Twin Cities Recruiter Expands IT Scope Through PrimeStaff Acquisition



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS (September 18, 2017) – Twin Cities-based recruiting and staffing firm George Konik Associates has acquired PrimeStaff, a technical recruiting and staffing agency based in Shoreview, Minn. founded in 1997.

Through the acquisition, the company will double in size and expand its ability to serve the engineering, architecture and IT recruiting needs of companies in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The combined firm will operate under the name Konik PrimeStaff.”

“Today, more than ever companies find it challenging to recruit candidates,” explained Brad Konik, president of Konik PrimeStaff. “This is a merger of ‘like-minded’ organizations and people that are solely focused on engineering, architecture and IT recruitment and staffing. PrimeStaff’s reputation within the industry is outstanding. Even more importantly, both firms share the same values and commitments to our clients. Just like George Konik did when he founded the company in 1974, Kathy Carlsen and Troy Harper have created a company that places value on building strong client relationships, maintaining employee satisfaction, matching exceptional candidates for our clients’ growing organizations and delivering increased value.”

With more than 65 years of combined experience the company will remain focused on meeting the technical staffing needs of its clients, concentrating on the placement of direct, contract and contract-to-hire technical personnel, including architects, engineers, designers, drafters, technicians and IT professionals.

“We are so excited about Konik PrimeStaff” explains Kathy Carlsen, CEO of PrimeStaff. “Together, we will create a deeper pool of candidates for our clients, give job seekers more options and opportunities, and give our staff the chance to continue to thrive in a great work environment that reflects the shared values and reputation both companies have built over the years.”

Following the acquisition, PrimeStaff founders Kathy Carlsen and Troy Harper will remain with the firm and continue to manage client relationships. The combined company will maintain the existing offices in Edina and Shoreview.

About Konik PrimeStaff
Konik PrimeStaff has been providing recruiting and staffing solutions to Twin Cities and western Wisconsin businesses since 1974. The second generation family-owned business is focused on meeting the engineering, architecture and IT staffing needs of its clients. Through its long-term relationships with candidates, clients, and employees, Konik PrimeStaff provides the fastest and easiest link between employees and employers. In 2017, George Konik Associates acquired PrimeStaff and the company was renamed Konik PrimeStaff. For more information on Konik PrimeStaff, visit