Ōnin’s story began in Dallas, Texas in 1993 when Managing Partner Keith Phillips — armed only with folding furniture, a phone, and a desire to provide for his young family — borrowed some office space. Although Ōnin was small, Keith was determined to treat everyone who walked through Ōnin’s doors with a heart of service. As the startup staffing company gained momentum, Managing Partner Hugh Thomas joined Ōnin’s ranks in 1996, accelerating Ōnin’s rapid growth and strengthening its commitment to people.
Since then, Ōnin has stood the test of time, growing even in the midst of national financial downturns thanks to Ōnin’s status as a debt-free company committed to financial responsibility.
The rest of Ōnin’s story is history…kind of. It’s taken a talented team to build Ōnin’s success, and it will take more of the same ingredients — a commitment to service, integrity, innovation and performance — to grow our legacy in the future.
No matter how much we grow, we are committed to staying true to the spirit that built this company — treating people with a heart of service to create opportunity and empower people.