Category: Dealer News

Employee Spotlight: Mike Robinson – Kia Sales & Leasing Consultant

This month we sat down with Kia sales associate, Mike Robinson. Mike has been with us for 8 years! Thank you for your time here! We appreciate you!

VanDevere: Hi Mike, thanks for sitting down with us and thank you for 8 great years! What is the best think about your job?

Mike: The people that I get to meet and helping them find their new car.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Mike: The family and relationships I have made here.

VanDevere: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Mike: I love music. I listen and play music.

VanDevere: What are your favorite types of music?

Mike: Gospel and R&B

VanDevere: Awesome. What inspires you?

Mike: My family! My wife of 25 years and my 2 girls!

VanDevere: Wow, 25 years! Congrats! Fill in the blank: I once met…..

Mike: Thank you! I once met Fred Hammond, he is a fantastic gospel artist!

VanDevere: Very cool. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Mike: Mind reading

VanDevere: That’s a good one. What is your favorite travel spot?

Mike: We love going to the Bahamas!

VanDevere: Great choice. What is your favorite local place to eat?

Mike: El Jalapenos

VanDevere: Ok last one, what is your favorite car?

Mike: a Lambo!

VanDevere: Sweet! Thank you for taking the time to sit with us! Congrats on 8 years!

Employee Spotlight: Bill Smith – Buick Service

This employee spotlight is a big one! We are here to honor, congratulate and thank VanDevere Buick service technician, Bill Smith! We are sure you are wondering why this spotlight is so big. Well, we are glad you asked! We are celebrating 40 years of Bill working for VanDevere! Yes, we said 40 years! In celebration of his time here, we sat down and grilled, er, chatted with Bill!

VDV: Hi Bill, congrats on the 40 years. Thanks for taking some time to chat with us today. 40 years is a long time. In honor of this milestone, we have some questions but don’t worry they aren’t too painful! What is the best thing about your job?

Bill: I’m living the dream!

VDV: You must be if you have been here for 40 years! What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Bill: The Fairness, honesty and trust.

VDV: We are sure those 3 things have helped keep you around this long! So enough about
work! What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Bill: I like to go camping and spend time with my family.

VDV: Awesome! Where do you like to go camping?

Bill: Our favorite place is Pike’s Peak.

VDV: Nice, we have heard good things about that place. What inspires you?

Bill: God and my family!

VDV: Fill in the blank, I once met ________!

Bill: Mike VanDevere, back in grade school. I have known him and his family for a very long
time.

VDV: Guess we know how you got your foot in the door here! If you could pick one
superpower, what would it be!

Bill: Family!

VDV: Family? Well that is a new one.

Bill: I grew up with a huge family, 10 brothers and sisters. It was a great force to have on my
side.

VDV: We love it! We can imagine it is a wonderful thing to have. What is your favorite travel
spot?

Bill: We love to go anywhere that has a beach!

VDV: Same! What is your favorite place to eat in the area?

Bill: Texas Roadhouse or Friday. Friday’s sundae brownie is my favorite!

VDV: Yummy! Ok last question, what is your dream vehicle?

Bill: Harley!

VDV: Awesome! Thank you for chatting with us and congrats and thank you for 40 years!