Dick DeVos is The Michigan Entrepreneur and More
Dick DeVos is clearly a Michigan entrepreneur and there is much more to him than that. He is a businessman and he is also an investor. He has an intriguing and remarkable background. His father was the co-founder of Amway, which Dick is heir to according to MLive reports. He has been listed in Forbes magazine as the 67th richest individuals in the United States. Dick is an all around interesting and highly engaging man. He seems to always find another endeavor in his life that seems to keep him thriving and interested.
Dick ran for Governor of Michigan and although he was defeated, he maintains a strong presense in politics. House of Cards even made reference to his donations, which he weighs in on in the following article: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/dick_devos_weighs_in_on_house.html
The Power Couple and The Liquor Business
Dick and Betsy DeVos are viewed, by many, as the political power couple of Michigan. Their current business move is toward the liquor business. Windquest Group had set a motion in to buy Coppercraft Distillery. Windquest Group is their holding company. The first step in the process has been set into action. It was on January 20 that the LCC had approved the license transfer. It should be known that it is Windquest that is listed as the “registered agent.” This is for the Holland Township company. The transfer could take as long as six months for the state to approve. It was Walter Catton 111 who had originally opened up the distillery. This opening took place in 2013. He had been wanting to broaden and expand the operations. He was looking for an investor to assist in the expansion. He is not speaking about the possibility of a deal between himself and Dick and Betsy DeVos. This is a 90000 square-foot distillery. It also has a 50-seat tasting room. Catton is excited about this new direction and this entire journey. This distillery does distribute to well-over 100 locations. This is throughout Michigan. They also supply clients in Illinois as well as in Colorado. The idea is to have an increase in the distillery’s network of distribution.
A Family Man
Dick DeVos had started in business at an early age. It was Amway, the family business. This business began in the basement of their home. This was a business that did include the entire family. He and his brother were just young boys when they became helpers of the business. They had the assignment of greeting the attendees at the yearly Amway conventions. The participated in many other ways too.