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1996 – How It Began
In 1996, Larry Silver left his marketing career in the tilt-up concrete industry to try his hand at consulting/training and Contractor Marketing Inc. was born. Having no white hairs and limited exposure to the contracting marketplace, Larry initiated a national seminar series targeting non-residential contractors. At the same time, he began publishing Contractor Marketing Magazine to increase awareness of his business development
consulting/training practice.

1997 – Executive Search
During the regular course of consulting, Larry often recommended to his clients that they hire a Business Developer to acquire work for their firm; since Larry understood this position so well, he naturally helped his clients find suitable candidates. Beginning with Huber, Hunt and Nichols (now Hunt Construction Group) as his first client, Larry formed Contractor Marketing Inc. – Executive Search Division which has since grown to national prominence and renown.

1999 – Contractor Business Development Association (CBDA)
Contractor Marketing Inc. pioneered the Contractor Business Development Association (CBDA), a unique trade organization composed primarily of business development professionals and other C-level executives. This association further strengthened our position as “Business Development experts”.

2000 – Strategic Planning
The key growth initiatives for many contractors focused on issues beyond Marketing/Business Development; issues like Human Resources, Finances, Operations, and Project Management too. Therefore, Contractor Marketing Inc. – Strategic Planning Division was formed to help contractors with their strategic planning and implementation efforts.

2004 – Explosive Growth for the Executive Search Division
Since joining the firm in 2004, Jeff Enix has led the Executive Search Division’s explosive growth into other areas of recruiting.

These areas include: Project Managers, Estimators, Preconstruction and Marketing Management/Support professionals and, of course, Business Developers.

2006 – New Name and Web Site for the Executive Search Division
Kicking off 2006 with a new name – CM Executive Search, Inc. – we will continue our tradition of excellence on behalf of our Clients and Candidates.

2013 – Website back online.

Larry Silver
President, Contractor Marketing Inc.