Dick DeVos is a self made businessman as well as an entrepreneur. Dick DeVos is a member of the prominent family in Michigan which is the founder of Amway Corporation. With a background in business, Mr. DeVos worked and thrived at his family’s company. Only ten years after he started his job at Amway, he received a promotion to become one of the company’s vice presidents. With this role, he was in charge of international sales and was able to grow the company’s profits even further (Source: MLive). In addition to Mr. DeVos’ success as a businessman, he is a philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to the community where he lives.
Dick is also known for his political views and generous donations, even getting some coverage by way of allusion in the popular show, House of Cards. You can read more about his thoughts on the episode here: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/dick_devos_weighs_in_on_house.html
Recently in news, Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy, have had an interest in becoming involved with the liquor industry. One distillery in particular that had caught their eye is the Coppercraft Distillery which was opened in 2013 by owner, Walter Catton III. Dick DeVos has invested in this distillery for the purpose of helping the company expand even further.
With the new investments made, Mr. Catton has been able to expand his business into a 9,000 sq-foot facility. This facility is now complete with both a kitchen as well as a tasting room that can seat over 50 people. The kitchen will be used to cook up delicious appetizers for the purpose of pairing them with the provided cocktails.
Currently Coppercraft distributes to over 100 different locations which include locations in Colorado, Illinois, as well as in Michigan. Currently the coming is collecting inventory for the upcoming Tulip Time Festival which is a large event in the Lakeshore area. Coppercraft has the ability to provide its product for a number of different events such as a fundraiser or even a simple party.
Now that DeVos has expanded the business, both individuals are looking forward to welcoming both part-time and full-time workers who share the love in crafting the perfect product. In recent news, the distillery has expanded to include handcrafted wine and beer in order to expand the clientele. Mr. DeVos and Walter Catton are thrilled to do business together are are excited to soon expand the growing business even further alongside his wife Betsy.