Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are looking into investing in a liquor business. This seems somewhat of a strange foray for an ultra-conservative family who is heavily involved in the church.
DeVos’s company, The Windquest Group, has already laid the groundwork for acquiring Coppercraft Distillery. Although DeVos would’t comment on the purchase, a Freedom of Informtion Act search showed that mail is being received there.
The Liquor Control Commission (LCC) reported that a license transfer was completed on Jan 20. A spokesperson for Windquest says DeVos will make a comment after the licence transfer is approved.
The Windquest Group owns several businesses including Neurocore, The Stone Company and other investment entities.
Coppercraft Distillery’s former owner, Walter Catton III also refused to comment due to the fact that the deal was still in the works. The distillery is a huge deal in the area. It currently delivers to over 100 locations, including Illinois and Colorado.
Dick DeVos has a long and rich history as a businessman. His father, Richard DeVos, is a co-founder of Amway Products. DeVos immersed himself into the family business at a young age. After working for many departments, he was named a vice-president and then went on to serve as president from 1993 – 2002.
In 1993, the DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic basketball team. DeVos served as CEO for five years. He then struck out on his own and formed the Windcrest Group. DeVos also runs several of the family’s philanthropic organizations. The foundations have donated millions of dollars to several charter schools, arts foundations, organizations for the needy and hospitals.No Comments on Dick DeVos Turns His Interest Towards Liquor Distribution