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I found Rikka to be refreshingly honest and her strong communication skills made my experience anxiety free. Rikka is a true professional.

TerryBranch Manager, Building Products Distributor

She was very fast in providing us with qualified candidates that we were able to interview in a very timely manner. Listens to what our needs are and establishes a search to meet those needs. Aggressive and follows through. We like her checking in with the placement a few months after the actual placement. Thank you for doing that.

StephenStephenBuilding Products Manufacturer

I would highly recommend Rikka because of her attention to detail and commitment to you as a client. I have had the pleasure of working directly with Rikka and it was a very pleasurable experience due to her focused approach to both the candidate and the employer. Rikka is a true professional that communicates with her clients very efficiently and effectively. She has great established relationships in the building materials industry.

ScottScottLocation Leader, Lumber + Building Materials Distributor

I appreciate you and all your team’s great work this year helping us search for the “almost impossible”.

Sales ManagerWindow + Door Manufacturer

I am writing a letter of recommendation for Building Gurus. I dealt with them on a search for an outside trade sales rep earlier this year. They handled the search professionally and with a strong sense of urgency. They took a detailed description of the background that we were looking for and they did not waste my time with candidates that did not fit the position. I had a very tough time making a choice between the final two candidates. I would definitely use Building Gurus again when the need arises.

Sales ManagerWindow + Door Manufacturer

I highly recommend Rikka to lead your search. I feel she has an innate talent of putting a candidate and client together.

RyanRegional Director, Building Products Manufacturer

Within minutes of our first conversation, I immediately knew that Building Gurus had done their homework and cared about making a great employment match. Everything Building Gurus promised, they delivered.

RicardoBranch Manager, Building Products Distributor

When I found myself looking for a new opportunity Rikka was the ideal person to work with towards that goal. She took the time to find out about what I was looking for in a new situation, and with her many industry contacts found the perfect match. She is very well respected within the industry and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her highly to both individuals that are looking for new opportunities. and also companies that are looking to hire qualified people that fit the position.

PhilPhilRegional Manager, ProSales 100 + Building Products Manufacturer

Rikka is a very focused professional that values the needs of her clients. I had the pleasure to work with Rikka during an opening that she had. She zeroed in on what the role entailed and was very helpful in making sure that it was a good fit for me before we began the formal process. Rikka is an excellent communicator and follows up very well. I would be happy to work with Rikka again.

NicholasNicholasArea Sales Manager, Building Products Manufacturer

Building Gurus has been a wonderful business partner. Rikka and her team have far surpassed my expectations. It has been a delight to work with them… and we have hired a number of great people!

National Talent Acquisition ManagerNational Plumbing Distributor

Building Gurus has been wonderful to work with. They are always very thorough in their approach to understanding the position requirements and learning about the specific needs of our company. Their follow up on candidates they've spoken with is timely and accurate.

MattMattVice President of People, Garage Door Manufacturer

I would highly recommend Building Guru's for their commitment, expertise and integrity! Rikka and her team have far surpassed my expectations. It has been a delight to work with them! My experience in working with an entrepreneurial company is that they pay more attention to customer needs, building relationships and meeting expectations. Building Gurus demonstrated this over and over again.

MargeVP of Human Resources, Building Product Manufacturer + Distributor

Having had a brief opportunity to work with Rikka on a job placement opportunity, I found her to be a very honest, professional, and straightforward. Her upbeat and positive attitude was refreshing and encouraging during a traditionally stressful time period. Rikka made certain that not only was the company a good fit for me but that I was a good fit for the company, helping to ensure a win-win for all parties involved. I highly recommend Rikka and her team at Building Gurus.

KevinKevinProfit Center Manager, Plumbing Distributor

Rikka provided me with a "refreshing" experience when dealing with a recruiter. The recruiter's that have contacted me in the past seemed more concerned about filling a "specific" position, rather than what was best for me, and her client (long term). Rikka receives an "A" in my book, when it comes to corporate recruitment. Happy to refer buildinggurus.com for years to come. Thanks Rikka!

JimRegional Sales Manager, Siding Manufacturer

I think there are really two questions, the Why? And the What? The Why is simple. If you want to hire an exceptional candidate, in the shortest period of time, and at a reasonable fee schedule, you call Building Gurus. As for the What, you get high energy, knowledgeable recruiters, who know not only the industry, but have a good handle on the overall business climate. They help you better define your needs, make sure they understand those needs, and test for a common understanding. Why is this important? Because, I have had many recruiters that served up candidates that didn’t even remotely fit my expectations. Timely feedback, both good and bad is critical, and Building Gurus should be the industry’s benchmark in client communications. And follow up—yes they check often to see if I, their customer am satisfied both with the service provided and the candidate delivered.

JimVP of Strategy, Building Products Manufacturer

Recruiters continuously face a difficult balancing act. They need to vigorously work to meet the needs of their clients while simultaneously treating recruits with honesty and respect. During a recent conversation with Rikka about a potential role, I found her to be spot on in both respects. She clearly had the best interest of her client in mind and she skillfully steered the conversation to quickly obtain all of the relevant information. She also took the time to give me valuable feedback and then the initiative to send me some helpful resources. I came away impressed with both her capabilities as a recruiter and her genuine, caring attitude.

JeffJeffCFO, Building Products Manufacturer

You have an uncanny ability to tap into the competition without leaving the sense that you are “stealing” our competitor’s employees away!

Human Resources SupervisorBuilding Products Manufacturer + Distributor

You rock, simply because you communicate consistently and continuously.

HR ManagerLumber + Building Materials Distribution

You are the only recruiting firm we use… we've never had a need for anyone else!

HR ManagerBuilding Products Manufacturer

You get high energy, knowledgeable recruiters, who know not only the industry, but have a very good handle on the overall business climate.

HR LeaderBuilding Products Manufacturer + Distributor

I have worked with Rikka as candidate and an employer. On both sides of the equation, I found her to be honest and direct, thorough and prepared and to work with a sense of urgency to complete the assignment. She always presented qualified candidates and did not waste time selling a candidate when the chemistry was not correct. Rikka produced quality candidates quickly.

GlenGlenRegional Manager, Installed Sales + Building Products Distributor

You listen to what I need, educate me on what is possible and develop a recruiting plan to find the best person. And you're FAST!

General ManagerBuilding Products Manufacturer

We are quite happy with the results Rikka was able to provide. She listens well and does her homework regarding the search. She was extremely fast in providing us with qualified candidates that we were able to quickly interview. She is very professional and well organized. Follows through in all aspects and is attentive to our opinions even after the placement. We are quite happy with Rikka and the results of her search and placement.

General ManagerArchitectural Building Products Manufacturer

I appreciate your hard work, looks like we have some strong candidates coming in again next week!

General ManagerBuilding Products Distributor

Rikka Brandon is a fantastic resource! We call her for the really hard ones and 9 times out of 10 we get a winner. We especially like the fact that she is real. She hits it hard from the start and doesn't quit until she’s exhausted every possibility. If she can’t find what we need – she tells us straight away rather than stringing the search along. Rikka is extremely energetic and enthusiastic (think Energizer Bunny). She gets the job done and it’s fun along the way. Fun to deal with, strives for immediate results, keeps us updated constantly. They are unique to our industry and know the lingo. We have also been working together long enough that they know our culture and really care about finding the right person.

Doug S.VP of Human Resources, Building Product Manufacturer + Distributor

You are unique to our industry and know the lingo. We have been working together long enough that you understand our culture and really seem to care about finding the right person for our company.

DougDougVP of Human Resources, Door + Hardware Manufacturer + Distributor

Fun to deal with, strive for immediate results, keep us updated constantly. There seems to be a trust; that is, they share the candidates freely and trust that we will do the right thing. Rikka Brandon and the Building Gurus team have been an exception business partner in our nation-wide recruiting initiatives. I would highly recommend Building Gurus services for the following reasons: 1. Experts in the Building Materials Industry 2. Ability and effectiveness to conduct nation-wide searches 3. Continual communication on each search regarding needs, applicant fit, and meeting recruiting timeframes 4. The commitment to build customer relationships in order to fulfill their customer needs. Thanks Rikka. You have now set the bar for the service level we know we can expect from Building Gurus! Thanks for the help on this one, it should make my life a little easier.

Director of Human ResourcesWindow + Door Manufacturer

Rikka is the best recruiter I have had the opportunity to work with. She is direct, provides constant feedback, and is very competent. Working with her has been a refreshing experience. I highly recommend her.

ChrisDirector, Building Products Manufacturer

Rikka is one of the most professional recruiters in the business. Her firm worked very hard to get opportunities for me. Rikka set the standard on service and I would highly recommend her, and her company.

BrianBrianTerritory Sales Manager, Siding Manufacturer

Rikka was a recruiter who contacted me early in my job search. She was very thorough and recommended me to her clients where my experience and skill set gave me the best opportunity for success. She provided excellent follow up and never left me wondering where I was in the process. She had many connections in the industry, and was an asset during my search. Her staff was also very professional and helpful when I needed questions answered. I would rate my experience with Rikka as excellent.

BobBobRegional Sales Manager, Building Products Manufacturer

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