Our Team

David Hayes - General Manager

David Hayes is a working owner and the General Manager at Hayes Automotive. He started his career working as a gas station attendant after school and has been in the automotive repair business ever since for the last 40 years. He credits his time working at Stan's Automotive in Lafayette from 1983 to 2001 where he started out in sales and eventually worked his way up to General Manager with preparing him to eventually own his own shop in July of 2002.

David puts a big emphasis on providing the best customer service possible. Not only does he want to provide the best quality auto repair in town, he wants to build lasting relationships with each and every one of his customer that walk through the door.

When David is not at the shop you can usually find him fly fishing, golfing with friends or family, or at a baseball game. His life-long goal is to attend a game in each and every Major League baseball stadium across the country. His greatest accomplishments in life are his wife and three daughters, their spouses, and his two wonderful grandchildren (so far)!! A close second would be his two miniature dachshunds, Max and Jojo. David loves to work in his yard and take long drives and listen to 70's music to relax on the weekends.

Sherri Hayes - Office Manager

Sherri Hayes is a working owner and the Office Manager at Hayes Automotive. Sherri has over 35 years office and bookkeeping experience. She started out as a receptionist right out of high school and eventually worked her way up to a full-charge bookkeeper. While her children were small she owned and operated a licensed daycare for nine years. Sherri feels the training and experience she gained as an office assistant and full-charge bookkeeper over the years prepared her to apply that knowledge in her own business. She has definitely learned a lot about automotive repair over the past 13 years, but definitely defers managing the shop to her husband of 31 years, David, and in turn he defers the financial and accounting decisions to her. This systems seems to have been successful and they have no plans to change it any time soon.

Sherri and David have lived in Longmont since moving there from Thornton in 1992. Their three grown daughters attended schools in the area and all three graduated from Niwot High School. So far her two oldest daughters are married so they have added two wonderful son-in-laws to the family as well as two beautiful grandchildren so far. She loves to travel and spends as much time as possible with family or at home with their three dogs. In her free time she enjoys photography and working on her scrapbooks.

Chris Kulaga - Service Manager

Chris Kulaga came to work for us two weeks before the flood in September of 2013 and has continued to make big things happen ever since. He brings over 18 years of sales and service writing experience in automotive repair and 4x4 accessories. He is extremely knowledgeable and talented in the area of suspension performance, accessorizing, or maximizing the overall efficiency of any vehicle.

Chris has ASE certifications as a parts specialist and service adviser skills. He stays up to date on all the current trends by attending automotive and accessory related events and training whenever possible. He is aware the industry is always changing and improving and makes every effort to make sure Hayes Automotive is keeping pace.

Chris lives in Longmont and enjoys going to the gym, playing basketball, roller hockey, and softball. He attends a local church on Sunday�s and loves watching all sports in his spare time.

Nick Clark - Sales Manager

Nick Clark joined our management team in November, 2014. Before coming on board to manage the shop, he was an operations specialist with the State of Colorado for four years overseeing enrollment for Medicaid providers, and an operations assistant with Valley Bank & Trust for three years prior. As our sales manager we are able to utilize his extensive management, customer service, and sales skills into the automotive setting.

Nick graduated in November, 2013 from Colorado State University, Global Campus with a Bachelor degree in Business Management to compliment his Associates degree in Business Management from Front Range Community College. He is also maintains a handyman business on the weekends because he has a natural talent for fixing just about anything and likes to stay busy.

Nick is part of the sixth generation from an extensive family line of Longmont natives and currently lives in Berthoud with his wife and their Chiweenie, Bella. You can usually find Nick either working on a project at home or on the job. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his wife and family, making his own wine or brewing beer in his basement, hunting, golfing, or just about any activity involving being outside!!

Kelly Stanton - Parts Manager

Kelly Stanton was hired as a Tire and Lube Technician in December, 2014 but quickly worked his way up to his current position as Parts Manager. His previous management experience, combined with his natural attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills, made him a perfect fit for the job.

Kelly attended Pike's Peak Community College studying Broadcasting which involved a short stint as a DJ on radio station 89.7 KEPC. He has worked construction off and on as well as various sales positions including selling mattresses, shoes, and cell phones before finding his niche as a tire and lube tech at Grease Monkey for two years before being promoted to store manager and trainer for seven years. He continues to work construction at Stanton Construction during the summer and weekends.

Kelly currently resides in Frederick with his wife, Janelle, his two teen aged step-children, and their yellow lab, Indigo. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping with his family, odd jobs and projects around their new home, and spending time together with the family and dog - especially outdoors!

Eric Terry - ASE Automotive Master Technician (L1)

Eric Terry joined our talented staff of technicians in April, 2014 from Buchtel Motors where he worked as a technician for 15 years on all makes and models with a preferred emphasis on Audi and Volkswagen. He graduated from D.A.D.C. in 1998 and after years of experience and continued education he has obtained his ASE certified Master Automobile Technician and Advanced Level Specialist (Master L-1) which is considered the highest certification available in the automotive industry. He is also certified to participate in the ASE Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Program.

Eric currently resides in Arvada with his wife, their five blended children and granddaughter, one rabbit, four dogs and eleven chickens. He definitely loves spending time at home with all of the kids, animals, and friends that are constantly cycling through the house which he says helps keep him out of trouble. On those rare occasion when he gets a break from the usual routine you, can probably find him out on the golf course . . . with some of his friends and family!

Alvin Ortiviz - Technician

Alvin Ortiviz came to work for Hayes Automotive as a technician while attending Westwood College as a technician in November, 2008. He was able to somehow juggle his family, going to school, working for us part-time during the day and at night stocking shelves at Safeway. We like to think that the experience and training he gained with us somehow contributed to him eventually graduating top of his class with a 4.0 GPA, but we really know it is his strong work ethic that helps him achieve his goals in life.

Alvin is dedicated to continuing his education and training in automotive repair and as a result has received numerous ASE certifications and is currently working towards becoming an ASE Master Technician. If there is a training class available we know Alvin will be there! He is also certified to participate in the ASE Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Program.

Alvin is a Colorado native and currently lives in Mead with his wife, Liz and their three children. He mainly enjoys spending time with his family, but makes a point of exercising regularly and play the occasional video game. He loves to read, especially fantasy and science-fiction, but also enjoys studying about space science as well as Egyptian and Greek ancient civilizations.

Andy Bruckmeier - Technician

Andy Bruckmeier came to work for us fresh out of Lincoln College of Technology where he graduated in 2011 with dual Associate degrees as both a Master Certified Automotive and Diesel Technician. He discovered his love of cars during high school where he studied automotive technology at Career Development Center and participated on their drag racing team, Triple Threat Racing. Andy started with us a Tire & Lube Technician but has worked his way up the ranks and is currently focusing on honing his skills with alignments and suspension work, but his vast training makes him a valuable asset anywhere in the shop.

Andy was born in Tucson, Arizona but has lived in Longmont since 1998 where he currently lives with four of his good friends he was known since middle school. He enjoys getting outdoors for hiking, fishing, rafting, and camping whenever possible. His true passion is building and riding motorcycles and any other Projects involving engines, including a water jet powered canoe. He is currently working on a 1988 Toyota Trophy truck and restoring his 1970 Pontiac Tempest.

CESAR VILLALOBOS - TECHNICIAN

Cesar Villalobos joined us in 2015 and brings over 24 years combined automotive and diesel diagnostic and repair experience to the team. Previously, he had worked at various shops in the Longmont area specializing in diesel repair, as well as two dealerships where he became Silver Certified for Dodge/Chrysler and a Level 7 Certified automotive and diesel technician specializing in Ford. He received his formal automotive and diesel repair training at Dona Ana Community College in New Mexico and remains committed to staying up on the latest trends through advanced training classes. He is currently working towards earning his ASE Master Technician certification.

Cesar was born in El Paso, Texas and has lived in Longmont the past 16 years. He is currently single and enjoys spending as much time as possible hanging out with his son who attends Metro College in Denver and two dogs, Daisy and Spike. In his free time he enjoys working on cars, watching football (he�s a Raiders fan), or just hanging out with friend and family.

QUINTON GILBERT � TECHNICIAN

Quinton Gilbert joined the Hayes Automotive team in August after recently returning to the Longmont area from Florida where he had moved with his family three years ago. He had previously attended four years at Lake Career and Technical Center in Missouri specializing in electrical diagnosis. While in Florida, he worked as the shop foreman performing electrical diagnosis and computer programming at Vinnie�s Family Auto Repair in Sebastian, FL for the past three years. His electrical and computer diagnosis experience has been a great addition to the Hayes team.

Quinton is committed to staying up on the latest trends through training classes and plans to start working towards earn his ASE certifications in 2017. He currently lives in Longmont with his girlfriend and three year old daughter. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys off-road dirt biking and tinkering with his own vehicles.