Construction, Facilities Management & Skilled Trades Recruiters

Cornerstone Recruiting was founded in 2004 to provide targeted recruiting services to the Construction, Facilities Management and Skilled Trades industries. In our primary role as construction, skilled trades and facilities management recruiters, we gained an important understanding of the needs of both employees and employers. We have grown to perform executive and mid-level searches for highly qualified executive, professional and technical candidates. Over the years, we have expanded our recruiting services to other related niche industries such as Architecture & Engineering, Property Management and Manufacturing.

Our corporate headquarters are based in the Washington DC / Baltimore area, but we specialize in recruiting for companies nationwide. Cornerstone Recruiting’s experienced recruiting professionals offer direct placement and contract staffing for a niche set of industries that leverage our past experience and commitment to specialization.


Cornerstone Recruiting specializes in the following industries:

Cornerstone Recruiting offers specialized recruitment options that are specific to your company’s needs. Our staffing solutions are customized to provide the best quality candidates for every position, whether it be engineering or construction jobs. With Cornerstone, you are matched with a veteran recruiting professional that understands your industry and works with you to determine the challenges you face. We work as an extension of your business – not a vendor.

Our team of experienced recruiting consultants will facilitate the best plan for your business’ needs.

Charlie Dougherty

In the Spring of 2004, Charlie Dougherty launched Cornerstone Recruiting, a company built upon the philosophy that it is an extension of each client's team. Cornerstone transcends the typical vendor, offering customized recruiting solutions and targeting working professionals with sterling histories that clients would not reach through mainstream recruiting channels.

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Eric Yankolonis

Eric Yankolonis began his career with Cornerstone Recruiting in the spring of 2007. As a recruiter he specializes in full life-cycle recruiting for the construction, skilled trades, and manufacturing industries.

With a background in sales and marketing, Eric knows what it takes to identify...

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Earl O'Bryant

Earl O'Bryant joined Cornerstone Recruiting in 2012 as Business Development Manager and became Partner in the company in 2016. Earl has been focused on building a catalog of new clients in the construction, engineering, and facility management industries across the U.S.

Twenty three years in the retail industry...

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Ben Stewart

Ben Stewart joined Cornerstone Recruiting in 2009 to assist in the development of recruitment for the local manufacturing industry. He was quick to develop relationships in the industry and moved into a Recruiting Account Manager role where he handled full life cycle recruiting and account management responsibilities. After building a thriving manufacturing division, due to...

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We offer a variety of flexible executive search and staffing options at Cornerstone. These include Contingency Search, Engaged Search,Temporary Staffing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Recruiting On Demand.

Get in touch to find out how Cornerstone Recruiting will work for you.