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Sam's Automotive

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1314 W Oxford Ave, Englewood, CO 80110
www.takeittosams.com
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Born in Pierce Colorado in 1924 Sam J. Chavez came from humble beginnings. But it didn?t take long for Sam to make a name for himself. His parents moved to Littleton and in Sam?s senior year at Littleton High he was elected Student Body President. He...read more
Born in Pierce Colorado in 1924 Sam J. Chavez came from humble beginnings. But it didn?t take long for Sam to make a name for himself. His parents moved to Littleton and in Sam?s senior year at Littleton High he was elected Student Body President. He wasn?t even 18 yet when he enlisted in the Army in 1943. He returned to Littleton in 1945 to marry Marie Garcia and start a family. He didn?t waste any time starting a business in 1946. Borrowing $1500 from his father he partnered with a friend to open a gas station on 20th and Lawrence. In 1961 he incorporated as Sam?s Service Co. dba Sam?s Automotive Reconditioning Center. By 1965 that quickly grew to several Conoco stations along South Broadway and a garage where he repaired vehicles. With business growing Sam purchased property on South Fox to expand his auto repair facility. He was so successful with his auto repair business that in 1971 he purchased a 10 acre lot on West Oxford with an SBA loan and help from Republic National Bank. The following year Sam received the Small Businessman of the Year award. Starting out with 18 stalls and 12 employees Sam?s Automotive currently has over 90 stalls and 45 employees at the West Oxford location. Sam was ahead of his time when he opened satellite locations in Lakewood in 1980 and Aurora in 1988. He knew the importance of expanding his market. In 1982 he ran TV commercials that included his daughters where the current slogan was born, ?Take it to Sam?s?. His sons were actively involved in the business since the beginning and now after 30 years of service Mike Chavez runs the operation along with his brother-in-law Larry Olander who has been at Sam?s since 1984. Sam hired Fred Grassmann in 1990 as Controller and is now part of the ownership group. Before Sam died in 1994 he had the foresight to set up a Board of Directors to carry on after he was gone. This made for a seamless transition in the operations of the business and his wife Marie still sits on the Board. In this day and age it is rare to still see a family owned and operated business that hasn?t succumbed to a merger or simply been the victim of hard economic times but after 66 years Sam?s Automotive remains as one of the largest independent auto repair facilities in the Rocky Mountain area. Sam?s legacy lives on.
 
 

Business Details

Categories

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Auto Body Repair & Painting, Auto Service & Repair, Collision Services, Custom Auto Painting, Truck Striping & Lettering

Hours of Operation

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  • Mon 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
  • Tue 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
  • Wed 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
  • Thu 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
  • Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM

Brands

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  • Du Pont
  • E Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Payment Options

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  • American Express
  • Debit Cards
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • VISA

Certification & Affiliations

  • AAA
  • Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association
  • BBB Gold Star Member, A.S.A., C.I.A.D.A.
  • Better Business Bureau
  • I-CAR Gold Certified Shop

Customers Served

  • Residential, Commercial, Industrial

Products & Services

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  • Air Bag Service & Repair
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Alarm & Security Systems
  • Alignments
  • Alternator Installation & Repair
  • More
  • Aluminum & Metal Work
  • Antilock Brakes Service & Repair
  • Appraisals
  • Assurance of Quality
  • Auto Body Customizing
  • Auto Body Trim Repair
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Glass Installation & Repair
  • Back Windows
  • Battery & Ignition Service & Repair
  • Battery Recycling
  • Body Rebuilding
  • Body Work
  • Brake Service & Repair
  • Brakes Service & Repair
  • Broken Mirror Repair
  • Bumper-To-Bumper Repair
  • Bumpers
  • By Appointment
  • Chip & Scratch Repair
  • Clear Coat Finishes
  • Clutch Service & Repair
  • Collision Services
  • Color Matching
  • Complete Repair On: Body & Paint
  • Computerized Diagnosis
  • Cooling Systems
  • Corporate Accounts
  • Corrosion Control
  • Custom Contractor Work
  • Custom Painting
  • Cylinder Head & Block Repair
  • Delivery Services
  • Dent Repair
  • Detailing
  • Differential Repair
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Domestic & Import Care
  • Domestic & Import Cars
  • Doors
  • Drive Shaft Repair
  • Early-Bird Drop-Off
  • Electrical Service
  • Engine Service & Repair
  • Estimates
  • Exhaust System Service & Repair
  • Fenders
  • Fiberglass
  • Fiberglass Service & Repair
  • Filler Materials
  • Fleet & Contract Services
  • Fleet Discounts
  • Frame Straightening
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Local Shuttle
  • Free Pick-Up & Delivery
  • Freon & Coolant Recycling
  • Freon Service
  • Fuel System Service & Repair
  • Full Mechanical Department
  • Glass & Windshields
  • Gold Leafing
  • Graphics
  • Graphics Reproduction
  • Hail Damage
  • Hand Lettering
  • Heating System Service & Repair
  • Imports
  • Insurance Work
  • Interior Repairs
  • Lettering
  • Lifetime Warranties
  • Light Replacement & Repair
  • Lights
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance & Service Contracts
  • Major OR Minor Repairing & Painting
  • Major OR Minor Repairing & Panting
  • Military Discounts
  • New Parts
  • No Appointment Necessary
  • Oil & Lube
  • Oil Recycling
  • On Board Computer Specialists
  • Paint Protection Film
  • Paint Removal
  • Paint Repair
  • Painting
  • Paintless Dent Repair
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Radiator Service & Repair
  • References
  • Restoration
  • Rustproofing
  • Service & Repair
  • Side Windows
  • Spot Paint OR Complete Paint Jobs
  • Steering System Service & Repair
  • Sunroofs
  • Suspension Service & Repair
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Recycling
  • Tire Rotation
  • Touch Ups
  • Towing
  • Transmissions Service & Repair
  • Truck Glass
  • Tune Ups
  • Two-Stage Urethane Painting
  • Undercoating
  • Unibody Service & Repair
  • Van Glass
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Vinyl
  • Vinyl Top Repairs
  • Warranties & Guarantees
  • Welding
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windows
  • Windshield Wiper Replacement
  • Windshields
  • Wiring
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Specialties

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  • Cars
  • Domestic
  • Imports

Additional Information

  • Now Online - Check Our New Website, 63 Year Anniversary!, 10 Fenced Acres, 61 Craftsmen, Enterprise Rent A Car In-House Location, Pro Shop for Most Major Insurance Companies, An Insurance Preferred Sh... More Now Online - Check Our New Website, 63 Year Anniversary!, 10 Fenced Acres, 61 Craftsmen, Enterprise Rent A Car In-House Location, Pro Shop for Most Major Insurance Companies, An Insurance Preferred ShopLess

In Business Since

  • 1946
  • Licensed, Insured

Areas Served

  • Sams Automotive has been getting cars back on the road in Denver Co, Englewood Co, Littleton Co, Lakewood Co, Golden Co, Morrison Co, Centennial Co, HIghlands Ranch Co, and beyond!

Ownership

  • Minority Owned
  • Locally owned
  • Family Owned
 

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 4, 2013
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Sam's Automotive 1314 W Oxford Ave,
Englewood, CO 80110
USA
This is the second time I have used Sam's Automotive for repairs on my Ford Power Stroke, F-350 crew cab dually. Once again, they have done an outstanding job of repairing my beloved pickup. They used OEM parts and they did an exemplary job getting... (More)
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5 of 5 stars
May 30, 2013
by anonymous
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Sam's Automotive 1314 W Oxford Ave,
Englewood, CO 80110
USA
When another vehicle hit my car the last thing I needed was time away from work. This shop not only did a great job they were very conscientious about my schedule. I will use them from now on any time there is an issue with body work for my car.
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5 of 5 stars
Aug 22, 2009
by Guest79164
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Sam's Automotive 1314 W Oxford Ave,
Englewood, CO 80110
USA
High quality repair, and done when promised. The paint was matched so well you couldn't tell where the repair was. Very proffessional and friendly counter personel.
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Born in Pierce Colorado in 1924 Sam J. Chavez came from humble beginnings. But it didn?t take long for Sam to make a name for himself. His parents moved to Littleton and in Sam?s senior year at Littleton High he was elected Student Body President. He wasn?t even 18 yet when he enlisted in the Army in 1943. He returned to Littleton in 1945 to marry Marie Garcia and start a family. He didn?t waste any time starting a business in 1946. Borrowing $1500 from his father he partnered with a friend to open a gas station on 20th and Lawrence. In 1961 he incorporated as Sam?s Service Co. dba Sam?s Automotive Reconditioning Center. By 1965 that quickly grew to several Conoco stations along South Broadway and a garage where he repaired vehicles. With business growing Sam purchased property on South Fox to expand his auto repair facility. He was so successful with his auto repair business that in 1971 he purchased a 10 acre lot on West Oxford with an SBA loan and help from Republic National Bank. The following year Sam received the Small Businessman of the Year award. Starting out with 18 stalls and 12 employees Sam?s Automotive currently has over 90 stalls and 45 employees at the West Oxford location. Sam was ahead of his time when he opened satellite locations in Lakewood in 1980 and Aurora in 1988. He knew the importance of expanding his market. In 1982 he ran TV commercials that included his daughters where the current slogan was born, ?Take it to Sam?s?. His sons were actively involved in the business since the beginning and now after 30 years of service Mike Chavez runs the operation along with his brother-in-law Larry Olander who has been at Sam?s since 1984. Sam hired Fred Grassmann in 1990 as Controller and is now part of the ownership group. Before Sam died in 1994 he had the foresight to set up a Board of Directors to carry on after he was gone. This made for a seamless transition in the operations of the business and his wife Marie still sits on the Board. In this day and age it is rare to still see a family owned and operated business that hasn?t succumbed to a merger or simply been the victim of hard economic times but after 66 years Sam?s Automotive remains as one of the largest independent auto repair facilities in the Rocky Mountain area. Sam?s legacy lives on.