4 Parker Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
978 465 5973


Shepards Automotive Center – For all of your automotive needs!


David L. Shepard, Inc. was founded in 1978 by its namesake, David L. Shepard. With its original location on Merrimac St in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Dave built the business to serve as an auto body repair shop, a mechanical repair shop, as well as specializing in fiberglass yacht repair and service.  Since then, our focus now is only on automotive repair and body work.

Our commitment to providing exceptional automotive repair service allowed us to grow immensely throughout the first decade. Due to our facility expanding over the years, our loyal customer base proved to be too much for our downtown waterfront space. In the fall of 1988, David L. Shepard, Inc. moved to its current location at 4 Parker Street in Newburyport, MA.


Our 4500 square foot facility houses 8 repair bays throughout our dedicated shop space to ensure your repair process is accomplished in a streamlined manner.

  • Two state-of-the-art down draft Blow Therm spray booths
  • Paints mixing room for excellent color match capabilities
  • BSAF Diamond paint and refinishing products
  • Mohawk® lifts
  • Front End Alignment lifts, 1 Post Lift, and a 30,000 lb lift for heavy-duty mechanical repairs
  • Snap® – On A/C recovery systems
  • Anti-freeze recovery equipment
  • Front end alignment equipment


We offer a well-lit monitored lot to ensure your vehicle is safely stored while at our shop.

Mechanical Repair?

We offer a variety of mechanical repair services for your families vehicles. Whether you are in need of routine scheduled maintenance,  vehicle inspections, tire balancing or any other mechanical service.

Collision Services?
Our I-CAR GOLD® trained technicians will have your damage repaired in no time. Whether you have been involved in a major or minor collision, don’t delay service.

Our Team

David L. Shepard
James Stone
General Manager
Brian Merritt
Production Manager
Jennifer Gray
Office Administrator
Tim Fowler
Marine store operator
Matt Welch
Matt Cagney
Parts Manager


– Kelly 5 Stars
Shepards was truly the best customer service in this area. I called multiple locations who wanted to charge me just to run a code or to even walk in the door. Shepards welcomed me down literally the next day and provided a thorough estimate and explanation of the work I needed done. They were totally clear about the parts and cost. Would recommend to anyone.
– Peter M 5 Stars
They did a nice job with the auto body work (I think most shops do though). What sets them apart is the people, everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. I worked with Joe and he was very friendly and helpful through the whole process. He knows how to handle the paperwork and insurance company’s. I didn’t have one issue through the whole process.
– Jim Ade 4 Stars
The people at Shepards are fantastic! My brakes went bad while we were on vacation, the day before we had to vacate our rental. The folks at Shepards took my car on short notice and fixed it up fast and right at a fair price. I can’t say anything better for a mechanic.