"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
“I had a great experience with Tony and the entire Misura Group team! They had a great understanding of the company, where it currently was and where they wanted to go. By taking time to learn about my goals (both personal and professional) they did an outstanding job making sure the company culture was a solid fit and that they were creating a connection that would provide mutual benefits.
I would certainly recommend the Misura Group to assist in finding the perfect candidate to make a difference in your business!”
Andy Klapperick, VP Operations, Ultralox
“I have had the opportunity to work with Tony Misura and the Misura Group on several occasions in the last couple of years. Our company has used them to both find us qualified candidates for various positions and to conduct training classes on retention and recruitment. Because of my personal experience with the quality of the vetting of candidates and the content of their retention and recruitment presentation, I can strongly recommend Tony and the Misura group as a superior recruitment firm and a trainer.”
Greg Kimbrell, Division Vice President, Alexander Lumber
“We are pleased to provide a reference for our experience in working with the Misura Group. Twice we have reached out to Tony and his team to provide help in finding key personnel for our organization.
Tony and Michele asked thorough questions to help us find the right person to fit our company culture. We were provided with several candidates that had been vetted prior to our interviews. In searching for our CFO position, Tony was able to convince an outstanding candidate to meet with us even though he was happy in his current position. The match was a perfect fit for our management team.
We would not hesitate to use the Misura Group in any future search for a new team member.”
Ken Sorensen, President, Allweather Roof
“Working with Misura Group was my first experience with a recruiter and it felt like the stars aligned from day one. Everyone always had time to speak and answer my questions, and I felt like I had a close professional mentor through the entire process. The thing that surprised me the most was the level of detail involved in each step; from the initial conversation to checking my references and finally working with me on an offer.
I appreciated Misura Group’s level of knowledge about the industry, the employer and the type of individual needed to fill the role. Tony showed great sense of character and integrity by taking the time up front to understand my goals, personal and professional, before we dove into details of the position to make sure the opportunity was the right fit.
There are many reasons this opportunity interested me. I was able to bring expertise from my marketing background while expanding upon additional skill sets to make me a more well rounded professional. I’m also able to put my thumbprint on a growing company and work with more brilliant minds within the building products industry. Lastly, the culture of teamwork, motivation, fast-paced environment and entrepreneurial spirit helped make a difficult decision easier.
I recommend working with the right recruiter, in my case Misura Group, if you are interested in considering a new position. Don’t shy away from recruiters reaching out to you, the job of your dreams might be waiting for you in the wings.”
Lindsey Fox, Marketing Manager, Nationwide Industries
“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