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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

General Manager


Sales Team

Volvo Sales Manager

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 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 and high-end audio systems and music.

Sales Manager

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!

Financing 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.

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.

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.

Sales Consultant

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.

Sales Consultant


Service Team

Service Manager

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!

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.

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!

Sheila "Shay"
Service Receptionist

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.

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

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!


Reception Team


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.


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.