About Us

Maurice Bard opened a small auto body shop out of his West Street garage in Fairfield; at the time he was employed at Keyes Fibre.  In 1967, Maurice had grown his business and was able to leave Keyes Fibre and operate the auto body shop full time.  The business flourished and Maurice expanded his operations and increased the number of employees to meet demand.

Mike Bard is the youngest of five siblings, grew up in his dad’s business.  Starting as a cleanup kid around the age of 12, Mike would clean the shop and the vehicles. He learned the trade by tearing down vehicles and helping with repairs alongside of his dad and employees. At the age of 24, when Maurice retired, Mike bought the business.

In 2008, Maurice and Son Auto Body expanded its location with a 4500 sq. foot addition at the West Street location in Fairfield. In 2011 they branched out and bought another body shop in Skowhegan, Collision Plus 2, formally CJ’s Auto Body.

By 2015 they soon realized they had outgrown the garage space in Fairfield while trying to relocate the paint booth at the shop.  The decision was made to take a leap of faith, Mike & Michelle purchased 9 acres of land at 232A College Avenue in Waterville. Construction started in May 2017; and with hard work and perseverance the new state of the art 12500 sq. ft. body shop opened in November of 2017. In August of 2018 they sold the Skowhegan location to one of our trusted employee, so that they could concentrate on the quickly growing Waterville location.

Maurice & Son Auto Body remains a family owned and operated business today.  Mike & Michelle are in the shop daily overseeing the operations. The Bard’s daughter, Emily, is one of 3 estimators. Mike and Michelle are proud of their team that make it all possible.