Hiring Challenges?

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Are you struggling to find the people you need to move from potential to profits?

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Are you beginning to realize the cost of keeping under-performers is costing your business?

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Are you starting to wonder if you can find and hire the building products talent you need?

At Building Gurus, our mission is simple: to find passive, qualified, interested, and ready-to-interview candidates that will make incredible leaders in your organization!

We are the leading Building Products Executive Search Firm and specialize in Engaged Search & Recruitment Consulting For Sales, Emerging Leaders, and Executive Talent for Building Product Manufacturers and Distributors Across the US.

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The Building Gurus Difference

You’re probably wondering how we can deliver candidates that your in-house or current recruiting partner hasn’t been able to. Hiring great talent is a key part of your business, but it’s the reason we’re in business. We invest in tools, technology, and resources to ensure we’ve always got the best “inventory” of talent at our fingertips. Building world-class best practices and an employer brand that gets and keeps the attention of A-players is key to our success. When you hire us, you immediately benefit from the years we’ve spent building our brand and relationships with sales, managers, and leaders in the building products industry.

Here are just a few strategies we use to ensure we can deliver best-in-class building products sales, manager, and executive level talent fast:

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TRADE JOURNALS

Rikka’s articles appear in trade magazines like LBM Journal, ProSales, Remodeling, and more.

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NATIONAL NEWS + MEDIA

Rikka’s advice has been featured on Fast Company, NFIB, AmEx Open Forum, CBS Small Business Pulse, Huffington Post, and more.

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ASSOCIATIONS + CONFERENCES

Rikka is selected to speak at local, regional, and national conferences like KBIS and ProDealer Summit.

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CONTENT MARKETING

We share helpful articles, videos, and audios about how to hire, how to get hired, and how to get better results to over 100,000 building product professionals every month.

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VALUE FIRST APPROACH

We reach out to targeted building products leaders every single day to introduce our company and see how we can help their career. This value first approach means when we reach out about your opportunity they are much more likely to respond positively.

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LONGEVITY + INTEGRITY

We’ve been building relationships with building products professionals since 2001. We believe being real and communicating frequently is the key to powerful partnership. Our clients agree, which is why we have an over 96% client retention rate.

Our 4-Stage Search Process

The Recruiting Blueprint

Scope + Specs

Our search process starts with a kick off call to help us understand your business and culture. Then we dig into the opportunity. We can even use a patented job benchmarking process to set you up for success.

Design + Deliver

We combine your ideal hire profile and our expert-level knowledge of recruiting for top sales reps, managers and leaders in building products to design your customized recruiting strategy that delivers best-in-class sales, leaders, and executives.

Vet + Validate

With your Ideal Hire Profile at the heart of our search, we’ll identify and review hundreds of people, conduct in-depth interviews and ultimately present the top 1% of the market so you can choose with confidence.

Welcome + Warranty

This is when the focus shifts from recruiting to retaining. We rarely get it wrong (in fact, it’s been over a decade), but if we do you’re covered by our guarantee. When they start, we don't stop. We keep in touch for a full year after they start.

Stephen

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.

Stephen Building Products Manufacturer
Matt

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.

Matt Vice President of People, Garage Door Manufacturer
Doug

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.

Doug VP of Human Resources, Door + Hardware Manufacturer + Distributor
Nicholas

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.

Nicholas Area Sales Manager, Building Products Manufacturer
Scott

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.

Scott Location Leader, Lumber + Building Materials Distributor
Jeff

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.

Jeff CFO, Building Products Manufacturer
Phil

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.

Phil Regional Manager, ProSales 100 + Building Products Manufacturer
Kevin

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.

Kevin Profit Center Manager, Plumbing Distributor
Bob

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.

Bob Regional Sales Manager, Building Products Manufacturer
Brian

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.

Brian Territory Sales Manager, Siding Manufacturer
Glen

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.

Glen Regional Manager, Installed Sales + Building Products Distributor
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Rikka Brandon is the founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus, a leading executive search and consulting firm that works exclusively with building product manufacturers and distributors to find, hire, and retain top building products talent.

Often sought out for her expertise, Rikka is a member of National NKBA Leadership Recruitment committee, a frequent speaker at national conferences, a contributing writer to publications including LBM Journal, the NKBA blog, ProSales, Remodeler and more.

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