Being in business for 60 years is no small accomplishment…and having  “business partners” who have stayed with you on your entire journey is equally as impressive.  We are thrilled to pay special tribute to five Ramona businesses that were advertisers in our first issue and are still advertising with us today.  Thank you for 60 years of support!   60-ramona-body-shopRAMONA BODY SHOP In business since 1947, the Ramona Body Shop continues to provide the finest work in collision repair. As a highly competitive off-road racer, owner Eric Barron knows a thing or two about crashes — and how to get a vehicle running and looking pristine again! One could say that Eric’s family has a long history fueled by speed, adrenaline, and motor oil: Eric’s brother Alex races Indy Cars, and his father use to drag race. But rest assured you don’t need to be involved in a high-speed crash to seek the services of Ramona Body Shop; any fender-bender will do! 60-ramona-cleaners   RAMONA CLEANERS With all their dry-cleaning and laundry services performed on the premises, Ramona Cleaners is all about doing it right — right at home. In business since 1951, Ramona Cleaners places a high value on patriotism and will clean your American flag for free! Owners Rick Jones and Erinn Edens were born and raised in Ramona and have worked at Ramona Cleaners since 1974 and 1984, respectively. Now how’s that for experience! 60th-TOBIASTOBIASON BROTHERS EXCAVATING This excavating and grading company was a long-time partnership between two brothers, Angus and Art Tobiason. The company assisted its fellow Romona citizens with the tough tasks related to water and sewer lines, septic tank systems, fire hydrants, driveway paving, and road maintenance. Angus (August 17, 1930 - May 2, 2015) and Art moved with their family to Ramona in 1939 to establish a homestead. Both brothers graduated from Ramona High School, and then served in the Navy (Angus) and the Marine Corp (Art). After completing their service to our country and being discharged with honors, the brothers established Tobiason Brothers Excavating. Both Angus and Art were always huge supporters of many groups, clubs, organizations, etc. in town. 60th-ramona-cafeRAMONA CAFE & BAKE SHOP Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with the effusive host Guy Fieri, Ramona Cafe has continued over the years to make quite a name for itself! Owner Sonja Steiner is proud to provide Ramonans with the down-home comfort food that fills them up and keeps ’em coming back. Much of Steiner’s culinary inspiration, including the recipe for the famous six-inch-round cinnamon rolls, hails from her mother, who grew up in Switzerland. Ramona Cafe has been in business since the early 1920s. The building it currently occupies was a 24-hour eatery, El Patio, where it is said that John Wayne and Roy Rogers used to dine! 60-ransom   RANSOM BROTHERS TRUE VALUE LUMBER & SUPPLY COMPANY It’s always been a family-owned-and-run lumberyard since it launched in 1924; however, ownership passed from one family to another when the Gilchriests purchased the business from the Ransoms in 1989. Currently run by mother and son Joanne and Jimmy Gilchriest, Ransom Brothers True Value knows that customer service is its top priority — and the reason why people will continue to entrust their home needs to this long-standing company.

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