Dick DeVos is one of the lead members of the DeVos family which is a prominent family that constantly gives back to their community in West Michigan through volunteering as well as through donations. The DeVos family is an expanding family that are the proud owners of Amway Corporation which grew from a business in a basement to an international corporation with Dick leading. Dick is an American businessman and entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to philanthropy activities. One of the biggest accomplishments that he is proud of is donating through his family foundation to several education institutions with the intent of teaching others of the importance of higher education. He has even founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy to both improve improve education in avionics and to make the pursuit of a career in flight possible as he is a pilot and flight enthusiast himself.
With Dick DeVos’ success, he and his wife have decided to pursue the liquor business out of interest. Current investments and deals that they have made have made them an unofficial partner at the Coppercraft Distillery. While nothing has been officially confirmed, it has been reported that the LLC had approved the transfer of the license early in 2016.
Dick DeVos’ has been showing his excitement to work with Coppercraft Distillery owner, Walter Catton III who opened this business in 2013. With just two years in business, this distillery has already expanded to a 9,000 square-foot facility. This new facility includes both a tasting room that can seat 50 people as well as kitchen. The brand new kitchen will be used to make appetizers that will go with the homemade cocktails.
The current project that Mr. DeVos is excited to be working on is building up the inventory for the Tulip Time Festival which is one of the largest events on Lakeshore. In addition to providing refreshments to this large festival, Coppercraft Distillery distributes the product to over 100 different locations in Colorado, Illinois, as well as in Michigan. Coppercraft Distillery can provide liquor for any function whether it be for a party or for a restaurant.
Currently, Mr. DeVos and the owner are proud to say that the company has a staff of both full-time as well as part-time workers. These craftsmen handcraft some of the finest vodkas, gins, rums, as well as whiskey. The company has even been recently working to make the perfect handcrafted beer and wine to broaden the inventory list. With the expansion of this distillery, Mr. DeVos and his wife, Betsy, are excited to become members of this great new experience that will soon expand business in Michigan.