Case Study

Providing Fractional HR Support for an Architecture Firm

The Challenge

Martinkovic Milford Architects is a San Francisco architecture firm that creates thoughtful, compelling, and innovative designs for residential, health & wellness, and commercial projects.

With about 20 full-time staff, the firm is large enough to need regular human resources support but small enough that it doesn’t make sense to hire a full-time position in-house. They were looking for a firm that could be a strategic partner to handle their HR needs so they could focus on delivering amazing results for their clients.

The Solution

Martinkovic Milford Architects found the partner they were looking for in Next Level Strategies. NLS provides both strategic and tactical HR solutions on an ongoing basis according to the firm’s needs.

Much of NLS’s work has been managing the employee lifecycle, including recruiting, onboarding, and performance management. More than a third of the firm’s current employees have been sourced by NLS. We have also provided expert guidance and advice in matters of strategy and compliance so Martinkovic Milford Architects can breath easy, knowing they are abiding by the appropriate regulations and best practices.


NLS has been providing fractional HR support for Martinkovic Milford Architects for 19 years. As their business has grown, the firm has been able to source the right employees to provide outstanding customer value without being distracted by everything that goes into recruiting, onboarding, and retaining talent.

The consistent relationship through time means Martinkovic Milford Architects has access to a trusted partner who knows their business well and is able to provide expert advice. They gain the advantages of an in-house HR department while enjoying the cost efficiency of outsourcing.

“Next Level Strategies has provided my company with outstanding service since 2005. They have assisted us in important transitions and have been able to dispense valuable advice on a variety of matters. I confidently recommend working with NLS for any HR needs or to better understand onerous state and federal employment laws and regulations.”

Justin Martinkovic
Architect and Principal, Martinkovic Milford Architects
San Francisco

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