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Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner. With a few short days left in November, we still want to linger on the gratitude of Thanksgiving. It helps us focus in on the history and intent of a holiday we often whisk past too easily.

We’re all familiar with the classic, romanticized version of Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Indians coming together to join in a feast. However, we at R&A Contracting believe Thanksgiving is first and foremost an intensely spiritual event. We believe it is a time to share our faith, bask in the blessings God has given to us, and strengthen our connection with God.

Building a Thanksgiving tradition with these three pillars enables us to strengthen our relationship with God, our family, and our loved ones. It also gives us a fresh perspective to see the hand of Lord moving in our lives. Connecting with God while coming from a place of genuine, unwavering gratitude is an ongoing journey. In order to keep our hearts open and engaged in this process, we must:

  • Focus on the true meaning of community and how we can keep building into each other as neighbors and friends
  • Prepare to reflect on the abundance of gifts God has given to us.
  • Help others value the gift of gratitude so we don’t forget and get too comfortable with the life we’re blessed to enjoy.

The R&A family has a great many blessings for which we give thanks to God. This year we’re specifically thankful for:

  1. Outstanding, loyal employees
  2. Families who support our employees on a daily basis
  3. Returning clients who put their trust in us
  4. New clients that are sure to become returning clients
  5. Lapolla as our main supplier of foam and coatings
  6. Outstanding suppliers that provide us with all of our materials
  7. Business associates, bankers, and consultants who help us with the day to day operations
  8. Men’s Bible study every Thursday morning at R&A
  9. That we get to be a part of Beraka Ministries and Meals for a Million
  10. That we live in a country where we are free to serve  our God without worry of retribution

With still some time before the holiday bustle goes full speed, we encourage you to pause for a moment and be thankful for what you have. Life is not an accident and we want you to know your life has a greater purpose. God has given us so many blessings and we thank you for reading and sharing with us.

Happy Thanksgiving and here’s to a Merry Christmas!

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