Meet Jim & Mari
Some dreams come true later in life. That’s the case for Jim and Mari Van Soest. Not only did they meet just a few short years ago, and marry, but they also share a passion for food, fun, and fellowship.
Owning a Dreamette is much more than just serving their customers ice cream through a window. After 33 years of nursing and caring for people, Mari is eager to use those compassionate qualities to serve customers with a smile on her face instead of an expression of concern. Jim, being in the car business for 28 years, is very excited to still watch people drive away with their dream…cone that is. He will also continue his work with Berkshire Hathaway to help people find their dream home.
Jim and Mari desire to share love through ice cream to Springfield and the surrounding neighborhoods, and although this journey hasn’t been an easy road, with construction and building delays, they feel it’s all been worthwhile. If they ever started to doubt or worry, all they had to do was meet some of the young adults eager to be a part of this Dreamette team, and their fears vanished. “Our team has been tremendously loyal and dedicated through all the delays, and we are so incredibly thankful for them.”
Jim and Mari are still reeling over how God has brought their lives together in the past few years. And now this opportunity is, if you’ll excuse the pun, the cherry on top!
They can’t wait to see you all face to face, and to give you one of the best memories you will have, as a family, a child, a senior, or even a dog! So come and say “hi”. They’re hoping you will find not only fabulous ice cream, but some new friends as well.