Built for the Trades
How it All Began…
Our CEO Rich’s father-in-law is an auto body painter. When he needed to hire an AUTOBODY painter he went on a job board and created a posting. He got a bunch of applications and resumes from people who were experienced HOUSE painters. He was confused about what he had done wrong so he contacted Rich, and that’s where the idea for BlueRecruit began.
Rich is an experienced staffing executive. He left the Army and started recruiting Veterans for post-service careers. His clients frequently asked him if he knew how to find skilled tradespeople and then it dawned on him. . . It was time for a better way to source blue-collar talent.
He left his corporate job and started the company with his wife Gina and close friend Matt Smith as co-founders. Since the company launched, they’ve completed the RIot Accelerator, won a NC IDEA SEED Grant, won Launch Greensboro, and been recognized as one of the Top Ten Startups to Watch and DE&I leaders by the North Carolina Tech Association.