The Automotive Team

Blue Seal of Excellence Automotive Repair Shop

Colony One Auto is proud to be recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as a Blue Seal of Excellence Repair Shop. To achieve this recognition, Colony One Auto employs only technicians who are ASE-certified. Almost everyone on our technician staff has gone a step further and received a master certification. Colony One Auto has a continuing training program for all technicians, including seminars with AC Delco, Motorcraft, Chrysler, Toyota, the Carquest College and Jendham training. Colony One Auto Center will be here to service your vehicles for many years to come, and to do this we will always support continuous training of our staff.

Rod Tate

Rod Tate

Owner
  • Owner
  • 22 Years of Experience
  • ASE Certifications
  • Rod operates Colony One Auto with the principles that Sam Tate, founder, set in place ensuring customer’s expectations are always met to the fullest.
Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson

General Manager
  • General Manager
  • 38 Years of Experience
  • ASE Certified
  • Rick started working for Sam in 1984 and the two worked together to open Colony One Auto in 1991. The business quickly grew into a successful repair center with customer service being its first priority.
Kevin Klusendorf

Kevin Klusendorf

Parts Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • 31 Years of Experience
  • ASE Certified
  • Kevin is known in the industry as being able to find any part for just about anything, and is even called by other shops in the area to help them run down a hard to find item.
Dustin Raynor

Dustin Raynor

Front Office
  • Front Office
  • 12 Years of Experience
  • Dustin loves the interaction with the customers and being able to help them, knowing they are leaving satisfied.
Tony Anthony

Tony Anthony

Service Manager
  • Service Manager
  • 12 Years of Experience
  • ASE Certified
  • Tony quickly moved from parts/warehouse clerk to Service Advisor within his first year due to his ability to comprehend and articulate customers needs.
Brian Higginbotham

Brian Higginbotham

Service Advisor
  • Service Advisor
  • ASE Certified
  • UTI graduate with 3 years of technical experience an 11 years in the customer service industry
Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

Technician
  • Technician
  • 38 Years of Experience
  • Master Technician L1
  • Bruce has been a A.S.E. Certified Master Tech since 1979. He also has a certification in A.S.E. Advanced L1 since 1994.
Corky Raynor

Corky Raynor

Technician
  • Technician
  • 38 Years of Experience
  • Master Technician L1
  • Corky is an A.S.E. Master Certified Technician with an L1 Automobile Advanced Engine Performance accreditation.
Chad Hanson

Chad Hanson

Technician
  • Technician
  • 20 Years of Experience
  • Master Technician
  • Chad is an A.S.E. Master Technician and has worked at Colony One Auto Center for over 16 years.
Perry Hale

Perry Hale

Lube Tech / State Inspector
  • Lube Tech/State Inspector
  • 20 Years of Experience
  • ASE Certified
  • Perry has worked at Colony One Auto Center for 6 years, Nissan for 1 year and Sam’s Club Tire & Battery Center for 10 years.
Ryan Stanhope

Ryan Stanhope

Parts Dept / Courtesy Shuttle
  • Parts Dept/ Courtesy Shuttle
  • 7 Years of Experience
  • Ryan joined Colony One Auto Center in 2008 as a Porter and Parts driver.
Chris Cull

Chris Cull

Technician
  • Technician
  • 5 Years of Experience
  • Chris is the son of a 20 year heavy line diesel mechanic. Ever since he was a kid he would take things apart and put them back together and they would still work.
Josh Gerbrecht

Josh Gerbrecht

Technician
  • ASE Master Technician
Clay Tate

Clay Tate

Lube Tech / State Inspector
  • Lube Technician
  • State Inspector
  • 3rd generation Tate in the business
Justin Tate

Justin Tate

Lube Tech / State Inspector
  • State inspector & Lube tech
  • 3rd generation Tate in business