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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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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
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Local spotlight: Whisper and Brook Flower Co.

By Bill DeBoer on May 29, 2019 12:22:59 PM

If you ever had a fairy tale dream of what you wanted to be when you grow up, you'll want to read more about Jesse and Stephanie Williams. Owners of Whisper and Brook Flower Company. We got the opportunity to visit with Jesse and learn about how their dream became reality. The business is new to Hamburg, but not to the area. 

Originally it was Stephanie who started with her creative floral business and before they knew it, Jesse joined in to manage while Stephanie designed. They took a plunge and started as a Wedding & Specialty Event Floral Designer and Retail Florist in Lafayette, NJ. They decided to hone in on the wedding design and nurture the workshop portion of their business.   They closed the retail portion of the business so that they can focus on what they truly think is their sweet spot. 

Topics: whisper and brook wedding florist
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Simply Unique Baskets by R

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 27, 2019 9:50:00 AM

 

It all started 22 years ago, she was helping a friend with a gift idea.  She turned to another friend who had been making and selling gift baskets for some time. Her friend was nice enough and walked her through the steps and voilà, she was a natural. Before she knew it, she was putting together unique gift baskets for friends and family.  As word spread, she was building a following and a business. Now, thanks to the internet, her orders can be placed day or night through her website. Her social following is great and she’s even sent out a gift arrangement to the UK. Her  website gets the traffic 
Topics: local spotlight gift giving customized gifts baby baskets sympathy special delivery Personal gifts corporate gifts realtor gifts wedding
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: ADT Custom Home

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 1, 2019 5:14:06 PM

ADT Custom Home Services

For Dan DeMartin life as usual includes the juggling act we all know so well. Life, family, career. He starts each day one pant leg at a time. He's real, regular, honest and compassionate. His business is the security of your home . The stuff that keeps you up at night, or allows you to sleep like a baby. What keeps you up? Is your family safe from break ins, burglary, heaven forbid a fire? You can drive yourself mad with all the what if's. If you don't consider them, you actually do have reasons to worry. How Dan explains what he does is. " I protect bad things from happening to good people" 

You certainly can't know when your home is at risk for a burglary or a fire, can you? After all it's not like a car, when you hit a certain mileage you're due for an oil change. Can it be that easy? Most people hear the words security system and think it's not for them  because "that's too expensive." The truth of the matter is that the investment is minimal especially when you consider the cost of replacing your valuables, or even your home.

Topics: local spotlight local business spotlight residential commercial home security deter break ins protect your home secure your home adt custom home services
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Above N Beyond Cleaning

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 26, 2019 9:20:11 AM

Above N Beyond Cleaning

Topics: local spotlight local business spotlight window cleaning roof washing residential power washing commercial
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHt: ROAMING ACRES  lafayette, NJ

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 21, 2019 11:37:09 AM

Roaming Acres

If you are a native to Sussex county, you are not a stranger to back roads and wildlife sightings. What might throw you for a double take is when driving down Big Spring Road in Lafayette.  You see a herd of Ostrich in a not so distance field, but then, wait for it, are there really Bison out there too? This is New Jersey, not Omaha! Yes, we are in the garden state with the cows, the farms with silos are landmarks around her.  But Ostrich and Bison and Berkshire pork, Oh my.

Topics: local spotlight hardyston nj local business spotlight bison ostrich farm all natural
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Cravin Thai Hamburg, NJ LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 3, 2019 9:49:09 AM

CRAVIN THAI

Ed and Toula Reinle have a lot on their plates...literally. It’s been eight years since they opened their doors to

Cravin Thai on Main Street in Hamburg.

Diners have expressed that their exterior is deceiving, (A brick faced store front, that was at one time

a bank).  What they get when they enter is an experience that has them wanting to come back.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the dining area relaxed and quaint, the signature cocktails are worth the trip alone (Try the “Dirty Apartment” or “Ginny Hendricks”)  and you haven’t even eaten anything YET! The Drunken Noodles are amazing, and if you can take it, ask for spicy- the chef is not afraid to spice it up if that’s what you're cravin'. The duck, is to “die for!.” Authentic flavors of Thailand that you would never expect here in Hamburg, NJ

If you are looking for something so not typical of Thai cuisine they have amazing ribs and delicious burgers. They want everyone to enjoy their experience when they come and of course the food. Local patrons visit regularly, some, multiple times a week. Regular diners from even as far as PA and Manhattan.  

                      

Topics: local spotlight local business spotlight cravinthai thaifoodhamburgnj hamburgnj