After many years in the communication industry working for public and private companies, Ron Deese decided he wanted to have his own business. In 2009, during the recession, Deese launched TelForce Group, which provides manpower (human capital) throughout the United States and Canada. “We have three types of placements – contract, contract to hire and direct hire,” said Deese, founder and CEO. “We have both blue- and white-collar workers, or if a client needs a particular skill, we will go out and find the individuals for them.”

Temporary contractors are used when a client wants workers who will work only during busy times or project related or when a special skill is needed for a short time. Contract to hire is used when a company is looking for full-time people but wants to check them out before they actually hire them. Direct hire is usually for white-collar workers, such as construction and project managers and engineers, looking for a permanent job.

TelForce has access and can provide all types of communications and power industry personnel. Most requests can be filled quickly, and the company is always looking for talented and hardworking individuals to join its team. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, TelForce has offices in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Dallas. Deese plans to open at least one West Coast office in the first quarter of 2016 and possibly a second one later in the year. He is considering Los Angeles and San Francisco as options.