The BYH Team

The team at Before You Hire, Inc. Serving Iredell County and surrounding areas since 2001.

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Established 2001

Before You Hire, Inc. Company Bio


Before You Hire, Inc. was founded by Jerlyn in the Fall of 2000.  After opening 12 offices for Caldwell Personnel Staffing  as Vice President of Operations, Jerlyn took a year off to determine how to combine her years of skill and knowledge with her passion…..Providing ONE UNIQUE SERVICE, under ONE ROOF, with ONE INVOICE…a Full Service Employment Screening Firm that ranges from criminal background checks to drug testing.  The doors opened March 1, 2001 and never looking back, has been full force providing a 24/7 service for 17 years now.  Jerlyn contributes the success of BYH to a lot of hard work and dedication, surrounded by supportive family, friends and professional colleagues. “The loyal clients of BYH and wonderful staff have made it what it is today. Before You Hire, Inc. has been tremendously blessed with explosive success!”, Dishmond stated.

Meet the team at Before You Hire, Inc.

Jerlyn F. Dishmond – President

  • Founder of Before You Hire, Inc.
  • *Small Business of the Year Award 2005* by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce
  • 12 years of furniture sales/design and interior decorating, 14 years in the staffing industry
  • Overall 30+ years of professional management experience
  • Certified in DOT Collections, Alcohol Testing, POC Testing and DNA

Graduating from South Iredell High School in 1980, Troutman, NC has been my home for 54 years. I have 2 wonderful children . .. Kortney married to Chris, and Colby. I am a very proud MEME of 2 adorable grandchildren, Addington and Tate.

I am very fortunate to have my daughter working by my side after graduating from college for the past 13 years. Colby is in college where his heart belongs to the baseball diamond as a very versatile player. I serve on various boards and committees in the Statesville area. My pride and joy is my FAMILY. . however my passion lies with continuing the tremendous growth of Before You Hire, Inc. while also enjoying interior decorating, entertaining with friends/family, and going to ballgames.

Kortney H. Myers – Director of Operations

  • Joined BYH in 2003
  • 2005 Graduate of The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Statesville
  • 2006 Graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Director of Sales/Marketing & Operations
  • Certified Trainer in DOT Collections, Alcohol Testing, POC Testing, and DNA

Being the daughter of a very goal oriented and success driven mother, an undergrad degree was my sole focus after high school. While attending Gardner Webb University, I started my business career with BYH, attempting to follow the successful footsteps of my mom.

Celebrating my 13th year here, I have been happily married for 9 years and a proud mom of 2; needless to say, BYH has been with me during every footstep of my adult life. Family, friends, and BYH are my LIFE….it is safe to say, I never have a dull moment & I wouldn’t trade it for the world!  I am “Simply Blessed”.

Julie A. Petrovich – Senior Account Representative

  • Joined BYH in 2002
  • Over 30 years experience in customer service
  • Senior Account representative, handling large clients with multiple branches/locations.
  • Certified in DOT Collections, Alcohol Testing, POC Testing and DNA

I grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, small town of Dryden. I started my career at Cornell University in Groton, NY where I spent 20 years until my husband and I relocated to Statesville, NC in June 2001. Rick and I have been married for 18 years and are blessed with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

I enjoy gardening, riding our Honda Goldwing trike, and our bee keeping hobby keeps us buzzing! BYH is my home away from home…it is my second family.

Krista L. Weatherman – Occupational/DOT Specialist

  • Joined BYH in 2013
  • Over 10 years experience of office/customer service
  • Manages all DOT & NON-DOT Accounts, Random Programs, & Administers daily drug and alcohol testing/collections.

I love being apart of the BYH family and team!! Born and raised in Iredell County….it’s all I know!! I am the oldest of 3 girls in my family and a “few” (Kaitlyn, Korbin, and Kelton) of my biggest blessings call me “Aunt Kritter”.

I love spending time with my family and friends. Give me a couple of days off work and I’m headed somewhere…. the beach, the mountains, a game…..a road trip!!! “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter” ee cummings.

“It’s not our job, it is our privilege to serve Iredell and surrounding counties with their screening needs.”

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