Helbling & Associates


Helbling conducts retained executive search and specializes exclusively in architecture, engineering, and constructionfacilities management; and real estate development. Among our clients are top-ranked general, specialty, and heavy civil contractors, healthcare and higher education institutions, real estate developers, public agencies, and corporate entities. We represent organizations nationally and in select locations internationally.

We were established in 1992 by Tom Helbling on the foundation of his strong relationships with multi-disciplined construction contractors and real estate development entities. Since that time, our company has experienced significant growth and has expanded its capabilities to other sectors primarily due to referrals from our client organizations.

Our reputation centers on our ability to successfully perform complex and challenging searches, our highly consultative business demeanor, and most importantly, our integrity. We focus on partnering with our clients, acting as an extension of their organizations, and supporting their strategies, initiatives, and objectives. We offer the sophistication and resources of a large, national search firm while, as a specialized boutique operation, we bring personalized consulting and the attention to detail that builds long-term partnerships.

Within our core sectors, client representation includes:

Architecture, Engineering & Construction – Regional, national, and internationally based entities with U.S. holdings. Annual revenues of these companies range from $20 million to several billion dollars. We are accustomed to working with medium-sized, family-owned companies to Engineering News-Record top-ranked firms. 

Facilities Management – Diverse organizations in the institutional, public agency, and corporate sectors that have significant real estate portfolios, and large capital development and construction programs.

Real Estate Development – Firms involved in various aspects of real estate development and management.

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In every industry around the country, one problem persists: landing top flight talent. For the construction sector, the challenge to find the right people is magnified. In its not-so-distant past, building projects were field-driven by tough men in hard hats, and promotion to leadership positions came after one worked his way up through the ranks. Today, operations in the