About Denver's Auto Broker
H.M. Brown & Associates has been built one customer at a time.Bud Brown followed his lifelong passion for automobiles and began working at a Colorado franchised automobile dealer. While Bud enjoyed the interaction with his customers and selling automobiles, he thoroughly detested the selling process used by the dealership. There had to be a better way!
In May 1986, Bud left the dealership to begin an automobile brokerage firm, a new concept in 1986 that would ultimately set the standard for customer treatment in the automobile business.
Today, more than 85 quality employees share H.M. Brown's vision and commitment of offering individuals and businesses the best way to buy or lease any vehicle. Since our inception, we are proud to have completed more than 100,000 automobile transactions with 93% of our business coming from referrals and repeat business. Our customers span the United States and live in more than seven foreign countries.
Bert Rankin lives and breathes his passion for cars, including a thirteen year career working with John Davis, host of PBS television’s MotorWeek. Most recently, Bert created the ultimate car show fundraiser - MotorWeek CARnival, a resounding success, attracting 7,000 enthusiasts, over 500 show cars, and a collector car auction benefitting Public Television.
Bert is especially proud to have recently received a special Emmy award, as Director of Development at PBS, for Impact on the Community, recognizing his visionary leadership.
In addition, Bert has diverse experience in the automotive industry, maximizing customer satisfaction programs for Cadillac Motor Division, consulting for repair shop owners at Automotive Training Institute, and selling BMW, Mercedes, Lincoln and Honda brand automobiles. He also has extensive experience in automobile insurance, as a Nationwide Agent, an auto adjuster, and a district claims manager.
Bert and his wife live in beautiful Evergreen, CO and have two grown children. He enjoys volunteering in the community, as a member of the Foothills Rotary Club, Blue Spruce Kiwanis, and Evergreen Chamber.
Bert is an expert skier and certified instructor and loves to hike and bike with his family and three Chinese Crested dogs. He is an avid classic car collector, currently owning a rare ZR-1 Corvette and a supercharged Jaguar.
Bert graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Organizational Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, and completed International Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bert thrives on finding innovative solutions to exceed his customer’s expectations to make your car buying experience fun and fast.