Meet Our Team
Get to Know Our Management Team
Meet the members of our dedicated management team who have worked hard to make Stuart Services the company it is today!
Jude G. Raspino, Jr. - President
Though Jude Raspino has guided Stuart Services since 1991, he has owned and operated home service businesses since 1982. As president of Stuart Services, Jude has guided the company to national recognition, earning coveted national awards such as Nexstar Select Service® in 2003, 2007 and in 2008, first place to be crowned Best of The Best.
Jude has also served on the board of directors of Nexstar Network since 2004 and was elected to the vice chair position in 2008 and 2009. Raspino has also taught several classes to Nexstar members on “Flat-Rate Pricing,” “Open Book Management,” and “Proposal Follow-Up.” He has served as a mentor to new members and is a Nexstar Ambassador, earning a place in Nexstar’s Life Changers Club.
Jude also has extensive knowledge in the service trades, having started in the electrical and air conditioning business in 1975. He currently holds State Contracting licenses for both the electrical and mechanical trades, has attended courses in “Gold Star Management,” “Business Owners School of Success” (BOSS), and “Open Book Management,” to name a few.
Jude strives to fulfill our company’s mission by instilling a culture of excellence in customer service and employee satisfaction while sustaining solid financial performance. Through ongoing company-wide meetings, social events, contests, and his “Open Door Policy,” Raspino works to foster happy employees who work in a positive atmosphere. In addition, through Open Book Management and financial-literacy training, Jude works to maintain a financially strong company that will be in business for future generations.
Darren Bell - Service Manager/Vice President
Darren Bell is a native of New Orleans. He graduated from Lutheran High and Delgado University with honors and earned an Associates’ Degree in Applied Science. Darren is a devoted husband and father of two who brings that same level of commitment and focus to running the daily operations of Stuart Services. In fact, he has been instrumental in shaping Stuart Services into a nationally-ranked home service provider.
Darren’s career began in the electrical industry as a licensed electrician in the late 1980s. He joined Stuart Services in 1993 and quickly earned a position of leadership among his peers. In 2001, Darren was promoted to Service Manager.
Darren is a graduate of the Nexstar Gold Star Management Academy, and he has attended “Sales Management,” “Open Book Management,” and many other business and trade courses. He is not only responsible for oversight of the service department logistics but also administers technician training, proficiency, sales management, inventory, and quality control.
Liane Connor - Office Manager
Liane has been a motivated member of our team since 2012. She graduated from Delgado with an Associates’ Degree in Accounting. Liane is responsible for many of the administrative functions, including payroll, accounts receivable, end of the month financials, employee benefit programs, and day-to-day maintenance of the facility. As an invaluable part of Stuart Services’ management team, Liane truly represents the essence of commitment and leadership.
Donald Hertz – Quality Control Manager
Since 1991, Donald has been the anchor of our Services and Dispatch Center. Donald graduated from Delgado on the principal’s list and earned an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Construction. He has been an electrician for over 40 years and became Quality Control Manager and Field Supervisor after Katrina. Donald juggles many tasks every day, from dispatching the service technicians to coordinating with the inspection and permit departments. He is truly the backbone of Stuart Services’ great customer service and has earned a gold star rating in customer service. He also loves Mardi Gras and flea markets.
Need heating, AC, plumbing, or electrical services in New Orleans or throughout the Greater Jefferson Parish Area? Call our team at (888) 650-5655 or contact us online today to find out how we can help!