14 years after BCC began in our home garage we're still going strong, every year with bigger and better builds that really show the depth of the talent at BCC. Yes, we have all the tools and equipment you'd expect to find at a full restoration facility or even a production bodyshop, but ultimately more important than that is OUR TEAM
Sean joined the team at Boyd's Customs in August 2017. originally from Freedom, NH, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right out of high school and made the service his first career. While stationed in Virginia, Sean met the love of his life, his wife Kate. In 2010, after proudly serving for 20 years, Sean retired and moved his family back to NH and now lives in Alton Bay, NH.
After several years working as a civilian in Production Management, Sean changed career paths and put his passion for working on old cars to use at Boyd's. He has always enjoyed working on anything mechanical, but especially old cars. This he pays in tribute to his father for teaching him the mechanical trades at a very young age. Sean enjoys working on the mechanical and electrical systems on a variety of different vehicles we see in the shop everyday.
Sean and his wife have two children, Caitlin and Evan. When Sean isn't at work he enjoys spending time at home with his family, going to High School sporting events, hunting, and working on cars in his garage. Sean's current projects are his 1968 Dodge Dart GTS and his sons Subaru Impreza WRX. Most challenging project to date- 1971 Dodge Demon/Hellcat engine conversion.
Ray joined the Boyd team in 2017 after working 18 years in the field. He specializes in electrical diagnosis&repair, and currently holds ASE certifications in steering suspension, brakes and engine repair. He has a 19 year old daughter, currently attending the University of Tennessee at Martin. When not working he can be found hiking year round throughout New England, camping, working in his garden, and hanging out with his wife and two dogs. Rays favorite project to date is a 1953 Bel Air. He works at Boyds because where else can you get paid to build and drive badass cars.
My love of cars began in high school where I would spend as much time as I could in the Auto shop. I started my first automotive job at age 17 changing tires, and next I worked in a body shop doing prep and taping for paint. I got to know the painter well and we spent most nights doing custom paint jobs on the side for local car clubs. At 22 I got my first real taste of major repair work at a transmission shop and drive train work became my focus for the next 8 years. I've attended many trainings through the years with a main focus on engine management and diagnostics. I hold current ASE certifications in brake systems, steering and suspension, and engine management. I consider myself a problem solver and enjoy a good challenge.
I have had the opportunity to own a few different cars that I really enjoyed but i would say my favorite was a 1987 Chrysler Conquest. It had a lot of really modern features for its age and was fun to drive. Nothing on the road looked quite like it so it was always drew attention. I don't however have any current projects.
Out of work I spend most of my time with my wonderful wife, Laura, and raising our 2 beautiful daughters Braelynn who is 11, and Brynn who is 8. We really enjoy the outdoors and like to hike and fish in the summer, with ice fishing in the winter.
Coming to work here I feel is founding out my skill set being able to learn the details of custom work and restorations. I always took pride in being more than just a parts changer, I appreciate the detail and the craftsmanship that goes into every job that w do. It truly takes passion and love for the cars to do this kind of work.
Ken began his automotive career as a lot attendant for a local car dealership in the early 90's. Later he spent 20 years with a company that specialized in BMW parts providing customers with tech support and later helping manage their online store. After several home restoration projects he made a career change to work professionally in auto restoration. A couple years later he joined the team at BCC and hasn't looked back. He has always been hands-on and purchased his first project car at 15. For Ken every car is a project car and has to be personalized or modified in some manner. His current personal restoration project is an 86 Mustang coupe. When he's not working on cars he enjoys spending time with his daughter, playing with his dog, hiking, kayaking, remodeling his 1930 home, and taking lots of long motorcycle rides in the white mountains.
My name is Donald Smith. I was born in Deerfield, NH and have lived here all of my life. I worked and co-owned a local garage for 3 years after high school and continued to do mechanic work part time since then. I went on to work as a cabinetmaker of 18th century reproduction furniture for the next 4 years. The last twenty-five years I have spent as a mechanical designer. I enjoy hunting and fishing, and have taken up archery in the last few years. The cars that I would love to restore and own are a Subaru Brat and a 1970 Chevelle SS Convertible.
I came to work here at BCC to get back to working with my hands again. Although engineering is where I have spent the bulk of my time, creating something on a computer is a far cry from the reality of helping to recreate someones dream on four wheels. At BCC, you work in a stress-free environment to restore cars. I have always loved to build things, and building classic cars has to be one of the most rewarding jobs I have had.
I am just getting started in my professional career after graduating from Ohio Technical College where I completed my degree in Classic Car Restoration Technology. I have obtained an iCar Welding Steel GMA (MIG) Welding (WCS03) certification. Assembly, disassembly and body work are the areas I like to work in. My favorite car is a 1969 Dodge Charger RT/SE with a 440 4 speed. The color I'd like is a dark bronze metallic with a black RT stripe, black vinyl top and black interior. My daily drive is a 1987 Dodge W250 that I have done a small restoration on. When I am not working at Boyds I'm working on cars and trucks while hanging out with my friends. I joined Boyds because I was looking for a shop that specialized in full classic restoration where I would be able to further develop my skills and learn from experienced mentors.