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Bill DeBoer

Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.

Recent posts by Bill DeBoer

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Business Spotlight - Strategies for Wealth Creation & Protection

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 1, 2021 3:35:18 PM

You would think it would be quite simple to get a really good picture of your finances and insurance options in today's world. Resources are limitless, every website has a solution for you, and every ad claims that they are there for you. You would think that with all these resources at your fingertips, it would be easy.

When you start to dig into financial topics, they can be extremely confusing and the details, options,; and legal mumbo-jumbo are overwhelming. 

Having someone, a real-life person, who has spent their entire career learning and growing, and helping people answer their questions to guide them to what it is that they really want is like having an angel by your side.

Topics: Strategies for Wealth Creation & Protection
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Local Spotlight Sparta Painting

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 31, 2021 12:16:21 PM

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Bryan Murphy, the owner of Sparta Painting.

Topics: wall paper removal painting interior exterior epoxy flooring
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Local Spotlight: Bob's Collectables

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 27, 2021 1:35:51 PM

Bob's Collectables, 

This spotlight is a little different than some of the others, due to the fact that Bob's Collectables has some history in our town and in our personal lives. Bill Jr. recalls being dropped off on a Saturday to spend hours there, while Bill Sr. and Rita ran the shop a few doors down. We're eager to share with you, and quite possibly introduce you to this gem in our neighborhood, and we'd love to share with you how it all began.  The way that Linda and Bob Adams started out, and how Jon Reynolds operates it today. 

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Spotlight Village Sweets

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 28, 2021 11:46:00 AM

 

If you have a sweet tooth you’ll want to keep reading because we’ve discovered quite a gem in the chocolate category. Let us introduce you to The Village Sweets Shop in Lafayette Village. They’ve been providing excellent home made chocolate for the local community as well as tourists passing through for almost thirteen years now.

Tracey Williams was raised in England, and because of her upbringing, she had the good fortune of growing up with the level of quality found in

Topics: Chocolate, Sweets, Ice Cream
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You Don't Have to Leave Sussex County to Have an Awesome Shopping Experience

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 26, 2020 11:45:00 AM

And just like that it’s the week of Thanksgiving. We’re hoping that your gatherings bring you together with the people that you are most grateful for...

The shelves are already lined with Christmas regalia and the Black Friday sales circulars and ads are coming in at warp speed. We want to help support our local businesses, especially this year, for a lot of them have experienced closings, layoffs, or worse. They are being hit even harder with the online shopping competition than they’ve experienced in the past.  

What we want to help you remember is that our community supports you. Shopping local this year means more now than ever. There is such a difference when you shop in your community businesses. We weren’t at all surprised to hear the extent of precautions they are all taking to protect their customers through this Covid-19 time.

Topics: Shop Local Black Friday Sales Small Business Saturday
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Spotlight The Farm at Glenwood Mountain

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 8, 2020 3:41:08 PM

Tucked away in the mountains of Vernon NJ lies 170 acres of farmland known to locals as "The Farm at Glenwood Mountain." For around 30 years this land was left unattended and seemingly in disrepair.

 "You couldn't even see the farm from the road. The fields were so tall." Although they had little, actually, no experience in farming, Steve MacLean and his wife Candice decided to embark on a new adventure.

Steve, formerly a chef in NYC, always had a love for following the path of food, cooking and using the freshest ingredients available for his preparations. Then he changed directions in his career from NYC to become a chef on a working farm which had plans to become a restaurant and market in Hopewell NJ. It was there that he was inspired and enlightened by the farmers who managed the farm. He fell in love with the entire process from the seed to the ripened vegetable, from the egg to raising the chicken and then the finished part where the meal is prepared and served. The ability to use what was grown and raised there in his preparations was a new an exciting experience for him. Getting to know the farmers and how they treated and respected the animals was a game changer for him. 

Topics: Farming, Farmer's Market, Wedding Venue,
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Local Spotlight Mobile Detail Masters

By Bill DeBoer on May 26, 2020 2:19:40 PM

Your Ride is Looking SWEET!!

Don’t you just love when you get your car looking bright and shiny and beautiful? When it’s detailed inside and out. It catches your eye because the wax job is flawless. When you get inside and it smells amazing. You might feel a little taller, kind of like a proud peacock. Imagine getting that feeling and not having to spend your whole weekend dedicated to getting that result.

Summer is upon us, or at least the weather is moving in that direction. Memorial Day kicked off the summer festivities. Pools open up, car tops come down and everything seems brighter. 

You might have already accomplished the infamous spring cleaning of the house. Having that accomplished will free you up to enjoy the summer and the outdoors . One thing that always gets more use is your vehicle, but you may not necessarily be giving it the attention it deserves. Road trips to the beach or the lake, day trips, long weekends away.

Take some time to focus on your ride, be it a motorcycle, a minivan toting the kids around, or a leisurely trip out on the lake in your boat. You possibly are lucky enough to take life literally on the road in the RV.

 Schlepping out the bucket, hose, and sponges is definitely an option. BUT...We’ve discovered a gem of a secret that we’ll share with you.

Brian Kosa is Owner and Chief Suds Officer at Mobile Detail Masters. He started his business in 2015. He owned a few business, including owning and operating his health club company, and managed professional gyms before retiring at the age of 54 . With kids still in school and his wife at work, he started spending a lot more time doing the things he loved. His father taught him at a young age that keeping your things nice and clean added value to them, and he felt a sense of pride when he worked all day getting the inside and out of the family car shiny and beautiful. 

So he put together a business plan. Starting as a one-man show, he invested in the Mobile Van, which is fully equipped with all the tools needed to take his show on the road. He attended training and received certificates to back his skills.  This was not a fleeting dream, he was invested in making this the best it could be. 

Today he’s got a team of four on his crew, and each member of the team has been trained and certified as well. He enjoys all the work that goes into cleaning the vehicle inside and out of every vehicle and making it  look amazing.

There are many different chemicals out there that state they are good for all. What Brian has found is that the products he uses are specific for each application; they are professional grade and he uses biodegradable soap and cleaners. All the solutions are VOC compliant and environmentally friendly. They use microfiber towels and they do the best job. He’s proud to use Eco friendly products that are non toxic.

When his team gets to work the interior gets a deep cleaning using special tools and techniques. No crack, crevice, vent or button goes untouched. Seats are steam processed and cleaned depending on the material. They go over everything not once or twice, but three times at minimum. 

Mobile Detail Masters team is dedicated to providing expert mobile detailing to you and provides the highest value and variety of detailing options. Always professional and convenient to make sure you can go about the fun things. 

Topics: Detailing
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ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE (O.S.C.A.R.)

By Bill DeBoer on May 20, 2020 11:45:00 AM

ONE STEP CLOSER TO RESCUE (O.S.C.A.R.)

You already know DeBoer's Auto is family-friendly, but did you know we are also Pet-Friendly?

That's right, we love all furry friends. In fact, we sometimes get excited when we see adorable fur-babies going for walks outside our shop. Which is why we simply must tell you about One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R), and the donation drive we are hosting here at our shop.

We are excited to support our furry friends and contribute to O.S.C.A.R. (One Step Closer Animal Rescue.) For years they have operated their shelter in Sparta/Andover, NJ. They have been providing care for animals and making the health and well being of them their highest priority. These animals are sometimes with them for a longer period of time than you may hear of in city shelters.

(Right) Shop Mascot Piper - Dreams of all the amazing Forever Homes that Rescue doggos and kitties will have.

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Local Spotlight Lourdes of the Vine

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 13, 2019 5:08:31 PM

Finding passion in what you do, makes your world a whole lot happier.

Meet Lourdes!   She’s my new idol. 

When it comes to wine, this lady knows her stuff. Lourdes is experienced and knowledgeable and loves her wine.  Her palette is pretty refined and she can talk you in, around and through the best bottles, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are expensive. 

 I asked her how she started her business. She responded with a giggle and then replied “ by accident, actually” 

She got her start studying French language and literature at the University of Maryland, then she set off to France to study, that’s when she knew. Coming back  when the recession was in full swing, she happened to come upon employment at Madame Claude’s Bistro in Jersey City. They offered some favorite wines, she began to get more excited and influenced by owners Alice Troietto and Mattias Gustafsson. (She refers to them as her mother and father of wine). Madame Claude Wines opened in 2010 as one of the first “wine boutiques” and they loved to share wines and educate their customers.

She worked, and managed the specialty wine shop while she started her training at the International Wine Center in NYC.  She spent the next 4-5 years educating her way through the beginner, advanced level and she’s now a Level 3 Certified Wine & Spirits specialist through WSET.

Topics: Love Wine Learn Wine Wine is Learned
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Local Spotlight - Pillar Construction, Glenwood, NJ

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 28, 2019 3:01:00 PM

 

Recently I got the opportunity to speak with Ron Bevacqua, Owner of Pillar Construction. 

I was lucky enough to catch him while he was in route from one job site to another. My first attempt at contacting him, he couldn’t pick up because he was on the roof mid day 90* temps in the middle of August. He apologized and all I could think was, wow that’s dedication. I was probably sitting behind my computer in the A/C. He was open to giving me a little background of his business. In the early 80's he worked for his father's family drywall business. In 1993, he and his brother went onto form Pillar Construction. Their reputation of being the best drywall company earned them an amazing reputation and they became Pillar Drywall, Inc. At the time the new construction was booming, he contracted with new home developers, builders, and commercial properties. This was a critical step, and when he was finished, the next phase of the construction was continued by the painting contractor and so forth until the project was finished.

 In 2008 things went south as the economy was suffering, new construction pretty much came to a complete halt. Many other contractors found themselves...

Topics: remodeling design home repairs general contractor
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Local Spotlight: Wilcox Press, Hamburg, NJ

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 1, 2019 10:24:00 AM

Hamburg, NJ; a quaint little town the Wallkill River runs through. Mostly known currently for the Golf Courses and Crystal Springs resort, the Gingerbread Castle brings memories forward in remembering days gone by. Wilcox Press, originally owned by the Wilcox Family nearly a century ago, still stands proud and still functions as a printing company on Main Street. Jodi Palmasano is now the present owner, and only the fourth since it's conception. Her parents purchased it when she was a teen and have since passed it down to her. Growing up she was always amazed at how the whole process was done. It was like some sort of magic, the creativity made it the natural fit for her to continue on after her parents. 

Topics: Wilcox Press Printing Custom Design Family owned Promotional
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Cruise planners TRAVELS BY SYLVIA

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 29, 2019 11:42:00 AM

 Travel Adviser Cynthia Allen is a well traveled, worldly lady who happens to get enormous enjoyment out of helping others plan their dream vacation. You might think that with so much technology at your fingertips, seeking help isn't necessary. You can do this. Right? You start your mission of  searching endless websites toggling from tab to tab, trying to find the best deal and flight and so on. You could run to the local library and get some travel books to peruse, or even go to AAA and grab some maps. That doesn't seem all that hard right?  WRONG! You have taken on an enormous task and admit it my friend, you NEED some help. That is why I urge you to call Cindy. You will thank me again and again once you meet her. She"ll start off with learning about you and your dream vacation and what's important to you. She'll find out if you want to be part of a group of people with similar interest to try and get you a more aggressive discount. If you are traveling as a group she organizes events and excursions, even celebrations.  She recommends out of the way places,  if you prefer to keep to yourselves. Cindy has been to over 30 Countries, 40+ States - This lady has been around the globe, LITERALLY - So it seemed like a no brainer to her and Sylvia - owner of Travels by Sylvia Cruise Planners to join together and create the perfect team.

 Cindy is as excited about your fairy tale type vacation as she would be about her own. She digs in and does all the research about the destination she suggests out of the way places that are off the beaten path. It's the little suggestions and references she offers that will make it unique. The chances are she's been there so she speaks from experience. "Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer!" She believes that to be true, and loves the fact that she can share her experience and knowledge with her clients. She arranges it all, booking planes, trains, cruise ships, automobiles, scooters, and wheelchairs. She thinks of everything, I mean every little thing. This doesn’t mean an hour spent looking up flights on Expedia, we are talking days of researching the dates, is the weather suitable that particular time of year, documentations, time changes, exchange rates, vaccinations, local culture, dietary restrictions and allergies. She is even certified in Autistic and Special Needs Travel, which means she knows about and understands the challenges you might face and can instruct you how to change that challenge into a well deserved and enjoyable respite. When you come back, it might feel as though Cindy went with you as your invisible companion, but her special touch is evident in everything. The angel on your shoulder that guided and directed you through, if something unexpected comes up, she's there for you.

Her Military background in the US Army Medical Service Corps makes Cindy a logistical expert. She can juggle a lot of balls at once and not drop any.

Topics: the best vacation ever Cynthia Allen land and cruise experts Travel by Sylvia Your Dream Vacation