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.
Born and raised in Southwestern Ohio, about a year out of college I left to travel. After exploring Montana, Oregon and Nevada my husband and I decided to settle here in Boulder, Colorado. With a background in auto insurance, I joined the Blue Spruce team in January 2011. In December of 2012 I transferred to Super Rupair. Some of my favorite things are camping, painting, reading, and watching movies.
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.
Bob Shuris – Service Advisor
I grew up in Keenebunkport Maine and I graduated from Keenebunkport High School. I ended up in the automotive business because I ran out of money for college and hated commercial fishing. My wife Rebecca and I have 3, soon to be 4 Burmese Mountain Dogs. When I’m not working I enjoy sailing and training and showing my dogs. My favorite food is Seafood and my favorite music is the Blues.
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 – 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 Lyons Colorado and went to Lyons High. I’m married to Mandie and we have one son Levi. I started my automotive career as a jet mechanic in the Air Force. When I got out of the Air Force I made the change to being an Automotive Technician. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. My dream car would be a 69 Mustang (I’m lucky enough to own it). When I’m not at work I like to brew my own beer, wine and mead. Play guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Fly RC Airplanes. I like all kinds of music.
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.
Lucas James Slagle – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Colorado and went to Berthoud High. I started in used parts, and I’m currently working my way up the ladder here at Super Rupair. My dream car would be anything of the flying variety. When I’m not at work I like going to concerts, snowboarding and raging. I don’t have any favorite foods, I like them all! My favorite music is rap/hip hop, electronic, metal, anything really (No Country).
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.
Josh Rauseo – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Manchester Massachusetts and graduated from Manchester High. I got into the auto industry because after owning and fixing my car I realized that I really enjoyed it. I have one dog a black lab named Nyla. I don’t have a dream car it would be a truck and they haven’t invented it yet. In my free time I like to go dirt biking, snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, camping and staying as active as possible. My favorite food is Italian.
Eric Funkenbusch – Automotive Technician
I grew up on a farm in Masonville Colorado and went to High School at Loveland High, and currently have 2 kids. When I was a teenager my Dad and I would rebuild engines and that got started in the automotive industry. My dream car would be a 2001 Dodge Viper GTS! In my free time I enjoy snowboarding, riding motorcycles, and drag racing. My favorite foods are steak and pizza. I like all kinds of music except for Jazz.
Bob Anderson – Automotive Technician
I grew up in the Westminster/Broomfield area of Colorado and graduated from Northtglenn 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 like all kinds. Something unique 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.
Dave Ahlstrom – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Loveland Colorado and went to Loveland High School. Working on cars and tinkering with stuff is always something I have enjoyed. My wife Jillian and have have 2 dogs. My dream car is a Datson 240z. My favorite food is sushi. And a couple of my favorite hobbies are music (all kinds) and hiking.
Jason Boros- Lead Inspector
I grew up in Superior, CO and attended Monarch High School. Always fascinated with mechanical things and how they work I decided to go to college for applied science in automotive technology. My dream car is a De Tomaso Pantera. My wife, Bonnie, and I have a daughter named Leah. We also have 2 dogs, Max and Sophie, as well as a cat named Heidi. Some of my hobbies include archery, camping, target shooting, and hiking. My favorite food is a bacon, pepperjack, guacamole burger. The music I enjoy ranges from classic rock to dubstep – it just has to be good.
I grew up in Loveland Colorado and went to Ferguson High. Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted to work on Hot Rods. My wife Karen and I have
2 dogs Reverend a miniature Pincher, Kujo a Chihuahua and 2 cats Peanut and Beso. My favorite car is a Gremlin. When I’m not at work I like to restore vintage cars, hot rods, vintage campers, vintage motorcycle … My favorite food is breakfast, and my favorite music is metal.
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.
Mike Riker- Used Parts Dismantler