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"Tony and his team of professionals did a fantastic job of understanding our very unique corporate culture and the job-requirements we sought in a qualified applicant. They then qualified the candidates based upon the criteria that we set, as well as the individual preferences and qualities of each individual candidate. They understand business requirements and have tremendous understanding of how different personality types will "mesh" with the culture of their client. Well done, Tony and thank you!.” -Jeff Dunn, President, Mill Creek Lumber

“The thing I like about Tony (Misura) is he’s not just trying to make that quick transaction. He’s very interested in the cultural fit, the values alignment…”

 

Mike Dykstra, President & CEO Zeeland Lumber Holdings

“The thing that is the leading characteristic for Tony is his integrity…”

 

John Wagner, Managing Director, 1st West

“Tony grew up in our industry so you don’t have to preface every search with what the job entails…”

 

Gary Poulos, President, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply

“Tony really sat down with us to understand what we were looking for & why we were looking for it…”

 

Ben Skoog, VP, Growth & Innovation, Louisiana-Pacific

“Tony’s really good about finding out what the culture is…and makes sure to find people who are a cultural fit.”

 

Russ Kathrein, CEO, Alexander Lumber

“The Misura Group not only did a great job prepping me to interview but made sure we were aligned….”

 

Rick Hunt, Sales Manager, ABC Millwork, a division of Lyman Lumber

“The biggest difference (in working with the Misura Group) it was a holistic approach to the company & what the needs were…”

 

Allan Breidenbach , CEO, U.S. Fence Solutions

“The White Paper included in the November/December 2014 issue of LBM Journal has us thinking about the insights you shared concerning the talent problem we are all facing. Your point about “think differently” is the reality of this unpredictable recovery. Our industry is full of owners/managers who have 35+ years in the trade, and short of calling us Old Dogs, change has not always been easy to embrace! The White Paper points out that for years, the LBM industry’s sales training focus was strictly on product knowledge and that really hit home. Living in a small town, our company’s life-blood is selling a specialty lumber to a large group of builders about 50 miles away – not on “wowing” showroom displays designed for walk-in traffic. Your paper was encouraging, honest and stern. Thank you for the insight.”

 

Email received from an Industry Leader after reading the LBM Journal White Paper

“Our industry has been both a curse and a blessing for Tony Misura in recent years. He’s been cursed because, as one of America’s leading headhunters for LBM operations, the staff purges at dealers across the nation during the housing crash forced huge numbers of talented young people to leave our business, thus making it hard for him to find people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who would be candidates to move into executive roles. But that shortage has been a blessing, because it means that LBM firms have had a hard time searching on their own, so they need to turn to Misura for help.”

 

Craig Webb , Editor-in-Chief, October 2014 ProSales Magazine Editorial Comment

“What surprised me the most about working with Misura Group was the exclusive and concierge level management. Tony only works with the best of the best! Their process avoids mistakes and is the most rigorous and thorough than anything I have ever experienced. I especially loved the required reading assignments. Sometimes it can be difficult to speak with your competitor’s leadership about a new opportunity, but I received strong referrals about Misura Group from two top industry leaders which made it much more comfortable for me to work with them. Tony did a great job of representing me and negotiating on my behalf. I have referred Tony several times; he is the best I have ever worked with, in a class all by himself.”

 

Ted Willoughby, Outside Sales VP Placement

“Tony and his team of professionals did a fantastic job of understanding our very unique corporate culture and the job-requirements we sought in a qualified applicant. They then qualified the candidates based upon the criteria that we set, as well as the individual preferences and qualities of each individual candidate. They understand business requirements and have tremendous understanding of how different personality types will “mesh” with the culture of their client. Well done, Tony and thank you!.”

 

Jeff Dunn , President, Mill Creek Lumber