In 1985, LC Staffing was launched to support the specific hiring needs of several timber companies in northwest Montana. Known then as Flathead Valley Labor Contractors Inc., LC provided temporary help to the timber industry.
In November of 1989, Ralph Brown purchased the company and the focus was expanded to include temporary and temp-to-hire placements in all industries, including construction, skilled and non-skilled labor, office support, technical, professional and sales.
A Missoula office was opened in 1990, followed by Bozeman in 1995. In 1997, the Labor Contractors name was abbreviated to LC Staffing Service to better reflect the scope of services provided. In January of 2000, Kristen Heck became an equity partner in the business and the scope of business added recruiting and professional search services.
In 2017, Kristen became the sole owner and promptly gave the 33-year-old business some new branding and her vision of values, service, and excellence, which included a contemporary logo and color scheme, along with the company’s new slogan of Moving People Forward.
In August of 2018, LC Staffing officially became a Certified Woman Owned Small Business, (WOSB), solidifying them as a partner for corporations or for government contractors who seek supplier diversity. Recognizing the tightening labor market and increasing cost of housing, Kristen also changed the way LC Staffing fulfilled their temporary staffing assignments. Minimum work assignments went from 4 hours to 40 hours, ensuring that job seekers who accept a short-term assignment would get at least 40 hours of work.
In March of 2019, LC Staffing opened their fourth office in Columbia Falls to better serve the Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Glacier corridor communities. The new office, appropriately dubbed the Glacier Office, provides convenience and in-person quality service that our employees, client companies and job seekers local to the area expect.
Today, LC Staffing has grown to a recognized, Best of Staffing award winning agency with four locations throughout Montana. Though much of Montana has changed since our beginning, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies, a highly qualified team of matchmakers, and sound business practices, we have expanded our quality of service making LC Staffing the premier staffing company in the state.