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Handicap Vehicle Specialists Merges with Performance Mobility

In a significant expansion of their service area into Arizona, Performance Mobility, a recognized industry leading provider of Wheelchair Accessible Vans and Scooter Lifts for individuals with physical disabilities, has purchased Handicap Vehicle Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona.

Performance Mobility has expanded its service area into Phoenix, Arizona with the acquisition of Handicap Vehicle Specialists (HVS), a company with a 25 year reputation for excellence in customer service and expertise in mobility products. HVS carries a full line of mobility brands and specializes in the BraunAbility conversion of wheelchair accessible vans.  Stan Nystrom, the President of HVS, stated “We are really pleased to join a company with such dedication to their customers, I believe that we will be able to continue to build on our reputation for great service and focus on the customer as part of Performance Mobility.” The combined company will operate under the name Performance Mobility and Mr. Nystrom will continue to lead the store in a management capacity.

With the acquisition, Performance Mobility gains a location in the greater Phoenix, Arizona region.   The store in Phoenix will complement the southwest region area stores that also include the three locations in the state of Colorado.  There are now a total of eight Performance Mobility locations in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon to assist you with all of your mobility needs.  Kevin Durban, the President of Performance Mobility said, “We continuously strive for new ways to expand our services and reach for our customers.  We are really pleased to have such a quality company as HVS join us in our mission to serve the community.”

Another exciting addition to Performance Mobility is the new association with the Accessible Vans of America brand for wheelchair accessible van rentals.  Performance Mobility will continue to offer a diverse line-up of BraunAbility wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts, as well as other mobility accessories. The dealership also offers products from Mobility SVM, BRUNO, MPS, Sure-Grip, EMC and wheelchair vans for short-term or long-term rental.

To find out more about Performance Mobility, please visit our website at  Performance Mobility has locations in Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO.

Performance Mobility is a leading provider of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair rental vans, hand controls, high tech driving equipment and specialized mobility seating for individuals with limited mobility.  Performance Mobility has over 24 years of continuous operation with service to the disabled community, providing sales and service of new and pre-owned wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair van rentals, scooter lifts, specialized seating, hand controls and other products to facilitate transportation for individuals with mobility challenges.

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Looking for a Job? Check out our Denver West Store!

We’re hiring in our Denver West, CO store!  We are looking for a qualified Lot Technician. See the following job description and qualified candidates should email their resume to . Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Lot Technician – Automotive Mobility Dealer

Performance Mobility, a leading accessible automotive and equipment dealership with seven locations in the Western United States, is searching for a Lot Technician to join our team in Wheat Ridge, CO. We are a family-owned business that values customer service and integrity. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package for top performers.

Job Summary:

The primary functions of the Lot Technician  are  keeping our inventory of adapted vehicles clean and well maintained, supporting  Mobility Advisors in delivering vehicles to customers, assisting the service department with installation and service orders, assisting with rental vehicle pick-ups and deliveries, running errands as needed, and providing maintenance for our facility. Providing outstanding service to our customers is critical to the success of this position.

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Come join the Performance Mobility staff at the Independence Center Expo this Friday and Saturday at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs, CO for the “Celebrate Independence” Expo 2014.  There will be free health screenings, activities and booths for the entire family to enjoy.  On Friday, the expo opens at 11:00 AM with a Job Fair at 11am to 3pm, activities all day including Artists with Disabilities showcase.  There will also be an ADA celebration with Paralympian Athletes.  In the evening, there is a special showcase reception then Deaf Recording Artist Sean Forbes Concert.  Saturday the fun continues with Caricatures by Cartoonist Chuck Asay and Performances by Phamaly Theater.  For an entire list of all the scheduled activities, go to  It is a great event, so don’t miss the fun!  The expo is open both days from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This is one of many events that Performance Mobility takes part with throughout the year. Performance Mobility wants to help improve the lives of individuals by helping them achieve their greatest level of independence and quality of life with accessible transportation solutions. They are all committed to providing the highest quality accessible transportation to enhance quality of life for individuals and families. You’ll find an informational, no-pressure approach and mountains of experience to meet your transportation needs. They have 7 locations in 3 different states, Colorado, Oregon and Utah, so they are able to reach more customers.  Check them out for all or your accessible transportation needs!



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Volunteering Their Time for a Good Cause

Performance Mobility is volunteering at the National Ability Center Summit Challenge.  We will be setting up a water station for the riders.  The Summit Challenge is Saturday, August 23, 2014. The event begins at the National Ability Center (1000 Ability Way, Park City, UT 84060) and end there too. We look forward to seeing you there!

To register go to

Discover the Possibilities

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.


The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

Who We Are

Founded in 1985, the National Ability Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has united around a collective vision to inspire individual achievement and create a global impact for people of all abilities. A fundamental aspiration of the National Ability Center is to provide high-quality, inclusive programs to individuals and families of all abilities and backgrounds, including those in need. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, grants from private corporations and foundations, and the community, we have successfully provided scholarships to 100% of those who made a request and continue to keep program fees affordable (program fees account for less than 30% of the total cost of programming).

What We Do

The National Ability Center offers a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and challenge course activities.

In each of the last three years, individuals and their families participated in more than 19,000 lessons and outings. Because safety is the first priority, instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 850 volunteers contribute over 20,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with disabilities and serve as role models for our participants.

Who Can Participate

Individuals of all ages and abilities can take part in the National Ability Center’s programs, including those with orthopedic, spinal cord, neuromuscular, visual and hearing impairments, and cognitive and developmental disabilities. Specially-designed equipment is available for many of the activities. Adaptive saddles, adaptive cycles, and customized ski and snowboard equipment, such as bi-skis, mono-skis and outriggers, enable participants to enjoy each activity successfully. In an attempt to eliminate isolation of individuals with disabilities, friends and family members are encouraged to participate alongside athletes and participants.

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Performance Mobility Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

Denver, CO- Performance Mobility announced today that is has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Performance Mobility as a growing company in the state.  Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.  Performance Mobility has served the disabled members of the community since 1989 and was selected for this award by a distinguished panel from more than 1,250 growing companies.

President and CEO, Kevin W. Durban, says “We are very proud to be recognized with this prestigious award and owe a debt of gratitude to our wonderful customers for their loyalty and our employees that are dedicated to serving those in the community with disabilities.”

David Tolson, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman says, “We are pleased to recognize Performance Mobility for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado.”

Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization.  By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as within the State of Colorado.

About Performance Mobility

Performance Mobility in Colorado, Oregon, and Utah is a quality source for wheelchair accessible minivans, vans and vehicle equipment designed specifically for people with limited mobility.
All of us at Performance Mobility are committed to providing the highest quality accessible transportation to enhance quality of life for individuals and families. You’ll find an informational, no-pressure approach and mountains of experience to meet your transportation needs.
We hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to demonstrate our dedication to outstanding customer service and introduce you to the many high quality convenience products that we have available to help you enjoy freedom and independence for the active lifestyle you deserve. Because life is a moving experience!

About Colorado Companies to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch ( is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state.  Colorado Companies to Watch honors companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado.  The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

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Summer Sports and Activities for Everyone

Performance Mobility in Eugene, OR. are proud supporters of The City of Eugene Adaptive Sports and Recreation program. We wanted to share some of the great things they have to offer. Not only do they offer Sports, A Paralympic Sport Club and Veterans Program.  They have Camps, Trips, Arts, Crafts and Support groups. This just names a few.

Do you know they also have Adaptive Equipment Rental? Yes, that’s right. You can rent a beach wheelchair, adaptive water ski, a handcycle and several other items. They want you to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

For more information about Eugene’s Adaptive Rec. Program you can visit their website, They are located at 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405. Or give them a call at (541) 682-5311.

Kathy Morgan, The Mobility Advisor of our Eugene, OR. store would be happy to help you as well. You can reach her at 541-393-8474 or feel free to come by and say Hi at Performance Mobility, 1640 West 7th Ave. Eugene, Or. She is a wealth of information from adaptive mobility equipment, recreation and happenings in the community.

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Performance Mobility wants everyone to have a safe and productive summer. Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you still can’t go out and have the best summer ever.

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Grand Opening Celebration in Portland, OR

Performance Mobility, Portland, Or. East Location will be having a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 14th. It will be held from 11am to 2pm. Come see our brand new indoor showroom. We will have representatives from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility on hand to answer any questions you may have about the newest wheelchair conversion vans.

We hope you will join us for some delicious food and drinks.

We are located at 12905 NE Airport Way. Portland, OR. 97230

“The Performance team from both Portland locations will be there and excited to see everyone.”        

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Nutritious Noontime Meals for Utah Homebound Seniors

Performance Mobility not only cares about selling your mobility products at a good price, but they also care about what happens in their communities. That’s why they take part in lots of events that affect the areas around them.  One of the programs that they would like to highlight is the Meals on Wheels program in Salt Lake City, UT

The Nutrition Program (Meals on Wheels) delivers hot noontime meals to frail and isolated older adults six days a week. Special diets (diabetic, bland, strict sodium, cut meat, pureed, and others) are available.

Each home delivered meal applicant is assessed to determine program eligibility and any other services needed to assist in living as independently as possible.  For new meal service, call 385.468.3200. To be eligible you must be 60 years or older, homebound, a resident of Salt Lake County, unable to prepare your own meals and without family or other resources to help with meal preparation.

The Meals on Wheels Volunteer Program enlists the support of community volunteers who donate one lunch hour weekly to deliver hot meals to eligible seniors near their home or workplace. Generally, volunteers are part of a work or service group who commit as an organization to ‘adopt’ a group of seniors in their area for meal delivery, friendly visits, and to ensure the general safety and well being of their clients.

Nothing feels better than, when you help someone in need.  Performance Mobility encourages the people of their community to get involved. Sometimes all seniors want it someone to talk to and know that they matter to someone.

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Performance Mobility is Recognized by the Colorado Companies to Watch

This week Performance Mobility attended an event at the Governor’s Mansion in Colorado to be recognized by Colorado Companies to Watch as one of the top 100 second-stage companies in the State of Colorado. More than 1,200 privately-held companies were nominated for this award based on the following criteria:  1) Headquartered in Colorado;  2) Annual revenues up to $50 million; 3) Less than 100 employees;  and 4) significant business growth and quality reputation in the state.

Colorado Companies to Watch, in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Office of Economic Development and Presenting Sponsor UMB, go through an encompassing screening process to identify the top 100 companies each year. This year’s top 100 companies collectively generate more than $1.2 billion in revenue and employ more than 4,000 people. These second-stage companies are the growth engine for the state’s economy driving Colorado as one of only twelve in the nation that have bounced back to pre-recession economic activity levels. Previous award winners that have launched to national prominence include OtterBox and Oskar Blues Brewery.

Len and Trish Norten representing Performance Mobility attended the event and are pictured with David Tolson, the Chair of the Colorado Companies to Watch organization. Next month, 50 finalists will be selected from the top 100 and will be honored at a Gala Event in June. Performance Mobility is honored to be recognized as one of these top companies in Colorado.

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The VMI Northstar E-Series at Performance Mobility

Performance Mobility is proud to offer the sleek and affordable VMI Northstar E-Series conversation among its fleet of high-quality mobility vehicles.

The Northstar E-Series conversion is the ultimate choice for any customer who seeks an innovative way to make their minivan both accessible and adaptable to various mobility needs.

Featuring a manual slide-out ramp, the Northstar E-Series conversion is free from power drive components. This feature means the E-Series conversion has no complex controls, adding to the peace of mind that comes with a vehicle that is easy to operate and trustworthy– whether the destination is right down the street or several states away.

The Northstar E-Series really does allow the driver to have it all: maximum headroom, ample floor space, high-quality interior design, and a manual wheelchair tie-down system. The Northstar E-Series conversion also offers maximum interior and storage space, so there is no need to choose between storage space and comfort. Both the front seats remove with ease so anyone in a wheelchair can drive or enjoy the front seats comfortably.

Why not have take a ride in the van that provides the quality and comfort needed for anyone in a wheelchair? Ask your local Performance Mobility associate for more information on the Northstar E-Series conversation today. Performance Mobility is committed to provide their customers with the highest quality of service and they are here to help their customer anyway possible. They take pride in serving the Oregon and Colorado areas and are always happy to show customers the latest in mobility equipment and help them start living a life full of freedom.

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