Carolina Connections Inc. dba Unique Background Solutions

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Michael Barnes
President and Owner
Location: Mt. Airy, NC

Carolina Connections Inc. dba Unique Background Solutions

Unique Background Solutions focuses on family first and work second. Though the company is, by nature, very focused and detail-oriented, Michael Barnes also recognized the importance of having fun and relieving stress. That way, once it’s time to get back to work, employees will be able to focus. Unique Background Solutions offers flexible schedules that allow employees to handle family affairs when necessary without worrying about work. According to Barnes, this family-conscious structure has proven to keep production high and turnover low. Though the small business doesn’t have a flashy office space or unusual perks, it keeps culture strong by working to turn its team into a family. “We do not waste time worrying about the little things, and focus on the bigger picture,” says Barnes.


“As we are drug test collectors, we have a contest where the collector with the most ‘adulterants found at time of collections’ during a period of time will win a free lunch of their choice.”