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 Zeppelin 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 a chocolate lab
named Max. 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 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.
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 Porter 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.
Greg Harrington– Service Advisor
I grew up in Cincinnati Ohio and graduated from St Xavier High School. I got into cars when I was in high school and I used to part out VW’s for beer money. I am married to my wife Pam and we have one daughter Kylie. I have a basset hound Homer and I enjoy fly fishing and guiding, snow boarding, and spey casting. My dream car is anything that can tow my drift boat. I enjoy a good steak and will listen to whatever is on the radio.
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 dogs, 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.
Jeremy Gosse – Automotive Technician
I spent the first third of my life in Virginia,the second third in Arizona and then moved to Colorado I spent a few years working towards a degree in philosophy before I decided to become a certified Subaru senior master technician.. I have one amazing daughter Nora,and I enjoy spending as much time as possible with her. I don’t really have a dream car, I’d rather have the cash. I enjoy doing all things active and spend some of my free time doing crossfit and boxing. I will eat just about anything but I try to avoid fast food and things that are heavily processed.
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 Camero. 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.
Shanin John – Automotive Technician
I grew up in Broomfield Colorado and went to Broomfield High school, then transferred to Boulder High. My wife Rebecca and I have four children, Carlie, Kalub, Isabel, and Madison. We also have 2 dogs. My dream car would be a Formula 1 racing car and some of my hobbies are riding 4 wheelers, dirtbikes, and bicycle’s. We also love to go camping. Love a good steak and lobster and I will listen to anything but Country.
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 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.
Analyce Nygaard Leigh – Title Clerk / Accounts Receivable
First of all, Go Broncos!
I grew up in Rock Springs, WY and attended high school there. After college and different jobs, I settled into working at the Motor Vehicle department in Jefferson County, CO. Now, I am the title clerk for Blue Spruce Auto Sales, Super Rupair’s dealership, along with some other duties at Super Rupair. I am married with two dogs. We enjoy the great outdoors of Colorado in our spare time. My favorite food is green chile. My dream vehicle is a soft top Jeep Wrangler, in which I would bump some Florida Georgia Line.
Finally, Go Broncos!!!
Jim Brummerstedt “Jimbo”- Tow truck driver/Maintenance