bag gifts for the Sparta Race and plan to be a part of as many community projects and events as they can.