Upon graduating from high school, Raul owned a small Carpet and Floor Cleaning Company. The company specialized in carpet restoration, and later transitioned into a flooring company which grew to the point where he had numerous commercial accounts city wide. He has spent 15 years in sales, and throughout that discovered that he is a people person; that realization helped shape his career around helping and serving the needs of people.
In 2007, he opened The Boiler Room, which served as one of San Antonio’s best night life venues. After exceeding his expectations, he decided to sell and go into the corporate world. He spent three years as a Corporate Executive for the Target Corporation and had the privilege to serve on the Hispanic diversity panel for the company. He led the volunteer outreach for all the Targets in the San Antonio district.
After gaining a taste of the corporate life, Raul soon realized that he missed helping people. The wealth of knowledge and connections he has acquired over the years led him to the decision to become a REALTOR in 2014. Raul describes this as the best decision he could have made for himself and his family. He loves what he does, and most of all loves helping others along their journey to find a perfect home for their families. His greatest accomplishments are receiving referrals from past clients, and to him, that is the only way for him to know if he is living up to their expectations.
Awards and Recognition
Humanitarian of the Year – Greater San Antonio Builder Association (GSABA) – 2020
Raul is a Texas native and has spent most of his life in San Antonio. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of meeting and developing friendships with many great people in this community. Throughout his school years, he attended numerous private schools including: Mount Sacred Heart 98’, Central Catholic High School 02’, and graduated with a BA Degree from The University of the Incarnate Word in 2008. Raul is forever indebted to his parents for all the sacrifices they made to provide the many opportunities that have so richly blessed his life.
Raul is blessed to be the father of two beautiful daughters, Aleena and Ava. Both have opened his eyes to true beauty in life. His goal is to be influential and be the best role model he can. Recently, he married Aris Franco, his middle school crush.
Raul actively volunteers as the head coach to his daughter’s CYO softball team, which he is proud to say has made the city playoffs for the past five years. He was taught at a young age to give back and expect nothing in return. His grandfather, Raul Jimenez Sr. was a staple in his life. He was the man that believed in giving and began the annual “Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner,” which is now in its 39th year and feeds 29,000 Homeless, Senior Citizens, Military Veterans, and those who have been displaced. His Motto is, “We come into this world with nothing, and we will leave with nothing. It’s what we do in between that counts.”