At Kimmel, we know knowledge is power. Our professional executive recruiters and consultants are committed to exceeding your expectations. They concentrate on a specific segment of the industry as well as a particular geographic region. Their in-depth knowledge of each company and territory ensures you receive unparalleled service.

We do things the right way—with the same dedication, honesty, and attitude of service that has been the Kimmel standard for 36 years. Specializing in industries such as construction, logistics, waste, and automotive, we are the best executive search firm you'll ever meet. That kind of knowledge is pure power.

Headquarters

Nestled in the Heart of Asheville

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Our Office

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.

Asheville, NC

Asheville takes pride in both its mountain heritage and its ability to welcome new traditions. The area is well-known for its eclectic mix of creative artisans and cutting-edge technologists. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville's fantastic fall foliage has always drawn people to this enchanted place. Come see the magic yourself!

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To pursue excellence, assist in the personal growth of people, to honor God in all we do, and to grow profitably.

Executives

Great Leadership is Key

Officers

Joe Kimmel
Joe Kimmel

Founder/Chairman Emeritus

Owner and Founder Joe Kimmel has a true passion for the industry and the people involved. He has built a company based on the foundation of service, trust, and integrity. More than 35 years later, he is still an active leader within the company as Chairman.

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Charlie Kimmel
Charlie Kimmel

President/Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Charlie has dedicated his 25+ year career to executive search at Kimmel & Associates. Charlie began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1990 as a Recruiter. In 1993, he graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he received a BA in History.

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Executive Vice Presidents

Jim Ashburn
Jim Ashburn

Executive Vice President

Jim began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1987; he is our most senior consultant. An Executive Vice President since 1997, Jim has also been the Senior Leader of the Waste & Recycling Division since 1999.

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Jim Coddington
Jim Coddington

Executive Vice President

Jim began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997 as an Associate, and he has created a vast network of contacts and repeat clients throughout the Northeast market, the sole territory to which he has dedicated his career.

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Debbie Eckart
Debbie Eckart

Executive Vice President

Debbie began her career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997, and she has since spent her entire career cultivating relationships with her clients in the commercial and industrial construction markets throughout the Southeast.

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Lynn Failing
Lynn Failing

Executive Vice President

Lynn began his career with Kimmel & Associates in the Waste Division in 1999, and he started the Supply Chain & Logistics Division later that same year.

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David Goodrum
David Goodrum

Executive Vice President

David began his career with Kimmel & Associates in 1999 as an Associate and has occupied one desk and territory throughout his tenure with the company.

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Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Executive Vice President/National Sales Manager

Mark started working with Kimmel & Associates in 2000. He spent the first 20 years of his post-collegiate career in the commercial insurance industry, performing auditing, underwriting, and sales management.

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Timothy LaBruyere
Tim LaBruyere

Executive Vice President

Tim joined Kimmel & Associates in 1993 and has provided diligent service throughout his career to leading companies in the commercial general construction market in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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Alan Laibson
Alan Laibson

Executive Vice President

Alan began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997 and quickly built a network of both clients and candidates in the General Construction Division in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Alan MacNair
Alan MacNair

Executive Vice President

Alan began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997, and has dedicated himself to the general construction market in North Carolina and surrounding states.

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Guy Ross
Guy Ross

Executive Vice President

Guy began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1998, after working in the EAP (Employee Assistance Program) profession for nine years. There, he worked with company leaders to enhance and resolve job performance issues of underperforming employees.

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Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President

Paul began his career with Kimmel & Associates in 1987 and holds the distinction of being one of the most senior consultants in the company.

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Jerry Wilkins
Jerry Wilkins

Executive Vice President

Jerry began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 2001. He earned a BS in Education from Western Carolina University. Upon graduation, he spent 20 years as an educator and head football coach in the public school system.

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Vice Presidents

Jeremy Carver
Jeremy Carver

Vice President

Jeremy began his career with Kimmel & Associates as a Recruiter in 2006. Previously, he worked for several years with a civil engineering firm after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000.

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Jeff Coddington
Jeff Coddington

Vice President

Jeff began his career with Kimmel & Associates in 1997 as a Recruiter. Previously, he earned an associate degree in Science from Montreat-Anderson College. Jeff has more than 27 years of professional sales experience

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Broc Fountain
Broc Fountain

Vice President

Broc joined Kimmel & Associates in 2004. During his 12 years as an Associate in the Heavy Civil Division, he has developed significant long-term working relationships with leading clients and candidates.

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Anne Kimmel
Anne Kimmel

Vice President

With Kimmel & Associates since 1994, Anne has played an integral role in the development of the Logistics & Supply Chain Division, where she specializes in all aspects of international freight forwarding and supply chain.

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Rich Laibson
Rich Laibson

Vice President

In 2003, Rich joined Kimmel & Associates as an Associate in the Mechanical & General Construction Divisions in the Midwest.

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Meredith Love
Meredith Love

Vice President

Meredith began her career with Kimmel & Associates as an Associate in 2002. She has a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Western Carolina University, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior.

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Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

Vice President

Michael Murphy joined Kimmel & Associates in 2005, as an Associate in the Structural Steel Division. In 2008, he became an Associate for the Heavy Civil Division.

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Ben Schlaefer
Ben Schlaefer

Vice President

Ben started his career with Kimmel & Associates in 2006. He is responsible for locating exceptional senior professionals within the heavy industrial construction arena, primarily in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.

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Allie Wall
Allie Wall

Vice President

Allie joined Kimmel & Associates in 2002 as an Associate within the Supply Chain & Logistics Division. After eight years of dedication, success, and focus, Allie was promoted to Vice President.

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Bill Wolfe
Bill Wolfe

Vice President

Bill began working at Kimmel & Associates in 2007, and he concentrates his service on heavy equipment and heavy civil clients and professionals.

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