Tag: Interview

Employee Spotlight: Amy Groves

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 Amy Groves, one of our accountants for all locations. Amy has been with the company for over 15 years now. We sat down and gave Amy our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

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

Amy: Knowing that what I do helps others and keeps the electric on and the waters running!

VDV: You are an essential part of our team! Keeping this place up and running day to day with the entire office team. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Amy: The way the employees are cared for and the family atmosphere.

VDV: We all take care of each other and each department depends on each other. It is a great feeling to be in a workplace that feels like home. In three words, how would you best describe VanDevere?

Amy: Family, Caring, Fun!

VDV: All very true! What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Amy: I like to play board games and card games with family and friends

VDV: I love playing board games and card games as well! Clue and Euchre are my personal favorites. I am starting to learn the ins and outs of Canasta as well. What inspires you?

Amy: When I know I have helped someone and made them smile

VDV: That is a great attitude to have. Even a small gesture like making a family member, friend, or stanger smile can go a long way. Fill in the blank: I once met….

Amy: David Phelps who is a Christian singer and Mark Lowry who is a Christian comedian and singer

VDV: How cool! It is always fun to meet people that you watch on TV or sing along to their music. Where is your favorite place to travel?

Amy: Visiting my family in West Virginia

VDV: It is always fun to visit family out of state. You get to have a mini vacation, try new local places to eat and more! Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Amy: Amish Country

VDV: There are so many fantastic foods from Amish Country! A big thank you to you, Amy, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 15 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!

Employee Spotlight: Jim Holland

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!

Employee Spotlight: Randy Browne

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 Randy Browne, a sales consultant at our Buick location. Randy has been with the company for over 15 years now. We sat down and gave Randy our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

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

Randy: Working with a team of people who care about people

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. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Randy: Spend time with the family and grandkids, Laiken and Sloan. We typically swim, go boating, mountain biking, hiking or I play basketball.

VDV: Nothing better than family. I personally love playing sand volleyball and boating in the summer. I appreciate all the outdoor activity that you and your family do together. What inspires you?

Randy: It is a new day that the lord is giving and looking forward to making the most of it with him

VDV: Never take a day for granted! God has blessed everyone another great day to make the most of it. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Randy: Love. spreading that joy and happiness to everyone. God did it and we should be able to do it also always

VDV: We appreciate how much you care about others. VanDevere is truly fortunate to have you a part of the team. If you were to travel outside of Ohio, where would your favorite travel spot be?

Randy: Anna Maria Island in Florida is a spot my family and I typically go. I would like to make a trip one day out west. Perhaps hit the big stops like the Grand Canyon!

VDV: I am also making it a point to go out west. There are so many beautiful stops like the Grand Canyon. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Randy: When I am in Florida, I love to eat at this restaurant called the Ugly Grouper!

VDV: Seafood is one of my favorites. I especially love grouper. A big thank you to you, Randy, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 15 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!