United Talent (UT) was founded in 1967 by father and son team Herchiel and Herk Sims. Its primary purpose was to recruit for their other growing business, Employers Service Corporation (ESC). Over the years, ESC’s clients began asking for assistance with the recruiting employees and UT saw modest growth serving these businesses. In 1995 a third-generation – Brad Sims – joined the team and began working with both companies as General Accounting Manager.
In 1998 Brad purchased the business and soon, branch locations began to pop up across West Virginia – in Teays Valley, Morgantown, Parkersburg, and then Huntington. In 2019, the company continued its expansion into the metro Atlanta region Today, UT provides some of the region’s largest and most well-known employers with a full array of staffing services, and is poised for continued growth.