At CS Companies Gulf Coast, our people are our difference.
Who we are
CS Companies Gulf Coast is driven to provide exemplary service to our clients and our employees. Meet the people working behind the scenes who deliver that service, and drive results for our talent and our clients every day.
After graduating with his degree in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Brandt started his career with an international contractor working in the Southeastern U.S. electrical power industry. In 1993 he moved back to his hometown in Orange County, Texas. After 29 years in industrial construction management as a C.O.O., primarily for a SW Louisiana and SE Texas regional contractor, Brandt ventured full time into the staffing and professional employer organization (PEO) industries.
Currently, Brandt is using his passion in building to assist in the growth of three companies. These three separate entities are Complete Staffing, LLC; CS Industrial, LLC; and CS Professional Employment, LLC; all otherwise known as CS Companies Gulf Coast.
In 2005, Complete Staffing started with the slogan, “We’re with you from start to finish”. From 2005 to 2020, it has been a pleasure for Brandt to work with a strong and respected team to build a suite of companies that will assist clients from temporary help, temporary-to-hire, and direct placement. Recently, PEO services have been expanded to add payroll and benefit administration in CS Professional Employment. Brandt is active in three staffing and PEO organizations, TempNet, TSIL and NAPEO, along with being an active member in his church. In his spare time, Brandt can be found outdoors, enjoying deer hunting, fishing, or having a small building project.
Brandt is a family man who has been married to his wife Gloria, a Mississippi native, for the last 30 years. They have one daughter, Savanna, who is a Texas A&M University graduate. She is newly married and lives in North Texas with her husband, Daren.
Louisiana Account Manager
Division: Louisiana Office
Freedom is found in Loving What You Do! Laura Richard, Account Manager of Complete Staffing understands this, and helps others achieve this. Laura knows the value in working hard to deliver satisfaction to her clients and employees, and finds joy in helping both. Laura is the Lake Charles Office Manager and Account Manager. She has been in the staffing industry since 1999 and has been with Complete Staffing since the beginning. Laura is a graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. She is also very active in the community where she volunteers and is a board member for Give A Wish. She is active in her church, Moss Bluff Vineyard, and enjoys participating in outreach to provide encouragement to others.
Division: Louisiana Office
Texas Account Manager
Division: Texas Office
Stephanie is the office manager for our Southeast Texas office. She has a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and a Certified Staffing Professional certificate from the American Staffing Association. Stephanie has been in the staffing industry since 2007. Over the years she has earned numerous business networking awards. A desire to see others succeed and accomplish their goals motivates Stephanie. Her strength is connecting people to meet their needs through a heart of service. She has participated in many volunteer efforts through organizations such as Rotary, local Chambers of Commerce, The Food Ministry, and she also sat on the board of directors for United Way. She is experienced in overcoming obstacles and meeting challenges. Her mindset is to put others first and to help however she can. Every day is a new opportunity to choose a positive attitude and be thankful.
Division: Texas Office
Jo Walton-Wiedenfeld was born and raised in southeast Texas, where she continues to live and serve the surrounding community.
As the Human Resource Coordinator at Complete Staffing since 2009. Jo has been and continues to be committed to improving the communities Complete Staffing serves by helping both small businesses and the individuals they employ to thrive. She is excited and honored to have the opportunity to help rebuild lives and business structures, to establish new and productive rapports with clients and employers, and to meet the needs of both employees and employers by initiating business relationships that promise to meet the needs of both individuals and small businesses. As a mother with a heart for family, she is especially eager to have an impact on the family lives of her many clients and views her job as a unique and valuable position from which to fulfill this desire.
Jo brings to Complete Staffing a sense of perspective and wisdom borne of 30 years of work experience in a variety of fields. After graduating, Jo moved to Austin, where she accumulated a great deal of her 30 years experience in a broad array of occupations and industries. Her work experience includes time in businesses and institutions related to politics, finances, engineering, sales, manufacturing, computer technology, marketing, customer service, and public relations. Her exposure to and experience within so many different fields helps her to be an effective and innovative recruiter. Indeed, she is proud of her record of placing clients precisely where they want to be, in their chosen occupational fields at their desired place of employment.
Jo views her position as a vocation: in other words, she considers it her job, her duty - her calling, even - to match employers with employees based on compatibility and need. She is also a great motivator, one who regularly encourages her clients, many of whom are content to settle for employment for which they are ill-suited or over-qualified, to believe in themselves and to take pride in their unique skills and abilities. Her desire is that each of her clients ends up employed precisely where they want to be employed.
Jo eagerly looks forward to helping her clients achieve their occupational goals and will do everything within her power to ensure that their goals are met.
Who We Are
CS Companies Gulf Coast includes temporary staffing agencies in Lake Charles, LA and Bridge City, TX. We serve the Gulf Coast, Southwest Louisiana, and Southeast Texas.
The three individual companies of CS Companies Gulf Coast, Complete Staffing, CS Industrial, and CS Professional Employment (our PEO company) offer opportunities and benefits for employees; and offer recruiting, staffing, payroll services, and back office support for our clients.