Meet the Owner

  • Rocky GillRocky Gill, Owner

    Rocky opened the Tyler Express office in November 1995 with one other person. His goal was and is to provide the best staffing services available to our clients in East Texas. The Tyler office has been honored as a Circle of Excellence office every year since 1998. Since 2006, the Tyler office has been included in the Chairman’s Club, recognizing the top 10 offices out of nearly 900 offices in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

    Rocky has been invested in the Tyler community for many years. Rocky graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He started out working for Squyres, Johnson, Squyres & Co., becoming a Senior Accountant before leaving to go to work for one of their clients, East Texas Medical Center (ETMC), now UT Health East Texas. He served as Corporate Controller, with accounting responsibilities for most of the entities in the multi-hospital chain. He left ETMC to open the Tyler franchise of Express in 1995.

    Gill has served on the boards of various organizations in Tyler including The Fostering Collective, Better Business Bureau, ETMC Regional Healthcare System, ETMC Foundation, CityServe East Texas, Green Acres Foundation, Serving Orphans Worldwide, Rose City Kiwanis, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyler YMCA, Junior Achievement, Workforce Solutions East Texas, Christian Women’s Job Corp and United Way of Tyler/Smith County.

    Most recently, their charitable focus has included orphaned children through their service with Hope For 100, a program initiated by their church (Green Acres Baptist Church) in which more than 250 children have been placed into Christian homes. The Fostering Collective was borne out of this ministry.

    Rocky has been married to Carrie since 1990 and they have two daughters, Hannah (married to Josh Trammel) and Campbell. The Gills are, more importantly grandparents to three granddaughters. The entire family lives in Tyler.

    Gill is passionate about making difference in the lives of people. It is this passion which fuels their work with Express. “Most people don’t call on Express because they want to; they have a need – either for a person to work in their business or a job! Because we meet up with people who are desperate for help, we view our work from the standpoint of a servant. We want to make things better for our clients and associates. Service is our middle name!”

    Rocky attributes his office’s success to the team that works at this office. His goal has always been to attract the brightest and best people who are willing to become employment professionals and have a heart to serve the people who count on Express to help them. Since they started in 1995, Express Tyler has placed over 35,000 people in jobs. Express offers commercial/industrial, administrative and professional associates. They also offer HR resources, custom training services and temporary or permanent assignment solutions.