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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 1951, seventy 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!


Management Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

General Manager

Motor City - General Sales Manager

Tadd is proof that Bob Penkhus is truly staffed by exceptional individuals. Bringing 19 years of automotive experience to the table, he embraces each customer's situation as a challenge. Working hard and smart with the goal of offering every customer the best options he can. When not at the store you can find Tadd out on the golf course or with his two beautiful girls and wife.

Motor City - Parts Manager

Marc has been a pillar of our parts department for over 22 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!

Motor City - Finance Manager

Jordan has been in the Auto Industry for 7 years. He is originally from Ohio and has lived in Colorado for 4 years. He is certified in Volvo, Mazda, and Volkswagen. In his spare time he enjoys Jeeping, motorcycle riding, and spending time with his dogs Winifred, Sandy, and Annabelle.


Management Team @ Mazda at Powers

Powers - General Manager

Powers - General Sales Manager

As our newest addition to our management team, Will brings a lot to the table! Being our Volvo and Mazda Manager, Will has plenty of experience and expertise he passes on to every one of our salesmen. William is a proud U.S. Army Veteran that loves taking care of people. William's goal is to provide a world class experience to every client that he comes into contact with. Come in and see why so many of our customers love working with William!

Sales Manager


Reception Team


Mona has been with Penkhus Motor Company for over 5 years as a Receptionist for all our 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.


Sales Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

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

Bryn is very hard working, reliable, trustworthy and transparent. He's always here to help his customers find and buy the perfect car for their needs and budget.  It would be Bryn's pleasure and privilege to assist you with your next vehicle purchase!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Jalyn is new to our Bob Penkhus team but we're excited to see where he goes in the company! He's got great potential with large aspirations to boot. He's looking to provide the best customer service experience possible and to meet all of his customers' needs as best he can. When not at work you can find Jalyn playing basketball, hanging out at local car meets, and hanging out with friends!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Robert is newer to the Penkhus family but has been showing true potential and growth over these past few months! Robert may only have 1 year in the automotive business but that really does lend itself to his customers with a new approach and understanding of how to help his customers find their dream ride! When not at work you're sure to find Robert with his kids and dogs out fishing at the lake. He also loves the Nuggets and Rockies so be sure to ask him about the last game next time you stop by!


Sales Team @ Mazda at Powers

David C
Powers - Sales Consultant

David has been with Bob Penkhus for over 8 years. He has 8 amazing grandchildren. When David is not working he enjoys playing the guitar! When you stop in make sure to ask for David 100% Cotton!

E Commerce Sales Manager Se Habal Espanol

Powers - Sales Consultant

Powers - Sales Consultant


Service Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

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 total of 12 years of automotive business experience with 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

Brian has been in the automotive business for over 10 years with more than half of that being spent here at Bob Penkhus! We're very lucky to have Brian on our team, being one of our VW experts that our customers adore you couldn't ask for someone better to work with you on any of your service needs! Whenever you stop by be sure to ask the last place Brian went camping, he loves camping all over Colorado so he's sure to have a recommendation or at least a great story or two!

Motor City - Service Receptionist

Shay is a Colorado Native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. She has been with Bob Penkhus for over 3 years now and enjoys helping customers with any of their service needs. When Shay is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 5 year old son and her family.

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 Team @ Volvo Mazda Volkswagen

Motor City - Parts

Ryan has over 10 years in the automotive business bringing so much talent and experience to our Bob Penkhus team! He's such a team player with our parts guys and truly wants to work together as a family which in turn gets passed on to our customers for the best experience possible. He's looking to build lifetime loyal customers here at Bob Penkhus and will do what it takes to take care of every customer every time! On the weekends you'll find Ryan working on his Jeep or Subaru, 4 wheeling around trails, or hanging out with his big orange cat, Hobbs.

Motor City - Parts Advisor

Louie has been in the automotive business for over 19 years now, and 9 of those have been with Bob Penkhus! We can't thank Louie enough for his commitment and loyalty not only to the Bob Penkhus family but also to our customers. Louie strives to provide excellent customer service in everything he does. When he's not at work you might find Louie out fishing, hunting, or spending time at BassPro getting all his gear.