Messina Group began business in 1955 in Chicago, Illinois as Blackhawk Engineering Company. The company was incorporated in 1971 and changed its name to BECO, Inc. At that time, the company operated as a manufacturing facility that designed, engineered and manufactured specialty products for its clients including Wilson Sporting Goods, Union Special, and Zenith among others.
BECO began providing temporary staffing during the mid 1970’s. The business evolved when its clients began requesting that BECO’s Engineers and Machinists work on their premises using their manufacturing equipment instead of BECO’s machine shop. In 1985, BECO sold their machine shop and moved to Park Ridge, Illinois, turning its focus to temporary staffing of Engineering & Manufacturing Professionals (BECO), Architecture & Engineering Professionals (BECO), Financial & Accounting Professionals (Financial Temps) and Laboratory, Scientific & Chemical Professionals (Lab Temps) under the corporate umbrella of The BECO Group.
Current CEO, Michael Parks, started his career with BECO Group in 1985 before moving on to begin his own self-funded professional services company. Upon rejoining The BECO Group in 2013 as the new CEO, he relaunched the company as Messina Group encompassing two national divisions: Messina Group Staffing and Messina Group Consulting. Combined, these two divisions provide customers a full suite of People, Process and Technology initiatives through professional staffing offerings and consulting services. As a trusted advisor to its clients, the experience and longevity of Messina Group’s staffing division provides both stability and a competitive advantage to clients and their business.
Today, Messina Group is a national Staffing firm that has grown to over 500 employees and continues to serve its clients across numerous industries. With an average employee tenure of 20 years, Messina understands the level of quality talent organizations need to succeed. In recent years, Messina has expanded its staffing expertise to include Information Technology (IT) and Digital and Creative Marketing placement, while continuing to excel in its founding professional staffing industries.