In 1965, Bunting's Auto Body LLC was established by Arthur Bunting to provide collision repair services in the Atkinson community. Paul Goldthwaite purchased the business in 1979, deciding to keep the original name because of the shop’s well-known and longstanding presence in the area. In 2004, Paul’s son Shawn became his business partner and took over daily operations at the shop.
From Shawn: “My starting wage at Bunting's Auto Body LLC was $1 an hour. I was 13 years old, and I had just quit my paper route. Who knew this career move would stick with me for life? After going to college and earning a degree in Graphic Design, I returned to Bunting’s and worked for three more years until moving to Arizona, where I had the opportunity to work for two busy collision shops and one restoration shop.
But the family business called me home again. In 2001, I moved back to New Hampshire to prepare to take control of the shop from my father, Paul, and in 2004, I became his partner. Today, I’m proud to continue the tradition of providing quality auto repairs to the people of Atkinson.”
Shawn Goldthwaite - Owner, Service Writer, Mechanic
Shawn started at Bunting's Auto Body LLC in 1983, working part-time after school. In 1995, he moved to Arizona and worked in two collision shops and one restoration shop. Shawn moved back to New Hampshire in 2001 in preparation for taking over the shop’s daily operations, which he did in January of 2004. Shawn holds various certifications in collision repair, automotive refinishing, welding, and body shop management. When he is not working at the shop, he enjoys playing music and singing, spending time with his two daughters, and camping.
Paul Goldthwaite - Owner, Painter, Mechanic
Paul has been in the auto body trade for 50 years. In 1979, he purchased Bunting's Auto Body LLC, and since then, he has done every conceivable job in the shop, from sweeping the floors to fixing the cars to running the business. Currently, Paul is our primary painter, but he tries to take Fridays off to ride his Harley. Paul has more than one Paint Refinish Certification, and he is certified in AC repair.
Roger Doyon - Auto Body Tech
Roger started working at Bunting's Auto Body LLC in 1984, and is currently in his thirtieth year of auto body repair. He specializes in metal fabrication and makes a lot of the rust repair panels in the shop. If a body panel becomes obsolete, have no fear—Roger can make it! He also does frame straightening, collision repair, and paint preparation. When he is not working, he enjoys photography and traveling to the Southwest.
Greg Verre - Auto Body Tech, Painter
Greg has worked in the auto body repair business for 30 years, and started at Bunting's after recently relocating to New Hampshire. Greg specializes in collision repair, frame straightening, and automotive refinishing. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Emily Goldthwaite - Detailer, Cleaning
Emily is a third generation employee at Bunting's Auto Body LLC, working when she is home from college, where she studies Adventure Education. Emily has quite the eye for detail, and she really makes the shop look great. Emily enjoys hiking and making music in her spare time.
Kevin Daigneault – Technician
Kevin studied Automotive Technologies at Seacoast Tech, and has recently joined the crew at Bunting's Auto Body LLC after running a construction company. For fun, he works on cars, rides his Triumph motorcycle, and spends time with this family.