Chapman’s Automotive was established in 1985 by Carl and Fredonne Chapman. They had previously provided auto repair services for the Yampa Valley since 1954, but had taken a yearlong sabbatical. They decided to start their new venture when their phones in both Colorado and Arizona wouldn’t stop ringing—past clients couldn’t find a dependable auto repair shop, so they were calling on the Chapmans.
Our current owners, J.B. and Paula Chapman, joined the family business in 1994, starting in entry level jobs and eventually working up to a partnership with J.B.’s folks. In 2001, they assumed full reign and have grown the shop to what you see today.
Along with making sure our customers’ vehicles are safe and reliable, we take an active role in the community by participating in many local organizations. J.B. is a member of the CNCC Automotive Technology Advisory Board, immediate past president of the Moffat County Board of Education, and a member of the Moffat County Vocational Agriculture Advisory Board, and Paula is a member of the Moffat County Fair Board and the Northwest Colorado Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.
Meet Our Auto Repair Team
J.B. & Paula Chapman – Owners/Operators
J.B. and Paula are lifelong Craig residents who have been involved in the family business since 1994. They were trained on the best practices in automotive repair by Carl and Fredonne Chapman, the founders of Chapman Automotive, until they bought the business in 2001 and Carl and Fredonne retired to the family ranch.
J.B. and Paula want to provide you with the best possible automotive service and repair in the Yampa Valley! They love giving back to the community and believe in spending a large amount of their time and resources in growing the next generation of Yampa and Little Snake River Valley residents. “The more you give in life, the more you get out of it!”
Ashley – Service Advisor
Ashley is our helpful, friendly service advisor who is always ready to serve you with her smile and wit. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Specialized Automotive Technology with an emphasis on Applied Service Management from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. With her automotive knowledge and desire to ensure our customers have many years of dependable, enjoyable vehicle operation, Ashley is an invaluable asset to our customers and our team. Give her a call!