One of the most self-less and prominent families in the United States is the DeVos family that is both wealth as well as charitable. The family is the proud son of the co-owner of Amway Corporation which has expanded from residing in a basement to now being a international corporation. The DeVos family are proud of the this accomplishment and have given back to their community in Michigan so that there community can also see the benefits of wealth. Read more about the Amway Corporation here: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html
One of the leaders of this endeavor is Dick DeVos who is an advocate for donating funds towards education for all. Mr. DeVos is a firm believer that higher education leads to over all success. In addition to founding an aviation school due to his passion for both education and flight, Dick has also expressed interest in sailing and is a champion sailor.
Dick has an interesting resume that is marked by one success after the other. He acted as the CEO of the Orlando Magic while his family owned the team before he began his own business, the Windquest Group which oversees many business endeavors. He and Betsy have also expressed great interest in politics, specifically the Republican party and have even been referenced in the popular series House of Cards, which he weighs in on in an MLive exclusive interview.
Recently in news, Mr. DeVos, and his wife, Betsy, have pursued a new hobby which now involves the liquor business.
DeVos has recently announced his partnership as an investor with the Coppercraft Distillery. The current owner of the distillery is Walter Catton III who opened the distillery in 2013. Now, with the new investments from Dick and Betsy DeVos, Mr. Catton has been able to expand the business to a 9,000 sq-foot space. This space is complete with both a tasty room that can seat up to 50 people as well as a kitchen. the kitchen will serve appetizers that will pair well with the cocktails that are provided.
The Coppercraft Distillery, in recent news, has been building its inventory in order to be prepared for the upcoming Tulip Time Festival. In addition to this festival, the distillery provides liquor to over 100 locations in states such as Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. This distillery can cater to multiple different functions and locations whether it be for a restaurant or for a party.
With the new expansion, Dick DeVos and Mr. Catton are excited to welcome new full-time and part-time employees. Each employee has knowledge in making vodka, rum, whiskey, as well as gin. In addition to this, the new employees have begun to make handcrafted beer and wine for the purpose of expanding the clientele.
Mr. DeVos and Mr. Catton are both in agreement that this is an exciting time for the distillery and good things are sure to come in the future. To Mr. Catton one of his favorite projects is to spend time on creating the most delicious and well-aged spirits for the purpose of making him as well as the customer happy with the product.