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.
Jay Doucette - Painter, Auto Body Tech
Jay has worked in the auto body repair business for nearly 45 years! He joined our team early 2018 after the shop he worked at for several years closed. He Specializes in Painting, Fiberglass and welding.
Greg Verre - Auto Body Tech, Painter
Greg has worked in the auto body repair business for 30+ years and joined our team in 2014. Greg specializes in collision repair, frame straightening, and automotive refinishing.
Eric Butler - Mechanic
NH Certified Automotive Technician Eric is a very talented mechanic who started with us as an intern while in High School. He went to school and became certified in electrical engines, transmissions, brakes, suspensions, restraints worked for Rockingham Honda for 3 years. Eric returned to our team in early 2017.
Traci Currier – Office Manager Customer Service
Traci Currier brings over 30 years of Administrative Experience to Buntings. She joined our team in 2015, she enjoys taking great care of our customers. Traci helps to keep the business organized, current and productive.