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Bob Penkhus

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!


Sales Department

General Manager

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!

Sales Manager

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.

Sales Manager

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.

Finance Manager

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".

Sales Consultant

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.

Sales Consultant

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 help each customer find a car they love as well. 

Sales Consultant

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". 

Sales Consultant

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.


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!


Service Department

Customer Relations Coordinator

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.

Service Advisor

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. 

Service Advisor

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!

Master Technician

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!

Mazda Master Technician

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!

Master Technician

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.

Detail Technician

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.


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. 


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.

Master Technician

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.


Parts Department

Parts Counterperson

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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