HireQuest Inc. routinely earns five-star reviews from our customers and employees. And all those A+ accolades start right here, with our two road-tested franchise models backed by peerless franchisee support, a nationwide network, and our commitment to growth and innovation.

The key to our success is simple: We started exactly where you are today. Our founders, Rick Hermanns and Dan McAnnar, worked there way up through the staffing industry. They became franchise business owners in 1991—and that’s where the HireQuest story begins. Since Day 1, our leaders have worked hard every day to build a better business model for those following in their footsteps.

Today, with CEO Rick Hermanns at the helm backed by a leadership team with more than 140 years of staffing experience between them, the HireQuest Inc. family of companies continues to move our industry forward. We are proud to employ tens of thousands of individuals each year, to support our customers as they scale their operations, and to empower business owners to build their own legacies.

The HireQuest Advantage

As a leading staffing franchisor in the United States, our business models offer franchisees:

  • Greater earning potential combined with lower risk, speedy start-up, and flexible funding opportunities
  • A National Accounts team offering a ready-to-roll customer-base in most markets
  • Back-office support in all departments, including accounting, operations, safety, IT, recruiting, and marketing
  • Purpose-built proprietary software solutions that offer modern, secure tools made for the way our franchisees do business

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HireQuest in Numbers

Available Markets

HireQuest Inc. franchisees currently operate in 36 states and Washington, D.C., and more than 100 metro areas. Our two business models, HireQuest Direct and Snelling, are always open to strategic expansion opportunities with new franchisee partners.

We are also excited to offer incentive opportunities for current franchisees looking to grow their business portfolio or introduce new franchisees to the HireQuest Inc. family.

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Less Risk, More Reward

Franchising lets new business owners leverage proven business models rather than starting from scratch. When you partner with an industry-leading franchisor like HireQuest Inc., you also gain unparalleled back-office support, a National Accounts team with an active roster of customers, and a nationwide network of fellow franchisees that are here to support you on your journey as a business owner, guiding you through the challenges and celebrating your successes.

Business Is Booming

Over the last decade, staffing industry sales have doubled. According to the ASA 2020 Staffing Industry Playbook, in 2009, sales were $81M. In 2019, they were $161M. With an agile business model and supportive franchisor to safeguard your investment, opening a staffing franchise location is simply smart business. Even during a global pandemic, staffing solutions were in demand. Looking forward, flexible recruiting is becoming increasingly popular worldwide as companies look for ways to adjust their workforce according to their needs.

With two business models aimed at booming sectors of the market, HireQuest Inc. is positioned for continued growth. And, thanks to our franchise-focused corporate support team, proven training programs, and tested business systems, you don’t need experience in the staffing industry to get started. In fact, with our MIT-to-franchisee training program, you can get hands-on experience working side-by-side with some of our most successful franchise business owners before you open your doors.

HireQuest Inc. is proud to count veterans, women, first-time business owners, and families among our franchisees. Our business is built for you to make it your own, no matter your background or your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is a franchise model?

    A franchise model is the specific business model that guides the opening, operation, and growth of a new franchise in partnership with HireQuest Inc. Our family of companies currently offers two distinct business models focused on separate staffing industry offerings: HireQuest Direct and Snelling.

    In addition, franchisees operating HireQuest Direct and/or Snelling branches are able to add-on CDL/non-CDL driver and healthcare staffing solutions through DriverQuest and HireQuest Health, respectively.

  • How do I become a franchise partner?

    Becoming a franchise partner with HireQuest Inc.’s family of companies is a process that our leadership team will guide you through. The first step is to speak with David Gerstner, Vice President of Operations.

    To start the process, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of this page.

  • How much does it cost to open a franchise?

    HireQuest Inc.’s franchise models make business ownership affordable. Our low costs start at $45,150, and we offer flexible funding opportunities.

  • How long does it take to open a franchise?

    Thanks to our dedicated franchise support team, new HireQuest Direct and Snelling franchisees can open their doors within 60 days, depending on local requirements.

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