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Strong Foundations | Spring 2018

A message from Randall Redding

Spring hasn’t fully committed to springing, but with the changing of seasons, I gladly share with you the latest issue of the Strong Foundations newsletter.

This quarter’s edition focuses on ministry and giving back, both in the sense of building a Retreat Center and of an individual who is making a significant contribution to the community with their passionate volunteerism.

Our first article is about Lutheranch Retreat Center, an award-winning construction project that we recently completed. This year‐round ministry offers summer camping programs for 1st‐8th grade youth and confirmation camp for confirmands. RKR strived to make this a special place, while overcoming numerous construction obstacles such as challenging natural landscape with limited access to utilities, as well as incorporating resourceful creativity to add special touches throughout the facility.

We also offer a Q&A with Laura Richards, Founder & Chair of the Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt. Laura shares her passion for volunteerism and how it has impacted change in the region, as well as the important role her mother’s legacy has played in her philanthropic endeavors.

I want to take a brief moment to recognize the RKR team for, again, organizing and managing the West Georgia Habitat for Humanity home build. In addition, our company won multiple Build Georgia Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Georgia in the construction group category for the Lutheranch Retreat Center (mentioned above), Glynn Academy High School, and Polk County College and Career Academy projects.

Thank you for your friendship through the years and enjoy the warmer weather.


Respectfully,





Randall K. Redding
President & CEO

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Laura Richards - Founder & Chair of the Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt, LLC

Laura is from Carrollton, but left in 1990 to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Then she moved back in 2009. While she was away, she biked across the United States and then led as a European guide for Vermont Bicycle Touring. That’s when it clicked for her regarding trails. She first rode with guests on trails separated from roads in the Netherlands. There she saw people holding hands while they biked and carrying pets and their groceries to the extent that it became more than a trail, but a really busy public space.

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Lutheranch Retreat Center | RKR Completed Project

1st Place Build Georgia Award


Called “a place apart to experience God and community,” Lutheranch is a harmonious marriage of a natural environment with modern conveniences. This retreat-style lodge was a CM at Risk project featuring two stories in one section of the building and a rusticmodern design throughout. Though beautiful, the isolated and lake-neighboring location held challenges as it was removed from paved roads and had limited utilities. To combat this, we used a temporary generator, employed methods of erosion control, and worked around the weather to make this project an award-winning success.

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