Category: Dealer News

VanDevere Kia Receives Dealer Excellence Program Plus Award!

Kia Motors America has awarded VanDevere Kia with the 2020 Kia Dealer Excellence Program Plus award (KDEP+) for exceptional performance in the areas of operational competency, branding compliance, and sales.

As the highest honor from Kia, the KDEP+ award is given only to the highest-performing Kia dealerships for consistently outperforming their goals. Only dealers who receive excellent ratings from sales and service customers, maintain high sales volumes, and comply with the brand guidelines are considered for this prestigious award.

Employee Spotlight: Ben Lawson – Kia Technician

We recently sat down with Kia Technician, Ben Lawson, to congratulate him on 9 years with the company and learn a little about him.  Here is a small peek into Ben.

VanDevere:  Hi Ben, thanks for sitting down with us. Congrats on 9 years with VanDevere. What is the best thing about your job?

Ben: I love fixing things and I enjoy the comradery with my coworkers.

VanDevere:  It definitely has a family vibe around here. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ben: The people, I have built some great friendships here.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot in our interviews. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ben: Commitment, Culture and Connect!

VanDevere: We see you follow the 7 C’s here! What do you like to do when no at work?

Ben: I enjoying playing with my kids and having family nights out.

VanDevere:  Good times.  What inspires you?

Ben: Definitely my family!

VanDevere: J Fill in the blank: I once met____________!

Ben: I once met Jerry VanDevere.  He is on TV, so he is famous!

VanDevere:  Ha! Yes he is.  If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Ben: Teleportation! Then I could skip all the traffic.

VanDevere: Yes, no traffic would be great!  What is your favorite travel spot?

Ben: That would be the family farm in Pennsylvania.

VanDevere: I bet you have lots of good memories of that place.   What is your favorite place to eat?

Ben: Quaker Steak and Lube.

VanDevere: Wings for the win!  OK last question. What is your dream Car?

Ben:  I already have one, the 1965 Corvair but I would love to have a 1965 GTO.

VanDevere:  Good choice.   Thank you again for taking the time to let us get to know you.   Congratulations on 9 years!

Oil Changes For A Cause: Akron Canton Regional Food Bank

During the time of April 16th – 30th, The VanDevere Bunch donated $25 to the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank for every oil change performed at one of our 3 service locations.

We are proud to present this check for $18,025 to this great organization that continues to support the members of our community by providing meals to those who are in need.

Thank you to all our customers that helped us in supporting the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. In this difficult time, we are in this together.