About Blue Star Contracting LLC
Blue Star Contracting LLC is family owned and operated. We’re made up of professionals experienced in electrical, HVAC, fire safety, and industrial/agricultural services. Learn more about the people behind the company below.
Bob Baker- Owner
“I began in the electrical industry at 16 years old as an apprentice with a local Ellinwood firm. I spent 10 years strictly doing electrical work with projects ranging from home remodels and new construction to being a jobsite foreman on commercial construction projects.
After that my career shifted to mechanical work. Beginning with a small company doing residential service work then shifting to the commercial side, I spent an additional 12 years installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting building automation systems on very large commercial and industrial equipment. I was fortunate to work with many bright young engineers and peer technicians to gain valuable industry experience.
I took the leap and set out on my own in 2013 with a vision to provide customers in central Kansas with a professional and knowledgeable contracting company providing a variety of services. I am now working to share my experience and knowledge with our current and future customers.
We work very hard to ensure our customers are happy with our finished product and that they are getting their vision. We’re only just getting started, but already we’ve had the pleasure to serve many wonderful clients! Thank you!
Blue Star has grown to 5 employees and is truly family owned and operated. I’ve been married to my wife Lisa for nearly 17 years, and we have 3 awesome kids: Brynlee, Bryce, and Bella. In our free time, we love to enjoy the outdoors, camping, biking, and hiking.”
Mark Menges – Electrician, Senior Fire Alarm Technician
Mark began in the electrical industry following high school in 1977. An Ellinwood native, Mark learned a good work ethic at a young age working for his dad.
He has experience in all areas of the trade including residential, commercial, and oil field. He spent a number of years as a project manager on commercial projects, and even owned his own contracting company for a time.
The last 12 years, his career has been focused on fire alarm systems. He is NICET level 4 certified. He installs new systems, inspects existing systems, and troubleshoots problems and replaces failed devices on systems all over the state.
Mark has been married to his wife Tracy for 30 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. They enjoy camping, and Mark enjoys playing with his Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Mike Baker- Project Manager
Mike began his career in the electrical industry over 15 years ago. His experience has mostly been focused on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. He began as an apprentice, and is currently a project manager.
Mike has been with his wife Jessica for 12 years. They have 2 lovely daughters, Hadley and Riley.