What We’re About

“We are authentic. Unequivocally true to who we are, no matter who you are” – Mick Donaghy, Managing Director

Our business as recruitment consultants is relationship building. We value you equally as a


Where it Began

In 2014, Reagan Higgins founded Franklin Smith having worked in recruitment for over 10 years. Reagan became CEO, combining years of tier 1 process and professionalism with a vision to improve on the often forgotten fundamental of building human relationships based on dignity and respect.

Relationship Builders

Reagan developed Franklin Smith to have a value system stronger than competing construction recruitment consultancies, treating candidates and clients like we would our family and friends; with care and with your best intentions at heart.

With this attitude, Franklin Smith is focused on relationships which, like the environment we recruit for, are built to last.

Where We’re Going – Introducing Mick Donaghy


Mick Donaghy joined Franklin Smith in 2016 as a Senior Consultant bringing with him 10 years of recruitment experience in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Mick became founding partner of Franklin Smith Australia in 2019, months before the pandemic brought the global construction to a halt. From this challenging beginning, Franklin Smith Australia’s Mission Statement was born.

Mick Donaghy remains a passionate, people-focused recruiter more determined than ever to establish Franklin Smith as the most respected recruitment consultancy firm in Australia’s built environment. In addition to adding value for clients and candidates as a respected recruitment voice, a prolific content and community builder, Mick is clear about the core values that will take Franklin Smith there.

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