Staff


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Owner

Bob Penkhus
President
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The Bob Penkhus family of dealerships had its humble beginning back in 1951 when Robert N. Penkhus moved his young family from Ames, Iowa, and opened a small used car operation in Colorado Springs. New cars were added to the operation on Pikes Peak Avenue in 1957 when the Company became one of the ten dealers in the United States to obtain a Volvo Franchise. In 1972 the Volvo Franchise was moved to a fledgling area of Colorado Springs called Motor City.

Mr. Penkhus' son, Robert A. Penkhus ("Bob"), joined his father in the business upon his graduation from the University of Denver. Bob Penkhus gradually assumed responsibility for all aspects of dealership operations, and in 1977, became President..

Since then, the Company had the honor of acquiring Mazda, VW and Mitsubishi and has grown tremendously, with three locations in Colorado Springs.

In 2016, Bob Penkhus was one of 50 dealers nominated for the Time Dealer of the Year award.  As the only dealer in the state of Colorado, Bob was quite honored by this nomination which is one of the automobile industry's most  prestigious and highly coveted honors.  Recipients are among the nation's most successful auto dealers who demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

We have been so fortunate to serve Southern Colorado since 1957, sixty plus  years and we couldn't be more proud!

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Sales Department

Reece
General Manager
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As the General Manager of our Mazda at Powers dealership, Reece has a personal goal to build lasting relationships with his staff, our manufacturer and all of our loyal customers.  By doing so, Reece is convinced we will continue on our path to become the largest Mazda franchise in the state of Colorado.  As a leader in the Bob Penkhus organization for over 13 years, Reece is proud to be part of this 60 year, family-owned business.  Working side-by-side with Bob, Reece is committed to providing excellent customer service and encourages his staff to work hard, show pride in everything they do and go above and beyond to take care of every customer. 

In his free time, Reece enjoys spending time with his family and friends whether it be snowboarding, scuba diving or traveling.  His motto...Reece believes you need to work hard so you can play hard!

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Matt
Sales Manager
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Matt has been a dedicated employee of Bob Penkhus since 2004.  He worked his way up the ranks and is now part of our sales management team.  He is multi-talented, holding Mazda, Volvo, Volkswagen, Finance and Insurance certifications.  His goal is to make every customer's car buying experience as if it was his own purchase.

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Jerry
Sales Manager
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Jerry is highly experienced and has held many different positions in Sales, Service and Finance.  His enthusiasm to share this knowledge with our Sales Staff and our customers is a great asset to our Powers dealership and we are thrilled to have him on our team!

He has three boys in college which is keeping him on his toes and a younger son still at home who he enjoys fishing and just hanging with.

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John
Finance Manager
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John has been a fine addition to our Sales Team and enjoys working with our customers.  His expertise is helping them evaluate and find the best finance package, because everyone's needs are different.  "My goal is to listen, which is the most important step, and afterwards I show them several options that I believe will best meet those goals".

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Steve
Finance Manager
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Steve wants our customers to leave the dealership so pleased that they want to become a customer of Bob Penkhus' for life!  Twenty three years in the car business has taught Steve a thing or two and as a result, he wants to share that with you!

"My wife and I have been married for thirty-one years and we have two children.  Our daughter is a Physicians Assistant in Denver and our son is a student at UCCS".  As a child, Steve lived in India for several years and as a result of that experience, I have literally traveled "around the world".



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David
Sales Consultant
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David has 4 children and 7 grandchildren!  That in itself should keep him pretty business, but he also enjoys the challenging sales career he has built at Bob Penkhus over the past 6 years.  With 22 years of experience he uses his Mazda Master Certification knowledge with every customer.  He wants to create a pressure-free, family-oriented environment that welcomes his customers back, time and time again.  In addition to his grandchildren, he also enjoys playing the guitar, sports and Northern California.

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Kenny
Sales Consultant
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Kenny is all about making the car buying process FUN!  He strives to do this with all of his customers and also believes that treating everyone, his customers and fellow employee's with respect is the key to success.  We are glad to have him and his 25 years of experience as part of our team!  He is Elite Mazda Certified and enjoys learning about all the new Mazda products.  When he is away from the dealership, he likes wood working.

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Mitch
Sales Consultant
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Mr. Mitch Allen began his car sales career with Bob Penkhus and has enjoyed this new position with us for almost four years.  He is Elite Master Mazda Certified which means he must participate in monthly training and seminars to ensure he is always at the top of his game.  When he works with a new customer, his goal is very simple...provide an experience that someone would want to do again and again! 

What does Mitch like to do on his days off?  If it includes sports or takes place outside...you'll find him there!

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Robert
Sales Consultant
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Robert is passionate about the auto industry and loves big cars, little cars, ALL cars!  He offers his eight years of automotive experience and is Mazda Certified.  His absolute love for cars spills over into his daily work with his customers.  His mission...to help each customer find a car they love as well. 

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Brian
Sales Consultant
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Brian joined our sales team back in 2009 and our customers at our Powers location are very happy he did!  Brian has a tremendous customer base because he is so easy to work with and even has his own Facebook business page!  His nickname is Brian "Carside" and he enjoys this title very much.  Of course he is Mazda Master Certified and works hard to keep current on all the automotive trends.  He also has very specific customer goals; "Listening to what the customer is trying to accomplish is key and then finding the right vehicle to match those needs". 

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Dustin
Sales Consultant
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Dustin has been a key part of our sales team here at Bob Penkhus for the past 6 years!  His consistent training, to ensure he is Mazda Certified, gives him the ability to truly guide his customers to the best possible product.  By doing this he saves them time and provides them with the best customer experience he can.  His family is important to him and he tries to spend as much time as possible with his kids.

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David J.
Sales Consultant
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David enjoys selling cars and has a wonderful background to do so, with thirty-plus years in the customer service industry!  He is the perfect choice to assist you with the purchase or lease of a new Mazda as he is Mazda Certified in our entire product line.  Looking for pre-owned...no worries since this is his specialty and his lengthy background gives him knowledge in many makes and models.  When asked what his customer service goal is....he said it is to "make a friend"!   

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Jase
Sales Consultant
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Jase is a car enthusiast, especially Rally Cross racing.  He is new to our staff and to car sales but that has not held him back.  In the short time he has been with us he has worked hard to become officially Mazda State Sales Certified and that is a great accomplishment.  Being new in the business gives Jase a great perspective and he wants to create a sales environment where his customers feel confident in their buying decision and are very comfortable.

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Tyler
Sales Consultant
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Welcome to the team Tyler!  As part of our Sales team he is Mazda and Master Sales certified and accomplished this steep goal in a very short period of time....great job!  He feels that his experience selling cars gives him the ability to give every customer an informative and pleasant experience while still making the car buying process FUN!

He is a car enthusiast and enjoys hanging out with his wife Holly and their two dogs.  Tyler also enjoys exploring new hobbies.

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Mona
Receptionist
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Mona is more than just a receptionist...for sure!  She and her wonderful smile greet all our customers and she is an amazing support to our sales and service teams.  She joined us over two years ago and is a true asset to our Powers dealership.  She feels accomplished when she can make our customers feel welcome and important!

Outside the office she loves hanging out with her grandsons!


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Service Department

Chris
Service Manager
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Chris has been leading our Service Team for many years and has a tremendous amount of experience.  If we listed the amount of certifications he has it would take up the whole page!  He started in the detailing department and over the last 17 years, worked his way up into his current position as our Service Manager.  His father was also in the car business and Chris wanted to follow in his footsteps which he has done very well.

Every good manager has a "Customer Service Philosophy" and Chris's is pretty sound.  "We want to go above and beyond every customer's expectations, that is our goal". 

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Linda
Customer Relations Coordinator
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Linda puts her thirty years of automotive experience to the test every day as she works with our amazing customers!  Her goal is to provide each customer the best experience she can and takes personal pride in doing so.  She feels it is important to listen and truly hear the customer when there is a problem.  Once she clearly understand their concerns or frustrations, she works effectively and efficiently to correct the problem now and for future visits.  She also wants the customers she works with to feel appreciated and know that they can trust us with their vehicle needs. 

Linda was a Special Forces wife for over 20 years while raising her four boys.

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Jerry
Service Advisor
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What a wealth of knowledge Jerry has, 40 years in the automotive field!  We are fortunate to  have him on our staff working daily with our Mazda customers!  He has multiple certifications that include; Mazda, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi and Ford. 

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Adam
Service Advisor
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Adam's goal is to build long-lasting relationships with his customers and do his best to serve and please them each time they have their vehicle serviced.  He has fifteen years of experience working as a Service Advisor.

He is a single father of a beautiful six year old boy and they enjoy fishing together and spending quality time as father and son!

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Greg
Master Technician
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Greg is an ASE Master Technician with an Advanced Level Certification!  Wow that sounds pretty impressive and with 33 years of auto experience, Greg most certainly is.  We are fortunate to have him on our team and help him reach his goals. When he works with a customer or their vehicle, his goal is to meet and exceed their needs and most importantly their expectations.  He wants them to feel confident they are being taken care of.  Do you have a difficult problem with your car?  Then Greg is the man for the job because he likes to tackle them...under the hood or even on the slopes!

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Chris
Mazda Master Technician
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With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Chris is a key player for us and a mentor to our younger technicians who are learning the ropes.  He has worked hard to become ASE and Mazda Master Certified as well as MAC Certified (Mobile Air Conditioning Society).

Chris is a second generation Colorado native and that is rare indeed!

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Jeremy
Master Technician
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Receiving the title of Mazda Master Technician is no easy task.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to your craft and Jeremy is proud to have that distinction behind his name!  Not only is he a Mazda Master but Volvo and ASE as well!  Great job Jeremy!  As the owner of a fitness and martial arts center, he understands how a business works and how important a customer is to his success.  That is why his goal is to provide the best service, the first repair...period.

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Jason
Detail Technician
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Jason has been with us for over twenty-two years and is a very valued part of our operation.  He is a man of many talents and can assist our customers with pin-striping, window-tint, audio systems and of course detail services.

Jason enjoys spending time with his family and loves the outdoors.

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Chase
Technician
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What a great addition to our Mazda team, Chase is!  As a young technician he is excited to expand his experience and learn more about working on other makes and models.  He has been working with us for almost two years and is a Mazda Certified Lube tech. 

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Jacob
Technician
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Jacob brings seven years of experience when he works on your vehicle at our dealership.  He has several certifications as well, Mazda and ASE, that afford him continual training.  His goal when he works on a customer's vehicle is to make sure your concerns are addressed accurately on the first visit.  He feels this is an important element in building trust so our customers become "customers for life"!

When he is out and about, away from the office, he enjoys a bit of hiking, working out and practicing jujitsu.

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Eric
Master Technician
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Eric is an Elite Master Mazda Technician and has 13 years of experience, 7 with the Bob Penkhus organization.  He ranked in the top five during the North American Master Technician competition in 2015.  He has multiple ASE certifications and believes this training and his many years of hands-on experience allow him to provide the highest quality repairs and service to his many customers.

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Parts Department

Rick
Parts Manager
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Richard joined the Bob Penkhus team recently but it seems like we have known him for years!  We are lucky to have him and his 35 years of experience in this field.  If you have questions on parts or accessories, Richard and his knowledgeable staff can surely help, just give them a call or stop by.

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Brandi
Parts Counterperson
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When you visit our Powers Parts Department, it's Brandi's smiling face you will be welcomed by!  She is new to the Bob Penkhus organization but not to the automotive industry.  She believes in making every customer's experience with her a unique one and sets that goal for herself, every day.  She is quite the basketball fan and enjoyed playing college ball at Regis University in Denver.

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