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At R&A Contracting, we strongly believe in giving back to our St. Louis community. One of the ways R&A Contracting adds value to our community is by partnering with different St. Louis charities. The potential risk for any donation is not knowing which charities are reputable and which ones are not.

The Better Business Bureau recently released its updated Guide to BBB Accredited Charities. Over 200 charities are listed in this guide, all of whom have met the bureau’s 20 Standards of Charity Accountability. The standards include a full examination of the charity’s financials, fundraising materials and strategy, and annual business report.

There are four factors to consider when choosing to partner with any potential charity:

  1. Affiliations – Any religious, political, philanthropic, philosophical, or demographic affiliations should be carefully considered before supporting any cause.
  2. Online and public reputation – Just like any good business, a reputable charity works hard to maintain and improve their online and public reputation. A thorough search through online records, news stories, and personal experience from family and friends is worth your time before beginning any support.
  3. Financial history – A charity’s financials and fiscal transparency is a good indication whether they are an ethical foundation. Ask for information and sources to confirm any charity’s financial history and current practices.
  4. Track record of success – Have they made a difference? With whom, when, where? Look for examples. See if they have followed through with their pledge to create change. A charity without success is poorly run and probably worth a second thought before supporting any further.

No matter what cause or purpose is at hand, we encourage any of our business partners to consider supporting local St. Louis charities to make a difference in our community. The opportunity to help change lives is one that we gladly accept with our time and resources through R&A Contracting.

If you’d like to learn more about the different St. Louis charities R&A Contracting supports, please contact us via phone or by email.

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO