History of Messina Group


Blackhawk Engineering Company opens for business providing engineering services to companies in the Chicagoland area.


Blackhawk Engineering Company is incorporated under BECO, Inc.  

Services are expanded beyond engineering to include design and manufacturing.


Michael Parks – current CEO of Messina Group – starts his career with BECO, departing in 1992 to begin his own self-funded professional services company. BECO sells its machine shop and moves to Park Ridge to focus on temporary staffing for Engineering, Architectural and Manufacturing Talent.


BECO has expanded specialties to Financial and Accounting Professionals (Financial Temps), Laboratory, Scientific and Chemical Professional (Lab Temps) and IT Staffing.


Michael Parks rejoins The BECO Group as the new owner and CEO.  Inspired by the story of Messina, Italy – a city whose history represents a tradition of community, endurance and ingenuity – he relaunches the company as Messina Group. Messina becomes a trusted talent solution for hundreds of companies around the country. 


Today, Messina is a national Search, Staffing & Consulting firm that has grown to over 400 employees.  With clients across numerous industries, and an average employee tenure more than 20 years, Messina understands the level of quality talent our partners need to succeed.