About Us

Jersey Devil Speed Shop was founded by Ronald Raeuber who was born and raised in the heart of the Pine Barrens in South Jersey. From an early age Ron was found on his dirt bikes riding the trails and local sand pits. Dirt bikes became Atvs and finally a Fl350 Odyssey bogging through the swamps and the winter snow. If not on dirtbikes he was at Atco Raceway or local car shows. Ron was always reading every hot rod magazine he could find and knew exactly at an early age what his first car was going to be, a 1935 Ford 5 window coupe. Working for his family's construction company he saved his summer earnings year after year and finally bought that car at age 16 before he could even drive it legally. Toys came and went such as chevy 4x4's, Mustang Cobra, Dodge Viper, GMC Syclone, Jeep crawlers, boats and street bikes. He knew his heart was in the automotive field but his family was in construction.

Ron was guided down the construction road as a career and soon found himself the president of a successful general construction company he built from just a toolbox and hard work. There he worked exclusively for descriminating clients demanding high quality and tight deadlines such as 13 years for the US Air Force at McGuire Afb, state wide public school districts/universities and state offices. Ron had to master contract negotiations, employee selection, scheduling, blue print reading/CAD, inspections and quality control as well as all the hands on. He put himself through welding school at nights after work to learn the trade and start building fun projects. Year after year of wear and tear on his mind and body from the fast paced construction environment and Ron still never felt fulfilled.

He had everything he thought he wanted, a successful business and a great wife and son. But something was missing. His heart just wasn't in the construction anymore. He decided to make a major change in his life and close the doors to his construction company and and take all the skills and lessons he learned along the way and embark on a new journey in his life. A chance to fulfill his childhood dream and turn those matchbox cars he would alter and paint as a kid into real life cars. A chance to express himself artistically as well as help others build their dreams. And so, Jersey Devil Speed Shop was born....