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We’re proud of our successes, as they are the product of hard work, networking, experience and trust. Please note, we don’t mention the names of the companies or individuals we work with in an effort to protect their privacy and to avoid unwanted solicitation. We are happy to provide names and details if you are interested in working with us.

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I just wanted to say that working with Rikka and Building Gurus was a great introduction to working with a recruiting firm as a partner vs. a vendor.  Starting with our Discovery Session, Rikka treated me like a valued customer who deserved a significant ROI on my investment with Building Gurus.  She proposed several ways we could work together, ultimately I chose Engaged Search and was impressed with the through candidate sourcing, the constant communication, and the candidates they presented.  But, I was the most impressed when I told her an strong internal candidate had emerged and she completely supported the decision to test and ultimately hire an internal candidate.  It was so unexpected and excellent.  I will definitely work with Rikka and Building Gurus again when I need to get a key hire right.

Private Equity Investment Partner / Building Supply Distributor

“Rikka provided me with a “refreshing” experience when dealing with a recruiter.  “Rikka receives an “A” in my book, when it comes to matching the right candidate to the right opportunity.  Happy to refer for years to come.  Thanks Rikka!”

National Sales Manager / Siding & Exterior 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.”

Trade Sales Manager / Building Products Distributor

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

Regional Manager / Building Product Distributor

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

Branch Manager / Siding & Exterior Building Products 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.”

General Manager / Wholesale Plumbing Distributor

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

VP of HR / Lumber & Interior Building Products

“My experience in working with an entrepreneurial company is that they pay more attention to the customer needs, building relationships and meeting expectations.  Building Gurus has demonstrated this over and over again.” 

Director of Human Resources / Exterior Building Products Manufacturer

“You rock, simply because you communicate consistently and continuously.”  

Director of Human Resources / National Wholesale Building Products Distributor

“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 Manager / Exterior Building Products Manufacturer

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

National Sales Manager / Siding & Exterior Building Products Manufacturer

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 Manager / Architectural Exterior Facade Company

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.

Vice President of Human Resources / Window & Door 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!”

Director of Human Resources / Siding & Exterior Building Products Manufacturer

We are quite happy with the results Building Gurus was able to provide.  They listen well and do their homework regarding the search.  They were extremely fast in providing us with qualified candidates that we were able to quickly interview. The process was very professional and well organized.  Building Gurus follows through in all aspects and is attentive to our opinions even after the placement. We are quite happy with Building Gurus and the results of her search and placement.

General Manager / Commercial Building Product 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.

Vice President of Strategy & Human Resources / Building Products Manufacturer

“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.”

Director of Human Resources / Garage Door Manufacturer

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 follow 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.


Vice President of Human Resources / Building Products Manufacturer & Distributor


“Thanks!  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.”

Human Resources Manager / Window & Door Manufacturer

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

Sales Manager / Window & Door Manufacturer

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

General Manager / ProSales Distributor

“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 Manager, / Window & Door Manufacturer

“You make my job easier and more enjoyable!”

Director of HR,
Building Products Manufacturer