About Us

Kitty Van Bortel grew up in her father, Howard’s Chevy dealership in Palmyra, NY at a time when he was the largest Corvette dealer in the world. In 2013, when Kitty purchased a Chevrolet franchise, she knew she wanted to carry on her father's legacy by once again selling and servicing Corvettes under the Van Bortel name. In 2016, Van Bortel purchased Turner Automotive. Much like Kitty, Bill Turner had a deep rooted connection to Corvettes. Bill started Turner Automotive in 1972, and his only objective was to become the best in the Corvette business. His dealership in Victor, NY soon became the go-to location for Corvette enthusiasts nationwide. The purchase of Turner Automotive by Van Bortel consolidated the knowledge and business of two successful people. After five years of hard work and dedication, Van Bortel has put together a team of world-class Corvette specialists, creating the premier destination for all Corvette wants and needs. The combination of treating Corvette customers like family and providing top notch service, has led to Van Bortel becoming the largest and most respected Corvette dealership in New York state.

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Matt Fagenbaum - Corvette Sales & Marketing

Matt Fagenbaum

Corvette Sales & Marketing

Matt was one of the first members to join the Van Bortel Corvette team in 2013. He used his Marketing Degree from RIT to help spread word of the new Van Bortel speciality division, and was a key component to building the Corvette department from the ground up. Not only is he the lead Corvette salesperson, he is also in charge of marketing and advertisements. Matt is dedicated to helping each customer find the perfect Corvette, and is passionate about ensuring a buying experience that is as easy and unforgettable as possible. Matt is both a Corvette enthusiast and a proud Corvette owner of a 2008 Jetstream Blue Coupe.

Steve Kosko - Corvette Detail Technician

Steve Kosko

Corvette Detail Technician

Steves adoration for vehicles stemmed from one of his first memories as a child of him riding in his father’s 1967 Camaro. Steve’s Corvette career began in 2004 at Turner Automotive, where he stayed until Van Bortel purchased the business. Steve then became part of the Van Bortel Corvette crew, and today he is the department’s main detailer and a Corvette salesman. Steve excels at both providing customers with a great buying experience, and ensuring the Corvettes looks as good as they did the day they were shipped out of the factory. Steve is also an NCRS member and currently owns a 1979 and 2007 Corvette.

John Rutkowski - GM Certified Corvette Technician

John Rutkowski

GM Certified Corvette Technician

John is a highly qualified GM Technician with over 25 years of experience! His knowledge about Corvette mechanics in conjunction with his experience and his attention to detail is what makes him one of the best technicians around. John treats every Corvette he touches as if it were his own and his focus and commitment to providing the best service possible for every customer makes him stand above the rest. John far exceeds the level of excellence expected from technicians, whether he is working on performance Corvettes built for the track, Corvettes straight from the lot ready to be taken home, or anything in between!

Aaron Roberts - GM Certified Corvette Technician

Aaron Roberts

GM Certified Corvette Technician

Aaron joined Van Bortel in 2016 as our second dedicated Corvette technician. Aaron attended the Universal Technical Institute and he has earned his GM World Class Certification. Only 1,100 people in the United States have the highest ranking GM Certification, and Van Bortel Corvette is proud to have a technician with this title on the team. Aaron is also a racing enthusiast who works on multiple performance vehicles, including a national champion team and a winning track prepped Corvette. Aaron has the level of knowledge and experience necessary to work accurately and efficiently on Corvettes.

Has Altayyar - GM Certified Technician

Has Altayyar

GM Certified Technician

Has was born and raised in Iraq, where some of his first memories were of his Mechanical Engineer father showing him how engines work, and he has been hooked on fast cars and mechanics ever since. Hasanain graduated from the University of Baghdad with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2009. Has wanted to combine his passion for computers with his devotion to performance vehicles by becoming a technician, knowing that the automotive industry is integrating computer systems into vehicles more and more. In 2013, he moved to the United States, and enrolled in MCC’s GM ASEP program, where he was mentored by Van Bortel Corvette technician John. Van Bortel Corvette is proud to have such a hardworking, intelligent and personable technician on the team.

Paul Callaghan - Corvette GM Certified Service Writer

Paul Callaghan

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.


Van Bortel Corvettes Corvettes is New York's premier Corvette dealer located in Macedon, NY.