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Construction Executive Search in the Southeast and Nationwide
Originally based in Arkansas, our construction executive search firm has grown to support industry leaders in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. While our focus is on the Southeast region, we also provide executive recruitment solutions to select organizations in other areas of the United States.
Whether you operate in Birmingham, Nashville, or North Texas, we look forward to developing innovative solutions for your most pressing leadership challenges.
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Jackson first placed me in my current position over 14 years ago. Recently, my son, who is also an Executive in construction, expressed his family’s desire to move back home. I immediately called Matt and connected him with my son. Jackson was able to relocate my son back home, and most importantly, I now get to see my grandkids regularly. All kidding aside, my son received the same great attention to detail that I experienced with Jackson years ago. Their expertise and dedication are second to none, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for executive search services.
During the early stages of the COVID outbreak, my family and I made the decision to relocate back to our home state. However, I quickly realized that my existing network would not be of much help in finding reputable companies in the area. A friend recommended Jackson to me, and within 48 hours, they provided me with a breakdown of companies that would best utilize my skillset. I was extremely impressed with their efficiency and knowledge. When I went through the complete process, which resulted in my new position, I was even more impressed. They made one of the biggest decisions of my life as easy as possible, and I cannot recommend them enough.
I highly recommend Jackson based on my experiences with them as a client over the last nine years. I have two other search firm partners that are less expensive and do a great job for me on routine hires. For executive hires or highly complex search projects, I call Jackson. Matt and his team will not hesitate to give me the facts when it comes to what our Executive teams expectations are compared to the market realities. For me, this is invaluable.
I’ve been with two companies throughout my 22 year career. Jackson placed me in a Vice President of Construction role in 2017 in large part because I had already built a level of trust with them beginning in 2011. They were the only search firm I would call back and it was due to their construction industry knowledge and their values, they are simply good people that do the right thing.
I’ve worked with the Jackson team for several years and have always been impressed with their professionalism and ability to get the job done. Matt’s team placed me in an executive role with one of the Midwest’s largest general contractors and since that time I’ve started my own firm. I still rely on Matt’s advice and guidance as the owner of a development firm and truly value his experience and expertise. When the time comes for me to expand my growing business, Jackson will be my first call because I know they understand my values and will bring the right candidates to the table that compliments our current team and customer base.
Jackson reached out to me about a CFO position they were working on for a growth-oriented electrical contractor. Initially, I was content with my current role, but the level of detail and attention Jackson provided in describing their client caught my attention. I was impressed with the non-pressure environment they created as my family and I navigated through this significant career decision. The experience with Jackson from that point throughout my placement was highly professional and thorough. I would not hesitate to use Jackson again for any future executives search or consulting projects at my new company.
I had the pleasure of engaging with Jackson’s team for over 11 years before finally deciding to move on from my Vice President role at a Texas-based General Contractor. When the time came to make the move, there was no question in my mind that Jackson was the right partner to help navigate the process. They had taken the time to build a strong relationship with me, gaining an understanding of my capabilities, desires, and even my family considerations. What truly impressed me was the access Jackson has to major executive leaders in the Construction Industry. Within three days of notifying them that I was ready for a change, I had four interviews lined up and received offers from all four companies. I ultimately chose the one that was the best fit for me, and it has completely transformed my career. Today, I am the COO of a construction company that will exceed $380 Million in revenues this year. I am incredibly grateful for Jackson’s expertise and guidance throughout this process, and I would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a career change in the AEC industry.
I want to compliment your team on the recent Competitive Selection Process you managed for our organization. Jackson, without having any prior knowledge of our two internal candidates, gave a spot-on evaluation of the candidate’s abilities. I don’t know how you do it, but your ability to evaluate and assess people is a true gift. We learned more about our existing team’s abilities through Jackson’s evaluations than we ever have from personality or internal 360 assessments. Well done.
While we always prefer to promote from within, there have been three occasions where we felt it necessary to compare our internal candidates to external candidates to ensure we had the best person for the job. Jackson has consistently advocated for promoting from within, but they also understand the importance of finding the right person for each role. This type of transparency and the way Jackson has handled these sensitive projects are what separates Jackson from others in my opinion.
We were a company that experienced significant growth following the 2009-2010 construction downturn. As a result, we didn’t have the internal recruiting infrastructure required to handle the amount of reqs we were receiving. We used Jackson’s leadership consulting services to train and build out our internal recruiting function, review our relationships with third party recruiters, evaluate our CRM and completely overhaul our contracts with standard recruiting firms. The process of getting our Sr. Leadership to buy into a “process oriented” recruiting function was very difficult, but Jackson had the ability to give leadership the data to believe in the process. Jackson’s impact can not be stated in numbers alone, but our Time to Fill ratio has improved by over 34% and more importantly the internal communication with leadership values internal recruiting. Highly recommend!
During our succession planning process, we engaged Jackson for consulting services. As someone who had been running my company for over 35 years, it was uncomfortable to confront the realities of change. However, Jackson was able to provide us with numerous examples of how the planning process had worked for other owners in similar situations. Their extensive knowledge helped me find comfort during a very difficult time. As any business owner knows, it’s challenging to let go of something you’ve built from the ground up, but Jackson made the process as painless as possible. They drew upon real-world experiences they had either been a part of or observed, and this expertise was invaluable to us.
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