James Richard Hicks - CEO & President, HR1 Companies


In April 1993, Mr. Hicks founded the company that has today evolved into HR1 Services, Inc. Beginning in the borrowed space of his parent’s garage, the company concentrated only on physician recruitment and placement. In 1995 the company purchased a building, moved out of the garage and made its first acquisition - a temporary staffing firm [Coe & Asso]. By 1997 two additional divisions had been born, HealthCare Executive Search and a (BPO) business processing division that specializes in back office administration of health care orientated companies. Functions such as:


• Human Resource Administration

• Benefit Administration

• Safety, OSHA

• Department of Labor

• Insurance Procurement

• Payroll

• Governmental Compliance

• HIPAH Compliance

• Payroll Tax Administration

• Workers Compensation 


2006 saw the development of a partnership that formed United Benefit Consultants [Health, Life, and Ancillary Insurance Brokerage]. In 2008 and 2009, further expansion took place with the purchase of two companies {Strategic Outsourcing Solutions [PEO, ASO] and MSI Search Perimeter [Recruitment]}. In 2009 MD1 [Medical Billing] was formed and launched. To close out 2010, the management team of HR1 led the launch of Entera1 [Workers Compensation & Risk Management]. 2016 brought with it the purchase of a post acute medical services firm that provides health care to seniors in assisted living, skilled nursing, and long-term healthcare facilities – launching Care1.


Since the inception of HR1 Services as the flagship brand to lead this portfolio of companies, and with the addition of MD1, Entera1, Med1and Care1 to its base of services; HR1 Services, with the help of its 100+ employees and partners across AL, GA, FL, SC, and NC has proven itself to be a leader in healthcare services that range from patient treatment, medical transportation, medical staffing, medical billing, to its Worker’s Compensation program(s).