Our History

ESPO's Origination

Gene Esposito Sr. was born in Chicago in 1938. After graduating from Tilden Technical and serving in the military, he enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology, studying Engineering. After earning his degree and working as an independent contractor, Gene founded ESPO Engineering Corporation in 1965, helping other technical contractors find employment.

After several years of successfully serving contractors and clients, in 1985 Gene moved ESPO’s corporate office to Willowbrook, IL, where it currently resides. After more years of growth, ESPO Corp expanded to include an in-house design and drafting center as well as ESPO Systems. After his retirement in 2000, Gene’s son, Gene Esposito Jr. succeeded the role of President and CEO of ESPO Corporation. Today, Gene Sr. enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and fishing, and is still actively involved with ESPO as a consultant.

Our History

1965

ESPO Engineering was founded by Gene Esposito Sr. who provided technical staffing as well as in-house drafting and design

1985

ESPO moved its headquarters to Willowbrook to accommodate increasing client and internal staffing needs

1994

ESPO purchased the building adjacent to HQ to house its very own Drafting and Design department

1995

ESPO Systems was formed in response to growing IT needs

1998

ESPO Systems started it network implementation and design group

2000

Gene Esposito Jr. assumed the role of president, opening new branches throughout the Chicagoland area.

2004

Northern office in Waukegan opened to assist clients and candidates across Northwest Chicago and Southern Wisconsin

2009

ESPO Systems established a Technical Division that specializes in IT Security Solutions

2014

Our new ATS, Job Diva, was initiated. ESPO expanded its recruiting efforts nationally

Today

ESPO strives to increase efficiency and foster relationships with candidates and clients alike