John and Beth Raidel
John and Beth Raidel are two powerhouses in the local community, both committed to establishing strong roots and foster pride in the Springfield landscape.
John and Beth live in a sprawling 11,000 square foot estate in Springfield, filled with lavish artifacts and collections that speak to the couple's extensive traveling and their deep spirituality. Their home is also shared with the community, often the site of any of the numerous charity fundraisers or social gatherings to which both John and Beth are highly active. In fact, John and Beth annually host a fundraising event entitled "An Evening Under the Stars," which benefits organizations such as the Springfield Workshop Foundation.
John owns Ridewell Suspensions, a company which employs over 170 people. The business, started by John's father in 1967, has been a longtime work home to John. His roles have included janitor, plant worker, customer service, outside sales and management, and finally President and CEO. He has also been involved in numerous charitable organizations and community outreach, alongside his wife, the lovely Beth Raidel.
Beth Raidel has a profound passion to serve, lead, motivate, and promote organizations dedicated to enhancing lives in and around Springfield, Missouri. In fact, Beth has nearly forty years' experience dedicated to volunteer work, locally, state-wide, and nationally. For the past sixteen years, she has served on the Board of Directors for Ridewell Corporation, and has likewise served on the board for Junior League of Springfield. She has served as president for Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women, WLFC private adoption agency, and Springfield Area Arts Council. Beth has served numerous organizations in various roles, including Mt. Vernon High School Scholarship Foundation Board, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Springfield Arts Alliance, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Advisory Committee, and others. She has also been instrumental in fundraisers benefiting Springfield Shelter Cafeteria, Mercy & Hamels Foundation, Springfield Opera, Catholic Women Silent Auction, and First Night Springfield.
For as much as you've given over the years, John and Beth, Maxon's Diamond Merchants thanks you. Your generosity knows no bounds, and we are so thankful to have you in our community.