About Us

HireQuest Inc. is a franchisor with more than 30 years of experience in the staffing industry. We are a growing national brand with more than 200 franchise-owned staffing offices located in 35 states and Washington, D.C. Our family of companies includes HireQuest Direct and HireQuest, Snelling, LINK Staffing, and DriverQuest.

Today, HireQuest is one of the largest temporary staffing service providers in the United States. We are at the forefront of our industry, leading with innovation, agility, and strategic growth.

You can find our franchisee-owned branches bearing the HireQuest, Snelling, and LINK brand names in major metropolitan areas, industrial centers, and up-and-coming economic centers across the United States. We are always looking to expand to new markets. To learn about franchise opportunities, click here.

HireQuest Inc. is proud to be a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq Index.

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History of HireQuest Inc.


Veteran staffing professionals Dan McAnnar and Rick Hermanns make the leap from executive roles to business ownership. Separately, they open Labor World USA franchise branches in Charleston, S.C., and South Florida, respectively.


Mr. McAnnar and Mr. Hermanns form a business partnership and expand their Labor World USA franchise into additional markets.


Mr. McAnnar and Mr. Hermanns buy out all Labor World USA franchises outside of Florida. The same year, the pair change their corporate name to Productivity Partners.


Expansion continues along with a name change. "Trojan Labor" and "Acrux" take the place of "Labor World USA."  Late in the year, a franchise model is introduced.


Trojan Labor- and Acrux-branded temporary staffing branches continue to build momentum under a new corporate entity, "HireQuest."


HireQuest acquires 14 Ready Staffing locations, adding them to a growing list of branches across the United States.


Seven more Ready Staffing offices join the HireQuest family, bringing the location total to to 42 Trojan Labor offices and four Acrux branches.


HireQuest commits to becoming a franchisor. While most staffing branches already operate under a franchising agreement, corporate establishes a goal of 100% franchise ownership.


By year's end, there are 59 Trojan Labor temporary staffing branches and six Acrux skilled labor branches.


HireQuest forges a strategic investment and advisory relationship with Dock Square Capital, led by Gov. Jeb Bush and Jack Oliver.


HireQuest merges with regional staffing giant Command Center, which nearly doubles the size of the company. By the end of the year, they form HireQuest Inc. and go public, trading on the Nasdaq under HQI at $7/share as of Dec. 3, 2019. This is also the year co-founder Dan McAnnar takes his bow and enters his well-earned retirement.


HireQuest Inc. starts the year strong with 57 franchises and 152 branches nationwide. Our offices remain open during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services and employment opportunities to the communities we serve.


In the first quarter of the year, HireQuest Inc. acquires assets from both Snelling and LINK Staffing. These two acquisitions, completed in March 2021, expand our reach from 32 to 35 states and from 130+ branches to 200+.

The Right People at the Right Time

The HireQuest leadership team is guiding our company into the future. Together, they’re a veritable goldmine of knowledge and foresight, bringing a combined 90+ years of staffing experience to the table.


Rick Hermanns

President and CEO


Cory Smith

Chief Financial Officer


John McAnnar

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer


Dave Gerstner

Vice President, Operations


Jarrett Lindon

Director of National Accounts


David Hartley

Director of Corporate Development


Heidi Windmueller

Corporate Controller


Monica Reese

Director of Human Resources



All of us at HireQuest believe we can make the world a better place, starting one community at a time. It’s why we make service a priority at our customer headquarters and our branches—and it’s why HireQuest shareholders founded the Higher Quest Foundation in 2006.

The Foundation works locally to provide scholarships to support students in their career aspirations; nationally to recognize the service and sacrifices of our troops; and internationally to build sustainable resources and work opportunities for communities in need.