How we started and what we are about...
Automotive Evolution opened in 2017, taking over a pre-existing shop called Rocky Mountain Roos, which had been in business since 2007. We here at Auto Evo believe in making the automotive repair experience more comfortable and enjoyable and we have been modeling this shop on our other successful shop, Lube and Latte. While we maintain our predecessor's Subaru focus, we have also expanded into all makes and models of cars and are moving toward the Hybrid and Electric vehicle repair that is the future of our industry. We continue to expand our offerings which now include in-house engine rebuilding and custom exhaust.
Lakewood Muffler & Brake
In 2018 Adam and Nicole Weller came on board at Automotive Evolution bringing with them their great customers and expansive knowledge of custom exhaust and diesel repair. Their business, Lakewood Muffler and Brake, is now integrated into Automotive Evolution and continues to serve customers in the unique and friendly way it always has, but with greater resources and staffing than ever in its history.
The Automotive Evolution Team
Dustin has been in the automotive service industry since 2005. He owns Automotive Evolution and Lube and Latte which is located in Lakewood, Colorado. Dustin has worked in every role at his shops: technician, service advisor and manager and loves knowing that he is helping people get their cars fixed. Dustin is a Colorado native with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Willamette University in Salem, OR. He lives with his wife Eilis, and two daughters, Quinn aged 5 and Adelyn aged 12, in Thornton.
Adam has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. During that time he became an expert in custom exhaust and fabrication as well as general automotive repair and diesel repair. He and wife, Nicole, worked at and owned Lakewood Muffler and Brake until 2018 when it merged with Automotive Evolution. Adam is a Colorado native and he and Nicole live in Littleton and have two grown sons.
Nicole, alongside husband Adam, owned and managed Lakewood Muffler for 13 years. She prides herself in giving the best service as possible, which includes making sure that clients are informed each step of the way during the repair process. Born and raised in Colorado, Nicole believes that building a strong community is very important. Nicole loves to craft, so in her spare time you can find her making leather goods including jewelry and home décor.
Wendy Moore Young is Automotive Evolution's Office Manager who also oversees the vehicle sales department. Wendy has been in the automotive industry off and on for over 30 years. Wendy uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to make sure every customer is provided with excellent service. Wendy is a Colorado native and is inspired daily by her children and family.
Stephanie is a Colorado native who began her automotive repair career in La Junta at an independent repair shop. She has a degree in Automotive Technology and ASE certifications. She has also worked at a Chevrolet dealership as a trim tech. Stephanie is Dustin's longest running employee having started at Lube and Latte in 2007 before transitioning to Automotive Evolution in 2020.
Joe has an Associate's degree from Red Rocks Community College and has attended Warren Tech. Like many on staff he is a Colorado native and he began working at Lakewood Muffler and Brake at the age of 16. He has 11 years of experience doing custom exhaust and his pastimes include drag racing at Bandimere Speedway.
Mike is an ASE-Certified Master Technician who was born in Arizona. After he went to school at the Universal Technical Institute he continued to work at independent repair shops and dealerships. His hobbies include 4x4ing and working on Japanese vehicles.
Glen Marks was born in Mumbai, India. He received his Automotive Associates Degree in the United Kingdom and worked in Abu Dhabi for a petroleum construction company for 2 years. He continued his studies at Ferris State University in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 2014. He is married with one son and enjoys four-wheeling in his spare time. He has been working as an automotive technician for the past 7 years, 5 of which have been with Automotive Evolution and Lube and Latte.
At Automotive Evolution We Believe...
In honesty and transparency.
In environmental awareness.
In professionalism and integrity.
In giving back our community.
In the education of our customers.