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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..
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.
Rob Molyneaux is an industry-recognized retail automotive & RV professional who draws on over 28 years of management experience in all departments of auto dealerships including executive management experience for small, medium and large sized stores. Rob has a proven track record in team building, training and implementing effective policies, playbooks and procedures to help improve sales performances. He is very successful in using all social Medias while always on the outlook for that new leading edge in marketing.
Rob has received numerous performance and character awards inside and outside the automotive industry. He is a two year recipient of the Dawson Creek Business of the year, nominee for Citizen of the year and his dedication in customer service helped his previous employer win the Coveted GM Triple Crown Award for dealer excellence, twice, during his 9 year tenure with Browns' Chevrolet. Previously a General Manager for both Car Pros Renton Hyundai and Car Pros Fiat of Seattle Rob was continually committed to sales and service.
Rob's management philosophy focuses on the development of key relationships with the manufacturer, employees and customers. With decades of education, training and experience his dynamic and engaging speaking style will keep staff interested and informed. Rob believes in creating a mentoring environment to help empower his employees to realize their maximum potential. Rob is a strong advocate of community support and involvement and his reputation both personally and professionally. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, traveling and planning outdoor activities with his wife Michelle and his three children Ethan (8), Parker (6) with a fresh new baby girl 8 months ago.
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!
Matt has been a dedicated employee of Bob Penkhus since 2004. He worked his way up the ranks and is now heading up our Volvo and Mazda sales departments. 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.
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.
With over 32 years of automotive experience...21 years with Bob Penkhus, Bruce is our resident Volvo expert and a true asset to our organization! He beleives 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 and high-end audio systems and music.
Bob Penkhus customers are in good hands with Corinna! Her customers adore her and leave review after review about what a pleasure she is to work with! She is originally from Minnesota but is a HUGE Denver Bronco fan! Her co-workers have nicknamed her Coco, so when you come to Bob Penkhus in Motor City, ask for Coco, they'll know exactly who you're looking for!
I am a Colorado Springs native. I have worked for the company for two 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.
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.
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.
Ivan has been with Bob Penkhus for almost a decade and is Elite Mazda Master certified and VW certified. His specialty is upgrading customers into a new car by showing them the savings they will receive in gas mileage, service/repair bills and value. His goal is to exceed his customer's expectations, which will allow him to maintain and grow his customer base.
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!
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.
Bud is a lifelong Colorado resident with over 40 years of management experience, in a variety of service industries. Bud beleives that Bob Penkhus Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen has the best team of service providers in the Colorado Springs area!
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!
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 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.
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!
When our customers need a special part for their new car or maybe an accessory to jazz things up, Brandon is your man! He knows our parts inventory inside and out and really enjoys working with our customers on the front line! He also has a strong appreciation for the outdoors and loves to fish and go camping with his dog. As long as it's outside, Brandon is all about it!