Flex-Staff Turns 45!
The year was 1973... George Foreman was the heavyweight boxing champ, a first-class postage stamp cost 8 cents, gold was selling for a record $95 per ounce, and Bill and Carol Hackbarth purchased a franchise of the permanent placement company "Dunhill" in Rockford, Illinois. From these
humble beginnings, the company we know today as Flex-Staff got its start.
In 1977 the Hackbarths purchased a second Dunhill f
ranchise in Appleton, WI, and continued to operate both offices until 1980 when they sold the Rockford location to focus on the growing Appleton market. In 1986 the association with Dunhill was dropped and the company began servicing clients under the name "Flex-Staff."
Bill and Carol Hackbarth continued to run Flex-Staff until their retirement at the end of 2005, at which time Bill's son Mike Hackbarth and Carol's son Steve Kamrowski purchased the company.
Today, 45 years after placing our first employee, Flex-Staff has offices in Appleton, Chilton, Manitowoc, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac, and provides thousands of employees for direct placement, temp to hire, and temporary positions every year.
Steve Kamrowski Mike Hackbarth