About Us


Rainmakers. Gamechangers.
Stewards Of Top Talent.

BuiltStaff is a premiere search and placement firm for the engineering, construction, and maintenance sectors.  Founded by two meticulous headhunters, we’re recognized as one of the few specialized talent acquisition consultancies that match proven, senior to executive-level leaders with top organizations in the built industry.

More than just recruiters, we’re a dedicated team of industry experts with one simple mission: to facilitate powerful collaborations between great leaders and thriving organizations.  We bring hiring managers the tenacity they crave, and the world-class candidates they’re striving to locate.

Ultimately, our track record speaks for itself.  We’ve devoted three decades to growing dozens of ENR’s top-ranked firms, while advancing thousands of careers in the process.


Attract proven leaders for winning organizations

Now more than ever, if you want to hire the best, you need more than a competent internal recruitment team.  You need a relentless army of influencers, advocates, and talent scouts who roll up their sleeves and charge the trenches daily.  That’s where we come in.

At BuiltStaff, we’re here to raise awareness for your positions and selectively draft the proven team players you need.  For nearly 30 years, we’ve cultivated deep rapports with the most coveted talents in the built industry.  We know the power-players personally, we know who they work for, and we know what it takes to earn their attention.  Our unrivaled insight uniquely positions us to craft custom pitches that capture the interest of in-demand candidates–pitches that entice them to act.

There’s a reason why top contractors, project service firms, and facility owners select us as their go-to talent solutions partner: We get results.  If you’re ready to stop looking for talent and start hiring it, we’re ready to help.  Get in touch today, and let’s get to work.


two headhunters. more than 60 years of
recruitment success

Dustin Massey

Founder & president

Doug Massey

Founder & PARTNER


kind words from our valued clients
and candidates


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

Focused on Diversity & Inclusion

no mainstream Job Boards

in-depth candidate referrals

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From direct-hire placements and executive search to staffing support, talent pipelining, and succession planning – we have you covered.

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Dustin Massey

Co-Founder & President

As Cofounder of BuiltStaff, recruiting is more than a job for Dustin; it’s the career he was born to fill. As a second-generation headhunter, Dustin developed an early passion for the employment industry. As a thirteen-year-old, he took it upon himself to attempt a split placement job assignment on behalf of his dad — and he succeeded.

From then on, there was no going back. Dustin apprenticed under Doug until he graduated high school, receiving the kind of on-the-job training most recruiters never get until after college. His work has culminated in sixteen years of professional experience and lifetime of built industry knowledge.

In addition to his tenure with BuiltStaff, Dustin has served in Senior Corporate Talent Acquisition roles with two of ENR’s #1 ranked contractors — Jacobs and Day & Zimmermann. In these roles, Dustin was responsible for designing hiring campaigns and implementing recruitment strategies to recruit director to executive-level professionals for Life Science, Advanced Facilities, Power Generation, and Heavy-Industrial projects across the USA.

Among his many accomplishments, Dustin is proud to be recognized as one of the world’s top recruiters and networkers for the field of project controls. In 2008, he pioneered the first project controls focused networking group on LinkedIn, Project Controls Network, which now hosts more than 47,000 project controls professionals from around the world. This resource has positioned Dustin to develop close connections with top project controls professionals and influencers, along with leading Project Controls Associations like the AACE, Planning Planet and RCQS.

When he’s not glued to his office chair — which is admittedly where he spends most of his time — Dustin enjoys focus grouping new business ideas with his family and friends, and relishes spending time with Meyer, his English Springer Spaniel. Dustin is also an avid outdoorsman who loves spending his free time hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating.

Doug Massey

Founder & CEO

As owner and founder of BuiltStaff, Doug has matched leaders and organizations in the built industry for more than 47 years. He began his recruitment career working for leading contractors like Fluor and Jacobs, where he excelled in corporate talent acquisition and senior HR management roles.

During his two-decade tenure with these companies, Doug travelled the world helping to staff complex, industrial and process-focused EPC/EPCM projects — from oil/gas/chemical refineries and power generation plants to advanced manufacturing facilities for life sciences, consumer products, and more. Along the way, he forged an abundance of industry rapport, placing thousands of skilled professionals and directly impacting the growth of two dominant organizations that remain industry leaders to this day.

After more than 20 years of relationships, intelligence, and 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 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 the office, Doug divides his time between many passions. When he’s not collecting and curating vintage postcards of his hometown, Greenville SC — many of them displayed in more than 50 frames around his home and office — he enjoys working in his yard from sunup to sundown, attending antique auctions, watching his favorite Nascar drivers, and cheering on the South Carolina Gamecock football team.