Tag: Service

Employee Spotlight: Ken Peach – Kia Service Advisor

Welcome back to our employee spotlights. We hope you are all safe during this crazy time. We recently sat down with Ken Peach Service Advisor at KIA. Ken has been with us for 4 years. Thank you for your years of service.

VanDevere: Hi Ken, Congrats on 4 years. Thank you for your service. Thank you for sitting down and
chatting with us today. What is the best thing about your job?

Ken: I enjoy taking care of our customers.

VanDevere: Awesome. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ken: The family environment we have here.

VanDevere: It is a nice feeling. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ken: I would say friendly, happy and welcoming.

VanDevere: That is a nice way to describe it. I am sure the customers appreciate that. Enough about
work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Ken: I really enjoy hanging with my wife and kid.

VanDevere: Same! We do, too. What inspires you?

Ken: Making the customers happy inspires me to do better!

VanDevere:  Fill in the blank: I once met ______________!

Ken: I once met the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

VanDevere: Wow that is pretty cool. If you could pick one superpower what would it be?

Ken: I would like to be able to read people’s minds.

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

Ken: My family and I love to visit Fort Meyers, Florida.

VanDevere: The beach is always a good choice. What is your favorite place to eat in Akron.

Ken: It would have to be Taqueria La Loma Mexican Restaurant.

VanDevere: Mmmmm we love Mexican food. Ok, last question, what is your dream car?

Ken: The Dodge HellCat. I love it!

VanDevere: Sweet!! Thank you for the glimpse into Ken and congrats on the 4 years here!

Employee Spotlight: Steve Stewart

This month we sit down with Steve Stewart. He has been with VanDevere for 5 years. If you service at our Downtown Akron location, you may have talked to him about your service appointment. Steve is one of our BDC Service reps who calls to remind customers when they need oils changes and other maintenance on their vehicles. Or he takes your call about needing service. We want to thank Steve for his 5 years!

VanDevere: What is the best think about your job?

Steve: I enjoy working with people.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Steve: The quality of my co-workers. Also, Mike and Jerry V. are the best.

VanDevere: What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Steve: Stability, integrity and honesty

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

Steve: I love life theater. My favorite place is the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster.

VanDevere: That sounds like a good time. What inspires you?

Steve: Motivational people in my life.

VanDevere: Fill in the blank: I once met ____________!

Steve: Tom Hanks

VanDevere: how cool! How did you meet him?

Steve: It was actually at the Ohio Light Opera. Back before he was the guy we know today, he did Shakespeare for 3 years.

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

Steve: Invisibility

VanDevere: Favorite travel spot.

Steve: Virginia Beach.

VanDevere: We have heard good things about that place. What is your favorite place to eat?

Steve: Don Quixote in Canal Fulton

VanDevere: Ok, last question. What is your dream car?

Steve: The Jetson Mobile, so I wouldn’t have to buy tires!

VanDevere: HAHAH Good deal. Thank you again for your time.

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!