This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members.
This month, meet Jason Lightbody – Houska’s Tire & Oil Operations Manager.
Q: How many years have you been a team member at Houska Automotive?
A: 13 years!
Q: What position do you fill at Houska, and what duties does this entail?
A: I am responsible for our Heavy Duty Tire & Oil Center. I also work closely with our bookkeeping staff, assist and back up our service advisers and managers, and assist technicians with issues.
Q: What do you love about your job? What do you love about working for Houska specifically?
A: I enjoy helping the people and businesses of Northern Colorado with the operations of their vehicles and fleets. I love the variety of vehicles and customers we get to deal with every day at Houska.
Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A: In my personal life, my family will always be my biggest accomplishment. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and an amazing son. In my professional life, I was voted as one of the top 33 influencers in the tire industry. The influencers ranged from manufacturing, design, sales & logistics.
Q: How would you describe yourself in three words?
A: Visionary, driven, and authentic.
Q: How would you describe Houska in three words?
A: Community, integrity, and honesty.
Q: What is your favorite Houska Automotive memory?
A: Opening our Tire & Oil Center almost 10 years ago! It was a big accomplishment, and signaled that we were legitimate competitors in the tire industry. It was also a springboard for additional expansion and growth.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: I love to work out, read, and relax with my dogs.
Q: What do you love about the Northern Colorado community?
A: I enjoy the diversity of the community. This is a beautiful region with amazing and welcoming people from all walks of life.
Q: What’s something you wish everyone knew about Houska Automotive?
A: I have yet to see a more talented group of technicians, advisers, and managers come together to create a sense of family. This gives us the ability to overcome challenging and complex issues.