About Us


Hopfe Automotive LLC provides quality car care in Woodland Park, Colorado. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Woodland Park and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Hopfe Automotive LLC employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

Hopfe Automotive LLC is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center; we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family-owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.

Why Choose Us?

We here at Hopfe Automotive LLC really have only one goal. That goal is to properly diagnose, estimate, and repair your vehicle. We do that by taking pride in what we do. Here at Hopfe Automotive LLC we have two full time technicians who combined have over 70 years experience in the automotive industry. We have also recently partnered with Napa Auto Parts through their nationwide auto program Napa Car Careto bring to you a higher quality in the parts installed on your vehicles. This also allows us to extend warranty times to a minimum of 2 years with some going as high as lifetime.

Our Team

Our team at Hopfe Automotive has nearly 70 years of experience in the automotive industry. You will be hard pressed to find another team with such a passionate level of expertise in the care of all your automotive needs. We are committed to excellence. We enjoy being a part of the community and doing our part to make Woodland Park the city we all want it to be.

Ken Hopfe, the owner of Hopfe Automotive LLC, has 3 daughters who all live in the area. He also has 4 grandchildren. Ken lives in Woodland Park and looks forward to becoming an active member in the community. Ken has been in the automotive industry since he was 17 years old. He received his initial training at Chanute AFB in Illinois after joining the USAF where he served honorably. He then worked for a major tire and service company, where his training started as an entry level technician and advanced to the highest level of expertise in that company. After mastering the repair side in that company he was promoted to sales and then management. He received his management training in Atlanta Georgia. After a successful stint with this company he joined the world of entrepreneurship in Crestview Florida, where he and a partner opened an automotive repair facility that to this day is still growing. On a vacation to Woodland Park, Ken fell in love with the area. He then returned to Florida where "he loaded up the family" and moved to Woodland Park. Ken gained employment at Darrell's Automotive as an Automotive Technician, where he has remained for more than 12 years. After 33 years in business, Darrell Dofoe, the owner of Darrell's Automotive was ready for retirement. He has gotten to know a lot of the people in the community therefore making the transition from employee to owner when Darrell decided to retire was easy. Ken has stayed current with the automotive industry his entire life and is comfortable with the 21st century automobile.

Don Clifford was born and raised in Woodland Park. He graduated from Woodland Park High School in 1980. Go Panthers!!! Don took part in VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) a nationwide program that tests your hands on knowledge of heavy vehicle repair. He placed 1st in the district and 3rd overall in the nation. Don is also a 1982 graduate of Wyoming Technical Institute. Don is married with 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. He has participated in the world known Pikes Peak Hill Climb as a mechanic and crew chief for a well known family of racers. Don has attended and received certificates of training in a wide array of automotive education throughout his long and successful career. This and the love he has for this industry make him well suited to help lead Ken Hopfe to a correct and thorough diagnosis and repair of your vehicle.

The newest member to our family at Hopfe Automotive LLC is Janie Petronella who comes to Woodland Park with a lot of enthusiasm and willingness to help Hopfe Automotive LLC become the first and best choice for your automotive needs. Janie is the mother of 2 sons and the grand mother of 2 granddaughters. Janie will be taking on the roll of management and customer service. Anyone who has already met her will be able to tell you she takes this role very seriously and is very easy and enjoyable to talk with. Janie's experience in business comes from working for others in a service and retail orientated business. She has worked in the Medical field, and has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 35 years, in which she owned her own Salon and was very successful. The experience gained in that industry makes her extremely qualified to handle the management and customer service roles here at Hopfe Automotive LLC. We here at Hopfe Automotive LLC we have full confidence in her skills and abilities to serve as a front line representative of our business. Come meet her and you will also agree.

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About NAPA AutoCare


As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we follow a strict code of ethics so customers will know up-front what to expect. As part of this code, we pledge:

  • To perform high-quality diagnostic and repair service at a fair price using quality NAPA parts.
  • To employ ASE-certified technicians.
  • To be dedicated to customer satisfaction.
  • To exercise reasonable care for the customer's property while it is in our possession.
  • To obtain prior authorization and provide a price estimate for work performed.
  • To provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints should they occur.
  • To maintain the highest standards of our profession.
  • To uphold the integrity of all members of the NAPA AutoCare Program.

Our National NAPA AutoCare Warranty
We currently offer the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty, which provides our customers with 24 months/24,000 miles of worry-free protection on qualifying parts and labor. Wherever you may travel, our warranty is honored at more than 14,000 NAPA AutoCare locations across the country.

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