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!
Kirby Sawyer – General Manager
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.
Terry Knutson “TK”
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 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.
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 and 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 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.
Jonathan Geear – Automotive Technician
I grew up in locally in Boulder and Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School. I got started in the automotive industry when I worked at Mike’s Motorcycle’s while in college. I have a wife named Maria Mayer and two kids, Conor (14) and Katrina (12). We have a yellow lab named Jackson (6) and a Monster Cat named Oscar. My dream car is a Tesla Model S. My hobbies include motorcycling, martial arts, tennis, and ultimate frisbee. My favorite food is Italian, and I enjoy listening to newer music, KTCL and KUVO. Something interesting about me is that I enjoy history and beer!
Nate Boudrieau – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Denver and graduated from Horizon High School. I ended up in the automotive industry from my interest in performance vehicles. I have a girlfriend and one dog. My hobbies include dirt bikes and mountain biking. My favorite food is Chinese and I like listening to all types of music.
Chris Johnson – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Lyons, Colorado. I went to Lyons High School. I ended up in the automotive industry after being an F16 Crew Chief for the USAF. My wife’s name is Mandie Johnson. We have 2 kids (Levi and Adams). We have a 15 year old Lab mix named Brock. I own my dream car, a 1969 Mustang. My hobbies include beer brewing, playing guitar, RC airplanes and gardening. I enjoy all types of music, mostly, Blues and Rock.
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.
Ismael Gallardo – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Oceanside/Riverside, California. I went to Heritage High School. I have always worked on cars. I grew up around cars with my dad and grandpa. My girlfriend is Marabelle Garcia, we do not have any kids. I have one dog, a white Husky named Diamond. My dream car is a Lamborghini. My hobbies include playing soccer, football and video games. I love to mountain bike, go camping, fishing and hiking. My favorite food is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. I listen to all types of music.
Matt McManus – Dispatcher
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.
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.
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.
Aidan Pixley – Service Advisor
I grew up in Longmont, Niwot and Lyons. I went to Niwot High School. I got started in the automotive industry when a friend got me a job washing cars in 2013. I have a girlfriend named Athena Tritt and one child on the way, due in March 2019. I have 2 cats and 2 dogs. My dream car is a Range Rover. My hobbies include fishing, bouldering, hiking and kayaking. My favorite food are Gyros and tacos. I appreciate most music.
Mike Lowe – Body Shop
I grew up in Loveland and graduated from Ferguson High School. My big brother got me started in the automotive industry years ago. I have a wife named Karen and 3 dogs, 2 cats, and some chickens. There are too many cars out there to choose from to have only one dream car. I’m into weird makes and models. My hobbies include cars, cars, and more cars. My favorite meal is Brinner and my favorite type of music is punk.
Tom Gile – Subaru Rebuild Engine Specialist
I grew up on the north side of Denver, Colorado. I went to North High School. I was born into the automotive industry, my father owned an auto shop. My wife is Amber. I have 6 beautiful children and 1 adopted child, no pets. My hobby is playing music. Mostly Rock’nRoll but I dig a good Country song as well. A 1968 Les Paul Black Beauty Guitar would be my dream instrument. My favorite food is Steak and Shrimp.
I started working for Super Rupair, Inc. in 1981, the same year it was founded, it’s a special place with awesome people.
Debby Leite – Office Administrator
I lived in Hamburg, Germany until I was 10 years old and then moved to San Diego, CA. I have lived in CO since 2010. I went to Point Loma High School in San Diego, CA. My parents always had fast European Sports cars, so I’ve always been interested in cars. I have a 15 year old daughter. We have 1 dog named Cairo, like Cairo, Egypt, even though he looks like a big Oreo cookie! My hobbies consist of hiking, rock climbing, yoga, biking, camping. I also enjoy baking and traveling to tropical places. My favorite food is ice cream! I enjoy any music you can sing and dance to.
Steffen Veum – Used Car Sales Manager
I was born in Mesa, AZ, but grew up in Northern Colorado. I went to Skyline High School. My love and passion for going fast and building my own car/trucks got me into the automotive industry. I have 2 Australian Shepherds, Yote and Hila, the most beautiful, smart, and loyal dogs ever! I consider them my kids. My dream car is a Koenigsegg. I enjoy Hockey, building fast cars, fishing and hunting. My favorite food is Momma’s Home Coook’n. I enjoy most music.
Eric Gutierrez – Used Car Sales Department
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.
Kenneth Gisi – Used Car Sales Detailer
I grew up in Boulder, CO. I love cars! My dream car is a Delorean. My hobbies consist of playing pool, swimming, four wheeling, video games and hanging out with my 5 kids, Tabatha, Diego, Silvia, Patty and Lucas. My favorite food is Mexican and Italian. I enjoy Rap and R&B music.