The Bob Penkhus Volvo Mazda that you see today 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 he became one of the first 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.
The combination of a quality product and a reputation for excellent customer service assured continued growth, including the addition of Mazda, an exciting new import from Japan, in October, 1972 at the Pikes Peak Avenue location, In 1975 Mazda joined Volvo in Motor City to increase productivity and better serve customers.
Mr. Penkhus' son, Robert A. Penkhus, was a "permanent fixture" around the dealership from an early age, so it was natural that he would join his father inthe business upon his graduation from Denver University. He gradually assumed responsibility for all aspects of dealership operations and in 1977, became President of Bob Penkhus Volvo Mazda, Inc.
Bob's concern for his customers and employees coupled with his enthusiasm for the products we offer have resulted in continued success and growth. Development of a new car display area along Interstate 25 in 1987 was followed one year later by a major service and parts expansion project in which we added fourteen mechanical and detail service stalls, doubled the parts storage area, and built an enclosed customer service area. In 1994, the showroom area received a complete face lift.
Used vehicles have always been a vital part of our business. In 1997, we completely revamped this department and announced the introduction of our new Select Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. In the summer of 1998 our Select department moved across the lot to their very own building.
As a result of our commitment to excellence, we are a Mazda Presidents Club Member, based on customer satisfaction levels. Our future success and growth will be determined by the continued commitment of each member of our team to our common goal and mission.
We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. Feel free to browse our inventory on line, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!
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