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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, 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!


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 - 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!

Motor City - Sales Manager

Matt has been in the automotive business for 9 years now and has been a dedicated Volkswagen Sales Manager for some time now. Have a VW question? He's your guy! Mat is an avid Steelers fan and loves fettuccine alfredo so next time you're by feel free to bring him some Alfredo or better yet some Broncos gear! Mat's professional belief is that every customer deserves a fun and professional buying experience and promises to provide that to any and all customers he interacts with.

Motor City - Used Car Manager

Prior to tha automotive industry, Joe proudly served our U.S. Military. He moved here a few years ago from Georgia. Since then he has been in the car business,  Joe has a passion for helping his customers in the most professional manner and finding the best used car inventory for our locations. If you're looking for that unicorn of a vehicle, Joe's the guy to find it!

Motor City - Finance Manager

Hugh is an incredible asset to our Motor City team and has years of finance experience to ensure he can get just about anyone financing. Hugh's been in the business for over 30 years now and strives to have every customer extremely satisfied every time they walk out of his office. When not at the office you can find Hugh bowling, golfing, or riding go karts!

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, Mitsubishi has the best team of service providers in the Colorado Springs area and strives to prove that to every one of our customers!

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

JR is one of our newer members to the Bob Penkhus family but we couldn't be more proud to have him on our team! With over 25 years in automotive business he's got you covered with a wealth of knowledge to get our customers approved with the best rates available on their next vehicle purchase. During his free time he loves hanging out with his grandkids, drag racing, and all the fun family activities Colorado has to offer! Stop by and say hello and feel free to ask JR any of your financial questions.


Management Team @ Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi - Finance Manager

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


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.


Business Development Team

Business Development Agent

Cathy is sincerely dedicated to providing truly pleasant experiences online and over the phone for all our customers. Cathy is licensed and trained in all brands we carry which is definitely helpful when it comes to answering customer questions efficiently. Cathy is originally born in Chicago, moved to Wisconsin and has now relocated to Colorado for her forever home! She absolutely loves the fresh air and open spaces near her home in Florissant, CO. She welcomes all customers with open arms so you know when working with Cathy you'll be well taken care of.

Business Development


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

Ben is a Colorado Springs native and has worked for the Bob Penkhus Motor Company for several years now. He believes in hard work and perseverance. Ben started from the bottom with aspirations to reach the top. His favorite part about working for Bob Penkhus?  Every customer gets treated like a member of the family. He has an enormous passion for the automotive industry. He's also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys camping and hiking. His other hobbies and interests include Classic Volkswagens, craft beer, playing pool, and the Denver Broncos!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

When Ethan was old enough to leave Mashpee Massachusetts he found the mountains and fell in love! He has been in Colorado Springs for over 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!

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

Marcus may be new to the automotive business but he's been with the Bob Penkhus Motor Company for just about a year now and we're excited to see the places Marcus will go in time. He prides himself on being customer service oriented by being friendly and helpful to all his customers. He's here to help his customers find the best vehicle at the best price possible. In his off time you might find Marcus working on his old 86' Toyota or the Nissan 350z, any car he can get his hands on he's ready to tinker with! He's also going semi-professional in lacrosse this year with the Colorado Springs Allstars so definitely keep an eye out for him on the field at their next game!

Motor City - Sales Consultant

Chris has been in the automotive business for just about 7 years and has worked his way up to sales with our company and we couldn't be prouder to have him on our team! Chris believes that every customer should get the same inviting experience and he wants to make sure every customers' purchasing process is a comfortable one and as hassle free as possible. When not at work you'll find Chris working on any one of his old cars, longboarding, spending time with family, practicing the piano or guitar, mountain biking, or camping with his dog Missy!

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

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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!

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Powers - Sales Consultant

David is a Colorado Native and he has been in the car business for 3 years now! He is a car enthusiast and is excited to help each customer with their vehicle needs.


Sales Team @ Mitsubishi

Sales Consultant

Maria had been in the automotive industry years ago and decided to get back in to the business after moving to Colorado from Mexico! We're pleased and proud to have Maria on our team as she's been such an asset to our team. Her goal is to facilitate the best most pleasant customer experience she possibly can with a smile every time! On the weekends you'll find Maria kicked back with a glass of wine, or hiking up in the mountains!


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

Fabian's dedication to not only Bob Penkhus but to his Volvo customers is very apparent over the years, just go look at any of his customer reviews! They love him! Fabian's always willing to be a helpful hand and has been in a few different positions here at Bob Penkhus so he truly knows how to take care of his customers from beginning to end. Fabian feels strongly about his mission to make the most of his customer's time and make the process of bringing a vehicle in for service something to smile about. He's also an avid Broncos fan, and loves spending the weekends with his Harley Davidson, Go Broncos!

Motor City - Service Advisor

Dan's been in the automotive business for over 15 years and is soon approaching his second year with Bob Penkhus! He's proud to not only be a VW employee but he's also an avid VW enthusiast, him and his wife Cathy have owned several Volkswagen's over the years, Dan has even been driving one since the age of 16!

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

Haleigh has been with Bob Penkhus for 2 years now and has fit in so perfectly with the Bob Penkhus family, and our customers love her! Her goal is to provide a truly exceptional service experience to all customers. If she's not at work you can find her hanging out with friends or with her adorable pups Maze, Malekai, Ziggy, and Bella.

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.


Service Team @ Mazda at Powers

Powers - Service Manager

Joey has been in the automotive business for over 21 years, and we're proud to have that expertise on our Mazda team! Joey strives to treat every customer like family, so on your next visit you can expect him to start a conversation about shooting or fishing or better yet his undying loyalty to the Oklahoma Sooners. Go BoomerSooner!!

Customer Service

Service Advisor - Powers


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.


Parts Team @ Mazda at Powers

Parts Advisor

Shaun has been with Bob Penkhus for 2 years now and we're excited for the potential Shaun brings to our Parts team! His goal is to provide friendly and accurate service to every customer. On the weekends you can find Shaun enjoying long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain, such a true romantic!


Parts Team @ Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi - Parts

Ryan has been in the automotive industry for a few years now and is coming up on his first anniversary with our company! We're excited for all the drive and ambition Ryan has brought to our Mitsubishi team and can't wait to see where he takes it in the coming years. Ryan's goal is to treat everyone the way he'd like to be treated and to make sure every experience is one that the customer would remember and not think twice about shopping anywhere else.