When reading the first sentence in the article, some might have become concerned. However, after reading the entire article, I was pleasantly surprised and pleased at how beneficial this business endeavor could be, not just for Dick and his family, but for their community and others surrounding it. While the logistics of purchasing the Coppercraft Distillery are still coming together, due to licenses and such, the obvious possible connections that can come from this will do wonders for the rest of the community and local businesses in the area. While this may seem like an uncertain investment for the power couple, they are also connected to a number of other companies, proving that they are very experienced in thriving businesses.
Growing up, Dick DeVos was always in an entrepreneurial setting, being drawn in to the family business, Amway, as a young boy. DeVos has greatly impacted a number of businesses since his youth, from working for the family business and later attaining the Orlando Magic Basketball team, to his work with the Windquest Group, an investment management firm that focuses on technology and has done great work in alternative energy. DeVos’ varied interests in business have been greatly beneficial to a number of people, businesses, and communities, and we can only expect more great things from Dick DeVos and his family.
Dick is married to wife Betsy DeVos and has four children and one grandchild. His son, Rick, joined the Windquest Group after college. Dick DeVos’ personal interests include sailing and flying, both skills he has mastered.
He is also the author of his book titled, “Rediscovering American Values,” which focuses on people creating better lives for themselves through such values as honesty and compassion. He and his wife created The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation (http://www.dbdvfoundation.org) , a foundation that works to fund partner organizations to aid in the function and growth of local and global communities. Their hard work and dedication to the organizations they work for has greatly benefited the education, community, leadership, justice and arts.
DeVos is also involved in the political scene in Michigan and was even referenced in the popular show House of Cards according to his interview in MLive addressing the episode himself.