If You Can Dream It, We Can Build It!

Whether it’s a bathroom or kitchen remodel, a room addition, a new roof, a retail store or even a resort hotel that you need built; RA Building & Design will help make your dream a reality. For more than 35 years, homeowners have trusted RA Building & Design to get the job done — on time, within budget, and without stress­.  From design and planning services to final construction, we can help you every step of the way.

RA Building & Design was founded by Rick A. with the vision to create the ultimate remodel, exterior design or whole home renovation that suits your needs and your personality…to design, build and create the perfect place to live for your lifestyle.

Rick is an easy-going guy and one of the hardest working, talented builders you will ever meet!  We love him because he’s an amazing craftsman, our clients love him for his infectious smile, big heart and attention to detail.

 “I only know one way to accomplish a job, and that’s the right way.  Attention to detail is crucial.  At the end of the day, if I’m going to put my name on the work, it had better be perfect.  I demand no less, and the customer deserves no less!”


Rick is the cornerstone of the company and is proficient in architectural drawings and adept at creative solutions and approaches that yield amazing results!  His 35 years as a builder and his experience in all aspects of the building/construction industry and building trades, both residential and commercial, readily equip him to handle a multitude of situations.  Rick has designed and built numerous custom structures, both residential and commercial, and has amassed an extensive portfolio of projects located throughout the Midwest.  (See a sampling of Rick’s portfolio below.)

Salt Fork 2 Lodging Exterior

Salt Fork Resort and Conference Center in Cambridge, Ohio, is  tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, in Ohio’s largest state park.  Constructed in the early seventies, this massive pine beam and stone lodge captures the atmosphere and flavor of the grand park lodges built at the turn of the century.  Salt Fork features 148 guestrooms full of rustic charm and 54 cottages nestled along the water’s edge of Salt Fork Lake.

 Salt Fork cabins Picture of cabins on Salt Fork lake



Trinity Full Gospel Church Zanesville OH Trinity Full Gospel Church Zanesville OH 2

Church Worship Center, Zanesville, Ohio.  Designed and built in 1980, the Worship Center has a vaulted beam sanctuary, and full school facilities including 18 classrooms, recreation room and kitchen.



           Aldi 2 Aldi 4

A total of 123 ALDI stores were built that encompassed a variety of building designs.  Bardstwn Road and Preston Hwy in Louisville, KY, Grant Line Road in New Albany, IN, Southport Road in Indianapolis, IN, and Peru, IN, Salem, OH, and Johnstown, PA, are just a few of the locations included in the 123 stores.


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 Residential homes custom designed and built in Louisville area.

We take pride in our attention to detail and in our ability to enhance the quality of life of homeowners throughout the region.  No matter the size of your project, RA Building & Design offers superior quality building and remodeling services and you’ll enjoy a safe and comfortable experience.  But don’t take our word for it.  We invite you to read the testimonials of just a sampling of our satisfied customers, where you’ll find out the kind of comfortable, safe remodeling experience you’ll enjoy with us.

Our team at RA Building & Design helps you to put your mind at rest and actually get excited and enjoy the process!  We will listen fully to your vision, make a plan and then meet with you in person to carefully explain the remodeling or building solution and answer all your questions.

We would be delighted to serve you in any way we can!  If you’re ready to start planning your renovation or building project, take the first step and give us a call.  You’ll find our number on our Contact page.  We look forward to serving you!