Spring renewal 

  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges (Optional)
  • 8 fresh mint sprigs (Optional)

March 2021

Charles' Corner

Strawberry Agua Fresca

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended berry mixture through a wire mesh strainer set over a large mixing bowl; discard the pulp and seeds.
  3. Add the remaining 7 cups cold water to the pureed strawberries and mix well. Place the Aqua de Fresa in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.

by Carol Loveless, CEO of RPD

Spring is here! Greetings from life that is looking towards hope and new possibilities. I’m not going to over all the challenges that we all have been facing (briefly: pandemic, loss of loved ones/jobs/friends, the “2021 snowpocalypse,” etc.), but instead, I proclaim that I  am full of optimism as we look forward to spring and opportunities being offered with the COVID-19 vaccinations and getting closer to some semblance of normalcy.

Have you got your “ouchie?”  Here at RPD, our staff and workers are all moving towards accessing their vaccinations. However, although we are excited about receiving these shots, we are still following CDC guidelines when it comes to mask wearing, hygiene and distancing. We appreciate all of your support in these efforts while encouraging you to get vaccinated at your earliest opportunities: together we can bring this epidemic closer to ending or, at least, becoming manageable.

Now is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors before the unbearable heat strikes.  We’ve been taking advantage of this whenever possible. There are so many wonderful trails in and around San Antonio, plus parks in abundance around Texas where you can explore lakes, mountains, rivers, pine forests, deserts, gulf-shores, etc.

One last thing, business is booming! However, while we don’t really need to offer a sale, we’re still going to do it to help our customers as you look at spring maintenance before summer hits: painting, remodeling, repairs….  Look below to check out our offer. Thanks for being the incredible people that you are!!


By Charles Loveless, VP of Sales and Operations 

What is happening in San Antonio currently? A lot! Remodeling and Remediation companies are busier than ever. Here are some popular project requests and why it’s happening:

1. Storm repairs: A lot of repairs from plumbing damages due to the strong winter storm/electric-water outages in February. While these repairs have become mandatory to get plumbing working again, and remove and repair water damaged areas, many are opting to take advantage of us being there to do a more complete remodel of their bathroom or kitchen areas.
2. Video-call Office Ready: From full office remodeling to creating a unique back wall for all those Zoom, Team, and other online-platform video calls. Many are personalizing it to reflect their brand, style, or interests.

Sprucing up your house for Spring

3. Exterior Paint-Repairs: Springtime brings all types of home updates and repairs, but none is more popular than ensuring the exterior of your home is ready for the potential spring storms and scorching hot summer.  Now is the time to examine the exterior of your home for any wood rot, open seams, and paint wearing (chips, bleaching, chalking, etc.).  We can ensure your home is protected from the searing sun and heat as much as possible.
4. Project Timing: Along with the general spring spruce ups, many are taking advantage of our current sale and pandemic relief funds for home improvements / upgrades they’ve been putting off for too long. Whether it’s updating the bathroom, enclosing a patio, preparing their outdoor area for upcoming family get-togethers, homeowners are working on making their home the place they want to be in for a while, while others are prepping them for move-in or sale.

Whatever the reasons, we’re here to keep your home protected while making it into the place that you’ll enjoy living in.

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REMODELING SERVICES & PAINTING services in san antonio

​​By Lauren Loveless, Marketing Assistant

A refreshing Mexican drink for the upcoming warm spring; perfect on a sunny day!

by Lauren Loveless, Marketing Assistant​​

The recent winter storm caused some of our community a significant amount of damage. Not only were our houses harmed by the weather, but we were also affected mentally and set back in work and school. However, just because this event took us by surprise, we can’t allow a repeat to occur when the summer conditions start to take a toll. As San Antonioians, we’re experienced with hotter temperatures, but our houses still need to be properly prepared to handle that.

The serious concern for homes during the summer months is wood rot. Specifically wood that is exposed to the elements, such as siding/stucco, patios/decks, and chimneys. It is also worth mentioning that you might experience paint failure, which will cause cracks which allows moisture to penetrate the wood, leading to peeling and wood rot.

Here is a list of things to consider fixing up:

Pressure-wash your patio and driveway to remove dirt, mildew, and mold.
Check up on your sprinkler system, make sure the pipes didn’t freeze over with the recent winter freeze.
Check the exterior of your chimneys, eaves, fascia, and siding for wood rot or damages. We recommended getting those areas repaired and painted as soon as possible.
Clean and refresh your deck to prepare spring and summer gatherings.
Check gutters for build-up and any loose or damaged areas.
Check weather stripping around doors and windows.
And don’t forget these areas: fence posts, flower beds, bird baths, air-conditioners, roofs, and outdoor furniture.