Best Auto Dealer
Flatirons Subaru is no stranger to this award. As a multi-time winner, it’s confirmation that this family-owned business has loyal customers says Brain Scalia, marketing director. “We sell a great product. It comes down to relationships. We have a lot of customers who buy their fifth or sixth car from us and families that are third generation buyers,” he said. The owner, Scott Crouch continually gives back to the community with generous donations and sponsorships which makes the dealership a well-known business. “We’ve positioned ourselves beyond being a typical car dealership. One of our core values is giving back to the community” Scalia said. They’re a proud sponsor of Puttin’ on the Leash, for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and have given over $200K to There With Care, a non-profit that helps families dealing with medical crises. 5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 877.464.2714, coloradosubaru.com.
Runner Up: Fisher Honda Acura, 6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.245.6416, fisherauto.com.
Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept. AND Best Oil Change
When you bring a vehicle into Pellman’s Automotive, you can count on mechanics who know their craft, said Owner Brad Pellman. Unlike a dealership, Pellman said his staff must have loads of car smarts on multiple makes and models of cars. “My staff go to training every year. We don’t just focus on one brand, my techs are high-end, they are master-certified technicians and they can fix anything.” He also prides the business on how the staff connects with employees. At Pellman, they can spend more time with customers because they are a small business. “The biggest thing I want people to know we are a locally owned small business that cares about our customers and the relationships we have with them,” Pellman said. 2560 49th St., Boulder, 303.938.4050, pellmansauto.com.
Runner Up for Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept.: Flatirons Subaru, 5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 877.464.2714, coloradosubaru.com.
Runner Up for Best Oil Change: Fisher Honda Acura, 6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.245.6416, fisherauto.com
Best Car Wash
Puddle Car Wash
The Puddle Car Wash & Full-Service Detail, a family-owned business in Boulder since 1973, uses state-of-art equipment designed for safety first to clean dirty vehicles. Puddle, which has served more than 4 million customers in its 46 years of operation, offers the full spectrum of cleaning from the basic car wash to a complete detail. “All aspects of our operations are designed to protect every type of vehicle and satisfy our customers,” as stated on the website. A full-service wash package includes a wash, vacuum, cleaning of windows and door jambs and interior dusting. Interior and exterior detailing packages feature a car wash, carpet and seats shampooing, leather and vinyl cleaning, and paint and clear coat restoration and waxing. 3100 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.9274, puddlecarwash.com.
Runner Up: Breeze Thru Car Wash, 1213 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.834.8387, breezethrucarwash.com.