Dennis and Kathy Cooper
Certifications: ASE Master Tech (Dennis), ASE L1 Advanced Tech (Dennis)
Serving Since: February 1983
Dennis was born and raised in Longmont, CO and graduated from Niwot High School in 1978. He then graduated from Northeastern Junior College in 1980 with an associate’s degree in Applied Science along with an associate’s degree in Business. Dennis was raised on a farm where he learned to repair and build things. His father was a great teacher and helped Dennis rebuild his first engine during elementary school. This was the beginning of an interest and soon-to-be love for auto mechanics. Dennis has seen and experienced the evolution of the automobile industry from the 1960s to our now computer system age.
Kathy was born in New York and moved to Colorado in 1968. Kathy graduated from Faith Baptist School in Longmont in 1978. Kathy first met Dennis at in church while they were in 6th grade. They became good friends and dated through high school and then got married in 1980 after Dennis graduated from college.
Dennis and Kathy started Cooper’s Automotive in February 1983. While the business was just starting, Kathy worked at the City of Boulder as the Office Clerk for the Building Inspection Department. About two years later, Kathy left the City of Boulder to work at Cooper’s and to begin a family. Kathy still serves as the Business Secretary for Cooper’s.
Dennis and Kathy have two children. Their oldest, Stephanie Burch, and her husband, Josh, are living in Mead, CO with their four kids. Their second child, Derek Cooper, and his wife, Shay, are living in Dacono, CO with their two kids.
In their spare time, they enjoy quality time with their six grandkids, and they enjoy camping and riding their ATVs.
Serving Since: February 2011
Eric was born in Saguache, CO and graduated from high school in 2001. Eric came to Cooper’s from a Toyota dealership in Denver and is now a Service Manager for Cooper’s. Eric is one of the smiling faces you will see when you enter the office at Cooper’s. His main role is to communicate the details of each repair to the customer. This communication is very key to our customer’s understanding of the needs of their vehicle. Eric has a lot of knowledge on automotive repairs which gives the customer confidence in the integrity and honesty of the communication. On his days off, Eric enjoys long drives through the mountains and working on project vehicles.
Assistant Service Manager
Serving Since: September 2021
Heather was born in Lakewood, CO and now lives in Broomfield with her two boys. Heather pursued her Sports Nutrition degree at Bethany Lutheran in Minnesota. Details in her life moved her and her boys back to Colorado where she began her career in the automotive world. Heather began as an office manager at GCR Tires and continued growing her role into counter sales. She worked diligently at GCR for almost 5 years before starting at Cooper’s. Cooper’s was very excited to add Heather to our team in September of 2021 as we know her experience and sweet spirit is going to be a benefit to our customers. In her spare time, Heather enjoys painting and photography. She also enjoys spending a lot of time with her two boys outdoors at the park or playing Crash Bandicoot.
SHOP FOREMAN, Technician
Certifications: Working on ASE Certifications
Serving Since: January 2010
Jake was born in Westminster and graduated from Hidden Lake High School in 2007. He attended Front Range Community College for a degree in Automotive Repair. Soon after, Jake began working at Cooper’s as a basic technician. Now, he is the shop foreman and a great technician, the head of our exhaust department, and specializes in the brakes, suspension and alignment areas. On his days off, Jake enjoys playing video games, attending car shows, and riding horses. Jake also enjoys cruising around in his Nissan GTR that he has continued to build up.
Head of Diagnostics, Technician
Certifications: ASE Certified Technician
Serving Since: January 2019
Gabe was born in Leadville, CO and now lives in Federal Heights with his wife and two kids. Gabe graduated from Denver Automotive and Diesel (now Lincoln Tech) with his associate’s degree. Gabe is coming to Cooper’s after servicing vehicles for 10 years at Goodyear Roadmasters. It was at Roadmasters where Gabe really begin building on his knowledge and love for diagnosing and resolving issues for vehicles. Gabe was also well adapted to the ever-growing technology space at his previous role, and we are very excited for that experience to continue Cooper’s technology growth. Cooper’s was very excited to add Gabe to our team in January of 2019, as we know his experience is going to be a benefit to our customers. In his spare time, Gabe enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, hitting up the gym, and cultivating Bonsai trees! Yes, he has figured out how to grow delicate Bonsai trees in Colorado’s challenging soil.
Certifications: Class B CDL
Serving Since: January 2020
Jose was born in Denver, CO and now lives in Federal Heights. Jose graduated from Lincoln Tech with his associate’s degree in Automotive Repair. Jose is coming to Cooper’s after servicing fleet vehicles for 4 years. He serviced fleet vehicles for the City of Federal Heights as well as a local landscape company. Cooper’s was very excited to add Jose to our team in January of 2020, as we know his experience is going to be a benefit to our customers. In his spare time, Jose enjoys spending time cooking and grilling some delicious meals.
Certifications: ASE Certified, Student
Serving Since: August 2021
Sheldon was born in Wheat Ridge, CO and now lives in Broomfield with his family. Sheldon attended both Red Rocks Community College and Warren Tech North and graduated with his associate’s degree in Applied Science. Sheldon also competed in the Skills USA Competition and ranked 11 out of 50 for two years in a row. Sheldon is coming to Cooper’s from Precision Auto Works where he enjoyed working on hot rods. It was at Precision where Sheldon really began to love working on cars and learning more each day. Cooper’s was very excited to add Sheldon to our team in August of 2021, as we know his experience and desire to grow is going to be a benefit to our customers. In his spare time, Sheldon enjoys painting and constructing car models, working on his own project cars, and hanging out with their four family dogs.
Serving Since: December 2021
Fernando was born in Denver, CO and now lives in Thornton. Fernando is coming to Cooper’s after servicing vehicles for 2 years at Goodyear. While at Goodyear, Fernando served as a general maintenance technician where he diligently serviced tires, alignments, tune ups, and suspension. Cooper’s was very excited to add Fernando to our team in December of 2021, as we know his hard work and experience is going to be a benefit to our customers. In his spare time, Fernando enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He also loves cars, motorcycles, and driving his BRZ Subaru.