Brooke Chase Associates


Since its beginning in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates has grown into an international boutique retained executive search firm specializing in the identification, recruitment, evaluation and placement of building materials, kitchen & bath, plumbing, and HVAC professionals. We regularly attend the International Builders Show, Kitchen & Bath Show, International Woodworking Show, ASHRA Show, and the National Hardware Show.

Our list of clients has grown to become a virtual “Who’s Who” of both domestic and international firms for whom we have successfully recruited professionals. A testament to our success is that many of our clients have utilized our services for over 35 years. We have one of the best “Completion” and “Stick Rates” in the industry. At Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., a strong emphasis is placed on our client relationships. A retained, exclusive executive search is a strategic, not transactional, relationship with the hiring manager and human resources, the “search committee.” Our business is driven by a single principle:

Successful companies start with successful people.

It is this understanding that has guided us in recruiting top talent for many of the most successful organizations in our industry, many of whom have been clients for over 20 years. Brooke Chase produces an annual Wage & Salary Survey and the annual State of the Building Materials Industry Survey. Additionally, they produce the monthly Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. “Career Opportunities” newsletter. Let Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. help you with your recruiting needs!


Brooke Chase Associates Places CEO at Wellborn Forest Products

Sarasota-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates has recruited Dave Gordon as president and chief executive officer of Wellborn Forest Products. Rick Mohrman led the assignment. Mr. Gordon will oversee all functions of the business, developing and implementing strategic plans for growth and operational improvement, leading and developing the senior management team and driving sales growth and profitability. With a background


Brooke Chase Associates Recruits Tadd Kempainen as Materials Manager for Kentucky Trailer

SARASOTA, FL, January 8, 2017 — Brooke Chase Associates Recruits Tadd Kempainen as Materials Manager for Kentucky Trailer. Tadd will be responsible for the supervision, coordination and oversight of the Material Department and its hourly work force, collaborating with the Operations team and Purchasing Department to support the manufacture of custom trailers. Tadd will also be responsible for establishing,

Brooke Chase Associates Recruits William Nusser as Regional Sales Manager for Hydro Systems

SARASOTA, FL, December 16, 2016 — Brooke Chase Associates Recruits William Nusser as Regional Sales Manager for Hydro Systems. Bill will function as a true business partner, providing external and internal leadership for all regional sales and business development activities including working with rep firms on growth plans for Hydro Systems. With an extensive background in commercial plumbing

Brooke Chase Associates Places Richard Dufford as National Sales Manager, Retail for Eemax, Inc.

SARASOTA, FL, December 12, 2016 — Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Richard Dufford as National Sales Manager, Retail for Eemax, Inc. Rich will be responsible for managing the sales agencies and building relationships as the corporate contact for the retail division. Rich will also be responsible for developing new roll out

Brooke Chase Associates Recruits Ward Harris as Line of Business Manager – Furniture for MJB Wood Group

SARASOTA, FL, November 13, 2016 — Ward will have responsibility for the P&L management of the furniture line of business, leading growth in top-line sales and bottom-line profitability, including Outside and Inside Sales, Supply Chain, Customer, Product Management, Marketing, and interface with manufacturing. Ward will lead the growth of the company in its supply of wood components

Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Recruits Jeanine Weinziel as Director of Business Development, Semi-Custom for ACPI

SARASOTA, FL, November 5, 2016 — In a new initiative for ACPI, Jeanine will be responsible for creating and implementing a business plan for the commercialization of a semi-custom frameless cabinet line at ACPI’s new state-of-the-art facility in Mt. Union, PA. Her work will include product offering, dealer distribution, sales force, marketing and sales support material and