What makes Gary Richards Associates different?

Gary Richards Associates (GRA) has specialized in recruiting for the HVAC, Refrigeration, Combustion and Building Automation industries since 1987. All GRA associates work with a common goal of providing the highest quality candidates for our client employers. We draw from a database of thousands of individual candidates who represent the elite of the targeted industries – an advantage only highly experienced recruiters can offer.

You’ll only get hand-picked, qualified candidates.

We rely on technology to enable many of our processes, but our screening process is manual. It is hard to replace experience when it comes to evaluating an ideal candidate fit.  We know our candidates well, because we have personally interviewed them one-on-one before we refer them to you. We use our understanding of the industries and companies we serve, including the skills and personality traits candidates must possess, to find and place the best talent for you. You save precious time and energy, getting you moving on to your next business challenges faster. Your referral will include:

  • The reasons you should pursue this candidate
  • The resume or CV along with any comments we deem helpful
  • A summary copy of the questions we asked
  • The answers we obtained in our personal interview process

Our dedication to you is no surprise, because we do not only have a stake in your success – we guarantee it!
We take pride and care in our work. Should a candidate fail to commence employment, or severance occurs within 90 days after the candidate commences work (with or without cause), we will refill the job for no additional fee.* In addition to our screening process, we make sure candidates are both reasonable in their expectations and represent a good cultural fit for your organization. They likely have done web research on your company and have questions and we help to answer those questions and set those expectations before you see them. No surprises.

*Conditions may apply.

We fill jobs for you in three different ways.

We work with client employers using one of three service models:

  • Contingency Basis:
    You’ll be invoiced when the candidate is placed, but payment is not due until they start.
  • Exclusive Engaged Basis:
    For higher-priority engagements, we’ll invoice you an initial $1,200 engagement fee, and invoice a balance when the new hire starts. This represents the majority of our work.
  • Exclusive Retained Basis:  (This is the way Gary Richards, the President, is personally spending his time these days)
    When we know a search is very sensitive and critical, or will take longer due to a unique position or skill set required, we charge a one-time retainer to engage the search, with the remaining balance due when the job is filled.
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Email us at jobs@garyrichards.com and attach your detailed job description. If you do not have a job write up, we can help you by sharing one of our job templates.

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