Certifications: ASE Master Tech (Dennis), ASE L1 Advanced Tech (Dennis)
Serving Since: February 1984
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 6thgrade. 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 January 1984. 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 Frederick, CO with their three kids. Their second child, Derek Cooper, and his wife, Shay, are living in Dacono, CO with their two kids.
In their spare time, Dennis coaches high school baseball at Thorncreek Christian School, they enjoy quality time with their five grandkids, and they enjoy camping and riding their ATVs.