Meet VTO owner, Mike Devore, who is no stranger to all things truck and off-road or to running an aftermarket shop. He has over 30 years under his belt as general store manager for large off-road chains, as well as smaller organizations dating back to his professional start in the industry in 1986. Growing up on a farm in Indiana, he was exposed at an early age to mechanics and has been behind the wheel since he was 11 years old. ...Mike has been involved in off-road racing including WEROCK and Ultra4 with several King of the Hammers under his belt with his buggy and race team – Crossbones Off-Road.It’s a family affair as his co-driver is also his daughter! Mike met his wife, Kristen through the off-road industry and moved to Ohio in 2018. Later that year, the perfect opportunity to buy VTO came about and Mike took over with a goal to continue to provide the exceptional customer support and expert advice that VTO patrons have been accustomed to since 1997. In his free time (what is that anyway?) he likes to go wheeling, spend time with family and friends and of course, his pup Toby. Read more
Tom has been the assistant to the regional manager of VTO since 2018 when Mike purchased the business. He has been working around cars and trucks since high school where his hobbies became his career. Since then, he has worked as a certified installer, sales rep and drivetrain expert. Before VTO, he spent a year working in Moab, UT the off-roader’s paradise, where he got to build custom off-road rigs and wheel his old... CJ-5. In his spare time, he likes to work on building his Mitsubishi mini truck-buggy , cook and spend time with his nieces and nephews as well as his adopted pooch, Roscoe who you may see in the office! Read more
Kristen is our very own professional in-house tint and vinyl installer since 2018. She comes from an extensive marketing background within the off-road auto industry, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience. Kristen's marketing & design experience brings a visionary eye to help you choose the right accessories or custom graphics to make your vehicle stand out with style. She was recently able to get... the Jeep Wrangler JLU she always wanted, and now rides in style thanks to the VTO upgrades. When she is not at VTO or managing her own small businesses, she enjoys spending time with her family, beach trips and floating by the pool! Read more
Meet Joe, our shop foreman. He has been working in the automotive industry since 1985 with his specialty being in automotive electronics. He has been with VTO since 2003 and is a pro at installing vehicle remote starts, which are great during the cold Ohio winters. From lighting, to remote start, to audio, Joe can help you install the latest technology in your ride. In his spare time, he enjoys building model cars and being with his 2 cats, Mitzi and Penny.