Many companies out there start with good intentions, plenty of ambition, enough business knowledge to fill out several MBA programs, and big dreams. Many companies, however, lack a key element: a deep understanding of their business environment. That key element is insight into the industry, inside and out, from the bottom all the way to the top. Without that kind of acumen, entrepreneurs keep pivoting ideas, trying to hit the lottery.
CraftMatch is a company whose foundation lies on the founders’ groundwork. Our principal partner, John Brown, spent 15 years as a craftsman, always seeking the next big project. In addition, he has spent the last 10 years of his career hiring craftsmen. Needless to say, he possesses the knowledge, insight, and experience that only people who have paid their dues are capable of even comprehending. Thus, when we embarked on this project to build a platform for both the job seeker and the hiring manager, we knew exactly what we wanted to include.
We know the struggles that you, the job seeker, must face on a daily basis, not knowing for sure whether that project will last just a little longer, not sure whether next month you will be able to provide for your family. You dream of having a more secure, steady line of work, a big project that provides a challenge, a fair reward, and the satisfaction of using your crafty skills. We know you are also tired of having to repeat, time and again, the process of applying for the next job, always having to show the same certifications, the same recommendations.
And yes, we also understand the hiring manager, the one incurring all the risks associated with hiring the wrong person for the job. We understand that a wrong hire could not only cost you dearly, but also could derail the project’s timeline. What’s more, you are also tired of having to repeat the same process, over and over again, for every single project.
So we decided, based on our experience and knowledge of this matching process, that the way to solve this issue would be to create a solid, transparent place where job seekers can find good projects, and hiring managers and contractors can find the right person for the job.
As thrilled as we were the first time we were on a job site 25 years ago, we have poured our hearts and brains into this project in order to provide this industry -which has given us so much- with the right tools to take it to the next level. We are humbled to have you on our site and look forward to serving each and every single one of you.