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8am to 2pm application hours

6:15am to 5pm business hours

(775) 825-9675

780 Smithridge Dr, Ste 100, Reno, NV 89502

Come Apply Now!

8am to 2pm application hours

6:15am to 5pm business hours

About us

Square One Solutions is not your typical staffing agency. We are a family-owned and operated business, founded on the principles of compassion, empathy, and authenticity.

about us

Square One Solutions is a family owned and operated labor and staffing company established in 2010 in Reno, Nevada serving customers all across Northern Nevada. Owned and operated by Karen Skowronek and her two sons, Johnny and Michael, they have a combined 30 years of experience in staffing for Northern Nevada employers.

After moving to Reno in 2004 from North Dakota, the family operated a franchise office for a national staffing firm. After the 2010 recession devastated the national presence of that company, Square One Solutions was formed. Initially focusing on providing "day labor" to the construction, warehouse and event/trade show industries, Square 1 has evolved over the years to be able to offer unlimited hiring services. No matter the company, industry, duration of skill level of employee you are looking for, Square One Solutions can partner with you to grow your staff and fill the gaps in your workforce to keep your operation moving smoothly.

Square One Solutions is very involved in the community supporting a wide range of organizations. These organizations include Quest Counseling, Tu Casa Latina, The Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp, The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), The Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network, The Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, the Builder's Association of Northern Nevada and the Builder's Association Charity, The Nevada Chapter Association of General Contractors, and many other organizations.

Team behind our success

Meet Roxie, our resident office dog!

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Karen Skowronek


Karen is from a large family and a very small town in North Dakota. After receiving a B.A. in Broadcasting, Karen worked in radio for many years before deciding to stay home to raise her four children.

Karen started working at Square One Solutions in 2015 and enjoys working with her sons, Johnny and Michael. As the President of Square One Solutions, she handles the financial aspects of Square One Solution’s day to day operations. She is so proud of what Square One has accomplished and she is so proud of our staff. She is so happy to work with them all and see first hand the changes we make everyday in people's lives. We handle every situation with kindness and care.

Karen also enjoys her daily gym classes, her grandchildren and her little malti-poo, Mitzi.

Johnny Skowronek


Johnny Skowronek has 20 years of experience in the staffing industry in Northern Nevada. Starting in 2004, Johnny opened a branch of Command Center and began building a base of customers. Starting mainly in construction day labor and other forms of day labor, Johnny capitalized in a market of low unemployment and high demand at a time when Reno was in an economic boom.

Johnny eventually expanded operations of Command Center to include offices in Carson City, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Mesquite, Nevada. Johnny managed the Carson City and Reno offices and handled the business development for both stores. During the economic downturn of 2008-2012, Command Center became insolvent as a company, so Johnny and his brother David opened Square One Solutions in the height of the economic downturn and rebuilt a staffing office as Square One building on the relationships and knowledge they had gained at Command Center.

As the CEO and part owner of Square One Solutions, Johnny is primarily responsible for sales, marketing and community involvement, but is also actively engaged in the recruiting and pre-screening of applicants for a variety of positions ranging from warehouse, events/hospitality, construction, and executive recruitment. Johnny has served in leadership roles for the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Johnny prides himself in being a connector. Understanding that people are the key to success in life, business, and happiness, he strives to make new connections and serve others. A self-proclaimed “network-KING”, his goal at any event is to make newcomers feel welcome and put people in touch with someone in the room who can add value to their life. He lives in Reno with his daughter Sydney and his wife, Molly who is regularly out networking with him.

Michael Skowronek


Despite being born in Minot, North Dakota, Michael Skowronek is a Reno local at heart, having moved with the Skowronek family to Reno in 2004. After completing primary schooling at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Michael embarked on a journey of self-discovery. In June 2014, he initiated his staffing career, drawing inspiration and knowledge from his brothers, Johnny and David, who played pivotal roles in his professional development. Michael quickly discovered a natural ability for the industry, leveraging his hands-on experience in warehouse and construction fields to excel in recruitment and business management practices.

Mental health, personal development, and advancement hold significant importance for Michael, reflecting his holistic approach to life. Outside of the professional realm, he finds joy in skiing, camping, and nature, with his dog Roxie being a cherished companion both at home and in the office.

With a broad scope of practical knowledge and strengthened leadership abilities, Michael prioritizes family values, creating a strong foundation for his professional journey. Over the last decade, he has evolved within Square One Solutions, progressing from a Dispatch Specialist to roles such as Staffing Specialist, Workforce Facilitator, and finally, in November 2022, assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer.

In his tenure with Square One Solutions, Michael's journey began as a Field Team Member in 2013, followed by internal integration as a Dispatcher in 2014. Throughout his ten years with the company, he has honed his skills in interviewing, judgment of character, and providing exceptional customer service. Michael's impeccable organization and attention to detail have contributed significantly to Square One Solutions thriving in complex, large-scale event environments. His unwavering commitment to filling every position has established Square One Solutions as a paragon of excellence in temp-to-hire light industrial staffing.

Luke Spracklin

Dispatch Manager

Luke, a proud Reno native born in April 1995, brings a cool-as-a-cucumber, “Aries attitude” to his role at Square One Solutions. Opting out of higher education, he joined the family-owned team in June 2015. Passionate about seeing others thrive, Luke believes in leading by example and values continuous growth, both professionally and personally.

His commitment extends to providing top-notch customer service at Square One Solutions. Outside of work, Luke's daily motivation comes from caring for his two cats. He spends his leisure time securing VeVe drops, playing video games, and indulging in his extensive knowledge of the latest tech crazes. Eager to continue being a career matchmaker, Luke looks forward to contributing to the success of others at Square One Solutions.

Noemi Butler

Staffing Specialist

Originally born in California, but raised in Reno, Nevada, Noemi’s professional background has been in the healthcare industry. Noemi joined the Square One team in October of 2022. One of the aspects she truly cherishes about her job is the opportunity to interact with every individual who walks through the door. Noemi takes immense pleasure in making everyone feel valued and heard.

On a personal note, she is happily married and a proud mother to three wonderful boys. In her free time, you can find her cheering on her boys as they play soccer or indulging in her passion for cleaning and organizing. Ultimately, it is the love and support of her family that motivates her to rise and shine every morning.

Mariana Rizo-Lopez

Staffing Specialist

Mariana Rizo-Lopez is a dynamic recruiter at Square One Solutions, born and raised in Reno. With a year of experience in the field, Mariana has truly found her calling as a recruiter. Mariana thrives in a company that values enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to continuous improvement. She embraces challenges as opportunities for growth and finds fulfillment in helping people daily.

Beyond her professional life, Mariana enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle. Whether engaging in creative pursuits, exploring the outdoors, or savoring diverse culinary experiences, she brings a positive mindset to every aspect of her life.

Mariana's compassionate nature, dedication to excellence, and openness to new experiences make her an invaluable asset to any team. She values connections with loved ones and approaches both work and life with a positive perspective, embodying a commitment to growth and fulfillment.