About Us

Our Dream

The legacy and dream of the Patterson-Greenfield Automobile has been rebirthed through the launch, and production of, C.R. Patterson Automotive Design vehicles.

By designing cars, SUVs, school buses and trucks under this historic brand name, we provide desirable solutions to current market trends. Our trucks and other vehicles have been designed with the same high-quality craftsmanship of the Patterson brand and to exceed today’s design standards.

As part of the global auto industry, our partners share in both the profits as well as the pride of producing this key economic product for international markets…

We have been commited to continuing the well-established manufacturing legacy of the historic USA CR Patterson brand as a significant contributor to elegant innovations in motorized vehicle design.

Our Team

Derrick M. Holmes
Founder & President

Derrick M. Holmes is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the 1990’s, his full-service advertising firm, Hollyrock Advertising Co., had major clients including Coors Brewing Company, TWA, and The NBA. In 1998, Derrick founded Marquee Watch Co. where he put the signatures and likenesses of star athletes on the watch dial. In 2003, Derrick founded the Benjamin Banneker Watch & Clock Company (the only black-owned clock company in the world), named after the African-American scientist, inventor, and clockmaker.

Derrick  was voted one of the top African-American CEOs in America per Benjamin Banneker Watches and Clock company. Derrick created the first ever class watch in 2001 to go along with the class ring or as a standalone.  He said that “20 years, and 20 pounds later you will still be able to wear your Class Watch” He partnered with Jostens  one of the top  makers  of caps and gowns,  class rings and regalia for high school and college students in 2008 He then created the first urban line of Class Jewelry for high school and college graduates with the Benjiman Banneker Class watch, class ring, earrings and medallions.

That same year Derrick co/designed and created the first ever celebrity class ring which was his brain child for superstar Beyoncé. Her class ring broke a 100+years record Of a new product launched . He also brought several other big-name urban brands to that venture.

Derrick founded Patterson Automobile Company in 2017.

Wesley L. “Rusty” Walker
Board Member & Consultant

Rusty Walker is the former Owner/President of Absolute Logistics. He has over 35 years’ experience in the rail, warehousing and trucking industries. Mr. Walker began his career with Nexus Distribution in the Chicago area. As a part owner of Nexus Warehouse, he was instrumental in the building of Nexus as a major handler of paper and other commodities.

Rusty then took a position with the Transportation Service Systems, Inc. (TSSI), a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad, becoming Vice President and General Manager. In this position, he learned the necessity to develop innovative approaches for combining rail, warehousing and trucking to secure the best value for his customers.

Rusty left TSSI and has refined supply chain concepts that have resulted in shipper success in expanding their markets to areas that had been previously barred to them as a result of high transportation costs or inefficient logistics solutions.

Ira J. Perlmuter
Board Member

Ira J. Perlmuter founded two, family office, direct private equity buyout platforms, T5 Equity Partners, LLC and JSPI Capital Partners, LLC.  The former associated with the family who owns the Mall of America and the latter as an affiliate of the Jay Schottenstein Group of Companies.

Ira has completed eleven acquisitions including several manufacturing companies, military parts businesses, oil and gas companies, plus a bank.  Ira served as Chairman of five of the companies and he continues to serve on the Board of the bank and as Chairman of the Credit and Compliance Committees.  He focused on oversight of company operations, new business development, acquisitions and joint ventures with other family offices and companies.   Ira is also a co-Founder of the Cleantech Family Office Syndicate, a group of 12 ultra high net worth family offices investing together and has also developed a program with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.

Ira has worked on over $20 billion of restructuring, turnaround and bankruptcy/distressed M&A transactions in over 50 industries, as a banker, investment banker and principal.  He has done work all over the world including in Cyprus, Prague, London, Israel, Mexico and Canada.  His own financial advisory firm, Cove Capital Advisors, Inc., completed over $5.5 billion of assignments. Among the more notable engagements were appointment as Trustee of the $700 million, Daewoo International (America) Corporation bankruptcy trust and serving as exclusive financial advisor to JP Morgan Chase on two multi-billion dollar bankruptcies.

Ira was Chairman of Wayne Industrial Holdings LLC for 10 years. Wayne manufactures industry leading refuse trucks and street sweepers, and also co-developed a fully 100% electric refuse truck.


Terrell L. Davis
Board Member

Terrell L. Davis is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and sports announcer for the NFL Network. Terrell was inducted into the Class Of 2017 NFL Hall of Fame. Terrell is a two-time Super Bowl world champion and Super Bowl MVP. His business acumen has caused him to own and be involved in many high-profile companies. He is the Senior Vice President of Benjamin Banneker Watches and Clock Company. Terrell is involved in many nonprofit organizations that benefit the youth. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a avid believer in creating something and making it great.

James W. Keyes
Board Member

James W. Keyes is the Chairman of Wild Oats Marketing LLC., a consumer product company selling natural and organic foods. He served from 2007 to 2011 as chairman and chief executive officer of Blockbuster Inc., where he was able to diversify the offering to provide the Blockbuster customer access to their favorite movies in store, by mail, in kiosks and via the internet with Blockbuster OnDemand. He led a restructuring of the company and the successful sale of assets to Dish Networks, preserving over 19,000 jobs. A 21-year veteran of 7-Eleven Inc., he served as its president and CEO from 2000 to 2005. He serves on numerous boards including Murphy, USA, The Dallas Symphony Association, the Cooper Institute, Columbia School of Business and the Dallas Education Foundation.

Joe Madison
Board Member & Advisor

Joe Madison, also known as “The Black Eagle”, is an award-winning American radio talk-show host and activist. His radio program, “The Joe Madison Show,” airs nationally weekday mornings on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel 126. During his four-hour program, Joe discusses political and social issues, brings attention to social injustices around the world, and challenges himself and his listeners daily to “do something about it.”

In 1986, he was elected to the NAACP s Board of Directors, a position he held for 14 years. In the midst of his civil rights work, he started another career in 1980 as a socially conscious radio talk show personality on Detroit’s WXYZ-AM. He went on to host talk shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The popularity of his WOL-AM show led to syndication on the Radio One Talk Network and eventually to SiriusXM. In 2019, Madison received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Washington University for his work as a groundbreaking radio personality and human rights activist. In November 2019, Madison was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

Tim Hardaway, Sr.
Board Member

Tim Hardaway, Sr., the legendary NBA Point Guard whose jersey is retired at the top of Miami Heat Stadium, is a future NBA Hall of Famer. Tim has been a representative of the Banneker brand since its inception and has been a supporter and business relationship conduit. He was instrumental in Banneker Watches creating the first NBA Championship Watch for the 2006 winners, the Miami Heat. Tim is formerly an Assistant Coach of the Detroit Pistons and was recently inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. He continues to represent the Banneker Brand to the sports world as President and Spokesperson.

Renee D. Holmes began a career in the medical field by working as a Pharmacist Assistant in high school and through college. While accelerating in business administration, she coupled those skills with the credentialing of practitioner skills. She started as a Credentialing Specialist, advanced to a Credentialing Supervisor and then was promoted to a Credentialing Manager throughout the past couple of decades for the University of Colorado Medicine. Renee manages a team who consistently passes over 35 annual credentialing audits with a passing score that averages at 99%. Her detail-oriented skills coupled with compassion for patient care ensures that practitioners provide quality medical care which is not only organized throughout the Rocky Mountain region but nationally through her membership in the NAMSS organization. She is also certified as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS).

Renee D. Holmes

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C. R. Patterson Automotive Design Company

1660 S. Albion St., Suite 318
Denver, CO 80222



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