C&A Home and Building


Christina Hefel Andrew Meyer C&A Home and Building


RACINE -- In 2016, Christina Hefel and Andrew Meyer of C&A Home and Building purchased the property of 314-322 Sixth Street in the City of Racine. Now, three short years later, the loan has closed, the renovations are complete, and Roberta’s Restaurant is cooking up an incredible lineup of salads, sandwiches, burgers and more!

"I had an absolute blast helping to provide Christina and Andrew with the necessary financial resources to close on this building. Not only are they providing economic opportunity for the City of Racine, but Roberta’s Restaurant serves up arguably the best burger in Greater Racine."

Thomas Van Gent
BLP Loan Officer

Both Hefel and Meyer have substantial background in business and renovation. With over ten years of experience in purchasing and renovating properties, Meyer manages the day-to-day operations for the business. With 20 years of retail experience, Hefel is well-versed in recruitment, marketing, and brand development.

"This beautiful location presented itself as an incredible opportunity for us. We're glad to see the progress evolve into successful opportunities for others. BLP and the City of Racine were instrumental in helping our vision become a reality."

Christina Hefel
Co-Owner, C&A Home and Building

The three-story building was built in the early 1900s. Formerly a YMCA, the building and its parking lot occupy 32,000 sq ft in downtown Racine. The C&A team purchased the facility in November 2016 with the sole purpose of renovation, which they are well on their way.

"There is no question the city of Racine is growing. Without the collaboration from BLP and local financial institutions, projects like 314 Sixth Street would not be possible, and businesses like Roberta's Restaurant could not open. This multi-dimensional effort is not just a number's game, it's built to create opportunity."

Amy Connolly
Director of City Development, Racine

Business Lending Partners (BLP) collaborated with First American Bank on the financing of the renovation project. This project would not have been possible without a strong partnership between BLP, C&A Home and Building, and the City of Racine.

SBA 504

March 2019

25-Year Fixed Rate:

4.741%

20-Year Fixed Rate:

4.586%

10-Year Fixed Rate:

4.628%