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Bryan Gossel

Title: Owner/Bossman

Bryan Gossel - Boulder Mechanics

Bryan has been lucky enough to call Fort Collins, Colorado his home since the fifth grade when his family relocated here from Wisconsin. Faith, family and racing pretty much sums up Bryan's life. He credits his strong faith as the reason that he is a devoted husband to his lovely wife of 15 years and father to two beautiful children. And even as a kid Bryan always knew that he wanted to be involved with cars, race cars, and more specifically, sprint race cars.

When he isn't working at the shop or racing sprint cars he enjoys working out, watching movies and hanging out with his friends and family. Bryan also believes that he can never stop improving himself and his business so he is a leader with the ATI (Automotive Training Group) which keeps him at the top of his game when it comes to running a successful business for not only himself but the people that he employs and his valued customers. He also believes that his faith has a tremendous amount to do with his business success, so he actively participates in the Fort Collins CBMC (Connecting Business Men to Christ).

Philosophy on Life: "Heck ya!" If you are around Bryan, or the shop, enough you will hear that phrase again and again and you quickly learn that he believes that any obstacle can be overcome with enough dedication, hard work, faith and a "Heck ya!" attitude.

Phil 

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Phil and I started with BG Automotive in 2012. I was born and raised right here in Fort Collins. I am a PVH baby.

As a young kid, all I wanted to do is drive. My father would take me hunting and I think the only reason at the time was for the love of driving the back country roads-- more than for the hunt. As I got closer to the age of sixteen, I fell in love with Jeeps.

I purchased a 1974 Jeep and learned fast that I had to work on it more than drive it. But with that I knew automotive is where I wanted to be. During high school I picked up some automotive classes at Front Range Community College and continued to grow my knowledge.

While learning more about vehicles, I found that the real reason I enjoyed the field so much was that I was making new friends and was able to interact with so many people. That became a helpful piece of knowledge and I shifted gears. Instead of continuing the path of working on vehicles as a profession, I still get to do it every once in a while.

Outside of BG Automotive, I enjoy working with my hands at home, building and working on rockcrawlers, metal fabrication, mowing the yard, and gardening. I get to spend time at home with my loving wife, Stefany and our little girl Rebecca, who both also enjoy the outdoors and share my love of Jeeping.

The thing I love most about BG Automotive is the family feel and how well our team works together to make sure each vehicle leaves here serviced to the best of our ability. Stefany and l are so glad we found the right place here in Fort Collins.

Mike H.

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Mike. I’ve been with BG Automotive for a little over a year but have known the team as friends for about 15 years.

I was raised around Wellington as a kid and been around Fort Collins the rest of my life. As far as automotive as a profession, I never thought I would be in it. I have always been interested in building and working with my hands in construction. After years of helping everyone at BG with their own projects in the shop and at home, they asked me if this would be something I would want to do. I am so glad to be able to work with a great team like this.

After high school I went into fire science and became a first responder wildland firefighter. With that, I was able to get my EMT 2 certifications.

Outside of work, I enjoy wood working, camping, four wheeling, and spending time with my friends and family.

The thing I love the most about BG Automotive is how hard everyone works. No one wants to let anyone down-- from our customers to the other technicians. Everyone just helps everyone. 

Jorge

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Jorge. I was born and raised in northern Colorado. My home town is Ault. My girlfriend and I now live in Fort Collins.

The reason I chose automotive was because I wanted to know how vehicles functioned. Growing up on the family farm, I helped my family do some repairs, but I wanted more. I now love seeing how I can help someone get their vehicle back on the road and how much my work impacts them on a positive level.

After high school, I enrolled in school at WYO Tech. After WYO Tech, I jumped into the work force and tested for all my ASE certifications. I am a Master Technician, and with the help of my BG Automotive family, I have received additional training in Ford Diesel, BMW, and GM.

Outside of work, I love to stay healthy. Hitting the gym every morning before work helps me stay fit to stay focused all day long. I also enjoy spending time with my family and our old English sheep dog Francine.

The thing I love most about BG Automotive is that everyone has the same team attitude; everyone is here to help our team and your family team.  

Jarrod

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Jarrod. I have been with BG Automotive since 2015. I am from Flagstaff, a similar town to Fort Collins in Arizona.

I chose the automotive field because I love to be challenged mentally and physically. When I was younger I loved to figure out how things went together-- from a simple puzzle to a washing machine-- I was all about it.

After High school I attended Universal Technical Institute. After graduating I continued on to receive my ASE master L1, Ford, and GM Certifications. The great part about being on the BG Automotive team is that they continue to send me to different classes to provide training in our ever-changing field.

Outside of work, I continue the automotive theme. I'm restoring a 1967 Barracuda. When I’m not thinking with my automotive brain, it’s all about the family. My wife and two girls love hiking, and I just started to teach my girls about bass fishing. That has been a blast seeing the smile it brings them.

What I love about BG Automotive the most is the way everyone cares about everyone. When we need a simple push of a vehicle into the shop, the entire team comes running to help. IT’S GREAT!!!!

Cendi Gossel

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Cendi and I've been with BG Automotive since inception. I was born and raised in northern Colorado and have bounced around Loveland, Fort Collins and Windsor. I never really thought about automotive and so I guess it chose me.

Brian and I have been married for 18 years and I have been by his side helping and learning wherever I can. I went to cosmetology school and I try to pass on a little beauty trick here and there to our guys.

Outside of BG Automotive, I enjoy racing with Bryan and heading to the lake with our children and friends. The best thing about BG Automotive is truly the family-oriented feel. Bryan and Phil have been so blessed to have such a great group of people come work with the team.

Lisa T.

Lisa T.

 

Mike F.

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Mike. I was born in California and moved to Fort Collins in high school.

Getting into the automotive field was easy: my father was always into restoring and working on classic cars. Before I turned 16, he made me purchase an older vehicle which I had to learn how to repair, because we all know that most 15 year olds don‘t have a large budget. After that car, I knew this is what I wanted to do for a profession.

After high school, I continued at Front Range Community College in their automotive program. I hold a master ASE Technician certification and have done further training with diesel and European vehicles.

Outside of my BG Automotive family, I enjoy camping, home projects, and getting out with my wife and our little girl, Blake.

What I love most about BG Automotive is the family atmosphere and the way our team puts the customer first, as they are part of our family, too.

Steve

Phil Christensen - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Steve and I've been an automotive technician for 8 years. I am from Fort Collins.

My love for automotive began as a young kid reading Car and Driver Magazine. From there it has grown. I even sprayed truck bed liners to put me through school.

I studied at the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, and after graduation I continued my automotive path and received my Master ASE Certifications, along with A9 Diesel Drive Ability, GM Factory Gold Certificates.

Outside of work, I enjoy riding motocross, golf, and hanging with my family and friends. What I love best about BG Automotive is the laid back team-oriented atmosphere. Everyday has a new and exciting challenge, but with a great attitude, we get to the problem fast and correct it to take care of our great customers.

Travis

Travis - Boulder Mechanics

My name is Travis and have been with BG Automotive a while. l was born and raised in Longmont Colorado. From an early age I have always loved vehicles. I always loved working on cars and auto repair was where I could do what I love.

After high school, I enrolled at WyoTech in Laramie. I earned my master L1 Certifications, and also my Subaru Master Certificate.

Outside of work I enjoy 4 wheeling with my beautiful wife Jordan, playing guitar, and a little fishing if I get some time.

The thing I love most about BG Automotive is how anyone here will drop what they are doing to help someone else. It is truly a team.