Ray grew up always knowing his passion was carpentry. After a few years of various jobs that eventually landed him in Richmond, Ray decided to quit his job and go to work as a carpenter’s assistant. From there he transitioned into a commercial construction job and eventually decided to go into business for himself where he eventually made the switch into the residential construction sphere. Nearly 30 years later, R.A. Praught has become one of Richmond’s most respected general contracting companies whose name is synonymous with quality and integrity. When Ray is not working, he can usually be found spending time on the James River fishing, in his garden, or with his family.
Michael grew up working with and learning from Ray over the summers of his youth and into his college years. He attended the University of Virginia and received his degree in Philosophy in 2010. After graduating, Michael considered several different career paths but ultimately decided that following in his father’s footsteps was the right decision. “We work for some of Richmond’s best customers. It’s truly a pleasure working for them and helping to continue to grow R. A. Praught’s reputation as their preferred general contractor.” When Michael isn’t on the job, he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter, on the golf course, or enjoying the great outdoors.
Kathy met Ray in 1986 as a dental assistant. Shortly thereafter, they were married. Kathy serves as the office manager and is in charge of the books for the company. She enjoys spending time with her family, watercoloring, and helping others.