Kitty Van Bortel grew up in her father's Chevy dealership in Palmyra, NY. Her father, Howard, was the largest
Corvette dealer in the nation at the time. When Kitty purchased a Chevrolet franchise in 2013, she knew she wanted to carry on her fathers
legacy and get back in the Corvette business. Van Bortel has a dedicated Corvette department that has slowly grown to become New York's premier
Corvette dealership in New York State. In 2016, Van Bortel purchased Turner Automotive. Much like Kitty, Bill Turner had deep roots and family
tradition with Corvette. He started Turner Automotive in 1972 with a vision to provide top notch service and sell only the best Corvettes.
His dealership in Macedon, NY became the go to place for Corvette enthusiasts nationwide. With Van Bortel's purchase of Turner Automotve, while
the name has changed, the commitment and dedication to providing the best service for Corvette customers has remained the same. We look forward
to combining both families and continuing the Corvette excellence both families are known for.
MEET OUR STAFF
Corvette Department Manager
Nate’s passion for Corvettes began during childhood. His passion led him to being the head Corvette Tech for Turner
Automotive where he established a high reputation for top quality Corvette service. He teamed up with Kitty in
April 2013 to start and lead our Corvette division.
Nate is also a Corvette owner himself and currently has a 2002 Z06.
Corvette Sales & Marketing
Matt joined Van Bortel at the ground floor to help grow the Corvette department right after finishing his marketing degree from RIT. In addition to handling the website and marketing aspects, Matt is the lead Corvette salesperson dedicated to helping each customer get a world class experience when buying their Corvette from us! He is also the proud owner of a 2008 Jetstream Blue Coupe.
Corvette Detail Technician
Steve is the main detailer for the Corvette department. He has been into cars since he could crawl and his earliest memory is riding in his father's 1967 Camaro. He began his Corvette career in 2004 when getting a job at Turner Automotive. Starting with Van Bortel in 2016, after Turners was acquired by them, his only focus is to make your Corvette look as good as it did when new and make your dream of owning a Corvette a positive experience. He is an NCRS member and is currently restoring his 1979 Corvette.
GM Certified Corvette Technician
John is a highly trained GM technician with over 25 years of experience! His knowledge about the mechanics of Corvettes
and his attention to detail is what makes him the perfect fit as one of our dedicated Corvette technicians. He was Nate’s
mentor 10 years ago and jumped at the chance to join him again with our Corvette team. Every Corvette he touches
is treated as if it was his own. His focus and commitment to providing the best customer service for every customer
makes him stand out above any other tech.
GM Certified Corvette Technician
Aaron joined Van Bortel in 2016 as our second dedicated Corvette technician. He is a racing enthusiast with the knowledge and experience of America’s sports car that you expect from a Van Bortel Corvette technician.
GM Certified Technician
Corvette GM Certified Service Writer
Paul is your go to guy to schedule any service work for your Corvette or any Corvette service questions. You can call him directly at 585-222-0106.