Thankful Thursday is a time for us to reflect on the positive people and moments in our lives that bring us happiness and prosperity. As a company, R&R Surface Protectors wouldn’t be complete without the amazing people behind it. Thank you to our talented group of employees and for the work you have done for the organization over the years. You have helped us provide the best products and top notch service to our customers and for that, we would like to honor you on this Thankful Thursday at R&R.
Meet Allie Griffin — our new Marketing Coordinator
Allie Griffin joins R&R Surface Protectors, Inc. as our Marketing Coordinator. She is an experienced Marketing Specialist also skilled in Customer Service, Management, Leadership, Bookkeeping, Public Relations, Mentoring and Project Management.
A focused leader who demonstrates persistence, excellent computer and organizational skills, and effective problem solving skills, Allie is known as a team player with a strong work ethic, pleasant personality and uncompromising integrity.
Allie is a native of Fort Collins. She is currently working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Marketing Concentration.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her beautiful daughter, working out, hiking and going out to dinner with friends and family.
We’re so excited to welcome Allie to the R&R team!
R&R Surface Protectors, Inc. announces the passing of company President, Douglas McArthur.
Douglas Mark McArthur, 75, of Fort Collins, died May 22, 2018 in Fort Collins. He was born July 31, 1942 to David and Faith (Daggett) McArthur in Fort Collins, Colorado. On July 7, 1978 he married Caroline Kay Wise in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Doug graduated from Fort Collins High School, Class of 1960. He spent his career in sales and management. He worked for Osborn Hardware, Diamond Lumber, Center Rental & Sales, RSC Equipment Rental and eventually retired from United Rentals. He was co-owner of R&R Surface Protectors for 20 years and then sole owner for the previous four years.
He loved to play pickleball with his family of friends at the Fort Collins Senior Center. Doug enjoyed camping, fishing, golf and Monday breakfast meetings with his long-time buddies. He was an avid Broncos fan, NASCAR fan (Petty#43) and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Doug is survived by his children Augie McArthur, Kristin Fisher, Cindy Habermehl, Lonni Buerger and Lance Hagans; his sister Beverly Woods; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Caroline; his sister, Barbara Frawley; his sister, Joyce Stump and his parents, Faith and David McArthur.
As one of the original owners and current President, Doug brought immeasurable industry experience to R&R in so many areas. He was always the salesman. Colleagues would say, “Doug could sell anything to anyone!” We will miss his character, sarcasm and generosity. Rest in Peace.
I’d like to introduce Lance Hagans who is starting at R&R Surface Protectors, Inc. as our General Manager on February 1, 2017. Lance will oversee Operations and work directly with Executive Management and our Production staff. His job responsibilities will include managing and maintaining all Operational areas at our manufacturing facility.
We’ve hired Lance as part of our latest expansion and continued growth in our industry. He will primarily be involved in streamlining our production processes, improving our inventory system, managing our production staff, research and development of new products and much more. His presence will give us the opportunity to make necessary improvements within our products and our company.
Lance’s experience has covered all aspects of business including operations, production, inventory, sales, IT and management. He spent over 30 years in the IT industry working for computer retailers, software development company, ISP, and Shipping company before taking the General Manager position with R&R. As a prior business owner, Lance will also draw on his experience to manage many aspects of our day-to-day business.
Lance holds an Associate’s Degree from Ashworth College in Computer Information Management.
In his spare time, Lance enjoys computer games, fishing, hiking, hot rods, motorcycles, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
This was a great year! A busy year and a year full of lessons! We look forward to 2016, with continued growth for R&R and more benefits for our customers. We couldn’t do any of this without all of our loyal customers.
We appreciate you and we wish you the very happiest of holiday seasons! Thank you for your continued business and your friendship. We look forward to working with you for many years to come!
R&R TIRE SURFACE PROTECTORS, INC. CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF CAROLINE K. MC ARTHUR
by Cindy K Habermehl
JANUARY 3, 2014 – COLORADO – R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc. has officially announced the passing of industry mogul, Caroline K. McArthur, President of R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc., from natural causes. Caroline died on January 2, 2014, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado with her family by her side.
She is survived by her beloved family: her mother, Ruth Kyle of Fort Collins, Colorado; husband, Douglas McArthur, now-President of R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc.; son, Lance Hagans of Guam; daughter, Lonni Buerger, Production Manager of R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc.; daughter, Cindy Habermehl, VP/Director of Operations at R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc.; son, Augie McArthur of Fort Collins, Colorado; daughter, Kristin Fisher of Windsor, Colorado; in addition to ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Caroline worked for Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, Comlinear Corporation for eight years as the Production Manager, and was co-owner and President of R & R Tire Surface Protectors for over 18 years. She is preceded in death by her father, Victor Wise. Caroline loved to play bridge with her family of friends and her best friend, Nila. She enjoyed the theater and was a long-time patron of the Lincoln Center and Candle Light Dinner Theater. She loved to go camping and fishing at her favorite spot at Longdraw Reservoir. She was an avid Broncos fan and enjoyed movies and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a dedicated member of Unity Church in Fort Collins.
Many charities benefited from Caroline’s thoughtful and renowned generosity, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics of Colorado, Larimer County Humane Society and so many more.
Caroline was the driving force in R&R for over 15 years. She developed strong relationships with our customers and vendors. She made deep connections as friends, not just business associates. Caroline led the growth of the business with her dynamic, warm, and generous personality. Her enthusiasm was contagious.
From the beginning, Caroline had many roles, including serving as President and as R&D Director. Her R&D background was an excellent springboard for one of her earliest contributions, the creation of the Company’s EnviroShield product — the first of its kind to the interior construction rental industry. She was a true pioneer, our pioneer.
Her invaluable insights on business trends and our customers’ rapidly changing needs influenced new approaches to the development of new surface protection products. The significant contributions she made still distinguish R&R Tire Surface Protectors, Inc. as the leader in global interior construction surface protection.
As we grew, Caroline nurtured the culture and growth of R&R through her values, her insightfulness and her charm. She was our pillar of strength. Together, our family and the Company celebrate the beautiful person she was.
A visionary, true leader, and dear friend, Caroline will be forever missed by everyone who knew her.
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