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9524 Downing St. Richmond, VA 23238

Why R.A. Praught?

Your home is a special place. When it’s time for your project to get started, make sure you hire someone you trust in your home and to get the job done. At R.A. Praught, our combination of experience, quality products, and outstanding people ensure that at the end of your project, you are left with a space that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Project Management

When you hire R.A. Praught, you do just that. With every job, either Ray or Michael is on site every day meeting with you, supplying and directing subcontractors, and ensuring your home is left safe and secure in the evening. We do not rely on our subcontractors or lead carpenters to run the job. You hired us to do the job and we take pride in that fact.


Open Communication

As with any relationship, communication is key. From our initial meeting to your project’s completion and even after the construction process is finished, you can expect honest, open, and frequent communication from R.A. Praught. When we sit down with you to go over our job estimate numbers, every category that goes into the estimate total is laid out clearly for you to see and inquire about. During the project, we make ourselves available to you and will meet with you as often as the project demands or as often as you feel comfortable. Every customer’s communication needs differ and we are prepared to meet those expectations.

Best Practices

Along with providing the absolute best quality construction services comes the knowledge that R.A. Praught employs the best practices in their construction. Doing things the right way is what sets us apart from our competition. From your foundation to your roof and everything in between, you will have the piece of mind that the job was done right.

Quality Products

In order to give you the finished space that you’ve always dreamed of, R.A. Praught uses only the highest quality products to make that happen. Whether from right here in Richmond or across the country, R.A. Praught uses the right stuff for the right job to ensure your home provides you with years of enjoyment.

High-Caliber People

Building beautiful spaces is our passion. It is also a team effort. With this in mind, R.A. Praught works with a consistent group of high-caliber, specialty contractors that share our passion for quality craftsmanship. The people we introduce to you and your home are a representation of how we choose to do business: with integrity and a commitment to excellence.

Experience & Awards

The nearly 30 years of residential building experience are by far R.A. Praught’s most important credential and the one we are most proud of. R.A. Praught is also a member of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Ray and Michael are both NARI Certified Remodelers. Ray is also a NARI Universal Design Certified Remodeler as well as a past President and board member of the NARI Central Virginia chapter. The readers of R Home magazine have twice voted R.A. Praught “Richmond’s favorite General Contractor”.

Recently, RA Praught Construction redeveloped our first floor bedroom and master bathroom. The bathroom included a full size bathtub, walk-in shower, heated floor, stone tile and cherry wood cabinetry. The fixtures provide subtle support for aging visitors. The bedroom included hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and new French doors to the patio. We were immensely pleased with RA Praught - their work is of the highest quality and their subcontractors/craftsmen were skilled, polite, and neat. We highly recommend RA Praught Construction.

- John & Ann M.

RA Praught recently completed the conversion of a theatre room and bathroom in our attic space. All of the team were efficient, neat and professional. Questions were responded to quickly, and I received daily visits from Michael, Ray's son, who was very easy to work with, and always made time to call in if there were any issues of concern. We are delighted with the finished result.

- Rowena C.

We used RA Praught to remodel our home on Monument Ave before we moved in. Ray worked closely with us to move the job along without compromising quality. Both he and his subs seemed to be as invested in our home and completing it on time as we were. I'd have no hesitation in using RA Praught again or recommending them to others.

- Colleen H.

Their sub contractors were amazing! From the framers, to the electrician, cabinet maker, trim carpenters and painters, they were all professionals I could trust to give us high quality work, fair pricing and an honest opinion. Our finished product was better than we could have imagined. R.A. Praught turned our house into our dream home.

- Cheryl R.

Construction you can count on.