Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Raymus joining Little League Hall of Fame

Our company Vice President, Bob Raymus, will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame...see article below from the Manteca Bulletin....

Bob Raymus, better known as “Coach Bob” around the ball fields at Lincoln Park, is being inducted as the first coach for the Manteca Little League Hall of Fame.

Joining him will be Al Nunes who was one of the key people in starting the league more than 25 years ago as well as Los Angeles Dodgers organization player Matt Berezay who got his start in Manteca Little League.

Raymus, Berezay, and Nunes will be inducted during a dinner dance on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the MRPS Hall. Tickets are $30 per person.

Raymus started the Farm Division in 1995 and coached his son from 1995-2000 in Manteca Little League. Then moved to Manteca Babe Ruth for the 2001 through 2003 seasons, again coaching his son. However, Raymus could not stop coaching youth. In 2004, he coached youth baseball in Ripon and in 2005-2006 coached in Manteca Babe Ruth. In 2007, Manteca Little League was short Major Division coaches and outreached to Raymus for help. Not only did he coach in 2007, he also coached in 2008 and 2009.

Raymus was very accomplished as a Little League coach, leading his team to division championships in 1998 and 2000. Both teams made very successful Tournament of Champion runs. In both 1997 and 1999, he was selected by the Little League Board of Directors to be the All-Star Team coach and both teams made very successful All-Star runs.

Raymus’ caring and passion could always be noticed at practice and on the game field. He got the most out of his players and helped teach and mentor young people to be better people both on and off the field. He would always help his players with rides to and from practice and games if needed, Raymus always put his player’s well-being first and foremost.

Raymus really stepped up to help Manteca Little League in its time of need in 2007 when the league did not have enough coaches. Manteca Little League has always been able to count on Raymus whether it was coaching, sponsoring, or making the league schedules.

Congratulations Bob!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The New Color for 2010 is.....?

Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010.

View the story here: Pantone

Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

In many cultures, Turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is only a fantasy.

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cooking Extravaganza - A Huge Success!

Chef John Hitchcock of Del Rio Country Club put on a great show for our visitors last Sunday. The food he prepared was FANTASTIC! That being said, if you would like a copy of the recipes, please contact me!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Do you want a well-built home?

If so, then it's a must that you purchase one of our homes at Country Faire in Linden! We utilize the services of a third-party independent inspector from Quality Built.

We understand the importance of quality workmanship when it comes to building your home. That is why the inspectors from Quality Built inspect each home three times during the build process. Their goal is to make sure the quality meets building standards, not just code.
Take a look at our Country Faire floor plans online at: http://www.raymushomes.com/countryfaire.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Woman-Centric Background

I thought that since our first Woman-Centric floor plan will soon be under construction in Linden, it might be good to give some insight into what it all really means. At first glance, this idea of Woman-Centric might seem to be just a creative marketing scheme. However, you will see that it is not just a new way of building a more useful, relaxing home, but it is also new way of providing the best customer service possible.

In 2005, it was reported at the National Association of Home Builders that “Women are the sole or primary decision makers in 91% of new home purchases.” After conducting 1000’s of hours of research, in 2006 Merillat, America’s largest cabinetry brand proclaimed “Women are the target market for home builders.”

America’s largest residential design firm, Design Basics, has been specifically researching women homebuyers’ preferences in home designs since 2003. During the previous decade, the majority of their firm’s research had been with men. But an article in FORBES magazine, attributing Lowes success against their bigger rival Home Depot was due to Lowes’ recognition that “she” was the key decision maker, encouraged Design Basics seek the input from female homebuyers. Women from all parts of the country, with differing backgrounds and varying levels of financial resources have participated in their research, which continues today.

In addition to being asked to critique the company’s home designs and describe their dream home, women identified what they were frustrated with in their current homes. Design Basics used focus groups, online and telephone surveys, model home interviews and spent time with women in their current homes observing aspects of design. All to better understand how these women wanted their homes to “live”. Paul Foresman with Design Basics points out, “I’ve been married 27 years and thought I knew what women wanted in a new home. But our research findings continue to amaze me. Flat out, many of my assumptions were wrong. And as guys, we simply overlooked design amenities that we’ve learned are very important to women.”

At Raymus Homes, we believe the woman-centric approach is better. The home designs are better because they truly focus on how the home “lives”. We’ve developed a new appreciation for the products included in our homes—again based on women’s feedback. And all of our buyers benefit from our emphasis on delivering a great customer experience.

If you have any questions about the Woman-Centric Matters approach or want to see what we've been up to, please contact us at 887-2172 or ryan@raymushomes.com.

You can take our Woman-Centric personality quiz on our website at www.raymushomes.com