About Us

Black Label Performance was founded in Colorado Springs, CO by brothers, Mike and Mark Gibson in the late stages of 2009. As children, Mike and Mark spent their time watching and helping their father rebuild classic cars. During this time the young Gibson brothers became hopelessly hooked on customizing and building vehicles of all ages, styles and genres. As they became older, they bought and restored or customized their own cars. By the time both brothers were in high school, it was apparent that this was no passing phase in their lives.


MikeMike Gibson - Co-Owner/Head Technician/Engine Builder/Tuner

In high school, Mike enrolled in the Automotive program at Doherty High School to quench his desire for more automotive knowledge. Little did he know at that time that he would go on to win the Ford AAA Troubleshooting Competition for the state of Colorado and went on to place 19th in the National campaign. Mike, along with his teammate that year, started a legacy of success for Doherty Auto that still continues today. When Mike graduated high school, he immediately decided to attend UTI (Universal Technical Institute) in Phoenix, Arizona where he enhanced his already deep knowledge of automobile systems and engines. Mike immediately knew upon graduating that he wanted to work for a Toyota dealership because of the quality and integrity of their vehicles. He immediately moved back to Colorado Springs and began working at a local Toyota dealership. Mike spent a few years in the Portland, Oregon area and while living there, worked for one of the largest volume Toyota dealerships on the West Coast. Also while in Oregon, Mike contributed to the start up and beginnings of a world renowned performance shop and has ties to two other fore running shops to date. Mike has two daughters, Haley and Madison, who live back in Portland, OR.

 

 


MarkMark Gibson - Co-Owner/Service Manager

Mark is a few years younger than Mike, but always shared his interest in vehicles and motorsports in general. As a child he was always interested in any form of racing and was very competitive. After rolling his Power Wheels Jeep many times, it was obvious that he was hooked on always pushing the limits of what was possible, even at the age of 5. Mark spent years after high school combing the streets for that next new thing on the car scene. Always trying to 'one up' the competition and having the newest mod under the hood. Mark spent some time working with his brother Mike at a Toyota dealership in Oregon, but quickly found out that routine maintenance wasn't where his interests were. He knew that performance and racing is where he always needed to be. Mark and his beautiful wife Kazimera live in Fountain, CO with their two children Jack and Chevelle.

 

 

 

After years of seriously kicking around the idea of opening a shop with together, the brothers finally decided to take that step, and Black Label Performance was born. Little did the brothers know that they would grow so quickly. Since opening in the very early stages on 2010, BLP has had to hire on more help and has already expanded to twice the size in which they started out.

CandyCandy Gibson - Bookkeeper/Public Relations/Shop Mom

Also the real life mother to both Mike and Mark, Candy serves the role as shop mom, always keeping everyone in line, if needed. After spending years with a local bank, and also as a manager of a local real estate company, Candy was brought on as a volunteer to oversee BLP's finances. Candy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying her time off from BLP with her husband, Mike and Mark's father, Mike Gibson Sr., and daughter Angela.

 

 

 

 

 

JamesJames Simpson - Technician/Welder/Fabricator

James was brought on for his experience as a certified welder, his fabrication skills, auto body and paint experience as well as general repair experience. He enjoys classic cars, motorcycles and melting metal. James is always learning something, or working on his next project. Idle hands I suppose... He has found his way into the BLP family, and is a great fit for our close knit shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLP looks forward to growing, expanding and hiring more wonderful people.

We are independently (and FAMILY) owned and operated!

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