Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 11, 2017 – Congratulations Reliance One, Incorporated on your anniversary!  19 years ago, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, solidified their partnership with a vision of a new staffing company.  We have had the honor of watching these two guys develop a company as well as evolve as businessmen and friends.  This adventure they embarked on came complete with hurdles, as well as success.   As passengers on this ride, we have learned quite a bit about what it takes to start and own a successful business.

First, you have to have the same first name as your business partner.  This makes it much easier for new employees to remember the name of their boss.  Second, you have to be able to work in any atmosphere (basement, attic, loft, car, etc.).  You never know when you’ll be so tight for space that you have to place the printer and fax machine in the closet.  Lastly, you need a connection with a creative writer or a branding agent.  Who else is going to brainstorm all the ism’s on the walls of the office?

In all seriousness, what we have learned from these two remarkable guys is that it takes determination, perseverance, and reflection to begin, maintain, and then grow a successful company like Reliance One, Incorporated.  The nature of starting any business requires grit and determination.  It takes a determined duo like Beath and Paquette to have a vision of the greater plan and consistently aim forward.  They’ve set goals religiously from the onset and adapted those goals to meet the needs of the company.

Becoming successful also demands many sacrifices both personal and professional.  We’ve watched Jim and Jim give up a tremendous amount of personal time over the years and voluntarily take one for the Reliance One team whenever it has been needed.  This has also been the case with many of the Reliance One Team.  Fortunately, their perseverance in envisioning the fruition of the ROI dream has paid off.  This is evident in the many positive relationships both within and outside the company.  It is very apparent that the family of employees who represent Reliance One, Incorporated are also invested in the ROI vision.

Reliance One employees project a well-earned and top-notch reputation.  Ultimately, Beath, Paquette and the ROI family consistently reflect on themselves and the nature of the company.  This ability to reflect and learn (growth mindset) is what has allowed Reliance One Inc. to continue to mature and flourish.

We are very proud of Jim Beath, Jim Paquette, and the Reliance One Inc. Team.

Happy Anniversary!

Tiffany Beath and Josie Paquette


Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 1st, 2017 – Jim Paquette, Chairman and Co / Founder of Reliance One, Inc. has been selected as one of the winners of The CEO of CEOs Category for the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards.


“This is quite the honor to be recognized by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.  I feel this is a reflection of the great team we have at Reliance One as well as our culture.” James Paquette, Vice Chairman / Co-Founder


Jim helped launch a steering committee made up of key staff members that give employees a voice right to the top of the organization. He has spent countless hours meeting with staff members to discuss ways to improve Reliance One. Some of the initiatives in 2017 include new compensation plans, career paths, company events and cultural enhancements were implemented.


“Jim has continued to evolve as a leader.  He is humble and stays committed to professional development to improve his impact on others at Reliance One” ~ James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder


Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.


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