locations in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota. When Pizza Hut went public, Ken and Norman decided to sell their restaurants to Pizza Hut. The brothers went separate ways but both continued to develop Pizza Hut restaurants.
Ken began the next part of his Pizza Hut journey by opening Alliance, Nebraska, in 1973. By 1990, he added 30 locations to his business. A strong family culture developed along with a team high on capability and tenure. Ken’s operating company become known as Staab Management Company in 1994 and the restaurant development continued.
The family culture continued as three of Ken’s sons took on roles in different parts of the organization. Dave Staab, Ken’s oldest son, became Director of Operations in 2001 and continues to drive the leadership principles that have driven success over the years as the President of SMC.
In November of 2014, Staab Management Company has now grown to 68 Pizza Huts. The family has expanded its operations to include Wendy’s restaurants, motels and commercial real estate developments. The Staab Companies continue to focus on a long term vision of success by investing not only in its hard assets but especially its people capability.