Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group, Featured in Detroit Free Press

//Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group, Featured in Detroit Free Press

Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group, Featured in Detroit Free Press

11/20/2018: Brian Binke Featured in Detroit Free Press

Octavous Crosby, 36, has been on an upward trajectory with a steady paycheck — and no student loan debt — since entering the construction trades nearly two decades ago.

Crosby, who grew up on Detroit’s east side, started off as an apprentice carpenter for his employer, construction company Barton Malow, and went on to become a journeyman, foreman and, most recently, a superintendent.

“Everyone forgets that in these skilled trades, you can make almost as much at 20 years old as a college graduate coming out,” said Brian Binke, president and CEO of The Birmingham Group. “There are a lot of positions that are left unfilled today that start out at $20 (an hour).”

Read full article here: https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/11/13/construction-trades-workers-detroit/1986685002/

By | 2018-11-16T18:09:21-04:00 November 20th, 2018|News|

About the Author:

Brian Binke is the founder & CEO of The Birmingham Group (TBG). TBG is a globally recognized Executive Search and Consulting firm, specializing in the Construction arena. Over the past 22 years, Brian has established himself as one of the construction industries most respected leaders. He has won numerous awards for his industry innovation and has been recognized as the #1 Worldwide Revenue Producing Manager for the Largest Recruitment Network of over 800 Independent Firms. Brian founded SC Bingham Farms in 1995. In January 1997, SC Bingham Farms acquired Management Recruiters Birmingham, established by Fred Bawulski in 1967. Fred was an early pioneer of the executive search industry, which was almost unheard of in the 60s. Today The Birmingham Group remains one of the nation’s most tenured search firms. You can reach Brian directly at bbinke@thebirmgroup.com.
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