Meet Our Staff

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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.  Thank you to all of the customers that have given us this opportunity to earn their business!


Sales Department

Motor City - General Manager/Owner

Working hand-in-hand with his father at the store his grandfather, Bob Penkhus Sr. started back in 1957, is an honor that Robbie does not take lightly.  "Customers are my number one priority in doing business.  I love being able to help a customer find the perfect vehicle for themselves or their family. I want to develop a long-lasting relationship with all of our customers and know that buying a car from us can be a fun and easy buying experience.  It's not very often you get the chance to work with one of the owners of an auto dealer or even have them at the store.  At our dealerships, I like to make an effort to meet everyone who buys a car from us and to thank them personally. I really enjoy getting to know my customers on a first name basis and establishing a long-term business relationship".  Rob is a family man, through-and-through and every chance he gets is spent with them!

Motor City - GSM

Ivan has been with Bob Penkhus for almost a decade and is Elite Mazda Master certified and VW certified. Recently, Due to his hard work and dedication to our dealerships, Ivan was promoted to General Sales Manager and takes this responsibility for his staff and our customer's, very seriously.  His goal is to exceed every customer's expectations, which will allow Bob Penkhus to maintain and grow our customer base while providing them with top quality new and used vehicles.  Congratulations Ivan and good luck in your new position!

Motor City - Volvo Sales Manager

With over 32 years of automotive experience...22 years with Bob Penkhus, Bruce is our resident Volvo expert and a true asset to our organization!  As our Volvo Sales manager he understands the level of service we need to provide to our customer's and his tremendous knowledge of the Volvo product will make every customer feel at ease. In additional to knowing the Volvo product inside and out, he is also our Volvo Overseas Delivery expert.  Bruce believes that "you will get everything in life you desire, if you will just help enough others get what they desire"!  Outside of work Bruce enjoys motorcycling, high-end audio systems and music.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Mike has been in automotive sales for over 30 years and what a fantastic addition to our staff he has been!  He is certified to assist you with your Mazda, Volvo and Volkswagen transportation needs.  His goal, with every customer, is to service each one with respect, care, professionalism and dignity, at all times.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Making his customers comfortable with their purchase has been Scott's approach to selling cars for over 33 years!  As an important part of our Bob Penkhus sales department for 14 years, Scott specialized in pre-owned vehicles, Mazda, Volvo and VW.  After hours you can find him enjoying the great outdoors; walking his dogs and scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

I am a Colorado Springs native. I have worked for the company for four and a half years.  I believe in hard work and perseverance.  I started from the bottom with aspirations to reach the top. Favorite part about working for Bob Penkhus?  Every customer gets treated like a member of the family. I have an enormous passion for the automotive industry. I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy camping and hiking. My other hobbies and interests include Classic Volkswagens, craft beer, playing pool, and the Denver Broncos.


Motor City Location - Sales

William proudly served our country in the U.S. Army as an artillery man for 7 years! William has since been in the automotive industry for 3 years and is Mazda and Volkswagen certified! William's goal is to provide a world class experience for every customer that he comes into contact with. Come in and see why so many of our customers love working with William!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Scott has now been with the Bob Penkhus family for 1.5 years and we couldn't be more excited with the growth we've seen as Scott continues his career with us. Scott has been in the industry for 11 years! In his free time, if he's not working on cars mechanically, you can find Scott at Bandimere Raceway racing. Scott promises exceptional customer service to everyone. Scott doesn't mind going above and beyond to make sure his customers are 100% satisfied with their car buying experience.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Juan is such a valuable part to our sales team, his lighthearted attitude is infectious! Juan moved to Colorado 4 years ago from Arizona. He has two pups named "Gypsy Butters" and "Clarke Parker". Juan loves movies and if he had to choose "Top Gun" would be his favorite. Juan also loves the TV show Shark Tank! He strives to provide the best car buying experience possible. When choosing your sales person we think Juan couldn't be a better fit!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Brian has been with Bob Penkhus now for some time and we couldn't be happier to have him! He's a die-hard New England Patriots fan. Working out is his favorite past-time, with an occasional cigar on the weekends. Brian recently married his sweetheart last year and are now expecting their first baby, Eva! When working with Brian you can rest assured that his goal is to provide customers with exceptional service and make their buying process as easy as possible.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

As a new member to our sales team, Cody brings a 3 year automotive background with him! His goal is to provide an elevated level of customer service to every person, EVERY TIME. When Cody isn't working he likes to go for drives through scenic Colorado with his wife of 5 years. Cody is a Cowboys/Broncos fan and if you're into College football, GO ALABAMA! Cody started selling Volkswagen when he was 18 and after college he decided to come back to VW as his preferred brand. When you stop by make sure to ask Cody about his 3 dogs and cat!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

On any nice day outside you can expect to see Aric coming into work on his bike! He's an avid outdoors men and absolutely loves biking everywhere! Aric is certified in Volvo, Volkswagen, AND Mazda! Aric truly wants to give his customers the patience they deserve when making a big investment like purchasing their next vehicle. He also delivers on providing you all the knowledge you may want on all of our brands. Looking for an adventurist to guide you into your next vehicle? Then look no further, Aric's your guy!

Motor City - Sales

Becca recently joined our Bob Penkhus team and we're excited to have her! She truly wants to help people and feels it is important to provide a family-oriented atmosphere. Her customer really enjoy working with her too and they like to tell all their friends by posting reviews of their experiences on our Bob Penkhus Facebook page...check it out! 

She is a huge Broncos fan and loves to cheer on her home team!  She majored in math here in Colorado Springs at UCCS. Next time you stop in ask Becca about her beloved chihuahua Milo, she'd love to show you photos!

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Motor City - Sales Consultant

Rae is the jack of all trades and has proven that by being a team player as part of our administrative, business development and sales departments.  Ask for Rae and she will be happy to assist you with your new and used vehicles needs.

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Pawel is excited to share his passion for cars with his new customers!


Finance Department

Motor City - Finance Manger

Motor City - Finance Manager

Tadd is proof that Bob Penkhus is truly staffed by exceptional individuals.  Bringing 15 years of automotive experience to the table, he embraces each customer's financing situation as a challenge.  Working hard and smart with the goal of offering them the best options he can.


Kelly Blue Book Purchasing Department

Motor City KBB Buyer

Jessica is our newest Kelly Blue Book buyer and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her! We're able to provide a better selling experience because of Jessica. In her spare time, Jessica loves trying out new trails in Colorado with her family. Jessica's goal is to ensure customers have an easy and enjoyable time selling their vehicle.

Motor City - KBB Buyer

Kaitlyn hails from Southern Alabama but is 100% at home here in Colorado! Bob Penkhus gave this smart lady her first job in the automobile industry and she couldn't imagine working anywhere else! Kaitlyn has one goal every day…to ensure that every customer gets a fair market value for their vehicle. She also prides herself on providing fast, friendly, and convenient service.


Service Department

Motor City - Service Manager

Bud is a lifelong Colorado resident with over forty years of management experience, in a variety of service industries.  Bud believes that Bob Penkhus Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen has the best team of service providers in the Colorado Springs area!

Motor City - Assistant Service Manager

Stacey is the cornerstone of our service department because she takes care of our customers, over the phone and in person!  If you need something, Stacey is always willing to help and handles it with a calm and kind demeanor.  Her talents are not limited to Customer Service however, she has played the piano since she was three years old and is also a world traveler, having lived all over the country, including three years in Panama.

Motor City - Service Advisor

David is a valued Bob Penkhus team member since 2011 and our Volvo customer's hope he stays forever!  He is a huge part of why our dealership received the Volvo Western Region 2015 top dealer for "truly exceptional" customer service!  This is a very exclusive award and we thank David for all his efforts to reach this goal!  His personal goal is to always put forth a friendly and caring attitude which comes through in his loyalty and daily hard work!

Motor City - Service Advisor

Brian is proof that Bob Penkhus is staffed by truly exceptional people!  As a certified Master VW Consultant, he brings years of knowledge to the table along with a true lifelong passion for automobiles.  Brian served in the Navy during the Gulf War, and since then has had 20 years of customer service, executive management and small business ownership experience.  Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his 3 children, camping, fishing, hiking and traveling.

Motor City - Service Advisor

It's people like Chris that make Bob Penkhus dealerships...Great!  With 7 years of automotive management behind him and a true focus on customer service, Chris gets the job done!  His philosophy is to create an experience for our customers which makes them lifetime customers.

Motor City - Service Advisor

Krista brings her wonderful smile to our Service Advisor Team and her customer's really enjoy working with her!  She has over eight years of experience in the automotive field and loves working with our VW clients.  Her customer service goal; "to make sure every customer knows I value their time and loyalty. As a consumer myself, I understand that servicing your vehicle needs to be as pleasant an experience as we can possibly make it".

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Krista is a native to Colorado Springs and recently moved back to my home city after living out of state for 10 years. "I absolutely LOVE Colorado!", she says.

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Motor City - Service Advisor

Fabian admits he is young and motivated, only being in the car business for over a year.  But he feels strongly about his mission, to make the most of his customer's time and make the process of buying a car something to smile about.  He has worked hard to become Volvo, Mazda and Volkswagen Master certified and is excited about working with new customers!

Motor City - Volvo Technician

Thirty-two years!  What more can we say about Eric and his long-term dedication to Volvo and Bob Penkhus!  Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Energy Science and he loves pure sciences.  It is his hobby, and truly his passion.  Below is a compilation of just a few of his many career accomplishments;

In 2004 Eric was awarded the prestigious 1st place, Volvo/ASE award for having the highest ASE test score in the nation, for Volvo technicians.

In 2006 he was a Volvo VISTA competition winner. VISTA is a difficult series of diagnostic and procedural tasks against the top Volvo technicians in the country.

In 2008 Eric was a VISTA finalist.

In 2014 he was a VISTA winner!

In 2016, Eric and his team mate Mike (Volvo Service Advisor) were honored as semi-finalists in the Volvo International Service Training Competition in NJ.  If they do well there, which we know they will, off to Sweden they will go for the Global competition.

Thank you Eric for being such an integral part of our business and for your many years of dedication to our Volvo customers.


Parts Department

Parts Counter Represenative

Dillon is the newest member of our Parts Department and we are lucky to have him!  He might be new to us but has over 5 years of experience and is Mazda and Volvo Certified.  When you need a part and visit our Motor City location, Dillon will be there to help you find the part you need or possibly a fun accessory for your new ride.  His goal is to have every customer leave with a smile!

He loves baseball and also participating in the PPIR Time Attack car race this past year.  But the most exciting new in his life right now...he is going to be a father for first time in 2018!  Congrats Dillon!

Motor City - Assistant Parts Manager

Marc has been a pillar of our parts department for over 18 years!  A true professional and great asset to the entire Bob Penkhus team!  He is committed to his education and is Master certified in Mazda, VW and Volvo.  As an integral player on our team, his goal is to assist our retail and wholesale customers in a professional manner and to educate them to the best of his ability.  An interesting fact about Marc... he was born 50 kilometers from the Volvo plant in Ghent Belgium!


Business Development Department

Business Development Manager

Samone is the Business Development Manager for Bob Penkhus Mazda, Volvo and Volkswagen.  She has been in the auto industry since 2006.  She is passionate about helping customers and providing quality customer service.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Business Development Agent

April loves living in Colorado and was thrilled to have the opportunity to move here, over a year ago.  She is a veteran in our Business Development Center  and is committed to the dealership, it's brands and taking care of each customer she has the opportunity to work.