HOUSTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Murray Resources, a leading Houston staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced it has acquired the assets of Kingwood Personnel, a North Houston staffing agency specializing in administrative, accounting, and logistics staffing.
The move marks Murray Resources' first brick and mortar expansion outside of the firm's main office in West Houston's Energy Corridor. Previous expansions to The Woodlands, Sugarland, Downtown, Galleria, and Pearland in 2013 and to Austin and Dallas earlier this year were established as 'by appointment only' offices. The Kingwood location will be fully-staffed.
"Kingwood Personnel has an extremely strong brand in North Houston. The opportunity to build off the wonderful work the Kingwood team has done over their 35 years in business was one we could not pass up," said Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources. Continued Murray, "We're looking forward to continuing to offer their employer clients and candidates the first-rate staffing experience they have come to expect."
The acquisition is the first in Murray Resources' 27-year history and is part of a larger growth strategy – to double in size every 3 years and close acquisitions as strategic opportunities present themselves.
"The synergies between the two firms were apparent from the outset of acquisition talks and as we proceeded with the deal, similarities between the two companies continued to emerge. Both companies were started in the 1980's by visionary, female entrepreneurs who drove their firms to leadership positions in their respective markets. And while today Murray Resources offers recruiting services across a broad range of functions, both firms originally built their reputations in the administrative / clerical side of the staffing business," said Keith Wolf, Managing Director of Murray Resources.
Murray Resources will continue to operate the Kingwood office in the current location, under the Kingwood Personnel brand.
About Murray Resources
Founded in 1988, Murray Resources is a leading Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency. In 2012, 2014, and 2015 the company was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's top 25 largest direct hire firms. In 2013 the firm was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. The company serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune™ 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations, in the areas of administrative, accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, IT, manufacturing, marketing, operations, and sales. The company has been named a "Best Places to Work" and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.
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