Corporate Office
Santa Fe Office
Specialized Divisions
505.262.1871 Ext. 383
Manufacturing/Light Industrial


Are you a job seeker looking for a high quality employer? Since 1971, Excel Staffing has helped over 40,000 people find jobs, whether part-time, full-time, or a temporary position. We are locally owned and operated, which gives us a far reach into New Mexico.


We make finding talented employees easy and have solutions for large and small staffing needs. Our combined experience actually amounts to over 225 years! Our character analysis program, interviews, and candidate assessments will ensure high quality every time.


We are different than other staffing companies because we offer state-of-the-art testing and training software, many years of experience, a vast knowledge-base, and the flexibility of being a local company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact us today!

Our History

Following graduation from college, Barbara and Duane Trythall left their native Rocky Mountains to begin their careers. Duane’s Chemical Engineering degree landed him a job with a Fortune 100 company. They moved to the steamy Gulf Coast where Duane worked as an engineer in an oil refinery while Barbara taught second grade and later kindergarten.

In 1970 on a New York-bound flight, Duane met the President of Dunhill Personnel Systems, Inc. After a compelling discussion, followed by a personal visit to the corporate headquarters in New York, Duane was convinced a franchise opportunity was worth serious consideration. Barbara was equally convinced. At age 25, they were the youngest team to have been approved for the purchase of a Dunhill franchise. After 19 years, the Trythalls bought out their Dunhill franchise contracts to create the independent organization now known as Excel Staffing Companies.

Barb and Duane decided to locate their new executive search business in Albuquerque after also considering Denver and Salt Lake City. They selected Albuquerque because of the strong technology base, superb quality of life, and proximity to the outdoor activities they still enjoy – skiing, hiking and fishing.

1970 Barbara and Duane Trythall become the youngest team of Dunhill franchisees.
1971 The first Dunhill office opens in Albuquerque specializing in executive search and administrative placements.
1975 The Trythall franchise is one of the first staffing companies in the nation to use a computerized search and retrieval system
1976 Barb places two employees at Bill Gates’ pre-Microsoft company in Albuquerque!
1979 A second Dunhill franchise is purchased. This adds their first branch in Uptown Albuquerque, a temporary staffing company.

Recognizing the importance of evaluating candidate skills, the company is one of the first staffing firms in the country to buy and implement state-of-the-art computerized clerical testing software.

A mainframe computer is purchased for ultimate efficiency.

Duane is instrumental in starting the New Mexico chapter of NATSS, National Association of Temporary Staffing Services, currently known as ASA, American Staffing Association. Duane serves four terms as president of the New Mexico chapter. Barbara also holds officer positions.

1989 The Trythalls buy out their Dunhill franchise contracts and create the independent company now known as Excel Staffing Companies.
1991 Excel adds a new division specializing in technical and environmental contract services, Excel Technical Staffing.

A Novell computer network is installed to run industry-specific software.

A second branch office opens in Albuquerque. This one is located on the growing Westside and focuses on staffing solutions for manufacturers and those companies needing light industrial personnel services.

1996 After a great deal of dedication and hard work, Excel becomes ISO certified in October of 1996.

Tactical Staffing Resources (TSR) is formed to address federal national laboratories’ staff augmentation requirements.

1999 Duane is one of the founding members of the United Way Corporate Cornerstone. This program covers all United Way administrative expenses ensuring 100% of individual donations go directly to helping the community. This successful model is now being utilized by progressive United Way organizations nationwide.

Excel opens a third branch office and locates it in Belen.

2001 Grand opening of a fourth branch which is located in Santa Fe
2006 Excel celebrates 35 years in business.

The company receives ISO recertification.

Excel implements a new web-based timekeeping system for the convenience of our employees and customers.

2008 WorldLink program is implemented which allows applicants to apply on-line and employees to update their profile and review their payroll history.

In an effort to provide the best possible benefits to temporary and contract employees, Excel adds an affordable limited liability health plan to our menu of options.


Excel Staffing Companies has reached another important quality milestone by passing our recent ISO 9000 recertification audit, which included upgrading to new ISO 9001:2008 Standards.

Excel is awarded a GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract for Temporary Administrative and Professional Services (TAPS-Schedule 736), Contract No. GS-07F-0536V.
2011 Excel celebrates 40 years of staffing New Mexico.
2012 Excel Staffing Companies is named to Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing™ Client list. Best of Staffing, presented by CareerBuilder, is the nation's only award that recognizes staffing firms that receive remarkable reviews from their clients. Excel achieved a Net Promoter Score of 84.8%, significantly higher than the industry's average of 30%.