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 Jim Holland, a body shop advisor at our Kia location. Jim has been with the company for over 16 years now. We sat down and gave Jim our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…
VanDevere: Hi Jim, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?
Jim: The people I get to work with
VDV:It is a great team to be a part of. VanDevere cares about all customers and the Akron community! Giving back is such an important part of the job. In three words, how would you best describe VanDevere?
Jim: Family fun and integrity
VDV: All very true! What do you like to do when you are not at work?
Jim: Throw darts and go out doing fun activities with my wife.
VDV: Nothing better than family. I played darts for the first time this year! It is a lot of fun with friends and family members. What inspires you?
Jim: My Family! Always trying to do better and making sure to take care of my wife and daughter. She is 19 years old and goes to school at Miami University in Ohio.
VDV: Family is so important. They do make us want to be a better person to give them the best life. Fill in the blank: I once met….
Jim: Tom Cousinau! He was a Cleveland Browns player in the past. We helped service his vehicles all the time.
VDV: How cool! It is always fun meeting sports players and I love that he came to VanDevere for his service needs. Go Browns! If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
Jim: The ability to teleport
VDV: That is the best power if you would like to travel! If you were to travel outside of Ohio, where would your favorite travel spot be?
Jim: Someplace warm and tropical like Hawaii. My wife and I are planning to go to Europe soon and that would be a great superpower to have when we are there
VDV: How awesome! Teleportation would be very nice when in Europe. A lot more countries and cities would be seen then. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?
Jim: There are a bunch but some off the top of my head are Firehouse and Sammys in Tallmadge Circle
VDV: There are so many good local restaurants around us! I love that you enjoy trying new places. A big thank you to you, Jim, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 16 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!