Antone E. Raymus


Antone E. Raymus came to Manteca on a wagon in 1923. From these beginnings, Tony has become a business and community leader for six decades.

It started in 1945 with a one man real estate office. The next year he purchased a ranch and started a subdivision. By 1964, the Raymus Co. accounted for 70 percent of all homes built in Manteca. He built the Manteca Bowl, El Rancho Mobile Home Park, and in 1977 founded the Manteca News. In 1982, he acquired the Ripon Record.

To date, Raymus Development has built 42 subdivisions with more than 3,100 homes.

His community activities include organizing the Teen Club in 1947, charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and chairman of United Crusade in 1963. Benefiting from his generosity since then have been Love Thy Neighbor with a house donation, the Boys & Girls Club, and Boy Scouts of America.

In 1988, he and his wife Marie started the Raymus Foundation which has donated more than $138,000 to local charities. Former Mayor Trena Kelley would also testify to numerous times when Tony silently has helped out families in the community.