ABOUT US


“Quality Since 1971”

 

We are a locally owned and operated meat and seafood company based in Redding, California. We are a purveyor of premium meats and seafood to our retail customers at our market in downtown Redding, and to our wholesale customers across the north state. We are proud to say our customers have voted us “Best of the North State” every year of the contest.

 

Our Mission

Today, food quality, safety and sourcing are more important than ever for our customers. We live in the community we serve, and our families consume the product we sell. Our mission is to provide fresh, premium meats and seafood to our retail and wholesale customers from sources we trust. Our friendly, personalized customer service is made possible by our exceptional team of employees. R&R strives to maintain a work environment for our people that fosters creativity with new products, attention to food quality, and dedication to our customers.

 

History 

R&R Quality Meats was originally founded in downtown Redding, California in 1971 by Roger Dawes and Robert Blagg and has grown through the years to become one of the most trusted suppliers of fine meats in Shasta County. Early on, the company created a wholesale operation at its retail location to expand its business and serve local restaurants and institutions.

In 2003, Charlie Lefort, who worked his way from a clean-up boy in the 1980's to store manager, purchased the company from Roger Dawes with three business partners. They worked to grow the company even more by purchasing Shasta Wholesale in Anderson, allowing for a larger and more efficient wholesale business.

In 2007, retail manager Jason Schlange and wholesale manager Warren Jimison joined Charlie as co- owners of the business. In 2012, they purchased the Buz's Crab building and opened a seafood market to keep the tradition of fresh crab and seafood alive in Redding. Over the next two years the entire building was renovated, and in 2014 the retail meat and seafood markets were combined to create R&R Quality Meats & Seafood.

Today, R&R Quality Meats & Seafood has one of the largest fresh meat and seafood displays in the North State, and a wholesale division with routes stretching across Northern California.