Scott's Fort Collins Auto Repair in Northern Colorado | Brakes, Transmissions, Engine Repair, Full Service Maintenance | Scott's Fort Collins Auto

About Us


It is safe to say I have always had a passion for automotive service. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon, in fact, more accurately I was born with a stainless wrench. As long as I can remember I have always loved cars.

Growing up, while other 8 year olds spent nights and weekends watching movies and playing video games, I would go to work on cars with my dad at his shop. I had a knack for seeking out broken parts off cars and fixing those parts. I suppose that I have always enjoyed taking cars and making them better.

My dad could see that my interest was more than just a passing stage and as I got older, so he would let me fix his customer’s cars as they would come into his shop. This passion grew as I was deciding what I wanted to do in during high school. Thanks to the example of my father, plus the gift of a humble shop space to use when I first began, I opened my first shop. I wasn’t your typical high school student since I was running a small business working nights and weekends. Soon I was able to buy a shop of my own and started Scott’s Auto Inc. in 1993, launching with only $200 in the bank.

My beginning has taught me that this really is a nation of opportunity. In time I have grown to appreciate how our business has evolved from working out of a temporary space as a in the early 1990’s to running a full service automotive business. From the very beginning, I have understood that although Scott’s is a car-business, in the end it really is a people-business. Scott’s has grown to become a very special and unique business, which wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for our wonderful customers, employees and family. Thank you for helping me make Scott’s Fort Collins Auto what it is today!

-Scott Milan


Scott Milan


Scott is a Fort Collins native. Born right here at Poudre Valley Hospital, Scott’s whole live has been about cars and racing! He grew up working for his dad at his local auto body shop. He and his dad’s love of cars led him to take up racing in soap box derby’s. Scott’s hobby and passion for racing eventually led him into racing midgets, sprint cars, stock cars, and legends. Scott became a Semi-Pro Legends driver and took home several awards including the Nevada State Championship. He gave up racing in 2010 but is now coached his son “Scotty” Milan who is following in his footsteps racing quarter midgets at the age of 14. When Scott isn’t running the business with his wife of 19 years, Kelly, he is spending every spare moment coaching Scotty or helping his daughter Malia with her schooling. Scott loves the beach and warm weather. Scott’s dream car is the Bentley Convertible and his favorite classics are Chevies from 61-70.


Kelly is a Fort Collins Native. She graduated from Rocky Mountain High School and married Scott in 1998. Together they have built up the Scotts Auto businesses that we see today. She has been in the automotive business for 20 years. Kelly is also a talented and well known florist. She is known as a positive ray of sunshine here at Scott’s. Her life is dedicated to her kids, her friends and her family.

KRISTY NIX - Controller

Originally from South East Texas, Kristy moved out to Colorado with her family in 1988. The beauty of Colorado has captivated her heart and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. She enjoys spending time with her two boys and loves the spirit of fitness and competition. Her dream car is a Nissan GTR, and her favorite classic is a 1949 Mercury and the 1969 Buick Wildcat.

AUSTIN HATCHELL - General Manager

Austin is another Colorado native. Born and raised in Eaton Colorado. Austin finished and Associated degree in Automotive Technology and worked in the field as a Diesel Mechanic for 3 years. His career took a turn and he tried his hand at selling cars, but his heart wasn’t into it. Which is good news for us, he was hired as a part-time receptionist 2 years ago. To be honest, Austin never worked a part-time day ever, his talents in the industry were discovered and he quickly took over the position of Service Manager. Cars are Austin’s passion in life. When he’s not working at the shop, he’s working on his own cars, or his friend’s cars. You can also find him on the racing track. He loves drag racing, and Auto-track.

GREG PARKS - Parts Department

Greg is a native Coloradoan and loves everything about Colorado. Born and raised in Denver, Greg has attended the Colorado School of Mines where he was a member of the National Honor Society for two years. After two years at the School of Mines, he decided a career in Petroleum Engineering wasn’t for him. His passion was for cars and for hot rodding. Greg earned a degree in Automotive Technology and earned his ranking as an ASE Master Technician. Greg has been in the Automotive Industry for 44 years now and has worked with us at Scott’s for a little under a year. When he’s not working you can find Greg doing just about anything that involves the outdoors. “I have visited many places in my life, but I could never live anywhere other than Colorado! I Love this state and it’s mountains.”


David is a new addition to the service writer team. He is the proud father of Leo VanderVeer. David is a Denver native and a Colorado State University Alumni. He graduated from CSU in 1992. After college David worked at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver in the Financial Department. David soon discovered that he needed a position that brought him face to face with people. His passion is helping people, not just with car issues, he enjoys the interaction of helping each individual person and getting to know each customer.

CHARLIE “CJ” LOFFER – Master Technician

CJ has been a Master Tech at Scott’s Auto for 5 years. A Fort Collins Native, CJ graduated from Poudre High School. He earned a degree from Wyotech in Automotive technology and gained his Master Tech Certification. He’s worked a total of 30 years in the industry, and we’re happy to have him here at Scott’s Auto. CJ loves warm weather, and when he’s not working on our customers cars he’s working on his 1969 Chevy truck. CJ has a big heart, he’s known for helping others and for his playful charismatic personality.

MITCH DOWDY - Diesel Tech

Mitch was born and raised in Eaton Colorado. After high school he attended Kilgore college in Texas where he graduated with honors from their Diesel Technology Program. After returning to Colorado Mitch has been working on Diesel engines for the last five years. He’s new to the Scott’s Automotive crew, and we’re happy to have another Diesel enthusiast in the shop. He loves working on and racing trucks, fishing and shooting with his friends.

ESWIN CHAVEZ - Technician

Eswin in a local, he graduated from Poudre High School and started taking Automotive classes at Front Range. He’s been working on cars from that day forward. Eswin is originally from Mexico, and came to Fort Collins when he was 9 years old. He enjoys playing video games in his down time.

ALEX HAMM - Master Technician


GERRY VASQUEZ - Technician



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Friendly Full Service Loveland & Fort Collins Auto Repair!


Our facility is clean, well-organized, and we feel it is important to make you feel comfortable for each of your visits.


Our Fort Collins and Loveland facilities have comfortable waiting rooms, and we offer pick-up and drop-off, arrange for towing, and have free loaner cars for our customers.


Our ASE certified technicians are trained on and use the most current equipment and information available.


We strive to provide our customers the highest quality auto service and repair at a competitive price, and it shows, click here to read our reviews.


We’ll be upfront with you concerning pricing and the work needed in order to maintain your vehicle’s optimal performance levels


We sell and ship parts nationwide, as well as supply many of the repair shops in Northern Colorado with their parts.


Our 36-month/36,000-mile limited parts and labor warranty demonstrates our commitment to quality and to our customers.

We Service All
Makes & Models

Our highly skilled ASE certified technicians offer comprehensive knowledge and experience.

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