About Us


Built Industry Recruitment Specialists

BuiltStaff is a distinguished search and placement consultancy for the engineering, construction, and maintenance sectors, founded by two meticulous headhunters who have earned recognition as specialized talent acquisition experts for matching top-tier senior to executive-level leaders with leading organizations in the built industry.

As seasoned industry insiders, our team is more than just recruiters; we are a dedicated group of professionals on a mission to foster powerful collaborations between great leaders and thriving organizations, delivering the tenacity and expertise that hiring managers seek, and the world-class candidates they need.

Our three decades of experience have led to the growth of dozens of ENR’s top-ranked firms and the advancement of thousands of careers, making our track record a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. 



Looking for the best talent in your industry? Your internal recruitment team may not be enough. At BuiltStaff, we offer a dedicated team of influencers, advocates, and talent scouts to find the best candidates for your organization.

With over 30 years of experience in the built industry, we have developed deep relationships with the most in-demand talents. We know what it takes to capture their attention and entice them to join your organization.

Our proven track record has made us the go-to talent solutions partner for top contractors, project service firms, and facility owners. If you’re ready to stop searching for talent and start hiring it, contact BuiltStaff today and let us help you build the winning team you need.


Decades of Recruiting Excellence

Dustin Massey

Founder & president

Doug Massey

Founder & PARTNER




reasons why we're great

When it comes to selecting a recruitment partner, we know you have hundreds of options at your disposal.
These are a few of the top reasons to select us.

decades of Built Industry expertise

we're specialized headhunters

Remotely Operated = Better Rates

Committed To Diversity & Inclusion

no mainstream Job Boards

detailed candidate referrals

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Dustin Massey

Founder & President

As the Founder of BuiltStaff, Dustin’s passion for recruitment runs deep. With a family history in headhunting, he began working with his father at the young age of 13 and completed his first successful split placement job. He continued to learn from his father until graduating high school, gaining on-the-job training that most recruiters don’t receive until after college.

With over 16 years of professional experience and a wealth of industry knowledge, Dustin has also held Senior Corporate Talent Acquisition roles with top-ranked contractors such as Jacobs and Day & Zimmermann. His responsibilities included designing hiring campaigns and implementing recruitment strategies for director to executive-level professionals in various industries across the USA.

Dustin’s achievements include being recognized as one of the world’s leading recruiters and networkers in project controls. In 2008, he created Project Controls Network, the first project controls-focused networking group on LinkedIn, which now connects over 49,000 professionals worldwide. This has allowed Dustin to develop close connections with top professionals and influencers in the industry, including leading associations like AACE, Planning Planet, and RCQS.

When not working, Dustin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as his English Springer Spaniel puppy named Dapper. He also loves the great outdoors and can often be found hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating.

Doug Massey

Founder & Partner

Doug, Founder and Partner of BuiltStaff, is a recruitment veteran who has been matching leaders and organizations in the built industry for more than 48 years. He began his recruitment career working for leading contractors such as Fluor and Jacobs, where he excelled in corporate talent acquisition and senior HR management roles.

During his two-decade tenure with these companies, Doug staffed complex, industrial, and process-focused EPC/EPCM projects worldwide, from oil/gas/chemical refineries and power generation plants to advanced manufacturing facilities for life sciences and consumer products. After more than 20 years of recruitment success, Doug branched out on his own in 1993 to develop Massey Search Group, which has since evolved into BuiltStaff.

Doug not only recognizes talented individuals but also knows how to connect with them. He repeatedly captures the attention of the built industry’s top leaders and engages their interests on behalf of his clients. His commitment to excellence has launched projects, elevated top contractors, and advanced an untold number of careers.

Outside of work, Doug enjoys collecting and curating vintage postcards of his hometown, attending antique auctions, and watching his favorite Nascar drivers and South Carolina Gamecock football team.