HOUSTON – January 28, 2015 – G&A Partners, a national professional employer organization and HR services provider, announced that it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary later this month.
Founded in 1995 by Tony Grijalva and John W. Allen, G&A Partners has become a leader in the PEO and HR outsourcing industry, providing its clients with proven solutions and technology that alleviate the burden of administrative HR.
Grijalva and Allen met in 1983 while they were working together at a national accounting firm. When the opportunity presented itself years later, they decided to go into business together and opened a CPA firm. Their shared experience with government contracts and the FDIC allowed them to enjoy great success working with financial institutions during the savings and loan crisis of the early 1990s. After several years in this accounting business, however, they decided to change their business model to incorporate human resources. In 1995, they bought a struggling temporary staffing agency and created G&A StaffSourcing, which would then become G&A Outsourcing and, eventually, G&A Partners.
Although G&A began as a temp agency, Grijalva and Allen quickly decided to change their focus to the human resources outsourcing and professional employer organization (PEO) industry, and have since made it their mission to make G&A Partners the preeminent privately held PEO in the world.
Over the past 20 years, G&A Partners has established itself as an industry leader and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. The award that means the most to the company’s founders, however, is one that recognizes G&A’s performance as an employer.
“We recently received an award that puts us among the best places to work in our area,” Grijalva said. “That, to me, is a great source of pride, because it reflects our desire to have a great team of people working for us and our commitment to give back to them.”
Even as the company prepares to celebrate its upcoming milestone, G&A’s leadership team remains focused on what sets G&A Partners apart from its competition.
“We sit down with business owners who have a vision of what they’d like to accomplish, help them identify what their challenges are, and then design and implement solutions that will help those companies grow,” Allen said. “As long as that’s our mentality, as long as we’re focused on helping people grow their businesses, take better care of their employees and have a balance in life, we’re going be fine for the next 20 years and beyond.”
G&A Partners created this commemorative video to mark the milestone and celebrate its successes over the past 25 years.