Meet THE Team
Call us at (303) 651-6004 to schedule an appointment or just stop on by.
OWNER & GENERAL MANAGER
• Owner and General Manager since July, 2017
• Joined the Hayes Team in November 2014 as Sales Manager
• Bachelors in Business Management from CSU Global in 2013
• Certifications in Service Advisor, Service Manager and Shop Owner 1 & 2 from Automotive Training Institute
Nick initially came to work as our Sales Manager with no prior automotive experience, but he is a very quick study and we were able to utilize his extensive management, customer service, and sales skills into the automotive setting quite effectively and eventually promoted him to General Manager. When David Hayes decided he was ready to retire, Nick was willing and able to buy him out and run the shop with Sherri. He would like to take all the credit for successfully filling some pretty big shoes, but he relies on our highly qualified team of ASE certified Technicians to make him look really good! With his team to back him, Nick has completely embraced the philosophy that our reputation has been built on for the past 18 years - going the extra mile to provide the best quality auto repair in town while striving to build lasting relationships with each and every customer that walks through the door!
Nick lives in Berthoud with his wife, April (David and Sherri’s daughter), where you will find him either working on a project, hanging out with family and friends, making his own wine or brewing beer in his basement, hunting, golfing, or just about any activity that involves being outside! Nick always pictured himself growing up as a very successful entrepreneur wearing nice suits sitting behind a big desk. Nick, always a lover of dog's, at the young age of nine he starting up his own lucrative lawn mowing and dog poop removal business called “Deputy Doo Doo & Lawn Care”, and the rest is history.
Rest in Peace - Bella the Chiweenie
• Joined the Hayes Team in June, 2022
• 5+ years Auto Technician & Service Advisor Experience
• Certified Master Scuba Instructor with PADI & IANTD Agency
• Certified Emergency Medical Technician & Certified Firefighter in Wisconsin
Joe has recently joined the Hayes management team, bringing with him five years of automotive experience including the past two years as the service manager for Firestone. In addition, Joe brings many interesting and valuable life and employment experiences in other fields such as time he served as a volunteer EMT and firefighter in Richfield, Wisconsin where he was part of the dive search and rescue team. He also spent over 13 years as a master scuba instructor that allowed him to spend time in many beautiful places like Cancun, Cozumel, Belize, San Pedro, Egypt, and various places around the Caribbean until COVID basically shut down his thriving scuba shop and dive business.
Joe grew up in Wisconsin and eventually opened up a scuba shop & dive business in Port Washington, WI on Lake Michigan. It was at his scuba shop he met his future wife who was taking diving lessons. After some initial resistance due to the professional nature of the meeting, they eventually began seeing each other & married in October of 2021. Joe’s wife accepted a job transfer in June of 2020 which brought them to Longmont where they currently reside with their four “kids with paws” (& a snake)! In their spare time, you will find them scuba diving, taking new off road adventures throughout the state, visiting new dog parks with the “kids”, or camping. We consider ourselves very lucky to have Joe on board for as long as possible, but his goal is to eventually retire somewhere he can be by the water, dive and live out his dream.
OWNER & OFFICE MANAGER
• Opened Hayes Automotive with her husband in July 2002
• 40+ years office management & bookkeeping experience
• Many hats – Payroll, Human Relations, AR, AP, & 'Shop Mom'
Sherri Hayes is a working owner and the Office Manager at Hayes Automotive. She has over 40 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 young, she owned & 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 18 years, but definitely deferred the overall management of the shop to her husband, and more recently to her son-in-law Nick who is the co-owner & stepped in as Service Manager when David retired.
Receptionist & Clerical
• Associated Degrees in Business Administration and Medical Administration from Front Range Community College
• Certified Medical Billing and Coding from Front Range Community College
Lynsie joined the Management Team as part of the office staff late in 2021. After spending 10 years in the medical billing world, she took five years off to raise her young daughter and son before returning to the work force part-time. It takes all her clerical and managements skills and experience to juggle home and work schedules, but she does perfectly – at least most of the time!
• Joined the Hayes Team in '08 while attending automotive classes
• Lead Technician and Shop Manager
• ASE Certified Master – L1 Technician with 12+ years experience
• ASE Certified Diesel Technician with 5+ years experience
Alvin Ortiviz came to work for Hayes Automotive as a part-time technician while attending Westwood College back in 2008. He had already received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering intending to eventually build space propulsion systems. He had never really worked on cars much, but after watching the first “Fast and Furious” movie a light went on so he bought a Nissan 240SX to work on in his garage and thoroughly enjoyed it! He went ahead and finished up his engineering degree, but after a few years decided his true love was Automotive Technology and he headed back to school for a career change. This has allowed him to not only build things with his hands, but use his brain and utilize his engineering background to figure out complex problems.
• Joined the Hayes Team July 2018
• ASE Certified Master – L1 Technician with over 34 years’ experience
Ron brings with him 34 years of automotive experience & training on all makes & models, with a preferred emphasis on pre-1980 vehicles. He graduated from Midstate Technical College in Wisconsin with an Associate’s Degree in Auto Mechanics in 1987 & has worked in the automotive industry ever since. He worked his way through tire stores, dealerships, & mainly in independent shops over the years where he achieved his ASE Master Technician status as well as Advanced Level Specialist (Master L-1), which is considered the highest certification available in the automotive industry. Ron was born & raised in central Wisconsin & moved to Longmont in 1995 where he has lived ever since with his wife of 25 years & their three children.
• Joined the Hayes Team in April 2021 as a Technician
• Tire and Lube Technician with over 10 years of experience
• ASE certified
Allen recently joined our talented team of technicians, bringing over 10 years of tire, maintenance, and suspension, experience. He grew up mainly in Kentucky and Colorado, and after high school attended Everest College in Aurora working towards his Business Administration degree. After a short stint in the Navy, he spent ten years at Big O Tire in Estes Park where he worked his way up from the lube bay to shop foreman and running his own crew.
• Joined the Hayes Team March 2022
• Automotive & Motorcycle Technician with over nine years’ experience combined
• BMW II Certified Technician and OSHA Certified
Tanner recently joined us as a technician in the automotive repair world after COVID forced him out of the motorcycle repair business due to layoffs. He grew up in the New England area & attended Motoring Technical Training Institute in Rhode Island after HS due to his love of motorcycles. He also attended Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology where he completed numerous courses in auto technology, but he chose to spend the next 6 years working on bikes as a BMW II Certified Technician.
• Joined the Hayes Team in December 2021
• ASE Certified Technician with over 20 years’ experience
Fernando brings with him 20+ years of front end, suspension, drivability and automotive repair experience on all vehicle makes and models. He was born right here in Longmont during the “Great Blizzard of 1982” where he grew up with his family and three siblings until he graduated from Skyline High School. He attended Denver Automotive & Diesel College after high school where he received his Associate Degree in gasoline engines. He then worked on training and developing his diagnostic and technical skills in other shops in the area until finding his way to Hayes Automotive. Fernando is fluent in Spanish, which is yet another asset he brings to the shop.
• Joined the Hayes Team November 2021
• Entry level Tire & Lube Technician
Matthias came to us when he was discovered working at the local Chick-fil-A where he had been working while attending college. He was a recent graduate of Aims Community College where he studied and earned degrees in Master Auto Service & Light Diesel. He joined our team as a technician in training in the tire and lube area where he is getting experience and applying his knowledge in a shop setting. He has a Toyota Tacoma that is a work in progress that he has lifted and upgraded the tire package.
Feel free to give us a call or send a message when you think that you might need to have your vehicle inspected. We'll schedule an appointment time that is most convenient for you & perform a thorough inspection each time you bring your vehicle to us for service. This allows us to catch any issues while they are small & manageable rather than letting them become bigger problems "down the road."
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Hayes Automotive is by far the best auto repair shop I've ever dealt with. I was driving across country & ended up with a serious issue on my vehicle. They worked me into an already booked up day & had my truck fixed within hours, when other auto shops were telling me it would take days to fix. They went well out of their way to accommodate me while my truck was being worked on. The staff at Hayes Automotive is extremely professional & knowledgeable. They treat you like family. Their work speaks for itself. I made it to where I was going thanks to Nick & the team at Hayes!" - David Z.
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