Originally from Mexico, Raul came to the United States when he was 11 years old and lived in the San Joaquin/Tranquility area. When he was in high school, he started working in the Kerman area and has lived there ever since. He and his wife are the proud parents of five successful children. His oldest daughter earned her teaching credential and their other four are at varying ages pursing degrees and finishing school. Raul has his hands full with a busy family and is even keeping track of his son in England as he studies abroad with Fresno State.

A family man, Raul respects many aspects of the company, but was quick to point out the family business is what he values most.

“I like that it’s not a cooperation, and you see and talk to your bosses everyday,” Raul explained. “The owners are good, compassionate people that are very involved in the community.”

When he snags a little free time with his whole family, Raul said they enjoy going to the movies and exploring the Monterey and Santa Cruz coast.