Meet Our Staff


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Owner

Bob Penkhus
President
719.473.4100

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!

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Sales Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

Jay
Motor City - General Sales Manager
719.473.4595


Jay has been in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years. He is originally from New York, you can definitely tell by his accent. He has been a huge asset to the Bob Penkhus Organization. When he is not working, you can find him snowboarding in the mountains or enjoying time with his two boys.

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Rob
Motor City - Volkswagen Sales Manger
719.473.4595

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!

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Bruce
Motor City - Volvo Sales Manager
719.473.4595

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.

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Kenneth
Motor City - Mazda Sales Manager
719.473.4595

Kenneth is a Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo Colorado. He has been in the automotive Industry for over 20 years and enjoys helping customers with their vehicle needs. In his spare time he enjoys road trips on his motorcycle.

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Tadd
Motor City - Finance Manager
719.473.4595


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.

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Mike
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595

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.

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Scott
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595

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.

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Ben
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595

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.

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William
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595

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!

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Scott
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595


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.

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Jordan
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595

Jordan has been in the Auto Industry for 6 years. He is originally from Ohio and has lived in Colorado for 3 years. He is certified in Mazda, Volvo and Volkswagen. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his fur babies Winifred and Sandy.

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Aric
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595


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!

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Derek
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595


Derek has been in the Auto Industry for 6 years. He is originally from Rochester NY and has lived in Colorado since 1999. He is always willing to go above and beyond to assist his customers with their vehicle needs.

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Ethan
Motor City - Sales Consultant
719.473.4595


When Ethan was old enough to leave Mashpee Massachusetts he found the mountains and fell in love! He has been in Colorado Springs for 9 Years. When he found the Auto Industry he found quite the career. Which he is happy to say never has a dull moment! He doesn't plan on going anywhere and is excited to expand his loyal client base! With no nonsense approach and the dedication to sell you the right automobile Ethan is your guy! You are sure to have an amazing experience like no other in town!

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Kelley Blue Book Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

Joseph
Motor City - Kelley Blue Book
719.473.4595


Joe proudly served out U.S. Military. He moved here 3.5 years ago from Georgia. Since then he has been in the car business and has a passion for helping his customers in the most professional manner.

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Service Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

Bud
Motor City - Service Manager
719.473.0384

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!

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Stacey
Motor City - Assistant Service Manager
719.473.0384

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.

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Chris
Motor City - Service Advisor
719.473.0384

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.

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Fabian
Motor City - Service Advisor
719.473.0384

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!

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Samantha
Moror City - Service Receptionist
719.473.0384

Sam has been with Bob Penkhus for 2 years. She enjoys helping customer with their service needs. She has lived in Colorado for the majority of her life. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her fur babies and reading.

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Sheila "Shay"
Motor City - Service Receptionist
719.473.0384

Shay is a Colorado Native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. She has been with Bob Penkhus for over a year and enjoys helping customers with their service needs. When shay is not at work she enjoys spending time with her 3 year old son and her family.

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Eric
Motor City - Volvo Technician
719.473.4711

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.

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Parts Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

Marc
Motor City - Assistant Parts Manager
719.473.8098

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!

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Dillon
Motor City - Parts Consultant
719.473.8098

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!

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Sales Team @ Mitsubishi

Pat
Mitsubishi - General Sales Manager
719.955.5000


Pat is a veteran in the automotive business and with our dealership. He began his career as a sales consultant and after working in several different departments he is now working with our ever-growing Mitsubishi line-up and with a team that is leading our organization in customer service,  We're pleased to have Pat leading up our Mitsubishi sales team.

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Corinna
Mitsubishi - Sales Manager
719.955.5000

Corinna was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 2010 where she attended the University of Colorado. Corinna's now been with the Bob Penkhus Company for about 5 years and was recently promoted to sales manager. She's very committed and loyal to the Bob Penkhus Company and serving our customers with the utmost respect. She wants to show every customer how fun and enjoyable it can be when buying your next vehicle! Her co-workers have nicknamed her coco, so when you come to Bob Penkhus in Motor City, ask for Coco, they will know exactly who you're looking for!

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Adam
Mitsubishi - Finance Manager
719.955.5000


Adam has been in the Auto Industry for 6 years and focuses on making the car buying process as easy as possible! He aspires to make every purchase a world-class experience! Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the shooting range, and collecting vintage scotch.

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Reception Team

Mona
Receptionist
719.473.4595


Mona has been with Penkhus Motor Company for over 3 years as a Receptionist for both the Motor City and Woodmen and Powers locations. She feels a sense of accomplishment when she can welcome and take care of our guests' needs, whether by walk in or over the phone. Outside of the office she loves going to the movies and hanging out with her grandsons.

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Marla
Receptionist
719.473.4595


Marla was born in Canada and has lived in the USA for about 18 years. She has lived in Colorado Springs for 6 years. She enjoys greeting and taking care of our customers.

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Business Development Team

Samone
Business Development Manager
719.473.4595


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.

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April
Business Development Agent
719.473.4595

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.

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Jesenia
Motor City - Business Development Agent
719.473.4595


Jessenia moved from Georgia in 2012. She grew up working in Hospitality at IHG Properties that her mother managed. She is also a health and wellness coach, her passion is helping people to get on a healthy lifestyle physically and emotionally. In her free time you'll find her working out at the gym and finding new trail to run.

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