What our clients are saying about harvey hohauser & associates

MacKellar Promotional Marketing is one of the largest promotional products firms in America. Their expertise lies not only in the products they produce, but also in the marketing of each product they deliver with a complete client Satisfaction Guarantee. Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan and serving NA with products including: various promotional items for business and corporate specialty gifts. Their work environment is team oriented, fast paced and creative.


Running a successful family business for over 90 years has had its fair share of challenges. As our company grew and I approached retirement quicker than my son became ready to transition into ownership, I clearly had to make arrangements for a succession plan that not only solidified extended sustainability of the company but also put my son in a position to further grow and learn with the proper support around him. With the guidance of Harvey Hohauser & Associates and their clear understanding of our needs and expectations, I feel 100% confident that my company will thrive under its 4th generation of ownership. Harvey Hohauser & Associates process was clear, concise and most of all, effective. With their guidance, we were able to land a high-level executive that was not only a great fit for our company but a great mentor to my son.

Successfully recruited a Vice President of Sales

Great Lakes Woodworking, Inc. provides high quality professional retail fixtures and value added services to retail chains with award-winning results since 1984. Located in Detroit, Michigan and serving the US Market with products including: specialized wooden cases, retail outfitting, specialized retail space layouts and complete storefronts and fixtures with full project management services.


I have worked with a number of recruiting firms over the years and was a bit skeptical when hearing that working with Harvey Hohauser & Associates would be very different. Well I am here to say that it was a completely different experience. Harvey Hohauser & Associates' approach to thoroughly understanding our company’s culture and then matching the candidate not only to the role, but also to the culture, proved to be a perfect match.

Successfully recruited a Vice President / General Manager

Founded in 1990 the company worked in food brokering and expanded into developing and distributing product lines for customers and manufacturers. The company provides their market expertise, buying prowess and stellar service providing creative A to Z food solutions from (appetizers to vegetables) and every food class in between to schools, institutions, health care and businesses.


As we focused on the continued growth of the company, I realized our strategic vision would benefit from the knowledge and expertise of an advisory board. Harvey Hohauser & Associates was able to understand our goals and culture and found exceptional candidates whose qualities complemented our executive management team. Due to the success of this initial partnership we have entrusted the Hohauser team to recruit candidates for our VP of Purchasing position.

Successfully built & recruited a Board of Advisors, as well as recruited a Vice President of Purchasing

Douglas Electric is a second-generation electrical contractor based in metro Detroit and serving customers throughout the Midwest. From new construction, to remodeling to maintenance, their job is to meet your needs from design-assist, project management, installation and repair.

PAIGE LEVY President

Our company has never executed a retained search until using Harvey Hohauser & Associates. Our Vice President/General Manager position that they filled for us has been a true asset to our company. They could not have found us a better cultural fit for our company. Their team really listened to exactly what we were looking for and helped us through the process so that it was seamless. I will definitely use their firm for all of our future retained searches.

Successfully recruited a Vice President / General Manager

Our goal and commitment is to help our patients get back to their normal day by being "First to Serve, First to Care." Since 1944, Wright & Filippis has built a well-earned reputation as a leader in prosthetics, orthotics, custom mobility products and accessibility solutions with an ongoing commitment to improve the lives of their patients. The company based in Rochester Hills, Michigan is guided by a distinctive blend of old-fashioned values and cutting-edge solutions.


Harvey Hohauser & Associates has played a critical role in identifying and helping us select from a list of superior candidates to build and strengthen our non-family management team, filling the roles of CIO, VP Sales and VP Operations. Being a family-owned business, identifying candidates that are compatible with our corporate culture is critical to a successful hire. The Harvey Hohauser & Associates team took the time understand our culture and then they integrated this requirement into their recruitment process. Our results using the Harvey Hohauser & Associates team have always been hires that were smoothly and quickly integrated into our culture and organization.

Successfully recruited a Chief Technology Officer, a Vice President of Operation and a Vice President of Sales

The Society for College and University Planning established in 1965 is a professional association dedicated to the integration of planning in higher education institutions. It is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has 5,200 members in 33 countries worldwide. It facilitates opportunities for its members to share best practices about integrated planning for higher education through the SCUP Planning Institute, monitoring trends, best practices and virtual or face to face campus events. The SCUP Vision is to be the premier organization for the advancement of integrated planning in higher education.

JOLENE KNAPP Executive Director

As a client new to the process of working with a retained executive search firm, I was skillfully guided every step of the way. I can't say enough about Harvey Hohauser & Associates' partnership with SCUP and their co-leadership of our search committee. Their recruitment process provided us the ability to gain a deep understanding of our organizational culture. As a professional society, our success depends on skillfully balancing and leveraging the partnership between the board of directors, our volunteer leaders, and staff in serving our members. The Harvey Hohauser & Associates team quickly developed a strong partnership with us. They helped us envision the newly created position of Chief Learning Officer and presented a variety of well qualified candidates. We are delighted with the results and I can't say enough about Harvey Hohauser & Associates' contribution to our successful hire.

Successfully recruited a Chief Learning Officer

Over our 40 year history, Diversified Chemical Technologies has worked hard to develop, cultivate and refine a value proposition that resonates, is valued and is meaningful to a customer base that includes that largest players in the consumer package goods space.

BRIAN J. BENJAMIN Sr. VP of Sales and Business Development

Harvey Hohauser & Associates took the time to learn what we were really about and presented a range of candidates who met the search criteria for the Director of Sales position, which we successfully filled. Given Harvey Hohauser & Associates' own history as a small business, they have an innate understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with businesses in the $100 million sales revenue range. That knowledge was invaluable in making the search process painless, and most importantly, successful.

Successfully recruited a Director of Sales

RHK delivers compelling value and proven quality to broaden the frontiers of atomic scale research. Founded in 1981, RHK Technology brings experience to the design and manufacturing of advanced UHV SPM instruments. RHK research platforms lead to new discoveries in nanotechnology.


We approached Harvey Hohauser & Associates with the most important position for which we had ever attempted to hire; a President. They made two promises at the beginning of the search: one, the search would be thorough and two, we would have a difficult time choosing between the final two candidates because they would be superb. Harvey Hohauser & Associates kept those promises. They took the time to understand the needs of our company and its culture and kept us apprised of the process they were undertaking and delivered intriguing, quality candidates. Our hire has revitalized our business and put us on track for success. We are deeply appreciative of our friends at Harvey Hohauser & Associates.

Successfully recruited a President

WKW is an industry leader of highly engineering, aluminum extruded exterior automotive trim parts serving most of the global OEM’s.


We have had a long relationship with Harvey Hohauser & Associates. Recently, we engaged them on a Director of Plant Operations search for our West Michigan Operations. Not only were we pleased with the entire process and the result, we actually received an additional benefit. During the search, we found an additional candidate that filled a need we had in a very technical area that is hard to find. Harvey Hohauser & Associates exceeded our expectations once again by filling two positions when we only requested one. We could not be more happy with the service, integrity and results we get from the entire Harvey Hohauser & Associates team.

Successfully recruited a Director of Plant Operations

MichBusiness is the Michigan business community all in one place. Through our community of business Explorers and Trailblazers, you have literally thousands of business experts at your fingertips to help you explore, connect and thrive along your business journey!

Jennifer Kluge CEO

Since 1988, our organization has worked to improve the state of Michigan businesses and the professionals in them with many invaluable workshops, conferences, and programs. When tragedy struck and we lost a good colleague and friend, Harvey Hohauser & Associates were responsive to our needs. They had a knack for locating experienced candidates within the insurance industry with highly specific skill sets and presenting them quickly and timely. With their professional demeanor, great service, strategic approach, and knowledge, they were able to help our group find the perfect person to fit our culture and get us past a difficult time.

Successfully recruited an Executive Vice President

Established in 2012, Synergy Equipment is a privately held company that has since acquired 4 long standing Bobcat dealerships in addition to owning and
operating rental locations throughout Northeast, throughout Central and South Florida.
During the first phase of acquisitions,
to better serve the needs of their customers,
Synergy added additional lines of equipment manufacturers to their dealership model and established a full line rental company
known as Synergy Rents.

Steve Halliwell CEO

We are a new company that is expanding at an incredible pace and we had already outgrown the capabilities of the CFO who stayed on when we purchased the company. I was referred to Harvey Hohauser & Associates by an old attorney friend. From the beginning I was impressed with their process. They took the time to understand our culture, how our business works, and the needed skill-set of the Chief Financial Officer position. They brought me numerous candidates that not only fit our culture, but exceeded the position requirements. Their process helped us to objectively fine-tune the search until we had two outstanding candidates to pick from. The candidate we chose was the one who was the best cultural fit and could take us to the next level and beyond. The HH&A team communicated with us every step of the way and made the whole process easy.

Successfully recruited a Chief Financial Officer