Cooper's Automotive opened on February 1st, 1984 in a small, one door, two bay garage in Erie, Colorado. In this small Erie garage, Cooper's only mechanic, Dennis Cooper, also owned and operated the business. In August of 1990, he moved his garage to a four bay facility in Lafayette, Colorado which was shared with a Big A Auto Parts retail center. This facility allowed Cooper's to employ two new technicians as well as the full-time books keeper and secretary, his wife, Kathy Cooper. In August of '96, Dennis and Kathy moved their automotive repair business into their current facility in Lafayette. This facility began as a six bay repair shop, but in April of 2009, Cooper's added two oversize service bays.