Brent Tilson founded Tilson in 1995, drawing from his experience as a CPA for small to mid-sized businesses. By 1999, the company was consistently ranked as one of Indiana’s and the nation’s fastest-growing companies, garnering recognition from Inc. magazine, the Indianapolis Business Journal and Ernst & Young.
Throughout the 2000s, Tilson received continued recognition for high growth and entrepreneurial leadership, through acquisition of three competitors and introduction of employee benefit and design services. Tilson moved into its new 20,000-square-foot corporate headquarters – and Tilson Conference Center – in Greenwood, Indiana, in 2008. As part of Tilson’s expansion plans, the company acquired another competitor based in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2012. This office now provides both sales and service to the company’s continuously expanding national client base.
Tilson continues to build upon its strong history of innovation and excellence, implementing new and enhanced technology, improved professional expertise, training and educational programming, stronger vendor relationships, solid growth, and market expansion.
Today, Tilson has evolved into a leader in the integrated management solutions industry and serving companies nationwide. The cornerstone of our corporate mission is to enhance the value of your business by maximizing the effectiveness of your employees.
Tilson founded in Greenwood, Ind.
1997 – 2002
Consistently ranked as one of Indiana’s and the nation’s fastest-growing companies garnering recognition from Inc. magazine, the Indianapolis Business Journal and Ernst & Young.
Tilson changed corporation name from Adminiserve to Tilson HR to better reflect the evolving growth of HR services.
2003 – 2005
Continued to receive recognition for high growth and entrepreneurial leadership through acquisition of three PEO competitors, introduction of employee benefits and design services.
Tilson introduces the Quad 4 methodology, which explains the life cycle and performance of a company.
Moves into current 20,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at 1530 American Way, Greenwood, including a conference center space.
2009 - present
Tilson continues to build upon a strong history of innovation and excellence by implementing new and enhanced technology; improving professional expertise, training and education programs; creating stronger vendor relationships and generating solid growth and market expansion.
In an effort to increase customer satisfaction and provide excellent service to clients, vendors and internal staff, Tilson begins providing ongoing MAGIC Customer Service Training for all staff.
Tilson introduces its Management Training Series and HR Survival Training for Supervisors seminar. Focusing on the five (5) major components of managing employees, these seminars for managers and executives identify key functions in an employee’s life cycle and ways to maximize return on investment. Tilson welcomed over 200 participants to the series in its first year, held at the Tilson Conference Center.
Tilson is selected as recipient of the 2011 Pride and Progress Award. The Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce presents this award to a Chamber member who reflects a positive, professional image of the greater Greenwood business community through service in the community, service to its clients and physical appearance, whether recently renovated or historically well-maintained.
Tilson executes an agreement to acquire AmeriSource HR, LLC, a Phoenix-based Professional Employer Organization. The acquisition allows Tilson to expand its geographic reach and better serve the needs of businesses across the country.
Tilson introduces Integrated Management Solution as core service offering allowing clients to focus on their core business. The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) elected Brent Tilson as board chairman. Tilson expands into untapped markets and establishes partnerships with many Greek organizations.
Tilson encourages a healthier work-life balance for its clients and their employees by offering a new travel planning service through a partnership with Tilson Travel.
Backed by Tilson’s experience helping hundreds of businesses navigate the complicated organizational issues they face throughout their life cycle, Brent Tilson was invited to publish a new book with ForbesBooks called Go Slow to Grow Fast: Keeping Your Company Driving and Thriving in a Fast-Paced, Competitive Business World.
Tilson successfully migrates its clients and their employees to a new Online HR Portal platform which includes a modern layout and design that works across devices, streamlined navigation, and greater reporting and security capabilities.
March - April
In March, Tilson announced new resources, guides, tools and templates related to HR, compliance, and the workplace to help keep clients on top of emerging news and solutions for the success of their business. These new resources were most appreciated by clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Found within the COVID-19 resources webpage, these documents included a guide on writing your pandemic business plan, guidance on FFCRA, CARES Act, compliance considerations for employers, sample letters to staff, as well as a return to work guide and posters, amongst many others.
In April, 2020, Brent Tilson worked diligently alongside a small group of PEO professionals with the Treasury Department and the SBA to ensure PEO clients would have access to the PPP loans. They were successful to that end as they updated the application language and provided instructions in the Interim Final Regulation on what documentation could be provided to establish eligibility in addition to Form 941.
June - September
In June, Tilson launched its brand-new client referral partner program, which compensates clients up to $5,000 when a business they refer becomes a Tilson client.
In September, Tilson announced the next generation of its Tilson onboarding portal, replacing the current EzHire portal, with a new streamlined process to onboarding new hires. The portal features a clean look and user experience, and new capabilities such as the ability to update offer letters and attach various organizational forms, as well as add additional compensation information.