I grew up in Arvada Colorado and graduated from Arvada High in 1975. While I was working during the late 70’s as an FAA licensed aircraft “Lead Technician” and later as “Chief Inspector” I met Joel Cox. Joel had a Subaru shop in Denver and was developing a conversion kit to install Subaru engines into small aircraft. In 1981 Joel gave me the business in lieu of some back wages he owed me. This is something I had never asked for or expected. I moved the business later that year to Boulder with one other employee, because even back then Subaru was a household name. In 1984 I bought 1.3 acres of industrial land on Yarmouth Ave (our current location) and built a 10,000 sq. ft. shop there. In 1994 I built an additional 9000 sq. ft. shop. It has been a slow and steady growth throughout the years. My wife is Debbie Chambers and she is the CFO of Super Rupair. My son Bryon is 29 years old and is currently working as a Toyota Hybrid technician. We travel too much to enjoy pets. My dream car, hmmmm? It would probably be a 1930’s Rolls Royce sitting on late model running gear powered by a 426 Hemi. Of course it would have dual four barrel carbs on the top of an 871 blower sticking through the hood. My hobbies would be traveling (preferably by motorcycle), and goofing off. I would be ok with Mexican food 7 days a week, and Sushi appetizers. Music: God bless Johnny Cash, Bob Seger is really cool and Billy Idol makes me want to run out and buy a larger amp!
Debbie Chambers – CFO
I grew up in Longmont/Niwot Colorado and graduated from Niwot High. My dad owned an RV dealership on Main Street in Longmont. I’ve spent my whole life in this industry. In fact that’s how I met my husband Gary Chambers. I was working at the Motor Vehicle office on Pearl Street. We don’t have any pets or plants because we travel too much. My dream car would be anything FAST! In my free time I enjoy interior decorating, cooking, traveling. I don’t know if I like to cook or just like to eat. When we travel I look forward to trying new things. Favorite food is absolutely Mexican. I like all types of music. My latest obsession is Red Hot Chili Peppers. I would camp out all night to get tickets to Led Zeplin or the Doors!
I grew up in Berthoud Colorado and graduated from Berthoud High. My beautiful wife Chelsea and I have 3 kids Bailey, Brecken, Bryn, and one dog Madison. My Dad was a mechanic and got me interested in cars. My dream car would be the General Lee……duh When I’m not working I like coaching soccer, watching my son play baseball and watching my daughters dance. My favorite food would have to be pizza. I like any kind of music with a good beat.
I grew up in the Denver/Highlands Ranch area and when to Highlands Ranch High. I started working in automotive shop when I was 10 years old. My wife Tyanna and I have 2 kids Matt and Chris. We also have 3 dogs and 1 bird. When I’m not working my hobbies include cars, hiking and camping. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, and my favorite music is Country and Rock.
Aaron Barkow – Service Advisor
I went to High School and Jr. High in northern California, and I graduated from Montgomery High in Santa Rosa California. The rest of my life I spent in the Denver/Boulder area. I started out at Super Rupair as a Lot Ported and have worked my way up to Service Advisor. I have 2 cats and my dream car would be the Tesla electric sports car. When I’m not at work I love to be outdoors skiing, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, snow shoeing and love to play Poker. My favorite food would be King Crab Legs, and I like listening to the Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, the Beastie Boys, Bob Marley and sublime.
I grew up (kind of!) in Arvada and graduated from Arvada West High School. I’m engaged to be married to my fiance Hannah and we have 3 kids, 2 cats, a fish, and a gecko. When I’m not at work I enjoy skiing, snowboarding, 4 wheeling, racing my motorcycle, golfing, and restoring various things. If I could pick I would love to have a Nissan R34 GTR Nismo tune spec V. I eat pretty much anything, but prefer Sushi, King crab, Steak, or anything with bacon. I enjoy all types of music from Mozart to Austrian Death Machine.
Terry Knutson “TK”– Shop Foreman
I was born in Nebraska but grew up in Colorado. I graduated from Ranum High. My dad had a trucking company and a gas station and he never thought I could become a technician and of course I had to prove him wrong. My wife Teri and I have 3 kids; Casey, Derek, and Cody. We also have 2 dog, 1 cat, 1 bird and 50 fish. My dream car is going to the lake and driving the car into it and using it as a boat literally just like in my dreams. My favorite foods are Mexican and Italian and I love Country and Oldies music. What I like best is being at home and working on my house and land. I enjoy having peace and quiet on the porch doing nothing which is rare.
I grew up in Elizabeth New Jersey and east Tennessee, and went to Elizabeth High. I started working on cars as a kid for fun and things just progressed from there. Now I’ve been working at Super Rupair for nearly 20 years! My significant other is Tina and I have a daughter Alexis. I rescued a mutt off of I-80. My dream car would be a Cadillac CTS-V coupe. I like riding motorcycles, Jeeping, bee keeping and my 69 Buick Riviera. I will eat anything but dill pickles. My favorite music is Country (thanks Tina), Blues, and old metal.
I grew up in Dubois Pennsylvania and graduated from Dubois Central Christian High. My girlfriends name is Christa and we have a German Shepard named Nico Blue. My dream car would be a space ship. When I’m not turning a wrench I like to play disc golf, watch baseball, and travel. My favorite food is pickles. My favorite band is Phish. I’ve been to see Phish 80 times and my girlfriend has seen them 52 times. An interesting thing about me is that I’ve been to 43 of the 50 states.
Bob Anderson – Automotive Technician
I grew up in the Westminster/Broomfield area of Colorado and graduated from Northglenn High. It was only natural for me to become a technician. I had always wanted to be a technician since grade school and followed in my father’s footsteps. I have 3 kids, 2 girls and 1 boy. My dream car is a 2012 ZR-1 Corvette, or a 2012 ZL-1 Camaro. My hobbies are stock car racing and drag racing. My favorite foods are Mexican and Italian, and my favorite music is Rock, new and old but I like all kinds. Something unique about me is that I’ve been an ASE Certified Master Technician for 20 years and a Senior Master Subaru Technician for 20 out of 26 years now.
Garth Gustafson – New Parts Manager
I grew up in Boulder and went to Fairview High. I ended up working in the automotive industry because I liked muscle cars and not school work. I have 2 daughters; Ashley is 10 and Elizabeth is 7. There are too many dream cars for me to list them. My hobbies are billiards, fishing, hiking, and shooting sports. My favorite food is Chateaubriand My favorite kind of music is alternative rock. Something interesting about me is I went night diving with a crew off The Great Barrier Reef and it was so cool how much everything glowed.
I grew up in Cheyenne Wyoming and graduated from East High in Cheyenne. I have always liked working on cars since I was a teenager (a long time ago). I also went to WyoTech to learn Auto Body and Paint skills. I have 3 kids Brandon, Dylan and Shianne. If I could have any car in the world it would be a Lamborghini. When I’m not working in the Used Parts Department I love to be outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping. My favorite foods are Mexican and Italian and my favorite music is Rock & Roll.
Jim Brummerstedt “Jimbo” – Tow truck driver/Maintenance
Brian Kelly – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from Douglas Freeman High School. In college I got a part-time job in the automotive industry, and here I realized that this is what I wanted to do as profession. I am not married and have no kids, but I consider my Jeep as my significant other. My dream car would have to be an Audi R8 and my hobbies include watching football, off-roading, and reading history. My favorite food is Italian and my favorite music is Bluegrass and classic rock. One fun fact about me is that I am a very big history buff.
Brian Prentice – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and went to Edmond Santa Fe High School. I ended up in the automotive industry after purchasing a Subaru, I wanted to know everything about it. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. My dream car is a Subaru Dias Wagon. My hobbies include playing softball, kickball, camping and swimming. I play several instruments and enjoy all types of music, I actually sing karaoke frequently. Something interesting about me is that I studied Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Greek languages.
Mike Alvarez – Office Assistant
I grew up in Vernon, New Jersey and went to Vernon Township High School. I ended up in the Automotive Industry by choice. I have always liked cars and drove a Subaru so I thought it would be beneficial to learn a thing or two about them. I have no kids, no pets, and no significant other. My favorite food would have to be pizza and my dream car would have to be a Nissan GT-R. My hobbies include snowboarding and learning things. I enjoy listening to all types of music and one interesting fact is that I am a CU alumni.
Eric Gutierrez – Automotive Detailer
I grew up here in Boulder. Colorado and am a 4th generation native. I went to Fairview High School and The Art Institute. I started in the automotive industry in 2001 as a Lot Technician for Flatirons Subaru. I currently have a beautiful girlfriend and we have been together for over a year. I do have one son named Dominique and he is 11 years old. I also have a pit-bull named Axel. My hobbies include playing basketball, almost everyday, and stand up comedy. My dream car is a Lamborghini and my favorite food is Lo Mein Noodles. I like all types of music, even country. One interesting thing about me is that I once won a hot dog eating contest.
Brandon Sterling – Service Advisor
I grew up in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High. Every male in my family is a mechanic so it was only a matter of time before I was involved in the automotive industry. I have been together with Mike Spizzirri since 2004, we have no kids, but a lab/pitbull mix dog named “Happer” and a Main Coon mixed cat named “Fuzzy Guy.” My dream car is a 1997 Ferrari F355 Spyder in yellow and my hobbies include skateboarding/longboarding, PC Gaming, as well as Hiking and Camping. My favorite food is Steak and Potatoes and I enjoy listening to just about all types of music, except country and rap. Trance/EDM, Electro-swing, Synthwave, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Classical, and more. One thing interesting about me is I can play two different instruments.
Nico Lutz – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Greeley, Colorado and graduated from Greeley Central High School. I have loved cars ever since I was a kid and that has brought me here today. My significant other is Brecken Clifton and we have a two year old Pug/Boston terrier named Bug. Some of my hobbies include skateboarding, playing video games, and listening to music. My favorite food is tacos and my favorite music is EDM/Dubstep. Something interesting about me is that I’m a morning person.
Matt McManus – Service Advisor
I grew up in Oglesby, Illinois and graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School. I started working in the automotive industry in 8th grade. I worked at a Schwinn/Toro shop and then after at the import shop while I was in High School. I am married to Anne McManus and we have two children Mike and Melissa. I also have one pet, Arlo the Cat. My dream car would be anything with a Hemi, car or truck. My hobbies include fishing, camping, smoking on my Traeger wood grill at home, and working on lawn projects. My favorite food is anything grilled and my favorite music includes just about everything. In recent years I have been getting back into folk, bluegrass, and 70’s & 80’s music. Something interesting about me is that my first grandchild just had his first birthday this March, Victor Matthew.
René Rivas – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Lafayette, Colorado and graduated from Centaurus High School. I have always had a passion for cars and that brought me in to the automotive industry. I am not married and have no kids. I have one dog named Rocco and my dream car is a Corvette ZR1. My hobbies include listening to music and working on cars. My favorite food is Mexican food and my favorite types of music are Hip-Hop and Rock.