Dan whiteley: Founder & managing partner

  • Managing Partner of the firm which he founded in 2006. 
  • Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country in MEP and specialty construction.
  • Has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Resource Management from Washington State University.
  • Is happily married with two kids. He enjoys travel, sports, and collecting vinyl records.
  • Golf Game – Every practice swing is pure. Generally loses 1 club per round.

Contact: | cell/text: (360) 921-5618

Trevor butenscheon: executive recruiter

  • Merryman’s expert for the Mechanical Construction industry. 
  • Specializes in HVAC, Plumbing, Piping and Fire Protection contracting. 
  • Has become an industry expert for Engineering placements.
  • Joined A.L.M. in 2011 after working the Biz Dev side for an MEP contractor.
  • Holds A.L.M.’s record for number of placements in a single year. 
  • Is happily married with two kids.  He enjoys coaching and is a diehard Seahawks, Blazers and Mariners fan.
  • Finds landscaping and gardening good for the soul.
  •  Golf Game- Flirts with 100, tips cart girls kindly.

contact | cell/text: (360) 601-6154



joel gaines: executive recruiter

  • Came up through the trades as a Carpenter and Construction PM in Seattle, WA.
  • Passionate about real estate rehab and investment properties. 
  • Has been recruiting since 2013 focusing on the Commercial General Contracting industry.
  • His hands-on experience enables him to provide a viewpoint on recruiting that most others can’t offer.
  • Happily married with 3 little boys and one baby girl!
  • Devout Christians who is heavily involved with his church in Hillsboro, Or.
  • Golf Game- Shades of brilliance from the tee box  followed by 4putts.

contact: | call/text: (425) 999-7085

craig watkins, dbia: executive recruiter

  • Has made a career out of optimizing companies and helping teams grow. 
  • Bought a civil/mechanical construction firm at 29.
  • A serial entrepreneur who uses his corporate background to help growing start-ups and developing leaders.
  • Has a focus on Waste Water Management, GC staffing and management development.  
  • University of Southern California - BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A.L.M.'s "modern family man" with kids at ages 9, 23, and 29.
  • Golf Game- More of a water polo guy.


call/text: (562) 755-2218



kevin williams: marketing director & executive recruiter

  • 8 years of marketing and sales experience.
  • Passionate about team-building and culture development. 
  • Personnel Psychology and HR Management B.S. from Washington State – Go Cougs!
  • Comes from a family background of construction management and owner/developers.
  • Strongly believes in being ethical and transparent in all transactions and negotiations.
  • Happily married to a smokin’ hot wife and has an awesome one year old boy.
  • Enjoys live music, good beer, and exploring the PNW with his dog Louie.
  • Golf Game - a roller coaster. 


call/text: (503) 545-7075


  • 8 years of construction experience including field and sales
  • Enjoys tackling hard projects at home, always looking for a fixer upper
  • Environmental Science B.S. from Portland State University
  • Communication and Engagement are top priorities.
  • Takes the blame, shares the success.
  • Happily married, the only team member without kids - yet.
  • Spends weekends enjoying PNW food, beer, and with his mutt in the outdoors.
  • Golf Game – consistently inconsistent.