Case Study


Case Study

Case Study

Client Spotlight



“Personalized Payroll offers the services of larger companies without the hassle. Big company value, boutique feel.” --Andrea Tsakanikas President, is America’s lodging provider. Based in Austin, Texas, the travel management and logistics firm provides crew member lodging and logistical services for a wide range of clients, including the U.S. Government, Energy companies, Construction, Road Crews, and Utility Contractors. Founded by Andrea Tsakanikas in 2014, has been awarded over 63 Federal Government contracts to date, including services contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, Air National Guard, and the Veterans Administration. Most recently, has been awarded a $250M Disaster Relief Services Contract with the City of New York to administer the Emergency Management Department’s temporary lodging assistance program in response to the City’s fight against COVID-19.

A Florida native, Andrea has enjoyed a successful tenure of over 30 years in property and facility management. During that time, she has represented investors across the U.S., managing hundreds of thousands of room nights of workforce lodging, rental, and travel products. Her expertise and reputation eventually led her to Texas, to work with energy companies in remote areas, where she co-founded, and currently serves as its President and CEO. has leveraged the power of certification to build its impressive client roster. The firm is a WBENC-certified women’s business enterprise, a certified DBE by USDOT in many states, an EDWOSB under the Small Business Act, and a Historically Underutilized Business in the state of Texas. The company can also be found on the GSA Schedule. Andrea loves to share her experiences with other WBEs and mentors them on how to pursue certifications that best fit their businesses.

It is through WBENC’s Women’s Business Council-Southwest regional partner organization that Andrea met and later befriended Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll. “As members of WBC Southwest, we are encouraged to do business with one another. Kathleen does so much for WBEs. She goes beyond to introduce me and other WBEs to potential new clients. I appreciate that. She’s a great referral source,” says Andrea.

Before working with Personalized Payroll, used two larger well-known payroll services. “There were mistakes and little to no personal attention. Personalized Payroll has the same capabilities as larger companies. But working with a boutique company enables to get a great payroll solution and our questions answered by a real person.”

From Andrea’s perspective, Personalized Payroll saves her company money, gives them personalized attention, and are transparent in their pricing and services.

To learn more about Personalized Payroll and how we can improve your payroll experience, contact us.


Andrea Tsakanikas, President and CEO,