Best of the Boat: Cook Chevrolet is this year’s Best Car Dealership |

Best of the Boat: Cook Chevrolet is this year’s Best Car Dealership

Steve Dunklin, general sales manager for Cook Chevrolet Subaru Jeep poses with a 2013 model Subaru Tuesday, Sept. 16 in Steamboat Springs.
James Garcia

— Cook Chevrolet Jeep and Subaru, owned by Larry and Scott Cook, has been serving customers for more than 50 years — with 23 of those years in Steamboat. And it’s the company’s longevity and commitment to their employees and customers that has earned them the top spot in this year’s Best Local Car Dealership list.

“We all live, work and play here,” says general sales manager Steve Dunklin, who has been with Cook for more than 20 years. “The Cooks treat their employees very well.”

Many of the employees have been with the company from seven to 20-plus years, a testament to the loyalty fostered by the company and the community it serves. “We just try to treat people how we’d want to be treated,” he says. “We do a lot to help the community. Anybody who comes in here for a donation, we’re happy to help out.”

Cook recently received notice that the dealership has been a consistent supporter of the Routt County Fair’s 4-H program for 50 years by purchasing an animal each year. Dunklin says their willingness to support and give back to the community sets them apart, with programs like Share the Love — where for each Subaru sold, a $250 donation is given to Routt County United Way.

“We all came here to live in Steamboat,” he says. “We also happen to sell cars.”

To reach James Garcia, call 970-871-4254, email or follow him on Twitter @JamesDGarcia7

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