In 1978, company founder and President, Richard Quinn began RQ&A and it quickly emerged as a leader in the political consulting field, with some of the firm's earliest clients including Strom Thurmond and Ronald Reagan. Since then, RQ&A has been involved in hundreds of successful federal, state and local campaigns. The firm also provides public opinion research, strategic communications and public relations consulting services to candidates, agencies of government, leading corporations and associations across the Southeastern United States.

The firm's success evolved from its focus on research to guide strategic communications and has developed a deep understanding of the best techniques to communicate with a wide variety of demographics, particularly in the South.

Having most recently served as lead consultant to Senator John McCain's presidential campaign in South Carolina, RQ&A continues to be a leading communications and political consulting firm in South Carolina.