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Employee Spotlight: Jamie Robertson



Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Jamie Robertson, Human Resources for all store locations. Jamie has been with the company for almost 6 years now. We sat down and gave Jamie our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

VanDevere: Hi Jamie, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Jamie: Helping the employees with benefits and onboarding new employees

VDV: Working with these employees is always a great time! We have the best staff and adding to the bunch is a great part of your job. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Jamie: All of the extra activities that are created for the employees. For example: food trucks, contests, & cookouts. Not the same “old grind” everyday.

VDV: I agree! Having fun is a big part of the VanDevere core values. We also want to show all our appreciation for all the hard work the employees do with these activities. Personally, I love our employee picnic that is coming up next month. In three words, how would you best describe VanDevere?

Jamie: Fun, Caring, Crazy (in a good way)

VDV: Never a dull moment here! No two days are the same and it makes it exciting to come to work. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Jamie: Bake, music, dabble in playing drums, & garden

VDV: All great activities! Personally I have tried your baking and it is amazing. I love that you are participate in the Italian fest each year. Next, I will have to hear you play the drums! What inspires you?

Jamie: My family – husband, son & daughter

VDV: Family is so important and it sounds like you have a great one that supports you everyday. Fill in the blank… I once met….

Jamie: The Cleveland Indians in the mid 1990’s at a spring training in Winter Haven Florida 

VDV: How cool, getting to meet the home team in a warm travel spot instead of cold Ohio! Speaking of travel, where is your favorite place to go? 

Jamie: Key West, Caribbean, or any cruise ship

VDV: I have never been on a cruise! I have always heard they are a great time and a perfect way to see different parts of the world in a short period of time. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Jamie: Harpoon Hannah’s in Ocean City, MD

VDV: I have never been there before, but if I do, I will be sure to give it a try. A big thank you to you, Jamie, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 6 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch! 

VanDevere Cadillac – Grand Opening

The VanDevere Bunch Got a Little Bit Bigger!

On June 24, 2024, the VanDevere’s came across an opportunity to grow the family business by adding the Cadillac store. The location is down the street from our Buick and Kia buildings at the address 111 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44303. It is also in front of the VanDevere’s alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School.

The Cadillac store was previously owned by the Dave Towell family. They appreciate the fact that it is in the hands of another reputable, family owned business.

Pictured are some of the VanDevere sons and son-in-law that are going to help build the business and grow in the VanDevere core values. Some of the Towell’s employees continue to work in the new building with some VanDevere employees moving in also. There are still opportunities to add more members to our team. Check out Indeed for new job if you are interested. Stop in and see some familiar and new faces today! If you are looking for a new Cadillac or a pre-owned vehicle, then please visit the new site The VanDevere’s are excited for what is to come with the purchase of the new location and the chance to grow in the Akron community. Our team is always here for you!

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Employee Cornhole Tournament

☀️Fun days on sunny days at VanDevere☀️

Our team put together an all department Cornhole Tournament to raise money for this months charity, Summit County Children’s Services. In addition to paying to play, our team was also able to support by dressing in their nice pair of jeans and Hawaiian shirts. Each employee enjoyed burgers from Menches Brothers food truck. We appreciated them coming out and feeding our team a great lunch.

As far as the Cornhole Tournament goes, it was a close call with our final two teams being Colten Emerick and Kyle Ries vs. Cody Seeberger and Isaiah Hayes. Ultimately, Colten and Kyle were the Cornhole Champions of the day!

Check out a video overview of the day here: 7075de67c1a7469b9d43caacda9aeabe (1)

Final two Cornhole Tournament teams