Who We Are
Kimmel & Associates was formed in 1981 with the goal of providing service-oriented executive search to a group of specialized industries. Since then, we have become the largest industry-specific executive search firm in North America. For 40 years, we have been committed to exceeding expectations and providing unparalleled service through dedication, honesty, and stewardship—it’s the Kimmel Standard.
Here are the industries we serve:Construction Renewable & Sustainable Infrastructure Supply Chain Waste & Recycling Automotive Search & Advisory
Kimmel & Associates is located in the
heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
Our office is a three-story Art Moderne commercial building, constructed in 1940. We have beautifully preserved and adapted it for our use. Kimmel is honored to be in this stunning historic area.
We are happy to call North Carolina home.
What originally began in 1981 as a two-man operation in Louisiana has since grown to become the largest specialty executive search firm in the country. Joe Kimmel and Rick Hornberger founded what later came to be called Kimmel & Associates on three core values: trust, integrity, and service.
Our CEO-President of the last twelve years , Charlie Kimmel, continues the tradition leading Kimmel & Associates with a focus on setting and enabling the highest levels of professional standards and client service — all with the aim of delivering outstanding results for his clients.
We continue to build relationships with potential candidates and client companies. Relationships are based on trust. We earn that trust by being totally honest in all our dealings.
We are dedicated to achieving excellence in the recruiting process. We employ only the best recruiters and they give 100% in every way.
We strive to do the right thing at all times and expect you to hold us accountable. We believe in the adage, "Success will come and go, but integrity is forever."
We are committed to being the best executive search firm in the world. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. We're only happy, if you are!
We believe that recruiting is more than just a job. It is a service, a sacred responsibility. Service to others is at the heart of our business. We are honored to serve you.