Our Story

A Unique Approach to Staffing, Based on Respect

Thank you for visiting Murray Resources – Houston’s premier recruiting and staffing firm. Before founding Murray Resources in 1988, I worked in the staffing business for several years. I loved the concept of bringing the right talent and organizations together, but I didn’t like the way I’d seen it done. I had a vision of a recruiting and staffing firm based on respect—respect for clients who trust us to help them with important decisions that influence their bottom lines, and respect for candidates who turn to us at critical points in their careers and lives. Staying true to this vision has translated into growth and long-term success for Murray Resources. We’re proud of our reputation and the fact that over half our clients and applicants are referred to us by colleagues or friends. If you’re looking for a recruiting firm that takes a different approach—one that doesn’t waste your time or try to push a square peg through a round hole for the sake of making a placement—you’ll like what you find at Murray Resources. I invite you to please call or email me directly today. I look forward to hearing from you. I also invite you to hear from some of our clients about their experiences working with Murray Resources.

Murray Resources Timeline

  1. Jan 1988

    With a $2,000 loan, Marsha Murray starts the company under its original name—Memorial City Personnel.

    Jan 1988
  2. Jan 1990

    Murray Resources places its first job candidate at a public energy company. The company remains as one of Murray Resources' clients.

  3. Feb 1995

    Murray Resources hires its first employee.

  4. March 1998

    The company begins using candidate and job assessment tools as part of its recruiting process.

    March 1998
  5. June 1999

    Murray Resources moves into its current offices in Memorial City.

    June 1999
  6. Aug 2000

    Memorial City Personnel changes its name to Murray Resources.

    Aug 2000
  7. Sept 2005

    Murray Resources receives the Economic Development Star Award for contributions to the growth and vitality of West Houston

  8. June 2007

    Named #1 Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Business in the Personnel Industry Category by Houston Business Journal.

    June 2007
  9. May 2008

    The company is recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by the Houston Business Journal

    May 2008
  10. March 2011

    Murray Resources announces company rebranding.

    March 2011
  11. May 2012

    The company launches "Career Guider" workshops for job seekers.

  12. June 2012

    Murray Resources launches "Hot Topic in HR" seminar series for HR executives and business leaders.

    June 2012
  13. Feb 2013

    Murray Resources earns a spot on the Inc. 500 / 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

    Feb 2013
  14. April 2013

    Marsha Murray wins Bronze Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

    April 2013
  15. Oct 2013

    Murray Resources opens satellite offices in The Woodlands, Galleria, Downtown, Pearland, and Sugar Land.

    Oct 2013
  16. May 2014

    Marsha Murray named to the Houston Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy for third consecutive year.

    May 2014
  17. Dec 2014

    Murray Resources named two-time winner of Economic Development Star Award for contributions to the growth and vitality of West Houston.

    Dec 2014
  18. March 2015

    Company opens satellite offices in Dallas and Austin markets.

    March 2015
  19. June 2015

    Murray Resources acquires the assets of Kingwood Personnel, marking the company's first acquisition.

    June 2015
  20. July 2016

    Murray Resources recognized as one of the world's fastest growing UH Cougar-owned businesses.

    July 2016
  21. Oct 2017

    Marsha Murray honored as one of Houston Business Journal's 'Women Who Mean Business'.

    Oct 2017
  22. March 2018

    Murray Resources Named 'Best Staffing Firm to Work For' by Staffing Industry Analysts

    March 2018
  23. April 2018

    Company opens satellite office in Pheonix, AZ market.

    April 2018
  24. Aug 2018

    Murray Resources Named the Fastest Growing Recruiting Firm in Texas.

    Aug 2018
  25. Sept 2018

    Company opens satellite office in New Orleans, LA market.

    Sept 2018
  26. Jan 2019

    Murray Resources launches My One Life Podcast focused on helping candidates land their dream job.

    Jan 2019
  27. Aug 2019

    Murray Resources named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for 6th time.

    Aug 2019
  28. Feb 2020

    Murray Resources recognized by TrustPilot as the #1 Rated Recruiting Firm in the U.S.

    Feb 2020
  29. May 2022

    Murray Resources named to Forbes lists of 'Best Executive Recruiting Firms' and 'Best Professional Recruiting Firms'.

    May 2022
  30. Nov 2022

    Murray Resources is awarded the #1 Best Place to Work in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.

    Nov 2022
  31. Jan 2023

    Company moves back into completely redesigned, state of the art Memorial City office.

    Jan 2023