Want the ultimate in customized consulting for your building products organization — without any contracts, commitments, or catches?

Anyone who’s ever had to take on the tough job of hiring new talent in the building products industry has no doubt DREAMED of handing it off to a recruiter…

But that’s not always in the best interest of your business (or bottom line).

Maybe you’re trying to fill positions that are under $100K in compensation.
Maybe you’re trying to fill multiple positions at once in your organization.
Or maybe you’re trying to do a complete overhaul on your hiring practices.

The truth is there are LOTS of reasons why going through the typical “headhunting” process just doesn’t make sense for your situation.

But before you start stressing out your HR department (if you’re lucky enough to have one) with requests that go beyond the recruiting capabilities of your organization, there’s something you should know:

There’s a BETTER WAY (that’s actually budget-friendly)…

Introducing: Building Gurus Virtual VIP Day!

For the price of less than one placement fee, you and your team can get actionable advice that will help solve your hiring challenges for years.

When you’re a Virtual VIP, you’ve got options…


  • One FREE 30-minute Discovery Call
    Where you’ll get laser focused on your primary challenges and needs!
  • One 4-hour block of Consulting Work
    Where you (and up to 5 team members) will receive actionable advice!
  • ALL necessary Implementation Tools
    Where you’ll gain access to EVERYTHING you need at your fingertips!



  • One FREE 30-minute Discovery Call
    Where you’ll get laser focused on your primary challenges and needs!
  • Two 4-hour blocks of Consulting Work
    Where you (and up to 5 team members) will receive actionable advice!
  • ALL necessary Implementation Tools
    Where you’ll gain access to EVERYTHING you need at your fingertips!

ALL FOR JUST $12,500

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to calculate the value of these packages because once you have the information and strategy you need, you can use it again and again (saving you countless recruiter fees) to hire top-quality team members who can deliver unparalleled results to your bottom line.

And every step of the way, you’re gaining PRICELESS insight from one of the most sought-after recruiters in the building products industry with nearly 20 years in the business– me!

Hi, I’m Rikka, Chief Executive Recruiter at Building Gurus.

I grew up in North Dakota on a farm with a big red barn, so if you think you’re picking up on a bit of an accent, a straight-shooting attitude, and a Midwestern work ethic, it’s not just your imagination.

I’ve been working with building products manufacturers and distributors since 2001, growing my network long before LinkedIn was even “a thing.” I might have started with a phonebook, but I’ve been an early adopter of nearly every advancement in recruiting over the past two decades.

What sets Building Gurus apart is that we ONLY focus on recruiting and hiring within the building products industry, which means we understand the unique needs of wholesale, prosale, trade, commercial, and retail.

We’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business, but found that many of our best clients who’ve been coming back to us for hiring help year after year are privately held companies. 

I’ve made over 550 placements (plus 500+ more hires as an HR Manager before I became a recruiter) and done over 15,000 interviews — and I’m always looking for my next great success story!



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ready to get completely customized solutions for your organization’s toughest hiring challenges?

Why should I choose Building Gurus and Rikka?

With decades of industry-specific experience, I’m able to offer unparalleled service and insights to manufacturers and distributors of building products.

Plus, I’m fluent in Millenial, Gen X, and Boomer — I know how to speak their language and know how to get them interested, engaged, and saying YES.

How do I know if a Virtual VIP Day is right for me?

The first step for every Virtual VIP booking is the same: a 30-minute FREE discovery call where we’ll confirm that this is a smart move for BOTH of us.

If I don’t think I can help you in the amount of time you’ve selected (or at all), I’ll work with you to create a new action plan that everyone can agree on.

What implementation tools will I get?

There are a few resources that EVERY organization I work with find to be massively beneficial like video and audio recordings of our sessions, a copy of my ebook “Recruiting Conversations”, and my “Networking Like a Recruiter” video training.

All Virtual VIP clients can expect to gain digital access to those universally helpful tools.

But beyond that, there are DOZENS of other resources in my top secret arsenal that might be just what you need to overcome your recruiting challenges from webinar masterclasses and online mini-courses to printable worksheets, templates, and more!

Each Virtual VIP client can also expect to receive a customized action plan that spells out EXACTLY how to implement the steps we’ll discuss during our session — without overwhelming you with extra information that isn’t useful to your organization!

Do you offer in-person VIP Days?

Yes! While most clients prefer the cost-friendly option of going virtual, I’m open to traveling and providing in-person support for your organization.

In-person VIP days may also be extended into a two-day intensive.

Costs vary depending on location and length of stay, but an estimated range of cost will be provided during our FREE discovery call.


Are there payment options available?

While your 30-minute discovery call is FREE, once you decide to move forward with your Virtual VIP Day, a 50% deposit is required to reserve your preferred date and time.

The remaining 50% balance is due no later than the day before our Virtual VIP session.

All payments are non-refundable and all rescheduling must occur [xx] days in advance.


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