Mahnke Auto Body Golden
Mahnke Auto Body Golden was first opened on April 1st, 1998 and moved to its present location in 2003.
Mahnke Auto Body Golden has made a deep commitment to the growth and vitality of the communities we serve, becoming an active member of the Golden Chamber of Commerce in 2003 through to the present. Mahnke will always be grateful to the Chamber and its Visitor Center for its warm welcome and continual support through many community building events. A few years later, Mahnke Golden joined The West Chamber, the Wheat Ridge Business Association, and the Applewood Business Association. The shop supports education and youth through sponsorships to Colorado School of Mines, Jeffco 4H, SkillsUSA, and the Jeffco High School Rodeo.
Mahnke Auto Body in Golden has been twice nominated for the esteemed “Ethics in Business” Award by the Golden Rotary Club. The shop has also twice won the coveted “Best of the Best” for Auto Body by the voters through Colorado Community Media, including 2018.
Mahnke Auto Body Golden
Don Cooper joined the Mahnke Leadership team in early summer of 2018, taking the helm as General Manager of Mahnke Auto Body Golden, Colorado in late September. Don brings to Mahnke a conspicuous wealth of managerial skills, auto body repair, and insurance industry experience.
Attracting high quality leadership with Don’s depth and breadth of knowledge in all facets of the business, including a Master’s Degree, is exceptionally difficult. Many collision repair career paths begin by working “on the line” as body technicians. In the same way, Don started as a body tech, however with prescient twist. At nineteen, while simultaneously repairing big hits, he was enticed into managing a Buick dealership’s auto body shop.
Years later, Don purchased and managed his own shop in Oregon. As owner, he handled everything from marketing, human resources, and the customer and insurance relationships, to warranting that the repairs his shop produced were completed to proper manufacturers’ procedures and specifications. Additionally, Don grew his experience further by managing two other large auto body shops in Oregon.
Moving from Oregon to Scottsdale, Arizona, Don changed directions from managing inside the shop to Insurance Adjusting, advancing into Direct Repair Coordinator over five states for the fifth largest insurer in world. “Direct Repair” refers to the contractual relationships insurance companies have with auto body shops which greatly facilitate the complexities of the repair process.
As Direct Repair Coordinator, Don not only understands how to provide correct repairs for all makes and models of vehicles, he has worked firsthand with a remarkable number of auto body shops. Mahnke is honored that Don has chosen our company, he says that Mahnke’s, “Do the right thing, every time” companywide ethos is a fit with his own.