Lake Arbor Auto in expansion mode

Westminster repair shop will ‘staff up’ to handle more work bays

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (March 29, 2016) – The auto repair shop that “Does the Right Thing Every Time” has decided the next right thing is to expand its facility to accommodate more customers in the most efficient manner.

The quarter-million dollar project will add three repair bays, giving the award-winning shop a total of 13 bays to increase the shop’s operational capacity by 30 percent. Accordingly, Lake Arbor Auto will also hire three or four additional workers, including technicians and office personnel. Lake Arbor Auto is already interviewing candidates. The expansion is due for completion before the end of June.

“As word has spread about our technicians’ expertise and about the way we take care of customers, business has increased steadily over the years,” said Dana TePoel, owner of Lake Arbor Auto. “When we moved into this great location in 2006, we figured it would be plenty of room for about 10 years. As expected, things have gotten pretty tight lately, and it became clear that we had to expand if we wanted to address our customers’ needs in a way that met their schedules.”

Relying upon a “Do the Right Thing” business philosophy, Lake Arbor Auto has increased its sales every year during that 10-year period, and Lake Arbor Auto was recently listed in the ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 250 Private Companies.

The addition of the three work bays will not affect the building’s total area, which is 9,400 square feet. Instead, the new bays will push into space previously set aside for offices.

“The timing is such that we should also begin to take advantage of all the new activity that will soon come online at the Westminster Downtown area across Harlan Street,” TePoel said.

Lake Arbor Auto in expansion mode

About Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck

Founded in 1992 as the Emissions Clinic, Lake Arbor Auto moved in 2006 to its current location at 9146 Marshall Place in Westminster, Colo., with a state-of-the-art facility designed for maximum customer comfort. Over a three-year period (2009-2012), Lake Arbor Auto won seven significant awards recognizing its commitment to business ethics including the Bill Daniels Ethics in Business Award from the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Trust and Golden Ethics Award. Lake Arbor Auto was named one of the Top Ten Shops in the nation in 2015, according to Motor Age Magazine. A multiple recipient of the BBB’s Gold Star Award, Lake Arbor Auto has won the Colorado Community Media’s “Best Auto Repair Shop” award for six straight years. Lake Arbor Auto is a Triple-A approved repair shop and has the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence with five ASE-certified Master Technicians on staff. Lake Arbor Auto is an ASA (Automotive Service Association) national and state member, is the highest volume emissions repair facility in Colorado, and is a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists. In 2014 and 2015, ColoradoBiz magazine listed Lake Arbor Auto among the publication’s Top 250 Private Companies. For information call 303-429-7700 or go to www.lakearborauto.com. “We do the right thing for you every time.”