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About Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair in Framingham

Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair was founded in 1961 by Melvin Hines with the goal of maintaining the highest ethical values with each project. Our auto repair shop continues to show the same genuine care and concern for our clients today as our mechanics have shown throughout our six decades of history. As vehicles become increasingly sophisticated, our ASE-certified mechanics have focused on refining their expertise in the areas of auto repairs, diagnostic skills and more with dozens of hours of continuing education completed each year. Today, our team of mechanics have more than 100 years of combined industry experience, so you can trust us with your vehicle’s auto repair and service needs.

About Our Team

Melvin Hines is the original founder of Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair. He established the auto repair shop’s solid ethical standards, which the shop’s mechanics continue to maintain today. When Melvin retired, his sons took over operation of the auto repair shop. Michael and Steven spent several decades growing the business and maintaining its superior reputation. When they retired, they handed the torch to Kerry Saunders. Kerry has successfully upheld the auto repair shop’s strong family values. He also has progressively focused on improving the shop’s infrastructure and the skills of his ASE-certified mechanics. You can always expect amazing results and friendly service when you trust the mechanics at Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair with your car’s auto repair and service needs.

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Meet Our Team

  • Kerry Saunders
    Kerry SaundersPresident

    Kerry lives locally in the Framingham area. Aside from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His interests also include travel, reading, hiking, fishing, tennis, and running.

    He has run in several notable events including the Boston Marathon. During the 2015 Boston Marathon, he joined forces with Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Clinic's Patient Partner program. Kerry partnered with an extraordinary young cancer patient, raising critical funds for cancer research. This remains an especially important cause for him.

    Fun Fact: Kerry traveled around the lower United States, Alaska, and Canada in a 1969 Volkswagen Bus (performing many repairs along the way)!

    Favorites - Car: German / Classic European | Activity: Fishing | Food: Coffee | Dog: GSP | Sport: Red Sox, Tennis

  • Dave Matthews
    Dave MatthewsService Advisor

    Dave has always had an interest in cars, especially classic muscle cars. He was employed in the sales side of the industry for 11 years and has been with us since 2011.

    Dave is in a relationship with Julie and has 2 children, Laurel and Scott and is a doting grandfather of 2 precious grandchildren. On the warm days, Dave enjoys commuting on his Harley.

    Give Dave a call. He genuinely cares about each and every customer and is very detail oriented.

  • Jim Horrigan
    Jim HorriganShop Foreman & Lead Transmission Rebuilder

    Jim always had an attraction to things mechanical and was hired by Bonded Transmission’s founder, Melvin Hines while still in high school. Jim has been with Bonded since 1976 and is considered part of the family here. Jim is our transmission specialist and is always ready to share his expertise on complicated repairs.

    Jim and his wife, Jean, have been married since 1990 and have 2 daughters. Jamie is well on her way to becoming a medical doctor and Michelle is pursuing her education at the college level. Jim enjoys spending time with family, snowmobiling and during the summer can always be found out on any local lake putting on an impressive show water skiing or even barefoot water skiing.

  • Jason Cantrill
    Jason CantrillTechnician

    Jason entered the industry out of high school and graduated from Ohio Technical Institute. In 2011 Jason joined our team here at Bonded. Jason has achieved ASE Master Technician level and consistently attends technical training to stay on top of the most current changes in the industry. He is the guy everyone turns to with any kind of electrical issues and is our Volkswagen and European specialist.

    Jason has been married to Anne since 2003 and has 3 children. He enjoys camping anywhere in New England but especially enjoys Cape Cod and spending time with his family and he always enjoys a good poker game.

  • Francis Taft
    Francis TaftTechnician

    Francis attended Worcester Vocational Technical School and has been involved in the automotive industry since 1989 and the transmission business since 2002. His interest in things mechanical started at an earlier age with an inquisitiveness towards what makes small engines operate.

    When not working, Fran enjoys snowmobiling, camping and motorcycling and you may see him wandering through a swap meet or flea market as well. Fran is a pleasure to have as part of the team and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    Fran lives in Dudley, MA with his family.

  • Matt Travers
    Matt TraversTechnician

    Matt has been an important part to the Bonded team since Mike's brother, Steve, retired. Matt came to us after a 10 year career at UPS where he was the night shift manager and has taken responsibility of the facility, equipment and systems as well as training to become a General Service Technician.

    Matt is a devoted father to Daniel who was born in 2016. When not working, Matt enjoys the outdoors, be it hiking, camping, snowmobiling or motorcycling with his father in law, Fran Taft who is also a Bonded team member.

  • Maureen Clancy
    Maureen ClancyOutside Sales & Business Development

    Maureen lives in Franklin with her son, Michael, whom she adores.

    Maureen is a recent graduate from Mass Bay Community College with 10 plus years of experience in the hospitality and customer service industry.

    Maureen is an energetic and friendly team member who is an asset to our customers as well as the Company.

    Outside of work, Maureen enjoys reading and cooking. She is a Boston Bruins fan but she is her son's biggest fan at various youth sport's games.

  • Rosemary Previte
    Rosemary PreviteService Advisor
  • Suzan
    SuzanController