MeritHall

A staffing company that supplies carpenters, general and demolition laborers, landscapers, and snow removal personnel.

2015 Inc. 5000 Rank:
# 165
Leadership:
Alex Riley
2017 Revenue:
$10.5 million
Industry:
Construction
Founded:
2011
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In the spring of 2010, Alex Riley was working a construction project in Detroit and discovered that not all laborers are suited for the same tasks. “We had a labor force of 150 demolition employees,” he recalls, “but we were supposed to be doing a residential rehabilitation--carpentry, plumbing, roofing, masonry.” After a frustrating experience trying to recruit workers, Riley--along with co-founders Patrick Beal and Paul Kaser—built a staffing website, billing it as “LinkedIn for contractors.” Now, besides connecting talent to local employers, MeritHall and its affiliate companies find road salt for clients, offer facility management and vocational training services, and provide management consulting--all the while helping to revitalize the Motor City. “We really focused on getting Detroiters to work Detroit jobs,” Riley says. --Zoë Henry

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Twitter:
@MeritHall
Website:
merithall.com