The VanDevere name is no stranger to awards. In fact, our dealership group has earned many awards since opening for business in 1946. Our history of receiving accolades stems from our ongoing commitment to our customers here in Akron, Ohio. Here’s a look at some of the most recent honors we’ve won.
This North American award comes straight from Kia itself. Out of the nearly 800 dealers in the region, it was only bestowed upon 30 of them in 2017, and VanDevere Kia is proud to have been chosen from among our esteemed peers that year. It was proof of our outstanding customer service and sales performance.
Platinum Prestige status is only awarded to Kia dealerships that perform in the top 3rd percentile. And that’s not just in Ohio or even America, but globally. Much like the President’s Award, this award we received for 2017 recognized us not just for our sales, but for our customer service, too. We are proud to display this 2017 award in our lobby.
Kia Motors America awarded VanDevere Kia with the 2020 Kia Dealer Excellence Program Plus award (KDEP+) for exceptional performance in the areas of operational competency, branding compliance, and sales. As the highest honor from Kia, the KDEP+ award is given only to the highest-performing Kia dealerships for consistently outperforming their goals. Only dealers who receive excellent ratings from sales and service customers, maintain high sales volumes, and comply with the brand guidelines are considered for this prestigious award.
We take pride in the awards that we’ve won, but we are always looking toward the future. We want to continue to provide the best customer service with our welcoming family-owned dealership right here in Akron, Ohio. Since 1946, our family has been serving this area, and though our Kia dealership is a relatively new addition to the VanDevere auto group, we hope to serve the area for many years to come.
We are not just a dealer or an auto group. We are a part of this community. Throughout the year, we support multiple charities and organizations in order to make this area an even better place to work, live, and play. You can learn more about our charity and community contributions below.
At VanDevere Kia, we've spent a lot of time thinking of ways that we can make buying a car easier, better, and more fun here in Akron. We’ve come up with many solutions for our customers, and we implement all that we can. Here are a few of the highlights: pick-up & delivery service within 10-miles, Warranty Forever program on most pre-owned vehicles, free unlimited car washes, and our return & exchange program!