Michael Latas & Associates, Inc. is a full-service professional recruiting executive search consulting firm exclusively dedicated to the construction and A/E/P  industries both nationally and internationally.  We have structured our firm the same way companies in the construction and A/E/P industries are structured.  This is how we are able to know and understand your industry, your needs and your language.

In the field of professional construction and A/E/P recruiting we operate differently.  Our focus is on providing  long-term solutions for your professional level needs quickly and efficiently.  That is the reason we have been known for our integrity and professionalism since we were founded in 1975.  And after 41 years, we have a loyal clientele who knows we produce the results they expect.

Michael Latas & Associates executive search consulting is not a service we provide to you – it is a process we go through with you.  Once we understand your unique situation and requirements for the position, we identify and screen potential candidates until we produce the most qualified candidates for you to meet.  It has been our experience that the most qualified candidates are gainfully employed.  Therefore, we provide consultation throughout the process to ensure you the highest percentage of success in attracting your candidate of choice.  Whether you want to meet local candidates or prefer to relocate candidates from outside your area, our process produces consistent, high quality results.


Research represents the cornerstone of our corporate philosophy.  Other firms advertise via the internet, newspapers, magazines, etc.  We do not advertise to find candidates! Companies can run their own ads.  Companies can do their own internet advertising.  Our clients retain us to search an entirely different pool of talent than they can access on their own.  Therefore, our process dictates a proactive, targeted approach to finding and contacting the people who are most qualified for the position our clients are seeking to fill.

To ensure the search is performed thoroughly and efficiently, a team is assigned to each search.  The team is led by a consultant who acts as director and is supported by a research team who specializes in the same specific industry segment as the consultant.  In addition to a heavy investment in research staff, we maintain a proprietary database and an extensive library of trade publications, periodicals and journals to keep us current on trends and issues.