Director, Retail Services
VGM & Associates
Timothy (Tim) VanAntwerp is the Director of Retail Services for VGM & Associates.
Tim was thirteen when he started working in his father’s pharmacy. Adjusting spokes on rental wheelchairs and cleaning equipment are his first memories. The youngest of four son’s, his father expected his boys to work during the weekends, holidays, and after school to support his pharmacy. This is where Tim’s love of retail started, and he learned about taking care of the customer. In return for working for their father, his father made sure each of his boys went to college. Tim majored in physiology at Michigan State University where he met his wife, Patty. Patty and Tim have two boys. Patty is still active in primary education.
Van’s Medical Equipment, a cumulation of over a hundred years of family business in Southwestern Michigan, recently sold. Tim has experience inside and outside of hospital partnerships. He has consulted to Lincare and various hospital systems. Tim has been recognized by VGM for his work with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton and was instrumental in the HME provider relief secured in the ‘Cures’ bill. In addition, Tim worked with the legislature in the state of Michigan. Michigan enacted two new statutes to allow stair lifts and vertical platform lifts to be installed in residential homes without state permits.
Tim lives in St Joseph, Michigan. He loves Michigan and outdoor activities. He loves the woods and the opportunities of hunting, fishing, and nature.
Employee Owner Since 2023