6450 S. Broadway, Centennial, CO 80121 (303) 798-5943
We have a huge announcement to make!
Paul is retiring. I guess after 48 years here he is entitled. We work long hours and long weeks here which doesn't leave a lot of time for much else. He has decided it is time to do those things he hasn't had time for. Tim and I have mixed feelings about this. We are extremely happy for him and sad at the same time. Not many people can claim their boss as a good friend as well as a mentor, we can do both. He will be sorely missed. Our new owners are the people who we have bought our fuel from for as long as I can remember(40+ years). They are a family owned local business. They have other stations with service bays and are well versed in the business. They share our philosophy of taking care of the customer and building relationships to insure success in the long term. They wouldn't buy the business unless Tim and I stayed and Paul wouldn't sell them the business unless we stayed on. I don't think our customers will notice any difference, except that Paul will not be behind the counter. So come by and wish Paul well, he will be working another week or so to cover for Tim's vacation.
WHY USE US?
At Broadway Estates Conoco, owner/manager, Paul Rush, has been here since 1969. Our ASE certified master technician, Jim Rowledge, has been with since the spring of 1989. Our ASE certified technician, Tim Brinkopf, has been with us since 1999. Our staff has a total of 97 years of experience at this location, very few shops can offer this level of stability. This stability means you recognize our people, and we recognize you. This relationship makes it possible for us to know your car well and better serve your needs.
That's us. No service writers. No layers of management to get in the way. If you have a question about your car or our service, just grab anybody and ask. We believe that being the biggest isn't necessarily being the best. In order to stay in business this long, at the same location, we must provide what our clients want. We offer straight-forward, honest service. We diagnose your problems and discuss with you the best ways to repair them. We understand that it's your car, not ours and involve you in the process.
We have taken major steps to stay up with today's automotive technology. We have the equipment required to tackle the most difficult problem.
Cars are changing fast. We seek out the best training available. We are graduates of, and big supporters of, CarQuest Technical Institute. Jim has participated in every "hands on" class that CTI has offered and has acted as an assistant intructor in the second running of each of these classes. Still, there are things that we aren't comfortable repairing, and we will tell you this up front before our education costs you. We have the certifications to assure you that we are on top of our game.
We also understand that the vast majority of automotive problems are simple in nature and don't try to turn them into expensive nightmares for you or us. Preventative maintenance is also a good way for the consumer to keep their cars operating the way they were designed. It also has been a way of taking advantage of consumers in our industry. We try to prioritize these items for you, so you can see the potential benefits to you, without wasting money on needless maintenance. Bring in your owners maintenance manual and let's talk about it.
We keep computerized records on your vehicle. When was your last service done? Ask us! If we serviced it, we will have a record of it. Planning a trip? We can check your service records and suggest any items that may insure your trip is trouble free. We have found that with today's hectic schedules, it's easy to forget when services were performed, which can lead to more expensive repairs in the long run. Our long-term customers give us an edge. We then have complete records on their vehicles and can make more educated suggestions on what may or may not be required for trouble free driving. Our records also make warranty repairs easy to verify. We treat warranty repairs as a priority. We understand that your long-term business is much more valuable than turning a quick profit. Our commitment to you is to do whatever possible to service your needs to your satisfaction.
We now have as part of our Website a "My Garage" page where you can peruse your service records, recommended service intervals, recalls, etc. You just need to set up the login information and with a couple days you will be able to see your sevice records begining in 2013. Questions? just stop in and ask for help.
Please give us a try.
Meet our Staff
Paul started with Broadway Estates Conoco in 1969 as an attendant. Outside of two years military service, he has been here ever since. He worked his way into being a technician and then up to manager for previous owner, Ron Compton. Paul is ASE Certified in Engine Repair, Brake Repair, Engine Performance Repair and Electrical and Electronics Systems. In 1995 Ron sold the business to Paul and things began to take off. While Paul's duties are more in the line of customer relations and the business end of things, he is required to fix cars from time to time and keeps up with his certifications and training.
Paul is a proud Grandpa of two and enjoys fly fishing, golfing and has an interest in road racing his Shelby Cobra. See the Photos Page for pictures of the Cobra. Paul completed a precision driving school in April of 2013 put on by Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing. He has turned into an animal dragging Jim to the track and pushing him and his Mustang. The Cobra is now sporting a Wilwood brake system with more improvements to come?
Jim has been working in the Littleton area since 1976. He first came to work for this organization in 1983, at our Orchard location, until the lease was sold in 1988. At the time, there wasn't enough business to afford Paul and Jim, so Jim left for a couple years. He returned on a temporary basis in 1989 to see how it worked out. I guess it worked out OK.
Jim is an ASE Certified Master Technician, an ASE Advanced L1 Technician, State of Colorado IM240 Technician, and MACS Air Conditioning Technician. Even with his credentials he is hungry for more training and is eager to learn more. Jim was named the ASE/CarQuest Technician of the Year for 2005. To win this Award Jim had to score the highest in North America on his eight ASE Recertification tests with his L1 Advanced Engine Performance as a Tie Breaker. This is a tremendous award. See the Photos Page to see pictures of the award presentation and photos of the trip to Charlotte for the CarQuest 300 and Coke 600 Races Memorial Day Weekend. Jim has invested tens of thousands of dollars to equip himself to tackle the tough drivability problems. Jim served 6 years on the ASE Board of Governors. ASE is the organization that certifies technicians in North America. Jim has also participated in several test writing workshops for ASE. Jim has attended many clinics and training sessions. See his credentials on display in our sales area.
Jim Rowledge receiving the trophy for Technician of the Year
Jim is a Certified Master Scuba diver. Jim and his wife Debbie have been making an annual trip to the Miller Motorsports Park/Ford Racing Performance Driving School. Jim sold his track prepped 2007 Mustang and replaced it with a 2016 Shelby GT350 equipped with the Track Pack. Stop by and take a look. According to Ford this is the most capable track car they have ever produced.
Tim started in the business at the age of 14 changing oil at another shop and came to work for us in 1999. Tim's duties have grown steadily to now include most all aspects of automotive repair and service. We are now focusing on more advance diagnostic techniques.Tim is ASE Certified in Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Repair, Engine Performance as well as Electrical Systems. Tim is also MACS Certified Air Conditioning Technician. Tim has also been attending Carquest Technical Institute Advanced Level Training for the past several years. While certified, we work as a team to insure our customers get the most accurate diagnostics and best service possible. Tim's sense of responsibility is part of why we feel he is the right kind of man for the job here.
Tim has purchase his second home and is in the process of updating it to his tastes. Tim is a proud Papa and tries to get to Lake Powell at least once a year to fish and unwind.
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